Richard Worth Resigns as Minister.
3 JUNE 2009 Media Statement
Statement From Dr Richard
“It is with deep regret that I have resigned
my role as a Minister.
“I am resigning from the role for
“I tendered my resignation to the
Prime Minister last night and he accepted.
“It has been
a privilege to have been a Minister in this
“I will not be making any further comment to
“I have been granted two weeks’ leave of
absence from the
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