Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: An apology is hereby demanded from the Unity Labour Party (ULP)after their disgraceful act in filming an election advertisement in a holy cemetery in Kingstown.
In the video, released on Facebook, the ULP’s Cultural Ambassador,Rondy ‘Luta’ McIntosh,along with volunteers of the ULP are seen filming around a gravesite. The same volunteers(dressed in ULP red berets) are then seen stepping over recent graves for the filming.
The filming of the ULP election video delayed a funeral which was taking place at the time – with the family of the deceased having to wait to use the hole that was dug to accommodate thecoffin of their loved one, which was instead used by the ULP for filming purposes.
Chairman of the New Democratic Party (NDP), the HonourableDaniel Cummings,hereby call upon the ULP to apologize to the families of those who are grieving for their loved ones buried in the cemetery, for the disrespectful, wrong and sacrilegious act carried out, by their agents, on their behalf.
“This is another example of how low the ULP has fallen after 19 long years. They must apologize immediately to the loved ones buried in the cemetery.” Mr. Cummings said.
“Cemeteries are sacred places where families and friends mourn together. They are not spacesfor desperate political games.“
“We cannot afford another five years of this disrespectful, shameful and sacriligous behaviour. No nation’s government should take part in such a vile stunt.”