Opposition denies involvement in plot to kill St Vincent PM

Opposition leader Arnhim Eustace and PM Ralph Gonsalves.

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has denied being involved in an alleged plot to assassinate St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves.

Gonsalves told Parliament last week that the police have arrested and charged with “serious offences, not relating to the conspiracy of murder”, an assassin hired to kill him.

He said the murder plot was devised by “the two major drug trafficking and money-laundering entities” in St Vincent and the Grenadines and that the NDP received “substantial funding” for last month’s election from the two crime syndicates.

Gonsalves, who is also Minister of National Security, said while the would-be killer was remanded to prison without bail, police did not charged him with conspiracy to murder “because the security authorities are keen at protecting the most valuable intelligence sources”.

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9 Comments

  1. sweet pum pum
    February 27, 2011

    Back off leave Ralph alone you don’t know him

  2. Ralph Gonsalves is Crazy
    January 28, 2011

    I am so tired of him doing this. Whenever he needs to distract the people from the mess he has created he makes some big, baseless, fabricated lie. Notice he has NO evidence and to try and tie this falsehood to a man like Arnhim Eustace is insane. Mr PM please do not say another word until you have real evidence the opposition party is trying to knock you off. I, for one, just want you to begin fixing the mess you have created. Better yet…PLEASE RESIGN!!!!!

  3. mouth of the south
    January 27, 2011

    hhhmmm well allu said,,,,’doh investigate munga’s death,,,that’s a closed case’ blah blah blah,,, so allu think is one person those hitman will lash,,,,everyones a target now,,,, organised crime have been in jamaica n trinidad for a good while,,,,, now it seems the leeward n windwards isles are getting into the game huh

  4. One Day
    January 27, 2011

    The Caribbean people watching too much TV. However, these things must not be taken lightly. People appear to be so casual about these threats.

  5. dominican in diaspora
    January 27, 2011

    ralph ralph ralph……..he and edison james must be related…these politicians in the caribbean really run ou tof plans

  6. Deoborah
    January 27, 2011

    Heaven help us in the Caribbean from the whims and fancies of these evil, mad, “desoley” men.

  7. Jade
    January 27, 2011

    O Lord; wat is going on on these islands somebody tell me! They trying to assisinate in Dominica now St.Vincent what the heck is going on???????????????????????

  8. great thinking
    January 27, 2011

    Bulls..! How can u have an alleged criminal locked up on charges not related to the alleged crime! You all not seeing tht Gonsalves has his own agenda? Where is the Director of Public Prosecutions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines? Then again, your job is politically-influenced so ………….. To the family and friends of the supposed criminal, get him a damn good lawyer. Doesn’t have to be from your country, allow me to suggest an attorney from Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica or Barbados. Ralph. why are u not informing the public of the charges against this man or where is the evidence that he actually committed a crime? This is unconstitutional!

    • Big T
      January 27, 2011

      great thinking: let the authorities in SVG carry out their investigations. You’r jumping to conclusion. you dnt have a clue whats happening down there. shout up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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