St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Bring on the investigations. Chair of the Opposition Labour Party, MP Marcella Liburd says her party welcomes investigations into agencies and departments of the former SKNLP administration.
Last April, Attorney General Vincent Byron Junior said an investigation into the electoral office had found that computers had been breached. At that time he indicated that the investigations were nearing an end, but to date no further reports have been made to the public in regards to the outcome. The Unity Administration has also promised investigations and or audits into the operations of the other agencies and departments including the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA) and the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF).
Ms Liburd said Wednesday, The St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party was awaiting the results on the promised probes.
“How far will the investigations go back twenty years because some people who are calling for investigations were themselves ministers of government. So we welcome the investigation. They brought in two white men very early in the administration they had them through the whole of SIDF through the electoral office and so on so we are waiting on the investigation” MP Liburd said.
Speaking to WINN FM about the one year anniversary of the general elections that saw her party removed from office after 20 years, Ms Liburd commented on some of the new administrations initiatives that the Prime Minister has hailed as its achievements.
She says that the 16 million dollar payout to former sugar workers was not a transparent process and an increase in civil servants salaries had left workers worse off.