Health Minister Mary Isaac is under fire from Castries South MP, Doctor Ernest Hilaire, over remarks about the murder of former Civil Servant Victor Maurice.
Isaac recently indicated that Maurice was the victim of an assassination.
“Remember the hue and cry made by Nancy Charles calling on the Police in Saint Lucia and Dominica to question me for saying that the electoral unrest in Dominica had some connections with Saint Lucia? Of course, I was referring to the visits of the Dominican UWP leader to Saint Lucia for political discussions,” Hilaire wrote on his official Facebook page.
He said he is patiently waiting for the same Nancy Charles, a public officer who also serves as the UWP Deputy Chairperson, to ask the Police to question Mary Isacc for her comments that Victor Maurice was virtually assassinated, and that it was done by person(s) high up in authority in Saint Lucia.
“Someone please tell me that this is not a damning declaration of the criminality that exists in Saint Lucia,’ Hilaire asserted.
“But then again did Nancy Charles call upon the Police when fired UWP Minister Ubaldus Raymond said in an interview after his firing that there were persons in Government who were involved in criminal activity and will be getting away with it?” The Castries South MP said.
“Seriously, how can a Minister of Government make these comments, is then hugged by the Prime Minister and yet there is no Police or official comments on what exactly happened to Victor Maurice?” Hilaire asked.
Maurice died in Martinique last month where he had been receiving medical treatment after being shot near his home in Saint Lucia in November 2019.
At a recent candlelight vigil here in his memory, Senator Mary Isaac declared that crime is big business in this country driven by people “very far up – up there in the hierarchy” of Saint Lucia.
“These are the people that pay people to kill people,” Isaac declared.
In regard to Victor Maurice’s death, the Senator told her audience that someone was sent to kill him.
“That is the bottom line. And God was watching – that is what they don’t know. And somebody is going to have to speak, because whoever paid this person knows that he paid the person, and the person knows that somebody paid him – so that’s two people,” Isaac explained.
“And you know what they say about a secret? It’s only a secret if you keep it to yourself, so this is no longer a secret. People have to start talking,” the Health Minister stated.