Jamaican newspaperman H.G. Helps says he was fired from the Antigua Sun just for covering a political rally, as assigned by his editor.
The billionaire owner of this tiny newspaper came in to personally confront Helps before the entire staff.
That billionaire was none other than offshore banker R. Allen Stanford, who now stands accused of an $8 billion financial fraud at his company, Stanford Financial Group.
Sir Stanford, who Antigua knighted in 2006, has a long history of lording over the islanders, said Helps.
One of Helps’ sources explained early on: “Stanford go on like a he own Antigua. He want everything and the Antiguan people no fi get nutten.”