Antigua PM Standing by Diplomat In Midst of International Bribery Scandal

In an about turn, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne is standing behind the island’s embattled ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Casroy James, who has been linked to the Brazilian company Odebrecht embroiled in an international bribery scandal.

Last month, Antigua and Barbuda was listed among countries named in United States court documents that alleged Odebrecht and other co-conspirators paid nearly US$8 million in bribes to Government officials in about a dozen countries.

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