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Minister’s supporters want Anguilla governor to back off

Caribbean News Now

by Global News Staff

THE VALLEY, Anguilla — Supporters from the constituency represented by Anguilla’s Home Affairs Minister Walcott Richardson on Wednesday told the British appointed governor to back off and in essence stop calling for the minister’s suspension.

Governor Allistair Harrison has called on Chef Minister Hubert Hughes to investigate allegations of misconduct on the part of Richardson.

But protesting supporters of the minister on Wednesday delivered a letter to the governor, contending that he was unfairly targeting Richardson.

Governor Harrison in response said that he was acting in the interest of good governance in Anguilla, and urged Richardson’s supporters to endorse the call for a full investigation to have the matter resolved.

BBC Caribbean reported that Chief Minister Hughes, who was himself been at odds with the governor over budget matters, says Harrison is attempting to get back at Walcott.

He said that’s because the minister has refused to approve work permits for non-nationals applying for positions that the minister said Anguillans are qualified to perform.

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Caribbean News Now

by Global News Staff

THE VALLEY, Anguilla — Supporters from the constituency represented by Anguilla’s Home Affairs Minister Walcott Richardson on Wednesday told the British appointed governor to back off and in essence stop calling for the minister’s suspension.

Governor Allistair Harrison has called on Chef Minister Hubert Hughes to investigate allegations of misconduct on the part of Richardson.

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But protesting supporters of the minister on Wednesday delivered a letter to the governor, contending that he was unfairly targeting Richardson.

Governor Harrison in response said that he was acting in the interest of good governance in Anguilla, and urged Richardson’s supporters to endorse the call for a full investigation to have the matter resolved.

BBC Caribbean reported that Chief Minister Hughes, who was himself been at odds with the governor over budget matters, says Harrison is attempting to get back at Walcott.

He said that’s because the minister has refused to approve work permits for non-nationals applying for positions that the minister said Anguillans are qualified to perform.