ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 05 2017 – Casroy James has resigned from the post of Antigua and Barbuda Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

His departure comes just days after Prime Minister Gaston Browne said he’d try to convince him (James) to offer an explanation to the public about his relationship with Antigua-based Meinl offshore bank and an individual linked to the multi-billion-dollar Odebrecht money laundering scandal.

Yesterday, Browne confirmed James resigned but it was Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst who offered details as to why.

According to Hurst, the resignation, which was done in a three-page document, took effect on March 31 and said James is stepping down “to avoid the swirling accusations and allegations that are aimed at the government”.

Hurst revealed that James’ resignation was discussed in Cabinet before a letter was sent to the governor general conveying his resignation and instructions to revoke his appointment.

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