Press Release:- The United Workers Party dismisses claims by Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre that it is time to move on from Rovergate which has rocked St. Lucia and involving former St. Lucia High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ernest Hilaire.
It was Philip J. Pierre and the Saint Lucia Labour Party which campaigned on transparency
and accountability during the lead up to the last general elections in 2021.
It cannot be inconvenient to the SLP to maintain those principles because it involves one of their own.
It is nothing short of inappropriate for Philip J. Pierre to insist that the people of St. Lucia
ignore the serious implications which the actions in Rovergate have for our country.
This case has not been resolved in the courts as Pierre wants the people to believe; rather it has been withdrawn.
The United Workers Party would like to ask Philip J. Pierre to answer two very pertinent
1. Who authorized the Range Rover to be registered in the name of Saint Lucia?
2. Who authorized, and by what mechanism, was the Range Rover transferred out of
the name of the State to Ernest Hilaire?
The attendance of Philip J Pierre as prime minister of Saint Lucia and Speaker of the
House of Parliament, Claudius Francis, in the courthouse during the case are of grave
concern further compounded by Pierre’s statement to the press that he was there to “ensure that justice was served.”
It is actions like this which undermine the confidence of the People and cause them to fear
political interference in having the CCJ as our final court of appeal.
Prime Minister Philip J Pierre must also understand that the SLP win at the last general
elections does not absolve wrongdoings by any of its members.
The United Workers Party calls for justice to be served.