“False and malicious” - says former St. Kitts Nevis PM on article in UK newspaper

The former Prime Minister of St. Kitts Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas, has dismissed a report that he was recently detained in London.

Responding to an article published in the Daily mail newspaper out of the United Kingdom, the former Prime Minister said that it "is totally false, malicious and libelous," adding that he "was never detained or arrested in London." 

"The One-Term Government of Dr Tim Harris seems to have found a Reporter in the Daily Mail to push their false and libelous story to distract from our call that Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant and Culture Ambassador Jonel Powell must resign now," Douglas said, in a statement published today.

"Let it be known that I again emphasise that I was never detained or arrested at London Gatwick Airport on 16th November or at any other time. I have committed no crime and I’m under no investigation," said Dr Douglas.

"The Article in question is receiving the attention of my lawyers who will advise me accordingly," said Dr Douglas, the National Political Leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP).

Dr Douglas's call for the resignation of Grant and Powell follows a default judgment in the High Court in October for breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and failure to account or misappropriation of US$460,000  belonging to a client.

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