UWP: Time to cut Juffali loose

UWP: Time to cut Juffali loose

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia –Friday, February 19, 2016 – The United Workers’ Party urges the Kenny Anthony Administration to do the right thing and revoke Dr. Walid Juffali’s diplomatic status to protect the interests of St Lucia, limit the reputational damage caused, and to counteract the fervent suspicions surrounding his appointment.

This Party warned the Government months ago that St. Lucia would be viewed unfavourably in international diplomatic circles if they took a hard line on the issue of Dr. Juffali’s diplomatic immunity.

The Anthony Administration refused to heed our well-intentioned advice, instead resorting to cheap political and personal slurs.

Our country’s reputation has suffered significantly as a result of this Administration’s refusal to act.

A UWP government would do the right thing for the people of St. Lucia. And one of our first actions, should we be elected, would be to remove Dr. Juffali and appoint a St. Lucian to represent our interests at the International Maritime Organisation.

We will focus on rebuilding St. Lucia’s credibility in the diplomatic community.

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  1. 1
    February 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm Reply

    The UWP has NOT stated on what basis or point to anything wrong with Jufali’s appointment.

    He was vetted by the British government.

    We can’t have such weak political opportunists like the UWP in charge of our sovereign STATE.

    And i suspect that the uwp is being paid by foreign governments to speak on their behalf.

    1. ming
      February 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm Reply

      just like you are being paid to utter such nonsense

  2. Boujon Guiyave
    February 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

    If search properly, Golden Balls, you will find the diplomatic community is patting St Lucia on the back for stand up for its rights. In case you didn’t notice St Lucia’s position is fair, responsible and transparent. These are far removed from what you are asking the government to do. That would be breaking all diplomatic protocols. It would create a precedent which would put the security all diplomats in jeopardy anyone for any private and trivial reason challenge their immunity and freedom to serve their countries interest.

    When it suits them small economies like ours have to abide by rules and protocols. Same way when it them they are asking us again to pay no mind to rules and protocols. The UWP and Golden Balls should know better than that: that in the world of today no country, in particular our so-called traditional allies, put their necks out for us. Haven’t you realize more and more these countries are set to server all traditional ties. Does the common wealth mean the same thing to the UK as it once did? I think not. And if so please don’t as us to act as sacrificial lamb for the UK. The UK can take care of itself without us putting our reputation at stake for her.

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