BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Monday December 9, 2019 – Former Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has sought legal advice after Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper published what he described as a “false, malicious and libelous” story about him being detained at Gatwick airport last month and being the subject of an investigation by UK authorities.
“Let it be known that I again emphasize 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, political leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP).
“The article in question is receiving the attention of my lawyers who will advise me accordingly.”
He suggested that the ruling party, led by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, was involved in yesterday’s publication of the fake news which he charged was aimed at distracting from call for Minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant and Culture Ambassador Jonel Powell to resign.
Dr Douglas’ 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.