Former Economic Development Minister Guy Joseph, the frequent target of allegations of wrongdoing while in office, on Monday night declared his innocence before a crowd of opposition United Workers Party (UWP) supporters.
The occasion was a UWP public meeting in Joseph’s Forestiere, Castries, home community.
The former Castries South East MP told the audience that the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has been attacking him.
“But if there is one thing Guy Joseph knows, the labour party can never find anything corrupt on Guy Joseph,” the former Minister asserted.
“I stand proud as a son of the soil of Forestiere and a man with the greatest level of integrity in the politics of Saint Lucia,” Joseph stated.
He said it was amazing that some UWP supporters believed the nonsense they heard about him and other UWP people.
Joseph said no bank had ever called him threatening to close his account because they did not know the source of the money.
In addition, he disclosed that he had his United States visa renewed after the July 26, 2021, general elections.
The electorate voted the UWP out of office, and Joseph failed to retain his Castries South East seat.
The former Minister told the crowd that a Trinidad and Tobago contractor messaged him the day after the elections, asserting that the SLP was waiting to see him (Joseph) brought to his knees.
Joseph said he had the message on his telephone.
However, he observed that he would not have been on the UWP political platform addressing Monday night’s event if the now-ruling labor party had something on him.
“Everything that happens labour finds a way to tie me into it because if Guy is not part of it, it don’t have no taste,” Joseph told the audience.
But he warned that Saint Lucia was in trouble.
“Our country is in trouble. We put our country in the hands of the worst possible government that could be elected in a country,” the former MP stated.
And he referred to Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre as an embarrassment.
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