What a country that we have here. Ernest Hilaire has declared himself a candidate for the general election without clearing with the population about his complete role in the Juffali affair.
He appears at a planned debate with his opponent and is questioned by those present about his plans for the constituency if elected, but no wherehave we seen anyone question Hilaire about the Juffali matter
If Hilaire will not publicly address the people of Saint Lucia on Juffali, can he be seen as a fitting candidate to represent them? There are a lot of suspicions going round about the Juffali matter and it is incumbent upon Hilaire to come clean.
We hear a lot of talk about the need for political debates but given the low level of politics in Saint Lucia, political debates will mean absolutely nothing. Imagine a debate and the participants cannot be asked the tough questions that they ought to be asked. Has the Prime Minister ever been made to publicly address the Grynberg matter? Will he be made to so in a debate? Will he be asked about the Juffali affair after he has tried to con us with a version that left so many questions unanswered?
What is the use of a public debate if we cannot get the truth?
I do not live in South Castries but if I did I would never vote for Hilaire until he answered the Juffali questions everyone is asking.