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War of words continues in Anguilla, now visa waiver issues

by Global News Staff

THE VALLEY, Anguilla — The Anguilla government has accused British Governor Alistair Harrison of using “residual powers”, which he claims to have under the Constitution, in banning Home Affairs Minister Walcott Richardson from issuing visa waivers for persons wanting to visit the British Overseas Territory.

CMC reported that Richardson has hinted at the possibility of taking legal action against the Governor over the remarks he made when he addressed the visa waiver issue.
In a statement, the territory’s Chief Minister, Hubert Hughes, said the Governor was selective in his criticism of the minister on the waiver issue. Earlier this week, Harrison told Richardson that he should stop issuing visa waivers, after indicating that known criminals had benefitted from the initiative.

Harrison has been at loggerheads with the Hughes administration for the past few months over several issues, including the budget prepared by the Chief Minister.

Earlier this month, Hughes signalled his intention to seek independence for the territory.

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by Global News Staff

THE VALLEY, Anguilla — The Anguilla government has accused British Governor Alistair Harrison of using “residual powers”, which he claims to have under the Constitution, in banning Home Affairs Minister Walcott Richardson from issuing visa waivers for persons wanting to visit the British Overseas Territory.

CMC reported that Richardson has hinted at the possibility of taking legal action against the Governor over the remarks he made when he addressed the visa waiver issue.
In a statement, the territory’s Chief Minister, Hubert Hughes, said the Governor was selective in his criticism of the minister on the waiver issue. Earlier this week, Harrison told Richardson that he should stop issuing visa waivers, after indicating that known criminals had benefitted from the initiative.

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Harrison has been at loggerheads with the Hughes administration for the past few months over several issues, including the budget prepared by the Chief Minister.

Earlier this month, Hughes signalled his intention to seek independence for the territory.