Sad, alarming and painful are just some of the words one United Workers Party (UWP) petitioner has used to describe a decision by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to dismiss an appeal in a matter involving Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter Saint Jean.
The decision was handed down by Her Lordship the Honourable, Janice Pereira, on the general basis that the UWP petitioners did not provide sufficient evidence of the existence of French passports, which Skerrit and Saint Jean allegedly held.
However, Ron Green says the decision reeks of injustice.
“I want to compliment Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on his ability and success in hiding the truth from the court. We go to the court for justice. Justice depends on trust and when you hide the truth, it means injustice. This seems to be one of the major weaknesses of our court system,” he said.
“Everybody, in and out of Dominica, knows the truth, but con men, tricksters, lawyers, leaders specialize in keeping the truth hidden from the curt and also from our people,” Green said.
He said the UWP will now move “to educate the people on the truth.”
“Three years and three months short a week, is what we have spent at an incredible high court and the appeal court is saying that the direct evidence in the hands of Skerrit and Saint Jean was not put into the court”, Green lamented.
According to Green, the issue of dual allegiance was only one of the matters deemed unfair in the 2009 general elections.