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PM and premier square off in parliament over Nevis petition
Published on August 20, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas (left) and Premier Vance Amory

By Ken Richards

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Prime minister and premier squared off in the federation of St Kitts and Nevis parliament Monday, when Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, in a statement, made reference to a Nevis-related petition.

Premier Vance Amory, sitting on the opposition benches as an opposition MP in the federal parliament, took objection to the prime minister speaking about the petition from the leader of the opposition in Nevis.

The petition in question focuses on an attempted sale of Crown lands by the Nevis Island Administration to an Iraqi national and funds alleged to have been sent to the federation as payment for the proposed sale.

Douglas indicated that the petition, which makes reference to alleged fraud, was calling for an appropriate investigation into the matter.

Amory, who had been quiet through most of the session, got to his feet, urging the Speaker to ask the prime minister to withdraw the statement.

The premier, in a recent address to the people of Nevis, denied the allegations being made about the proposed land sale. He reiterated that position in the House.

Republished with permission of West Indies News Network
 
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