Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he will respond after Vincy Mas to a letter from Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace asking questions about the sudden resignation on May 21 of registrar of the High Court, Tamara Gibson-Marks.
“And I assure you that it is a full reply,” said Gonsalves on Monday, adding that the response was being typed but would not be complete before he left for the CARICOM summit in Antigua later that day.
“Let’s stop all this kind of rubbish about corruption and using the issue of the registrar as some kind of battering ram without merit and without right reason to beat the government,” Gonsalves said, adding that the registrar is not an appointee of the government.
In his June 23 letter, Eustace said it is critical that Gonsalves clears the air and take the necessary legal action, “given the current climate and widely expressed concern about corruption in this country”.
“I want to tell you straight off, I reject completely any charge of official corruption against my government,” Gonsalves said at a press conference, noting the nation’s favourable ranking on Transparency International’s perception of corruption index.
Vincy Mas 2014 ends next Tuesday.