Dr. Hilaire was being investigated by his own SLP gov’t? Guy Joseph’s shocking allegation

By SNO Staff

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Guy Joseph (left) and Dr. Ernest Hilaire during last night’s sitting of Parliament.

At a Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) press conference on March 28, 2018, MP for Castries South Dr. Ernest Hilaire threw a challenge to his perceived detractors: “If anybody believes the vehicle I have is theirs or the government’s own, come and take it.”

Dr. Hilaire was referring to a previous sitting of the House where Prime Minister Allen Chastanet had suggested that he (Hilaire) had requested adjournments in a court matter involving both men and related to Hilaire’s ownership of a luxury vehicle.

Dr. Hilaire continued: “And when they come to take it, I will gladly give them the vehicle, no fuss, no fight. But it’s what will happen after. It’s very simple to prove ownership; it just shows you how malicious and vindictive the government is. Because if a government believes that a vehicle is theirs or it belongs to somebody in government, all you have to do is to just show proof that it’s yours.”

However, in regards to that same vehicle matter, Castries South East MP and government minister, Guy Joseph, dropped a bombshell during his contribution to the debate on the Appropriation Bill 2018/2019, late last night, April 5.

Joseph suggested Dr. Hilaire was being investigated by his own party.

“And the member for Castries South talk about us trying to victimise, on a witch hunt. I want the member for Castries South to know through you Mr. Speaker, that the investigation on his vehicle started in 2015, and the United Workers Party was not in government in 2015. So he needs to find out who…,” Joseph alleged.

The United Workers Party took over the government from the SLP in 2016 after winning the general elections by a landslide.

Following this comment, Dr. Hilaire repeatedly pointed his hand/finger towards Joseph, saying something about releasing a “letter tomorrow”.

“I want you to tell the people of St. Lucia,” Joseph responded.

Responding to news that he is being investigated for the Dr. Juffali matter, Dr. Hilaire, at the March 28 SLP press conference, accused the Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, and his government of a political witch hunt.

Dr. Hilaire said: “The prime minister has to do everything he can to discredit me. Everything he can. It is an attempt to discredit me, it is an attempt to embarrass me. It is an attempt to shut me out. Why? Maybe because my mouth is the biggest and I criticise the most and I ask the most questions. So the Prime Minister has to find a way to go after me to destroy me. I am convinced at that. When I spoke in parliament, budget last year, I said, I know I am a marked man. I said I know I am a marked man, and I know over the next few months, there are so many questions I will have to ask this government that they will do every and anything they can to come after me.”

Dr. Hilaire went on to say that the announcement of investigations against him and other colleagues are meant to distract the public from the real issues in the prime minister’s Cabinet.

He said: “There are persons in his Cabinet that he has to address whether or not they are being investigated for true, because he announced to St. Lucians that he was going to set up an investigation to find out if one of his ministers is being investigated. We are still waiting for the results of that investigation. He had a minister who was fired, and up to today the prime minister has never addressed the nation as the prime minister to explain why a government minister had to be fired.

“When you fire a government minister, it is a serious act, and there were a lot of speculations as to why that minister was fired. The prime minister was out and the acting prime minister made a statement. He came back as prime minister and up to today, has never told us the true story behind the firing of that minister. One day it will come out. And, he has another minister who was involved in a matter that is now before the courts. And of course, you have to ask the question, if you have a Cabinet with at least three ministers with question marks about them, what do you do now, you try to flip the switch.”

Dr. Hilaire is currently under investigation for his relationship with a late Saudi billionaire, according to Chastanet..

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14 comments

  1. I am numb with disbelief that people who professed to have this country's interest at heart, could be so two-faced and so soaked in corruption. Keep these reeking SLP corrupt bastards out of our faces. Please.

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  2. Hilaire is Peter Pan that little 4ker never grow up,been talking BS from time.

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  3. It is important to go back in history to comprehend the scale of the incompetence of the SLP.
    Philip Pierre was once the Minister of Tourism. I had personal recollection of him during that period. Each time he went into a crowd of white tourism officials he would scurry into a corner with his back to the wall of the room with his little pouch under his arm as if the white people were going to attack him! Lol!
    He then talked with his bug eyes darting all over the place looking completely uncomfortable and like a fish out of water. A HUGE inferiority complex and no confidence. This is also why he was always dominated by Kenny.
    This is the type of individual who was incapable of making sound decisions as they were based on the petty mindset of this little man. And now he is the spectacular failing leader of the SLP.
    Compare him now with the UWP's now Minister of Tourism. A physically small man but one who goes in confidence among the tourism titans and leaders not afraid to make his point and interact on a one to one basis! Not lacking in confidence he brings a new fresh dimension to the role of Minister of Tourism and going forward positively to represent St lucia's interests.
    This is a perfect representation of the failure that was and is the Slp and the success that is the UWP.

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  4. The prime minister has to do everything he can to discredit me. Everything he can. It is an attempt to discredit me, it is an attempt to embarrass me. It is an attempt to shut me out. Why? Maybe because my mouth is the biggest and I criticise the most and I ask the most questions. So the Prime Minister has to find a way to go after me to destroy me. I am convinced at that. When I spoke in parliament, budget last year, I said, I know I am a marked man. I said I know I am a marked man, and I know over the next few months, there are so many questions I will have to ask this government that they will do every and anything they can to come after me.” sound like something Guy would be justified saying....because his mouth is the biggest and he criticises them.

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  5. That is why I personally do not refer to any of those politicians as Honourable .....
    This country is now overflowing with unfinished investigations and more are being initiated but there seems to be no political will, on both sides, to bring closure to any of them.

    So after cheap talk, time wasting and costly expenses using tax payers money, as usual, us citizens have got St. Lucia's own list of unfinished symphonies:
    Roachmel and Fernwell - a half baked duck
    Lambirds - a draw match
    IMPACS - a not ending merry go round
    St. Jude's hospital fiasco - a lost and cannot be found scandal
    Cul de Sac explosion - long dead meat
    Coolie town rumfinery - fast heading for unsolved mysteries
    Soufriere hospital and FRC fire investigation reports - Long burnt by the very fires being investigated
    Juffali's diplomatic immunity - will just remain a hilarious affair

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  6. Yall coming for Guy? lol. Know your role!

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  7. A lot of bickering on both sides, instead of doing the people's business for which they were voted. It is encouraging to know that a sitting government would investigate it's own . We need more prosecutions before we can get it right. At present the ex-presidents of both South Korea and South Africa are facing jail sentences for corruption. Politicians must come clean because too many are suffering because of their corruption .

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  8. There is nothing to hide that is not in the open. Liars and sleaze bags, that is the SLP's country bucks for you. Jufalli only served to expose the seamier underbelly of that beast. For some time now, those who are aware, know that the entire SLP is a shameless lying cabal of crooks.

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  9. Which Guy? This Guy? That guy? MR. GUY.

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  10. Guy Fox please tell us why u allegedly cannot travel to the US. If i were u i would just STFU.

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    • Exactly ! Why don't Uncle Sam don't want you on his soil and the answer is.....????

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    • ...."If i were u i would just STFU"...ha. i'm sure you would love for MR. JOSEPH to shut the F*%k up but Keep talking Guy. bring the truth to light, inquiring minds want to know.expose them for what they really are.

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  11. Hiliare being investigataded by his own party? This is becoming very interesting. 2015?

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