Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Stuart leaving it to the law


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Former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has once again distanced himself from any talk of corruption among politicians saying the issue should be dealt with solely by the law courts.

But he has wished his embattled “colleague” Donville Inniss well and said that the former Minister of Small Business Development was innocent until proven guilty.

“I have always said if anyone had evidence of such behaviour in my Government, I did not need to be the filter. If you went to the police, or the Director of Public Prosecutions, you would have my full support. Once the person was charged, that person would have to cease holding public office until his/her name was cleared to my satisfaction,” Stuart said.

Stuart, in his final address as president of the Democratic Labour Party yesterday, told party faithful at the George Street Auditorium yesterday that there was no silver lining to the news “that recently surfaced in Barbados”.

It was last Monday the news broke that former parliamentarian Donville Inniss had been accused, in the Eastern District of New York, of engaging in a scheme to accept approximately US$36 000 in bribes from high level executives of an insurance company, headquartered in Barbados and laundering that money through the United States. (HLE)

Please read the full story in the Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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