Soufriere MP Emma Hippolyte, responding to allegations of sexual harassment against a high-ranking Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) officer, has declared that she would not condemn someone based on an allegation.
“Not that I am aware of,” was her response when informed that at least four individuals had made the allegations.
Hippolyte spoke to reporters Tuesday on the margins of a meeting of the House of Assembly.
“You might recall from being a Minister, at the National Insurance, the issue of domestic violence and sexual harassment is one that we have condemned,” she stated.
However, the Minister for Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives, and Consumer Affairs asserted that she would not condemn someone because of an allegation.
“All I am saying is if there are persons who have made a claim, then let the law take it,” Hippolyte stated.
She told reporters she did not want to condemn somebody based on hearsay.
Hippolyte observed that she is an auditor.
“And I always say from all my training – bring the evidence,” the Soufriere MP told reporters.