Prime Minister Mia Mottley has chided Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Leader Verla DePeiza for publicly asking Government to come clean about its involvement with Barbadian company Radical Investment Limited (RIL) 1 million non-existent COVID-19 vaccine scam.

At a news conference in New York on Saturday, Mottley suggested that persons doubting the process of vaccinations, at a time when there is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, are doing a disservice to the country and people’s lives.

Mottley said: “When I heard the leader of the Democratic Labour Party seeking to find something to throw mud at I said to myself, does the leader recognize that she is functioning as the leader of a main political party that has at sometime to ask itself, how it is helping the country get through this difficult moment, and how it is helping the country save lives?.

“And if the only way is to try to throw mud in hope that the mud will stick, well then I say to her, ‘My dear, you are going down the wrong road.’ I know what it is to have led an opposition party, perhaps longer than most in our country. And I know what it is to determine what battles are worthy of opposition, and what battles require the country to come together”.

Radical Investment, owned by construction magnate Mark Maloney, is alleging that it has been swindled out of US$10.6 million it paid for ultimately non-existent doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on behalf of the Barbados Government, through the…

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