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MSR’s Phillipe Martinez suggests that Dr Harris and Galaxy are “scared”

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN)—The 132-page RICO case filed in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, against various Citizenship By Investment (CBI) government officials, stakeholders, and developers in St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia has been a hot-button issue since the news broke.

The parties named in the suit have openly denied the allegations, expressing their views through press conferences or releases. They have categorically dismissed the suit as ‘baseless’ and ‘malicious’, providing a counter-narrative to the accusations.

However, MSR Media’s Phillipe Martinez continued his public appearance and speaking out.

On June 06, 2024, Martinez appeared in an interview with Lissa Joseph on DBS Television, addressing the company’s lawsuit filed in the US under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

During the interview, Martinez called out the former prime minister and leader of the Peoples Labour Party for publicly stating that he has nothing to hide.

“As you know, because I’ve said that previously, we obtained a court order, and we subpoenaed all the corresponding banks, five of them. We received a transaction of two. Right now, Dr. Harris and Galaxy are in U.S. court trying to block us [from accessing] the other three banks. So Dr. Harris is going in front of his press conference to say, I’ve got nothing to hide. I am clean. I have nothing to hide. Well, Dr Harris, if you have nothing to hide, why are you telling? Why have you instructed Galaxy and your lawyer to block us [from accessing] the bank accounts of the three remaining banks? Because of the defamation lawsuit, we have obtained the transaction in U.S. dollars of these people.”

He also suggested that Dr Harris and the real estate developer Caribbean Galaxy are in a precarious position.

“It’s the best thing that they’ve ever done to me because as soon as they’ve done that, my American lawyers were experts; they are top lawyers. They said how could they make such a strategic mistake. So we filed what’s called a 1782 in the United States, and we were able to get bank transactions. Can you imagine? We have the bank transactions, every single one of them. Do you realise how scared they are right now?”

The defendants listed in the lawsuit include Les Kahn, the former head of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) and current CEO of Caribbean Galaxy; McClaude Emmanuel, the present CEO of the St. Lucia CIU; Ying Jin of Caribbean Galaxy; Denzil Douglas, former Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis and current Foreign Affairs Minister; Timothy Harris, former Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis; Faron Lawrence, a Kittitian real estate developer; and Caribbean Galaxy itself, and was recently amended to include Minister for Investment Dr Ernest Hilaire in St. Lucia as a co-defendant, among others.

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