PRESS RELEASE – Adamant that Saint Lucians deserve better from politicians who are afforded the opportunity to serve in the House of Assembly, the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) caretaker candidate for Micoud South Phillip Jn. Baptiste, has called upon Phillip J. Pierre and Guy Joseph to desist from the destructive politics of personalisation, which has done very little to alleviate the economic suffering of the people of Saint Lucia.
At a time when most Saint Lucians are increasingly unable to find jobs and are struggling to feed their families, no one should continue to tolerate the behaviour of grown men who malign each other’s character but do not have the honesty and intestinal fortitude to allow a court of law to pass judgment on the many vicious claims they make in parliament.
In the matter pertaining to allegations of corruption which Pierre has made against Joseph, Jn. Baptiste strongly believes that the onus is now on Pierre to ask his government to refer the matter to the courts if he truly believes that Mr. Joseph has broken any laws.
However, should Pierre and his government refuse to act accordingly, and thereby allow the court to uphold or dismiss these serious allegations, then it is reasonable to conclude that the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Government has willfully misled the people of Saint Lucia through a coordinated parliamentary strategy of engaging in political mischief and the dissemination of propaganda.
In this regard, “I hope, for the sake of the people of Saint Lucia, that this upcoming budgetary exercise is presented in an atmosphere that is free of political drama and refrains from the use of flashing mirrors and smoke screens in an effort to divert the people’s attention,” Jn. Baptiste concluded.