THE Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has called upon Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony, to apprise the nation of the legal cost involved in the government’s ongoing efforts to settle the ill-fated Grynberg affair.
The LPM said that Dr. Anthony was obligated to offer the people of Saint Lucia “an open and full disclosure” regarding this matter. Furthermore, in doing so, he would finally ensure his government’s full compliance with the true meaning and ideals of accountability and transparency, which, he has often maintained, are the hallmarks of good governance.
According to the LPM, in addition to being a lesson for Dr. Anthony, who it said, had signed an agreement with Mr. Jack Grynberg for oil exploration in Saint Lucia without any prior consultation with the citizens of Saint Lucia, the Grynberg affair “highlights the painful repercussions which result when leaders with autocratic tendencies make ill-conceived decisions which could well saddle an entire nation with insurmountable financial debt.”
The LPM said Saint Lucia was currently being represented in the matter by a total of five lawyers, all of whom are employed by the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which operates in both the United States and the United Kingdom.