The following is a statement distributed by Member of Parliament in the Opposition, Richard Frederick, in response to an earlier press release submitted by the Saint Lucia Labour Party
It is noted with interest, how the members of the SLP continue their collaborative effort at attempting to drive me out of the political arena. They have tried incessantly, but ALL attempts have failed.
They a now using a decision, pronounced by one of their former ministers, who sat opposite me in parliament in 2006, from a traffic related matter to further cast aspersions on my character; a matter which is on appeal.
Since when, or is it only now that a traffic accident in whatever shape or form, relates to one’s character? If it does, questions need to be asked about the current prime minister who was involved in one of serious magnitude not too long ago.
Ever since I single handedly defeated the Labour Party, I have been their soft target. I have been under severe political attack from them. I have been able to withstand it through strength from God.
With all those supposedly clever men in the SLP, they ought to realize that I can only be dismissed by the people of Castries Central. On three consecutive occasions, they have reposed faith and confidence in me despite the onslaught on my character.
One would think that in such turbulent times, with such a sluggish economy and with a government that is clueless as it relates to management, the SLP would better spend its time trying to improve the lives of St. Lucians, and deliver on the promised “better days”.
I dare say that I, Richard Frederick, has never stolen monies paid by workers as NIS contributions, I have never worked on behalf of insurance companies but made deals against their interest to collect a cut, Richard Frederick has never been arrested and charged for rape. I have never been incestuously involved with my children. I love my children, I feed and maintain them and do not need a court order for that purpose and I have never fathered any child living with married parents, whereby the husband believed that the child was his until the marriage broke up.
All those persons and others with much more serious transgressions are in the belly of the St Lucia Labour Party. I exhort them to clean up their house before they manifest an attempt to clean others.