Alister Thomas, the United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St. John’s City West is accusing Prime Minister Gaston Browne, of using the country as his fiefdom in order to enrich himself and his colleagues.
Thomas’ remark comes on the heels of information that the government has entered into agreement with investors for the establishment of two Special Economic Zones – one in Jennings and the other in Five Islands.
He says that the Browne administration, smelling defeat at the next polls, is seeking to straddle any new administration with problems which may arise over land ownership.
Thomas says the issue of the apparent land grab dates back to the amendment of the Barbuda Land Act.
The UPP candidate says that while the nation is preoccupied with all matters pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the vaccination mandate, Browne and his Cabinet were wheeling and dealing to give away lands behind closed doors.
Thomas says that with this most recent revelation he is hoping that people will recognize that they must not allow ourselves to be distracted, while those in authority rape the country.