In a Facebook post dated the 27th of December, 2022 a page called UnitedPac Saint Lucia posted and published serious defamatory statements against our Prime Minister, Hon. Philip J. Pierre.
The post stated that Hon. Pierre “in less than 2 years in government, like his predecessor Kenny Anthony had been awarded a brand new white BWM… and a brand-new house at Cap Estate… by some well-known businessmen.”
These statements are false and made maliciously to damage and injure the good reputation and character of the Honourable Prime Minister, both in his professional and private stations.
It is a fact that Hon. Pierre is the owner of a white BWM sedan which he purchased before the 2021 General Elections and for which he makes monthly mortgage payments to a local financial lending institution.
The Prime Minister does not own nor was he gifted a brand-new house at Cap Estate and has remained a resident at his property in Water Works Road, Castries where he grew up.
These malicious attacks seek to denigrate the unsullied name of the Honourable Prime Minister and will not be tolerated.
The Prime Minister has therefore instructed his lawyers to pursue legal action against UnitedPac Saint Lucia, the United Workers Party, and all other pages which shared the defamatory content.
The public is encouraged to engage in constructive conversations to ensure that government and its policies work in the best interest of its people.
However, the use of propaganda, lies and unfounded defamatory allegations and acts will be defended to protect one’s honour and integrity, especially in the highest public office of the land.
We encourage citizens to act responsibly in their thoughts, words and deeds and to call out all of those who peddle lies and when they do so, cowardly hide their identities behind fake names and organisations.
Former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Vieux Fort South, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has also indicated that he will pursue legal action against the aforementioned organisations.
SOURCE: Office of the Prime Minister