by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – As the country waits for the Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley, to make good on his promises made on November 15 of more revelations about the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment Program’s dealings under the leadership of Former Prime Minister Hon. Dr Timothy Harris, another revelation was leaked.
On November 17, a letter from Chief Producer at MSR Media SKN, Philippe Martinez, serving notice to Timothy Harris, Leslie Khan, a.k.a. Les Khan and Vincent Byron, started making the rounds stating that MSR Media has taken legal action against the three men in the United States of America for fraudulent practices within the CBI program during their tenure.
The letter reads:
“This letter serves as a formal notice regarding certain actions that transpired under your administration and management with respect to the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Program. On May 6, 2022, under your governance, MSR Media SKN Ltd was approved for the CBI program’s ‘alternative investment option’ at the legal price of US$200,000 per share.
During your interactions with our American investors, you represented the CBI program as being transparent, the best in the Caribbean, and compliant with the law regarding the share price of US$200,000.
Relying on these representations and the SKIPA approval letter, MSR Media continued to make substantial investments in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, including producing several additional motion pictures and purchasing the OTI Hotel – a transaction introduced by Les Khan that also includes 300 CBI shares.
Several months ago, I relocated to the United States to initiate an international investigation with MSR Media’s team of experts into the ‘finance and discounting schemes’ in the CBI program that occurred under your administration and management.
The result of this investigation has revealed numerous potential violations of United States laws, including fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption.
On his recent radio show on November 15, 2023, Mark Brantley, a member of your government at the time we are referring to, publicly admitted that during your administration, thousands of citizenship shares were illegally sold at prices that were a fraction of the legal rate which was represented to the international community.
Brantley also stated in his radio/video broadcast that he discussed during cabinet sessions that your actions were illegal. Be informed that all your public statements are being thoroughly analysed by our investigation team in the United States.
You have misrepresented the legal value of the CBI shares to MSR Media and American investors, claiming a value of US$200,000 while establishing a fraudulent network to sell shares of other projects at a fraction of their legal price, especially concerning the jail project.
For the past several months, MSR Media has been formally delivering all evidence of your fraudulent activities to the United States Government.
Additionally, you are hereby notified that I have instructed my lawyer, William P. Barry of Miller Chevalier in Washington D.C., to begin legal action in the United States against you and all of your associated conspirators, including Ms Ying Jin, CEO of Caribbean Galaxy Real Estate Corporation and Caribbean Galaxy Real Estate Corporation, for the significant financial damages caused to MSR Media and American investors.”
Deputy Leader of the Peoples Labour Party, Craig Tuckett, during the November 18 broadcast of WINN’s Inside the News and when asked whether he or his party leader were aware of the letter, he responded, “I can’t answer that… I have no knowledge. I can’t answer that question. But what I will say is this: if there is any call for [an] investigation, why don’t the government take it up? Why don’t the government address it ?”
More on this developing story when information becomes available.