The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By STAR Reporter

Govern­ment press sec­re­tary Darn­ley Labourne re­leased a state­ment yes­ter­day from Prime Min­is­ter Stephen­son King. Fol­low­ing is the state­ment in re­sponse to a let­ter from for­mer min­is­ter Aus­bert d’Auvergne, which ap­peared in the Voice: “I have been in­formed of a re­cent let­ter pub­lished in a lo­cal news­pa­per wherein the for­mer Sen­a­tor Mr. Aus­bert d’Auvergne makes cer­tain al­le­ga­tions re­gard­ing the re­newal of the 2000 agree­ment be­tween the for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Kenny An­thony and the CEO of RSM Pro­duc­tion Cor­po­ra­tion, Mr. Jack Grynberg.

“I have no rec­ol­lec­tion of the cir­cum­stances re­ferred to by Mr. d’Auvergne who I am told ad­mits in his let­ter to the news­pa­per that from the mo­ment I be­came Prime Min­is­ter my govern­ment and I have sought ways by which to ‘ex­tri­cate Saint Lu­cia from the pro­vi­sions of the agree­ment signed by the for­mer prime min­is­ter.’ In the cor­re­spon­dence dated 15 Fe­bru­ary 2008 and 18 Fe­bru­ary 2009 be­tween RSM Pro­duc­tions and the Govern­ment of Saint Lu­cia, it can clearly be seen that at no time was there any ex­pressed in­ten­tion by the govern­ment to re­new the Grynberg agree­ment de­spite threats by the com­pany of le­gal ac­tion against the govern­ment.

“Let me take this op­por­tu­nity to ap­peal yet again to the for­mer prime min­is­ter Kenny An­thony for any as­sis­tance he can give in bring­ing this re­gret­table episode to a sat­is­fac­tory so­lu­tion.”

First pub­lished in STAR on 6 Au­gust 2011

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