(PRESS RELEASE) – The United Workers Party joins several regional and international organizations in expressing concerns about the lack of electoral reform in Dominica.
The UWP believes that the power rests with the people of Dominica to ensure and demand that this democratic process is done in a manner which is transparent and meets the international standards adopted by the region.
It is alarming to the United Workers Party that on the eve of an election in Dominica, the ruling party would allow the questionable Saint Lucia Labour Party MP, Dr. Ernest Hilaire to speak on their platform and tarnish the name of his own country.
Dr. Hilaire accused Saint Lucians of planning what is taking place in Dominica. The United Workers Party calls on Dr. Hilaire to retract this statement and apologize to the people of Saint Lucia. How dare Dr. Hilaire in his bid to support his friend by any means necessary attack and hurt the reputation of his own country.
This is a glaring reminder of the flawed character of Dr. Hilaire and his callous, uncouth and illogical attempt at political expediency at the cost of Saint Lucians. Does the SLP stand by these reckless statements made by their Deputy Political Leader, Dr. Hilaire?
It is also passing ironic that Roosevelt Skerrit’s DLP chose Hilaire, the man at the center of the Juffali Scandal in Saint Lucia, to speak on their political platform. The Al Jazeera documentary showed clearly that both Skerrit and Hilaire are deeply involved in questions surrounding the sale of diplomatic passports. What else do these two men have in common? How deep does this corruption really go? Are these “Quid-Pro-Quo” birds of a feather sticking together?
The UWP again condemns the statements made by Dr. Hilaire and calls on the SLP to distance itself from the unhinged and desperate attempts by Ernest Hilaire to meddle in Dominica at the expense of his own country.