Public Works Minister Ian Pinard resigns as a cabinet minister, but not yet as MP for the Soufriere constituency
Public Works Minister in the DLP Administration, Ian Pinard, who is also the MP for the Soufriere Constituency, tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Skerrit yesterday Wednesday 2nd March 2016, with immediate effect.
In a statement late Wednesday, Pinnard said, “In recent days, allegations of serious inappropriate behavior have been made against me in the media and elsewhere, which the public rightly is, and has been most concerned about. I believe I have a moral and fiduciary responsibility to address you on this matter.”
He added, “In light of these allegations, I consider my continued presence in the cabinet can adversely impact the important work this government is doing, and must continue to do for the people of Dominica”
Pinnard stated that he will continue to serve the constituency of Soufriere as a Member of Parliament. “I will continue to serve my constituents of the Soufriere constituency, pending what I am confident will be a successful conclusion of this matter,” he stated.
He thanked Prime Minister Skerrit for giving him the opportunity to serve Dominica at the highest level. He also thanked the Soufriere constituents for the support and confidence they had reposed in him, and assured them of his continued readiness to serve them.
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