No vendetta against “paranoid” Isaac – Mayor’s office responds to accusations

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No vendetta against “paranoid” Isaac – Mayor’s office responds to accusations
Press and Communications Manager in the Office of the Mayor, Jason Hullingseed, said Vendors Association President Peter 'Ras Ipa' Isaac (inset photo) is not been targeted by the Office.
Press and Communications Manager in the Office of the Mayor, Jason Hullingseed, said Vendors Association President Peter 'Ras Ipa' Isaac (inset photo) is not been targeted by the Office.
Press and Communications Manager in the Office of the Mayor, Jason Hullingseed, said Vendors Association President Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac (inset photo) is not been targeted by the Office.

The Office of Mayor has been accused of recently sowing the seeds of a “malicious vendetta” against President of the St. Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ip,’ who has been charged with electricity theft following an investigation into the matter last month by the Castries Constituency Council (CCC).

When confronted with Isaac’s accusations, Press and Communications Manager Jason Hullingseed said he is baffled, calling Isaac “paranoid”.

Hullingseed denies that Isaac is being targeted and victimised by the Office.

“Someone must be paranoid,” Hullingseed said, “because no one at the Council, its management, nor is the mayor about victimisation or targeting anyone.”

Hullingseed said the mayor, Peterson D. Francis, is about law and order, observing protocols and seeing that tenants of the CCC operate within the confines of the law.

“He (the mayor) believes in enforcement. At the end of the day let us respect the fact that the matter is before the courts and allow for due process in the outcome,” Hullingseed said.

But the outspoken Isaac said the charges are to silence him.

“I think it is a malicious vendetta against me, that’s directly what I see it as,” he told HTS.

Isaac has been charged for abstracting of electricity, but he claims he had a legal connection which has since been disconnected.

Hullingseed noted that no arrests had been made when investigations into this matter was launched last month.

He said Isaac was however was summoned on Tuesday, March 21 to appear before the courts on May 11, 2017 to answer to the charge.

He is also expected to answer to charges for insulting words and obscene language.

Just recently, Mayor Francis, while encouraging people to report any unlawful connections of power, sent a stern warning to vendors and tenants of the Castries Constituency Council who were tapping electricity illegally.

This came after reports of reported illegal connection at the Vendor’s Arcade.

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  1. The man was stealing electricity for over 10 years. Peterson come and discover the man movements. I would get vex 2. lol

    Ipa you wrong

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  2. Ipa, you are not the law...you always trying to mamaguy around something...that comm manager defending his mayor with vigor...lol

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  3. So... if i'm not mistaken, you cannot just get disconnected by an average citizen for illegal electricity connections. LUCELEC comes out, investigates and disconnects. They also do not disconnect due to heresay. So Ras, if you paid your bills and they disconnected, the issue is with LUCELEC. If you had a legit line, and someone was stealing electricity from your line, they will disconnect you. If you were stealing electricity, then the connection was disconnected. Get a legit line and PAY like the rest of us.

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  4. Dem just cah keep a good man down. Always smile when they want me to frown.....things getting better when they thought it would be worst.

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  5. Press and Communications Manager, many staff do the Mayor has.

    sound more like a president of a country.

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  6. I will enter his gates with thanks giving in my heart and into his courts with praise!

    "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing."
    – John 15: 5

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  7. I need to review the laws of the land. Did not know someone can get charged for insulting words and obscene language...hmmm

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    • yes you can . it is against the law to say these things in public its kind of like a verbal assault . trust me there are alot of petty things in the law that dont make sense. i think there is even one that if you spit on the ground you can get charged for that.

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