Date: 23rd August, 2017
Basseterre, ST KITTS (KYSS) — Information has surfaced indicating that United States attorney-at-law and lobbyist, Lanny Davis, was not the only American party to have received payments from the government of St Kitts-Nevis for lobbying services.
In December 2016 during a presentation in the national assembly, Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris declared that payments made to Lanny Davis did not come from the government’s treasury. he also maintained the position that Mr. Davis’ services came at no cost to the federation’s tax payers.
Since then, evidence has emerged from the United States’ Foreign Agent Registration Act website, www.fara.gov, that not only rubbishes the prime minister’s statement as untrue, but also shows that another US firm received payment from the St. Kitts and Nevis government, authorised by the Office of the Prime Minister, for similar services.
Ventilating the matter, St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Chairperson, Honourable Marcella Liburd, outlined the details of the Lanny Davis transaction.
She also provided the details relating to a government transaction where a company named Levick Strategic Communications also received payments, authorised by the Office of the Prime Minister, for lobbying services.
Pointing out that both Lanny Davis’ law firm and Levick Strategic Communications share the same physical address, the parliamentarian revealed yet another hidden fact about the matter.