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Call for vaccine inquiry


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Call for vaccine inquiry
Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley. (FILE)

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Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley wants Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to start an official inquiry into what he’s calling “Vaccinegate”.

In a statement yesterday, Atherley said Wednesday’s comments from acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw about the legal case involving Radical Investments Ltd’s attempt, acting on the behalf of the Government to procure one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through a company known as Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC, based in the USA, were neither satisfactory nor transparent enough.

It was revealed earlier this week that Barbadian businessman, Mark Maloney, director of Radical Investments, had started litigation to recoup more than US$10 million after no vaccines were provided. The matter is being heard in a court in Florida, United States.

“I am calling on the Honourable Prime Minister to have an official inquiry mounted into the circumstances surrounding the failed attempt of the Government to acquire a number of vaccines through the agency of a private company. This matter is now the subject of wide media exposure, much public speculation and controversy, and also pending court-related action,” Atherley said. (BA/CLM)

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