(SNO) — The Saint Labour Party’s Chairman Moses Jn. Baptiste, and author of a letter to Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry questioning why information gleaned by police is in the hands of the United Workers Party’s general secretary, has intensified the mystery surrounding the author of an article that has now become a talking point in the country.
Nine days after the article’s publication, the identity of the author is still engulfed in mystery, made more so by Jn. Baptiste at a press conference today, Sept. 18.
This is somewhat curious seeing that the article was published under the name of someone called ‘Oswald Augustin’ and that Jn. Baptiste, in his letter to Moncherry clearly indicated that it was the Oswald Augustin of the UWP who wrote the article.
Today however, Jn Baptiste appears not to be as brave as in earlier times.
The article is headlined “Legal Action in Train” and appeared in the September 8, 2018 issue of the newspaper. The article has now grabbed the nation’s attention.
“I will continue to say that the Voice newspaper published an article by Oswald Augustin indicating words to the effect that Israelis are involved in investigations in St. Lucia and that the police have certain evidence that people will be prosecuted and I’ll continue to say that,” Jn. Baptiste said, and gave nothing much more when pressed on the issue.
At a press conference yesterday, Sept. 17, the UWP general secretary cautioned Jn Baptiste by saying: “He (Jn Baptiste) should first find out how many Oswald Augustins there are in Saint Lucia before he says it (article) was written by the general secretary of the United Workers Party. And I want to caution him next time he calls or write my name anywhere he better make sure he has facts and knows what he is talking about. Since he (Jn Baptiste) has written a letter to the police he needs to get his facts straight and find out which Oswald Augustin wrote that article because the last time I check there were five Oswald Augustins, one passed away. He has to be careful who he is talking about.”