SKN Minister of Tourism Extends an apology

By Liz Myke Published on January 14, 2022
SKN Minister of Tourism Extends an apology

Hon. Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transportation, and Posts in St. Kitts and Nevis, on January 11, extended what has been dubbed an “apology” following the incident, which occurred on January 8. Minister Grant was caught on video verbally and physically assaulting compliance officers who were carrying out their duties to ensure that all events adhered to the COVID-19 protocols established by the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) Taskforce.

The Taskforce established protocols are approved by the federal cabinet of which the honourable minister is a member.

In what appeared to be his “apology” posted on his Facebook page, the Minister of Tourism stated, “I understand the position I hold”. He acknowledged the videos commentaries that have been circulating on social media following the incident and added that “While the videos do not display the full extent of the incident that night, I do understand the position that I hold.”

Minister Grant further stated, “I regret how the circumstances have been portrayed, and I wish to assure the public and the police in particular that I fully support their efforts at the preservation of law and order. I encourage the police to investigate the full context of the matter.”

The post did not explicitly state that it was an apology, but rather it appeared to be more of an acknowledgement of what has been circulating. He said nowhere in the statement that he apologized for the incident or expressed regret for his behaviour.

The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force are still investigating the matter.

Liz Myke

Liz Myke


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