Statement in response to the unauthorised publication of an internal Open Interactive poll
Basseterre-based consultancy firm, Open Interactive has issued a statement denouncing the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party’s publication of an internal Open Interactive poll. The statement reads, “Open Interactive has learned that one of our internal surveys, focusing on some Facebook and SKNvibes users, has been accessed and published by the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party and has been referenced erroneously as an indication of current voter sentiment”. The statement continued, “Open Interactive has never published and has not authorised the use and/or publication of any of its internal polls. The St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party’s use of this internal document is strictly unauthorised. These polls are not commissioned by or carried out for the benefit of any political party”.
The consultancy firm said that the polls are “informal and unscientific” and were not meant for public use. Open Interactive advised that any political party publishing and relying on said polls does so at the risk of “misleading the public and to their own detriment”.
The firm stated that its executive body is currently communicating with its legal counsel for advice on the best course of action to prevent future unauthorised use of internal documents.