Government calls on Guy Joseph to apologise!

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Government calls on Guy Joseph to apologise!
Guy Joseph
Guy Joseph

Below is a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister in response to Parliamentarian Guy Joseph who along with another member of Parliament received parking tickets on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Yesterday, Hon. Guy Joseph, the parliamentary representative for Castries South East, made certain public pronouncements to the effect that the government of Saint Lucia was involved in a conspiracy designed to embarrass and belittle him.

It transpired that during yesterday’s sitting of parliament, a vehicle belonging to Mr. Joseph was ticketed for what a police officer considered illegal parking. At the time, the entire cabinet of ministers was within the parliament chamber attending to the people’s business.

For the Castries South East representative to even suggest that a police officer going about his or her lawful duties was actually being directed by the government defies logic. Indeed, while Hon. Guy Joseph is well-known for making statements entirely bereft of factual content, this allegation of his that the government of Saint Lucia is involved in a conspiracy against him, simply because his vehicle was ticketed, is ludicrous to say the least and certainly beneath the dignity of a parliamentary representative.

It may well be that during his party’s tenure in government that Mr. Joseph and his colleagues often gave directions to the police and he has now come to believe that this is the norm for governments. The government of the Saint Lucia Labour Party rejects that sort of behaviour and has never engaged in the same as it recognises that there ought to be no impediments in the way of law enforcers in the execution of their duties.

The government, therefore, condemns in the strongest possible terms Mr. Joseph’s frivolous accusation that the political directorate was somehow involved in yesterday’s ticketing of his vehicle, and calls upon him to withdraw the same whilst issuing an appropriate apology to the hardworking police officers.

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  1. YUT YOU ARE THE ONE TALKING A BUNCH OF CRAP. EVERYTGING IS KENNY KENNY,KENNY DONT KNOW IF YOU EXIST SO TAKE A HIKE IDIOT.

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  2. I do not care what anyone say about Guy Joseph,just want to say he's one mighty fine Lucian brother. I would tell my husband take a hike for one day, just to have lunch with him and get to know him better. That's my story and am sticking to it,bring it on LOL.

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  3. Ppl lets be realistic maybe the press release went a little too far in paragraph four otherwise I don't see any ulterior motive. It is simply gov't PR responding to idiotic statements made by two stupid politicians.
    The issue in question could have been easily been resolved but to suggest that the police is working with the gov't to victimise members opposition is simply moronic and petty.

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  4. Kenny has always been petty and shallow i wonder sometimes which world he is living in i am so sich of his petty crap. Kenny and his SLP bunch always feel that they can use all the big words and all other ST LUCIANS are not as smart but with all the big thinkers in the SLP YET this country is in a mess and it is clear that the have to new ideas to put ST LUCIA back on a path of posative groth

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  5. The police had to apologise. Was this press release really necessary??

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slY7ftcebuU&list=UUpQ1flzNs_nzcExVnodK5XQ&index=3

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  6. Red herring! A distraction as usual, so that Government can screw the people. The throne speech is disturbing so they needed a red herring. Kenny is worse than Compton and he's taking us down a slippery slope!

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  7. Once again tit for tat from the slp govt. Always looking for an apology. Both Ministers explained that police officers sanctioned the parking. The tickets should be withdrawn after that thorough explanation by the Ministers. SLP govt should start apologising for the hardship that they are putting st. lucians through!

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  8. hey be guided that only Guy made mention of police mischief. Mr. Montoute only mentioned what had happened i.e the facts. Two KIDS GUY n KENNY those 2 hv been at each other for 5 years now. dem two need toys to play with or maybe blocks to build something.

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    • Hey el silvestre where does Kenny come in there. Has Kenny said any thing to guy? In the first place why does guy have to pick a fight with the government. If you have your beef with the police officer, take it up with the police commissioner

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    • el silvestre Spider did not say much because he is lazy and has already said his quota during the civil servants sick out. He is too lazy to think of something to say. Now tell me why are you dragging Kenny in guy's nonsense? Has Kenny said anything to guy? Guy is the one who is pick an unnecessary fight with the government. If you have your beef with the police office then take it up with the police commissioner. Regarding the toys that you alluded to, Kenny does not need that. He has no time to muck around. He has enough work taking care of the country's business and he is doing a fantastic job at that. It is the bunch of flambeau jokers with little brain cells who need toys to stimulate their little brain. Frederick alluded to that in last night's news.

