(Dominica News Online) Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton has accused hotelier Sam Raphael of ‘lying through his teeth,’ saying he has not produced evidence that the United Workers Party (UWP) was involved in the alleged sale of diplomatic passports.
The latest salvo from Linton was delivered on Q95’s Talk on the Block on Tuesday afternoon on a matter that has been a topic of much discussion in Dominica in the past weeks.
Linton had asked Raphael to produce evidence after Raphael dropped a bombshell recently saying the UWP is guilty of the very thing it has been accusing the Dominica Labour Party (DLP)-led government of doing, that is, selling diplomatic passports. (The government has denied it is in the business of selling diplomatic passports).
On Tuesday, July 11, Raphael released a statement which he said contained the evidence that Linton had asked for. He said there were no MOUs of the alleged diplomatic passport sales to six individuals in Switzerland, which he described as an “under the table transaction” however, there were wire transfers and checks which “comprised prominent financial records that cannot be refuted.”
But Linton was not impressed, saying they did nothing in terms of the type of evidence he had demanded.