Can somebody please help me understand why the elected government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, both the ruling PNP party and the PDM opposition, are standing by and allowing Attorney General Huw Shepheard to act like a dictator by interfering with inward investment and development and recklessly squandering our precious tax dollars pursuing civil litigation that he cannot win while simultaneously damaging government credibility, investor confidence and investment opportunities?
When will this stop and how much is this man costing us? Three more years of this man’s reckless financial nonsense spells disaster for the economy of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Does anybody care?
Attorney General Huw Shepheard is using the UK civil recovery law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer to pursue civil litigation issues that have nothing to do with Sir Robin Auld’s Commission of Inquiry recommendations or civil recovery but have substantially inflated the billing fees of Edward Wildman Palmer to almost $20 million. Those were 20 million TCI tax dollars.
Do we not have qualified and knowledgeable TCI lawyers for local litigation that are in need of work?
At the very moment that you are reading this a “Blue Ribbon” TCI government sponsored panel is trying to figure out how to raise our taxes so we can cover the budget which, among other things, has millions and millions and millions of dollars destined for…. you guessed it; more Edwards Wildman Palmer legal fees.
Do you think that the efforts of Attorney General Huw Shepheard are appreciated by the partners and principals of Edwards Wildman Palmer?
What threat or influence does Huw Shepheard exert over PNP leaders that he has effectively discouraged them from exercising their constitutional rights of control over this democratically elected government?
Why has the opposition not seized the opportunity to go beyond rhetoric and spearhead some real action directed at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office?
What threat or influence does Huw Shepheard hold over PDM leaders that he has effectively discouraged them from exerting their constitutional rights of control over this democratically elected government?
Are these not some of the same elected officials who complained that the former “Advisory Council” and “Consultative Forum” members were “rubberstamping” British policies and procedures? Is that not what they are now doing by playing deaf, dumb and blind to the attorneys general’s outrageous actions?
Why is this man permitted to make decisions, give directions and act like a foreign dictator on matters of business, finance and investment rather than being properly relegated to his official role as an “advisor” as authorized by the TCI Constitution?
This peckerwood woke up one morning and announced “I am in charge” and nobody seems to be questioning it.
Please tell me; where is the cool-aid, I’m ready to drink.