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      • Rosie, it is clear that you are benefitting from the better days. Spider is a HARD WORKER and that was proven through his tenure. I suspect you have something personal against him and that should not cloud your thinking. As a matter of fact, he achieved the most work for his constituency that any other. So get you story right, St. Lucians know better! You should not be part of the SLP govt because of your shallow thinking,since you all claim to have all the "brains" (caca calbas). Call ONE Party they need people like you badly.

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      • Rosie I suppose when you have chosen a political career, everything and anything is game. I pray God that we NEVER EVER end up under the bunch of people who served under the former administration. Saint Lucia slipped 50 years backwards in 5 years: moral and ethical decay of our society by the "leaders" rearing its ugly head now minifesting in a forever ANGRY nation. Sad

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        • Rosie I don't see your life being any different now that the SLP is in office. You are still in the very same place where you started. As far as I am concerned you are a irrelevant idiot who can't bring a single vote in for your party. Getting personal with others over politics and having a load of maypew to give to those is proof of your simple mind.

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  9. Oh come on my people!!
    Are we saying that your status in government or influential position SHOULD give you immunity for any unlawful act?

    Can we consider that justice should be done throughout the spectrum?

    After all, a politician should not be complaining, as it may be,with their enlightened knowledge of avenues of returning income to the country .

    Adding salt to injury, don't we have a car park facility at throw stone to parliament.

    Setting the example for others can impact on few and later many.

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    • You are so right. We seem to always attack the messanger before even understanding the message. I am appalled at the nonsense that passes for intelligent comments in this forum sometimes. Most people always seem to be in an attacking mode geeze. If the man broke the law he broke the law FULLSTOP. NO ONE is above the law

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  10. I was not expecting this t be an issue.........I was expecting an apology from the police force and the ticket cancelled. That would be as simple as it is. I don't believe this was a government setup but I do believe the tickets were intentional from a police officer who has their own agenda. I hope this does not make any more big noise. The police should apologies and Guy should accept and be the bigger man and apologies for saying the government if is that he said. Make this a non-issue cause there are bigger things to look at like VAT on Medication.

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  11. Hmmmm lolol guy pay the damn fine, there are places by voyagers you can and cannot pay hence the reason why all vehicles didn't get parking tickets, political victimization my foot, pay the fine,

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    • Stop being ridiculous "Ur Pusha". A police officer parked their vehicles, am sure the officers knew to well that parking on a double yellow line was not allowed. However it was done, provisions should have been made to mark of these vehicles to indicate that it was temporarily allowed. It could as well been a mistake by an officer just doing his/her job. Guy/Spider should not be paying for these tickets.

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    • Oh yes better days! Sadly this got no media attention, no one said anything, likes its ok to call the people of St. Lucia idiots! Lets face it we all may think it sometimes that some people get on like idiots, but lets leave that for the common street person to say, not a minister on Television!

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  12. Somehow I tend to agree with this press release. The idea of tickets being handed out by police for political reason should not go un-refuted. I think the police should also release a statement categorically denying it as well!............. Guy Joseph should know better than to publicly smear the police in his bid for political mileage.

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    • are you kidding me??? so a police officer park my car, not me that park it, yet I have to pay for ticket..... is the officer that park the car that is wrong.

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      • It's his vehicle not the police officer's so he is the one responsible for the fine.......... Guy Joseph should know better than to slander the police force, he should have handled the matter in a better/less public way.

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        • there is nothing wrong with a police officer parking a vehicle. the problem is he should no better than that.

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  13. I'm force to believe that was a set up against the minister. I suggest that Guy should not pay for any ticket and the officer involved in the parking should pay. Also Mr Joseph can be the bigger person and pay for it cause who jah bless no man and just move on. There are so many thing that need to be done in the country so let us focus on that instead of a parking time it's wasting yours and my time.

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  14. An eye opener for all of us, intelligent people. We want examples for our children and those that should do so, is making a mess.
    What a ting

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  15. I strongly believe that was a set up on the minister and he has nothing to apologize for and i suggest he don't pay for the ticket and the officer that parked the vehicle should pay for it. Mr Guy u can also be the bigger person and pay for it cause who jah bless no man curse.

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