DURING Wednesday night’s SLP National Pubic Meeting on the Castries Market Steps, Parliamentary Representative for Castries South Ernest Hilaire replied to the allegations from government and ruling (UWP) party sources claiming that he possessed a ‘stolen government vehicle’.
Hilaire lambasted Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on his purported stance of transparency and accountability, which the PM had claimed had led to investigations into Labour-related issues but has not also led to pursuing investigations into issues on the government side.
Hilaire once again challenged the government to take away his vehicle, displaying his keys above his head to show the crowd.
He said he had worked jobs in America, England, Dubai and the Caribbean and had made enough money to buy a vehicle.
The opposition MP says despite warnings from his comrades “not to trust” Mayers, he put St Lucia first and met Mayers at his home for hours, exhaustively going over the job.
The Castries South MP said that after he sued Chastanet, Mayers became like a mad man who was more than willing to find dirt to destroy him.
Hilaire then made his own allegations of impropriety regarding vehicles.
He said, “I want them to find out which minister right now is driving a car — right now — that was paid for with state funds and it doesn’t have an ‘SLG’ on it… If they want to investigate vehicles, find out which minister it is.”
He also said the chairman of a statutory organization imported a vehicle into the country duty-free and attempted to have it transferred to his name.
Hilaire said that if government was interested in transparency, it would disclose this matter.