Anika Kentish is a journalist based in Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda. As a journalist, she has worked for Observer Media Group in Antigua where she hosted the popular morning radio talk show Observer AM and wrote for the Daily Observer. She has reported for other news agencies including the Associated Press (AP) and the Barbados-based Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). Throughout her career, she has covered the visits of two United States Secretaries of State to the Caribbean and a host of other significant events including the Allen Stanford debacle, Hurricane Ivan in Grenada, the Haiti earthquake and the United Nations General Assembly. Kentish holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Public Relations and a master's in Training & Development from Midwestern State University in Texas.
Antiguan ex-official arrested in Stanford case By ANIKA KENTISH, The Associated Press Antigua's former chief financial regulator surrendered Thursday to face U.S. charges that he aided an alleged $7 billion swindle by Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford, government officials said. Leroy King, who will now face extradition proceedings, was taken into custody by island police, according to Anthony Armstrong, the director of public prosecutions for Antigua and Barbuda. U.S. prosecutors said that as administrator of the Caribbean nation's Financial Services Regulatory Commission, King should have caught the fraud. He is accused of accepting more than $100,000 in bribes to turn a blind eye to irregularities. Stanford, who pleaded not guilty Thursday in Houston, was indicted last week on U.S. charges that his banking empire was really a Ponzi scheme built on lies and bribery. The billionaire and several executives allegedly misused most of the $7 billion they advised clients to invest