Press Release: The Saint Lucia Labour Party has been made aware of the shameful impersonation of Opposition Leader Hon. Philip J. Pierre on Instagram and Facebook.
The Party condemns this action and calls on proponents of said action to immediately cease and desist.
Our investigations reveal that known operatives of the United Workers Party have been promulgating a particular screenshot of a chat within their WhatsApp Groups in a shameful effort to authenticate the fake profile and message.
Saint Lucia Labour Party reminds operatives of the United Workers Party that under the Computer Misuse Act of Saint Lucia (2011) malicious communication is a criminal offense; a person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offense and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both and in the case of a subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.
Moreover, civil action can and will be brought against any individual who willingly attempts to impersonate and in so doing defames the character of any Saint Lucia Labour Party Parliamentarian.
In addition, we advise Saint Lucians to subscribe to the only and official social media accounts of the Political Leader; Facebook www.facebook.com/philipj.pierre and Instagram @philipj.pierre or www.instagram.com/philipj.pierre for verifiable updates.
Our Party remains resolute and resilient to the habitually failed attempts and desperate attacks of the United Workers Party on the Political Leader, parliamentarians, candidates, and members of the Saint Lucia Labour Party.