Leader of the opposition writes to governor general on Grynberg issue

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Leader of the opposition writes to governor general on Grynberg issue
Stephenson King
Opposition Leader Stephenson King

Below is a press release from the Office of the Opposition Leader

The honourable Stephenson King, leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition in Saint Lucia’s House of Parliament, has written to Her Excellency the Governor General regarding the matter of a license purportedly given to Colorado oilman Jack Grynberg.

At the heart of his letter is the question whether Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy had issued such license, since she alone is legally authorized by the Minerals (Vesting) Act to do, or whether a license was issued by someone else ultra vires the constitution of Saint Lucia.

Jack Grynberg is currently in the process of suing the government of Saint Lucia for “breach of contract” based on a license he claims was issued to him and which affords him sole rights to explore for oil under the Saint Lucia seabed. Mr. Grynberg has claimed damages in the sum of USD$500 million.

All attempts going back to 2006 at soliciting clarification in the best interests of the nation from the present government about this matter currently before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) have been rebuffed.

In their unceasing efforts to get to the bottom of the largely secret transaction between the Kenny Anthony-led government and Mr. Jack Grynberg, opposition parliamentarians have encountered road block after road block, some set up by the current House Speaker, Mr. Peter Foster.

Mr. Foster is also the prime minister’s lawyer in a pending Grynberg-related matter against the MP for Castries Central, Richard Frederick.

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  1. Half a billion is a lot of money considering our size and economy. But that's just politicians feasting on Saint Lucian blood as usual, hence the reason I loathe them. And back in the days, the Queen/King would have heads rolling, for sure. 'Someone got some splainin to do.'

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  2. Up to a day like today. May 2013. St Lucians still dont have a clue as to what really happened with this jack Grynberg character. Instead of you hacks trying to divert attention, explain to me why not once, not once, has your dear PM shed any light on the Grynberg issue. Do we know how much this litigation is now costing us?

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    • This is my point . . . if we have no clue and the politicians do not (or will not) provide us with information why then are some persons attempting to discuss it but do not have information.

      We may have legitimate questions regarding the issue but we can't discuss anything regarding it. That is why I am asking for a reliable source of information so that I can discuss.

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  3. 'People against UWP' goats like you that allow politicians to do as they please in fair Helen. The UWP money corruption is an issue for you, but the Grynberg corruption is not. When will we put St.Lucia first.

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    • Do St. Lucians know anything about the Grynberg scandal? Or do they know what politicians tell them? Can someone guide me to where I can get information about this issue? I want to comment but can't because I do not know enough about it. When I do, I sure will!

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  4. there is nothing in this so called forensic audit of this labour party. tell us about grynberg Kenny Anthony. st.lucians want to know, about our sea bed.

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  5. For those who will be commenting on this issue of National Interest,let us make it educational for the sake of the children.

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  6. Get a life please. Just when the Boss is about to unveil the truth about the UWP money corruption.

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