Burke Admits to Job-seeking with Multitude of Institutions

Nazim Burke

Former Finance Minister Nazim Burke has confirmed that he has submitted job applications to a multitude of institutions inside and outside of Grenada as he takes steps to secure his economic livelihood.

Burke made the admittance by updating his Facebook page status following a story published on NOW Grenada stating that he had refused to confirm or deny that he had applied to an international organisation for a job that will see him residing outside of Grenada for a period of three years if he is successful.

In his statement posted on 22 November, Burke said that in the aftermath of the 19 February 2013 General Elections in which his Party the National Democratic Congress was voted out of Government, he quite naturally has been taking steps to secure his economic livelihood. “This duty I owe, not only to myself but to my family,” said the statement from the Senator, who is one of three representing the Opposition in the Upper House of Parliament.

Without providing details, Burke said that there were deliberate and spiteful interventions by certain persons on at least two (2) occasions in an effort to deprive him of an economic opportunity and undermine his economic livelihood.

“I regard it as contrary to my best interests to publicly declare what applications and expressions of interest I have submitted and what economic opportunities I am pursuing. What I am prepared to publicly declare, and do publicly declare by this statement, is that I have no plans or intentions to take up residence outside Grenada for any period of time,” he said.

 

The statement as published via Nazim Burke’s Facebook page:
22 November 2013.

STATEMENT BY V. NAZIM BURKE ON HIS SUPPOSED PLANS TO TAKE UP RESIDENCE OUTSIDE GRENADA.

In the past few days, statements have been circulating to the effect that I plan to take up residence outside Grenada. In this regard, I wish to state the following:

In the aftermath of the General Elections and the end of my tenure as Minister of Finance of the Government of Grenada, I have, quite naturally, been taking steps to secure my economic livelihood. This duty I owe, not only to myself but to my family.

To that end, I have established a law practice in conjunction with a colleague of mine and I am making my best efforts to ensure its success. In addition, I have submitted applications and expressions of interest to a multitude of institutions, both inside and outside Grenada, seeking to engage them in a relationship that would be to our mutual benefit.

Given the deliberate and spiteful intervention by certain persons on at least two(2) occasions in an effort to deprive me of an economic opportunity and undermine my economic livelihood, I regard it as contrary to my best interests to publicly declare what applications and expressions of interest I have submitted and what economic opportunities I am pursuing.

What I am prepared to publicly declare, and do publicly declare by this statement, is that I have no plans or intentions to take up residence outside Grenada for any period of time.

 

By Linda Straker

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