Dr. Preville denounces SLP’s alleged effort to defame Guy Joseph

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Dr. Preville denounces SLP’s alleged effort to defame Guy Joseph
Dr. Claudius Preville.
Dr. Claudius Preville.

PRESS RELEASE – I strongly denounce efforts by the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) aimed at defaming the character of Hon. Guy Joseph, Member of Parliament for Castries South East in the name of good governance.

It is noteworthy that most of these allegations have been made in the House of Assembly where parliamentary immunity is afforded.

The SLP’s level of seriousness about good governance is very questionable as it continues to parade innuendoes and ambiguities relating to the credibility of Mr. Joseph to send fear and panic to the general public.

It is clear that the SLP’s only interest is in scoring cheap political points and not championing the cause of good governance as it may want many to believe.

The law suit against UWP Leader Allen Chastanet and Chairman Ezekiel Joseph over alleged misappropriations of Taiwanese funds is another effort to defame the credibility of opposition politicians, and an obvious attempt by the ruling administration to divert the public’s attention from its own failings.

The SLP should in fact articulate its policy prescriptions for the scores of challenges confronting St. Lucia at this time on a range of issues including: the economy especially the widening deficit situation, health care, deficiencies in the education system among others.

The anguish and agony which these opposition politicians and their families have had to endure is unfortunate and is another example why many well-meaning St. Lucians are discouraged from serving in public office.

I therefore call on the SLP to elevate the level of the political discourse in the best interest of the development of the country.

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  1. I don't think they are tarnishing Guy's reputation, guy did a great job of that himself. However they should spend their time which they are being paid for to tackle the real issues that face our country.

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  2. NO MATTER WHO COMES IN POWER IN THIS COUNTRY NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

    YOUR VOTE + SLP = 0.0000^2

    YOUR VOTE + UWP = 0.0000^2

    YOUR VOTE + LPM = UNKNOWN

    but most likely will be

    YOUR VOTE + LPM = 0.0000^2

    WE ARE ALL TRAPPED IN PARADISE GOVERN BY A BUNCH OF IDIOTS. SOME WITH PHD'S, SOME WHO ARE NOT EVEN QUALIFIED TO RUN AS A TEAM CAPTAIN.

    so body prove me wrong!!

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  3. To the ordinary St. Lucian it appears that Chastanet and Ezekel are being "prosecuted." Is that really the case? Can a prosecution be done through a civil court? Is there a reason that the prosecution of this case was not agreed to by the DDP? It is obvious that if there was merit in the case it would be prosecuted by the State.

    Instead what could be gained from a Civil Case is a very thin threshold whether someone is "liable." This can be said to be proven on a "balance of probabilities" or "reasonability" a decision which can also be overturned on appeal. Compare this with criminal prosecution which is "beyond reasonable doubt."

    These tartics are used by politicians to fool the masses into believing that persons are being held accountable while casting a dark cloud over their persons reputations. This is why as much as possible politicians should decist from using state powers and and money to in an effort hold others accountable as this could be easily proven in a criminal case. Especially when sums arenot even paid to locals for civil actions but to reputed foreign affiliates.

    Public funds run the risks of being funnelled into the bank accounts of those same politicians who are initiating civil action. Let the unwise gain some wisdom as they can be easily manipulated into a false sense of security.

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  4. Saint Lucians really dumb!!! None of them who are clamming for the head of Guy Joseph have not once did their own research - they just took the word out of the mouths of his political enemies and ran with it. That makes them the most gullible and stupid individuals. How can you say the man is guilty when he has not be convicted yet. Evidence can easily be misinterpreted and evidence is never proof of someone's guilt. Until law has proven that Guy Joseph is guilty, he is innocent. If I have to go according to the way St. Lucians think then I need to question why they allowed Kenny Anthony back into Office when there were several allegations of theft, cost-overuns, and selling St. Lucia's sea bed illegally to Jack Grynberg. This would be hypocrisy to the highest level!!!!

