A Californian billionaire Alkiviades David, who has plans to invest in the development of partnerships with local farmers who are interested in the legal cannabis industry, through his company Swiss X, has caused stir with his response to questions about a meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.
David while providing details about the arrest of his friend Chase Ergen indicated that talks with Prime Minister Harris broke down after he- David- was asked to do something that he did not wish to do.
At a press conference that David held at the Marriott Hotel on May 13, he was asked for some insight into his meeting with Prime Minister and if he can elaborate on his statement about being asked to do something that he did not wish to do.
Before he could respond, his legal team, at the back of the room, interjected with repeated NOs.
The businessman was again questioned about allegations of solicitations by the Prime Minister from him, at the conclusion of the press conference and his response was quote, “Not in so many words”.
Interestingly, one year ago, a British High Court judgment mentioned St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, among two Caribbean politicians who were allegedly involved in a bribery scandal that led to the resignation of an Antigua and Barbuda government minister.
In the judgment, British billionaire and property tycoon, Peter Virdee told his business partner that Prime Minister Harris begged him for campaign funds, a pair of shoes and an expensive watch.
The allegations stemmed from a conversation in which an energy project was being discussed for St. Kitts.
Up to press time David was in Police custody after his bail conditions were changed, at a hearing this morning, May 14. He was charged with possession with intent to supply, possession of controlled drugs and importation of a controlled drug into the federation.