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THE VALLEY, Anguilla – Anguilla’s Chief Minister Hubert Hughes has told residents that he was emphatically asked by the island’s British governor Alistair Harrison to resign following a letter he gave to the governor during at a meeting yesterday of the Executive Council.
Hughes said that in addition to the governor asking him to resign, he also called for the immediate dismissal of the Minister of Communication and Works Evan Gumbs and the Minister of Labor and Home Affairs Walcott Richardson.
But the Chief Minister assured residents that the government they elected in February continued to function. “He told me that I should call elections; I told him no,” Hughes said.
Harrison denied ever asking the chief minister to resign. (CMC)