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  5. All u guys talkin bout the current administration not suppose to take them thieves to court need to take jail

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  6. Awah for u all looshans boy. Mesieur learn to read and ' understand what u read ok. And for all u paid and unpaid Kenny hacks, relax cause kenny must go!!!!! Its independent voters like me who will decide the outcome of the next general elections. Bravo Dr. Preville I'm impressed.

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  7. Why are you wasting precious campaign time defending Guy Joseph???
    Whoever advised you on this made a huge boo-boo!
    This hampers ur credibility as not a fresh face with a Phd but just more of the same. You would have done better to just stay silent on this issue.

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  8. Bunch of BS Preville. You are condoning dishonesty and criminal activity by politicians and you are not even a freshman minister yet. I am quite disappointed. I really expected better from you Doc. They should all be jailed.

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  9. The man is essentially saying that same damn thing that the LPM has said and as St Lucian I agree with him. If you not going to charge the man end the foolishness.

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  10. I quite agree Preville is on the money. He is not saying that Government should not be brought before the courts. He is saying that if you are serious dont play PR but prosecute.
    music to my ears

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  11. Mr Preville it would appear that you are looking for the support of Guy Joseph and Ezekiel Joseph at the upcoming elections in an effort that you will become the leader of the UWP. I am now looking at you in another light for supporting wrongdoings and dishonesty. You should have disassociated yourself with these guys. Sad day.

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  12. I think its a reasonable position taken by Preville here. If the current administration was serious they would take Guy to court. But they keep spreading stuff about him with no action. its silly.

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  13. So, Preville, it is right for public officials, especially politicians, to abuse public funds; since you seems to have problems with the fact that those two are being taken to court?

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    • He never said it is ok. He is saying that if you are serious then prosecute him. But dont bring pappy-show evidence to fool people.

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      • Chastanet and Ezikel are being prosecuted and he spoke against it. What is Preville saying here is that get in and use the peoples money how you want. Shame on you Preville......

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        • CHASTANET AND EZIKEL ARE NOT BEING PROSECUTED
          THEY ARE BEING SUED, BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO. ASK YOURSELF WHY A GOVERNMENT WILL SUE SOMEONE WHO THEY HAVE SAID SQUANDERED GOVERNMENT MONIES AND NOT PROSCUTE THEM. THIS CASE IS NOT BEING TRIED BY THE DPP BUT BY TONY ASTAPHAN WHO IS THE GOVERNMENT PRIVATE LAWYER. FOOD FOR THOUGHT.. NO MATTER WHAT THE OUTCOME THEY WONT TAKE NO JAIL. YOU WOULD THINK THAT OUR GREAT LEADER WHO IS A LAWYER WOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

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  14. Preville go look your powdered face in the mirror, wheel and come again. All of you start the race with pretty and colorful words and once in, it is same shite...different day. 'He who is of no sin cast the first stone' Tell us something we don't already know...... Bunch of BS if you asked me.

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  15. As you strive to become the new voice in politics, I will suggest to you that this is not an attempt to tarnish but rather an opportunity to expose Mr. Joseph's dishonesty and shady character. While you strive for importance within your rank and file, it would be better to focus on the dirty politics and politicians that fill your executive and ranks within your party. While they have tarnished the name of the now PM repeatedly over the years, I have never heard nor read one word of caution from you. SMDH, do what you must and side with whom you must in your new quest for power and importance.

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  16. Well said Doc! If Kenny et al are serous, take the discussion out of Parliament and head to the Courts..than we will see you mean business, otherwise this is "flashing mirrors", great words of PIP.

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  17. True that mr preville, as a supporter of slp thats all I observedthey doing, playing cheap n papishow politics. We need a change

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  18. We have too many pressing issues for the government to tackle than to tarnish one anothers character

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  19. The courts aren't even functioning for severe criminal cases, no chance of getting them dealt with for white collar crimes. This is probably why SLP likes it, so the crap sticks to them.

    For what it's worth I take the view that all of them misuse public funds unless proven otherwise. Kenny still does not have an audit of government expenses, as per the constitution. How can they prove they're clean?

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