Lenard Montoute responds to Emma Hippolyte

The United Workers Party Gros-Islet constituency branch is  calling on the Ms. Emma Hippolyte to desist from claiming projects that were done under Lenard Spider Montoute’s stewardship. Ms. Hipppolye listed, in a very disappointing account of what she had done, two projects that were accomplished by Mr. Montoute. Cutting the ribbons to open the Gros islet Preschool and the Gros Islet Market and Council Office does not entitle her to lay claim to them.

The fact is what she claims to have achieved over the past four and a half years is less than what Mr. Montoute accomplished in any year of his tenure. Her desperate rush to block pot holes at this eleventh hour will be seen by the constituents for what it truly is

We concur with many of the residents of Gros Islet, her supporters included, that Ms. Hippolyte is by far the worst parliamentary representative that Gros Islet has had since independence. She has been sleep walking for four and a half years.

Her disconnection of the WIFI and shutting down of ICT centres that were put in place in several communities throughout the constituency and her failure to account for the computers are memorable for the wrong reason. Her failure to maintain the parks of the constituency and to continue the many programmes and projects set up for the benefit of residents will not be forgotten.

Further as a Minister of Commerce she will be remembered for the Lambirds Scandal and the many raids on her office by police in what was a new low for St. Lucia. Ms. Hippolyte squandered St. Lucia’s once impressive standing as a place for doing business.

We are in agreement with Ms. Hippolyte on the point that last minute acts of desperation will hurt and not help her cause. They will in fact simply highlight her non-performance throughout the four and a half years.