Barbuda Council Wants To Sue Government For Slow Remittance

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Trevor Walker

The Barbuda Council is considering taking legal action against Central Government with claims that due to slow remittances the island has seen consequences especially in its economic development.

This is in reaction to a recent letter addressed to the Barbuda Council from the Ministry of Finance.

When asked about possible legal action that could be taken to address months of non-payment of the monthly subvention owed to the Barbuda Council, Trevor Walker expressed his mulling towards taking legal actions.

“We’re contemplating that – as a matter of fact, we have forwarded the letter to our attorneys,” said the Member of Parliament for Barbuda.

His response followed the receipt of the letter from the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Sean Cenac, indicating that the government is “constrained by its inability to pay” the Council for the month of September.

“Basically, what the letter is saying is that the government regrets that it cannot meet its obligation to Barbuda. They cannot pay us the money that they are supposed to be paying us on a monthly basis,” Walker said.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. This so called lawsuit is political grandstanding. Every right thinking person would recognize the policy Makers anywhere in this world, set it’s priorities. The judiciary cannot force any government to pay as it see fit. Politricks as usual…. Just as a reminder, these were the norms under this said Political. Politicians must stop fooled the gullible people with their foolishness.

  2. Can we just kick Barbuda out already and let it become its own country? The people there have no thankfulness or graciousness for what the people of Antigua have done for them. Enough already.

  3. No. We should kick you out first cuz you nah come from ya anyway.

    The Barbudans did NOT want to be part of Antigua and VC Bird and the Colonial office in England blackmailed them into joining Antigua during Independence.
    Antigua don’t do anything for Barbuda but tiefing their sand and don’t pay them.

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