MP for Marigot, Lennox Linton, has alleged that the police are seeking to harass residents of Marigot and are seeking to escalate their concerns over the Marigot Hospital into “some war.”
He was speaking on Q95’s the Hot Seat on Wednesday morning as the controversy surrounding the closure of the hospital continues.
According to Linton, the police have increased their presence in Marigot after residents raised concerns over the temporary closure of the facility due to an infestation of mold and fungus.
“The police have beefed up their presence in Marigot,” he said. “The police are seeking to escalate the concerns that the people have into some war with the people of Marigot for demanding a new hospital and demanding proper arrangements to be put in place for the alternate facility while the proper medical facility is being constructed.”
He said Marigot residents have no issues with the police and wonder why the police are acting in such manner.
“I keep saying that Marigot people have no argument with the police, Marigot people are wondering why is is that the police are seeking to intimidate and harras them simply because they are demanding from the government, the government that is responsible for the hospital, proper facility in light of the closure,” Linton stated.
He said such ‘harassment’ is becoming a concern around Dominica.
“This harassment is becoming a matter of grave concern right around Dominica because it is just not Marigot people being harassed, it is everybody who feels that the behavior, the conduct, the performance of this government are unacceptable and they speak about it,” Linton said.