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Police charge Minister Lindsay Grant, summons issued

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Honourable Lindsay Grant, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Ports, was charged today (March 8) concerning the incident that occurred in early January of this year at the Last Lap Bar.

That announcement came in a press release from the People’s Action Movement (PAM), of which Minister Grant serves as Deputy Leader alongside Eugene Hamilton.

The Public Relations Officer for the Police shared that the charges against Grant were filed on Thursday, March 03.

The Minister has been charged for the offences of Beating a Police Officer in the Execution of her Duties and Assaulting a Police Officer in the Execution of his Duties.

Those charges were served today (Tuesday, March 08).

In the release, the party disclosed that Grant’s lawyers had expressed confidence in successfully defending the matter and said that counsel had described the charges as “baseless”.

The PAM also said they “are glad that the charges have been brought – and call for a speedy trial in the hopes that all the facts of the matter are illuminated.

While they support the police, the party said their members stand in solidarity with Grant.

The recent development follows a statement from Minister Grant, which was broadcasted on WINN FM last Saturday (March 5), where he called for the authorities to charge him or exonerate him after having waited two months for action from the Police.

Prior to this call, there were discussions between the Commissioner of Police and the Director of Public Prosecution on which was the competent authority to bring charges against Minister Grant.

Local Lawyer Chesley Hamilton was a guest on Prime Time Caribbean’s “The Narrative”, where he addressed the charges.

“The chronology of the events or what is on the video doesn’t speak to Lindsay Grant committing any offence. The police [are] heard saying certain things on the video. That said, police [was heard saying] with others that Lindsay Grant did not hit her.”

Hamilton made those remarks during an interview with Calistra Farrier.

WINN awaits further information on the developing story.

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