Opposition leader, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has called on the people of Saint Lucia to demand from the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party: “Where the money gone?”
Rigobert made the request while recalling that some had told her that “money pass.”
The leader of the opposition did not elaborate.
Addressing a political rally of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Doctor Gale Rigobert lamented that Saint Lucia’s reputation had been tarnished internationally by the actions of the ruling party.
“You would have learnt that diplomat after diplomat, people with whom we have had cordial productive mutually beneficial relationships raising questions about the commitment of Saint Lucia to the Western democratic ethic and upholding law and order,” she told her audience.
According to the Micoud North MP, Saint Lucia’s good name and reputation are now being called into question internationally.
Rigobert made specific reference to the Juffali affair.
“How many times do we have to be dragged in the mud over the Juffali affair and it is passing strange that the very same people who are at the centre of the Juffali scandal are now offering themselves for public service,” she said.
It was an obvious reference to Doctor Ernest Hilaire, Saint Lucia’s former High Commissioner to London.
Hilaire is the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party’s candidate for Castries South.
Said Doctor Gale Rigobert:
“You name is embroiled in a mess and yet you have the gall bladder to offer yourself for public service?”
The opposition leader asserted that the people of Castries South will convincingly reject Hilaire, whom she did not mention by name.
She asserted that the intellect of Saint Lucian voters must never be underestimated, because they understand what it is to stand proud in the international community, proud of the reputation this country has built over 37 years of independence.
“The people of Saint Lucia need to demand transparency and accountability from the Saint Lucia Labour Party, which has to say where they have failed,” Rigobert declared.