Fedee: Women must be concerned in Juffali case

Fedee: Women must be concerned in Juffali case

Opposition Senator, Dominic Fedee, has urged local woman to take note of the way the Saint Lucia government has acted in the matter concerning Doctor Walid Juffali.

He was responding to questions from reporters about the Juffali affair.

Fedee said in response to a question from a female reporter:

“I think there’s also a moral imperative here and as a woman I think that you should be very concerned about the actions of the government.”

According to Fedee, himself a former television news reporter, the Juffali case not only has a “legalistic” element, but also a moral imperative that has to be satisfied.

“Women all over the country should take note of the treatment of his ex-wife, where the court is ruling that Juffali deliberately attempted to cheat her from what was rightly due to her from a divorce settlement,” the United Workers Party (UWP) Senator asserted.

“That certainly is disrespect and certainly it is not a good sign for women all over the world and Saint Lucia is no exception,” he declared.

Asked directly whether the government of Saint Lucia was endorsing disrespect for women by the way it has handled the Juffali matter, Fedee’s response was:

“I can’t say whether the government willingly or unwillingly has done so, but certainly the decision has not met the court standards.”

He stated that the Saint Lucia government’s actions in the Juffali matter were “shocking.”

“It undermines Saint Lucia’s international reputation further to see that a Judge in a court of law would actually rule that Doctor Juffali’s bid was spurious, inauthentic and not genuine in terms of his diplomatic immunity,”Fedee explained.

He felt that Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to London at the time, Ernest Hilaire, should clear the air on the matter.



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  1. SMH
    February 10, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply

    Such cheap politics.. Thought the entrance of new candidates would lead to more enlightening views..

    1. Lababad
      February 10, 2016 at 11:42 pm Reply

      What is cheap about it? Women’s issues are serious elections issues. Any attempt to evade paying an ex-wife under any other circumstances would be looked at in a different light. But because it’s politically related people want to minimize the underlying problem here. Not only is she entitled to take him to court for there to be a judgement for what she should be paid, it also highlights how our own country’s credibility has been put at stake to protect a man in his private matter. Yes it is true that it is all private, but he has chosen to use us to block that private matter with the help of some greedy politicians. If we didn’t know him and he didn’t have our diplomatic immunity no one would care. But he does, so we care.

  2. Anonymous
    February 11, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

    I could not agree more! LABABAD

    ST.LUCIANS REALLY NEED TO WAKE UP!!! Smh we cant allow arrogance to lead this country! A born leader is never arrogant or sees himself anove the people he/she is humble and acts as a servant to the people. We give these elected politicians too much bad habits they are servants first. NOT GODS

  3. Born and Proud Lucian
    February 11, 2016 at 1:37 pm Reply

    Fedee, you need to return to your homeland “Guyana” and help build it.
    We have NO need of you in SLU.

    1. Anonymous
      February 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm Reply

      The ignorance you represent is by no means a reason to speak of yourself as Lucian. You make the Intelligent folks look bad. I’m am certainly sure that by excluding Mr. Fedee’s political preference you would see that he has probably contributed positively to our society alot more than many St. Lucians. Those are the non St. Lucia borns we should be encouraging here in this country, we know where they are from, we know what they have done and we know where they are going. Better we have them than maggots like yourself.

      1. Born and Proud Lucian
        February 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm Reply

        You are delusional to think that a Guyanese has contributed more to this island, than according to you (many St. Lucians).
        Because it is on the backs of hard working St. Lucians this island was built to create the economic atmosphere for those immigrants to see fitting to live off.

        Now, can you point to where he has contributed more than-according to you, “many St. Lucians?”

        1. Anonymous
          February 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm Reply

          Some of our hard working St Lucians here…got work out of Guyana. Remember the Gold Rush? On another note the term “many” is not any significant number, it could mean anything. Yes he has contributed more than many. Furthermore many societies were built on immigrants, are we going to continue the practice of telling others to “go back home”?. Where does this take us? Are you implying that ones aspirations should only limit them to their current geographical location?

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