UnitedPac sends stern warning	 to the Chamber of Commerce

UnitedPac sends stern warning to the Chamber of Commerce

The UnitedPac is appalled at a decision taken by the Chamber of Commerce to invite former UK High Commissioner, Ernest Hilaire to speak at its renowned function while he is at the center of an ongoing national and international scandal.

You would think that such a respectable and reputable organization would distance itself from the Walid Juffali scandal and anyone associated with it until the nation receives satisfactory answers from the authority.

Are we to believe that the Chamber of Commerce is satisfied with the answers given by the government and Ernest Hilaire? Are they okay with the secrecy and all the suspicions, which were involved in appointing Walid Juffali as an ambassador?

It appears that the appointment of Ernest Hilaire to deliver the keynote address at their function indicates an endorsement of an unethical decision taken by Hilaire and the government to appoint someone who has no ties to St. Lucia and clearly has no qualifications to represent St. Lucia’s interest at the Maritime Organization.

Furthermore, the Chamber is indirectly saying that if there were any irregularities with the appointment of Juffali, it was ‘okay.’ UnitedPac is therefore advising the Chamber of Commerce to do the honorable thing and distance itself from this embarrassing scandal and anyone associated with it. That includes Ernest Hilaire.

Instead, the Chamber of Commerce should join its voice with St. Lucians and demand that the Government put an end to this embarrassing scandal by rescinding the appointment of Walid Juffali.

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  1. Modeste Downes
    November 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Is it not possible that the Chamber wants to hear from Dr. Hilaire for itself, and perhaps to question him and afford its entire membership an opportunity to be ‘educated’ about the issue? According to Nelson Mandela, should your enemies be the Chamber’s enemies?

  2. Larry Clarke
    November 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm Reply

    St.Lucians we must desist from this mova Lang syndrome. How dare the detractors question the integrity of Earnest Hilliaire, the son of the soil has worked hard to educate himself and equip himself with the skills to serve his country. To suggest that he would act in a dishonest or corrupt manner is reprehensible.

  3. Harold Edwards
    November 24, 2015 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Mr. Clarke wake up and smell the coffee, and remember the old adage, if it smells like s…t it is s….t.
    Why the secrecy, why can’t it be confirmed that Juffai has a st.lucian diplomatic passport.

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