Wednesday, October 5, 2022

‘Ras Ipa’ Chides ‘Ras Iron’ Over Joachim Henry Remarks

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The President of the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Inc. Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, has taken issue with the President of the Iyanola Council for the Advancement of Rastafari, Aaron ‘Ras Iron’ Alexander, over recent comments Alexander made concerning an incident at the Forestiere SDA church.

Alexander had called for police to arrest and charge the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s  Joachim Henry.

Henry had entered the SDA church to confront his political rival, Guy Joseph.

The SLP candidate claimed that Joseph had been telling nasty lies about him, while declaring that the two are friends.

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In urging the police to arrest Henry, Aaron Alexander had recalled an incident at the Pierrot Catholic church in Vieux Fort.

In July last year a man threw an incendiary device at a statue outside the church.

And he later entered the building where parishioners held him and eventually handed over to the police.

At the time, ICAR condemned the attack on the church.

But Peter Isaac said there’s no parallel between the Pierrot and SDA church incidents.

He explained that the individual who stormed the Pierrot church committed arson.

“I think it is not a fair comparison, Isaac asserted.

“Joachim went in there seeking diving intervention,” Isaac said of the recent SDA church incident.

He expressed the view that the SLP candidate for Castries South East was seeking compassion after the death of his son and what he was going through.

“He was expecting the congregation to talk to Guy (Joseph),” Isaac stated.

Isaac said Henry had no violent intent.

As a result, Isaac said he would not tell the police what to do in such a situation.

And he declared that the President of ICAR should also refrain from doing so.

Headline photo: Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac (l) and Aaron ‘Ras Iron’ Alexander

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