Astaphan Commends Douglas for “Coming Clean” about $95,000 cheque

Talk of Lex Consulting surfaced during the January 2010 election campaign with rumours suggesting that Dr. Douglas had close affiliation with the United States-based company.

Copies of a cheque made out in the sum of $95,000 which named the payee as “Dr. Denzil L. Douglas” were released by the People’s Action Movement (PAM) and when questioned by the media, Dr. Douglas denied that the cheque was paid to his order.

Dr. Douglas held a press conference on Wednesday, 16th February, 2011 and after approximately one year of prodding by the media, admitted that a $95,000 cheque  was made payable to him.

In an exclusive interview with, Astaphan expressed, “I commend him for admitting that the cheque was payable to him, he was actually the payee of that particular cheque. I commend him for doing so albeit it took him over a year and an election to go by…”

He suggested, however, that this turn of events “…begs the question What has he (Dr. Douglas) said before – specifically before the last election – that he is not willing to correct for the information of the public?”

The former Constituency No. 2 representative was questioned by this media house about the 150-page document about Lex Consulting which was mentioned by Richard Caines, former People’s Action Movement minister of government, during Operation Rescue’s first public meeting. He explained that some reference will be made to the document during his Thursday, 24th February public meeting.

“Mr. Caines made mention of it and he said that I had the document and it was a 150-page document…I am in possession of a document. I do have a document. Actually it’s a series of documents, a number of documents. It is not a single document…Whatever is mentioned it would be connected to or coming from said series of documents. I’m pretty sure it will come up for discussion.”

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