NRP leader calls on PM Harris to address Grant-Powell issue; slams Nevis Premier Mark Brantley for verbal attack on judge
Leader of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), Mr. Robelto Hector has called on St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris to address residents on a recent court judgement against two of his colleagues.
In the recent Tanzania Tobin Tanzil case, which included Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant and Ambassador, Jonel Powell, Tanzania filed a claim against Grant and Powell, alleging a breach of trust, a breach of fiduciary duty and failure to account for the misappropriation of US$460,000 that belonged to Mr. Tanzil.
“The Prime Minister needs to say something, do something, suspend someone on the matter so that the people of the Federation can feel a restored confidence that they once had in government”, said Hector during Freedom 106.5 FM “Issues” programme on Tuesday.
Hector, a lawyer, also addressed Nevis Premier Hon Mark Brantley who defended Grant and Powell on his weekly radio during his “On the Mark” programme in which he was critical of the judgment handed down in that case by His Lordship Mr Justice Eddy Ventose.
“He (Brantley) as a lawyer said he like to fight under the clock and that is where they (Tanzil) took his colleagues/client… under the clock. His (Brantley) only interest now is to defend them as they are Brantley’s political buddies, they helped Brantley signed the airport deal in Nevis and now you (Daniel, Brantley and Associates) are representing them,” pointed out Hector.
Hector showed his disgust with the numerous frivolous government cases that are taking place in the court houses in both St Kitts and Nevis, which the Federal Government and the Nevis Island Administration government have chalked up a losing streak resulting in “money continuously coming out of the treasuries to pay lawyers, injured parties and court costs.”
The NRP leader revealed that the lawyer in the recent “Mathew McMillian” (Drone case) wanted to simply out of court settlement, but the Federal Government refused even though “they knew they would not win the case. Yet, they proceeded to go to court because they (government) were dealing with the public purse.”
Hector appealed to listeners to the programme “to open your eyes.”
“There is a criminal enterprise taking place in the Federation and we ought to stop it and stop it now!”