BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner of Police instructed to remain on vacation leave

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner of Police instructed to remain on vacation leave
Vernon Francois
Vernon Francois

Saint Lucia’s top cop, Vernon Francois, has been given another 30 days vacation leave.

Francois who was expected to return to work on June 30, 2015, was instructed to remain on leave by the Public Service Ministry.

Francois was initially instructed to proceed on 40 days vacation leave after his first set of leave expired.

Errol Alexander has been acting as police commissioner of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) in his absence.

It is not clear as to the motive behind this, but Francois went on leave before Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony addressed the nation on the extra-judicial killings report in early March.

Dr Anthony confirmed that the force worked from a “black list or death list” of persons deemed criminals and officers staged all shooting-death sites to legitimise their actions.

The report also revealed that the weapons supposedly found on the scene of the alleged ‘extra-judicial killings’ were from sources other than the victims.

The investigators say the weapons were ‘planted on the scene of the shootings’.

The investigators also advised that ‘a number of shootings were done by police officers and are listed on the murder statistic as being done by unknown assailants’.

Revealingly, the report suggests that ‘the crime problem in St. Lucia is facilitated by corrupt politicians, government officials, business persons and the police officers’.

No government official has ever come forward to explain the reason behind the repeated extension of leave granted to Francois.

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60 COMMENTS

  1. This is 2015 regardless who you are you have a voice. Come together there is strength in a bundle you have a right to vote for change

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  2. The reality is the buck stop at the commissioner of police regardless who it is.When it is alleged that shit happens they usually step down or fired.It happens all the time in Jamaica recently in the U.S in the recent jail break the prison chief stepped down.Here we are talking about alleged murders.We cannot allow our emotions to cloud our realities.I for one wholehearted supported operation restore confidence but not extrajudicial killings as alleged.On the other hand the U.S is like satan correcting sins but they are the world police.They can do no wrong in their eyes.

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  3. Vacation Leave comes with normal salary
    Just let the man go!
    Wasting my freaking tax money!

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  4. This is unbelievable. Vernon is the best so far. He can't make crime rate go down if KENNY is fighting him and contradicting the police force system.

    So why Kenny can't tell the people to stop the crimes???

    KENNY IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO BE OUT. NO ONE WANTS YOU THERE, NOT EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED YOU IN.

    GET OUT KENNY.

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  5. Just remember his is still getting paid.I think doctor kenny anthony and lacorbinier need a long vacation. I mean a permanent one. Francois come out an say something to us. St lucian question claudius because he seems to know everything.

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  6. Don't really care about how, who and where this death/black list came from. Take out criminals by any means necessary. Point being it's safer now than then.

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  7. Dr. Anthony actions in addressing that matter is nothing short of self-serving. There was a better way to handle the situation rather than publicly belittling the very men and women entrusted with our protection and security. Now Dr. Anthony has exposed the police department and the St.Lucian government to all kinds of lawsuits including wrongful death. Money which will have to be paid out by us tax payers.

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  8. St. Lucia has now turned into a cesspool of corruption. Politicians are playing with the country like pawns on a chess game. They are not looking for the betterment of this country but to put their friends and families in key positions rather than look at qualifications, leadership skills etc.

    St. Lucia is sadly fading away into a 4th world country. Whilst persons sit in their homes grumbling about what they see on tv "reports" without recognizing they have the ability to bring change in the country. Everywhere else in the world politicians bend to their kneel for the people. No one is matching to these minister offices demanding answers when they give garbage reports. Have we gained that much of the submissive slave DNA??

    I am not asking for a riot but for this laid back attitude that we have adopted to stop.Young people in this country have the ability to rise above the archaic thought theory of slp/uwp affiliation. Instead they have their necks stuck in the sand hoping others will solve the problem while busily burying themselves in social media, feting or worse money and power hungry mongrels following the same trend of their predecessors, joining their politically affiliated parties to do nothing but rob the people blind. Well, until we realize we have the ability to have these politicians by their gonads, they will continue to shuffle and reshuffle " truly working people" at their whim. We have to realize if we continue playing with dirty water how can we expect to gain clean results. Its time all these politicians were dismissed and fresh minds entered. KENNY and his administration needs to GO! REfuse anyone who is corrupt.

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  9. So Kenny is throwing the best Commissioner we ever had under the bus. Francois was not involved in this kind of crap, so please find yourself another scapegoat.

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  10. well if the commissioner believes that he was wronged in any way then i believe that he should come out and speak the truth!! with or without his lawyer !! then we can be judge of this whole mess!! until then corruption fills the air!!

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  11. Always be careful what you wish for. Some were so anxious for the revelation of the report. Some even want more of the report. Those very ones above are now crying foul. Eat yourselves !!

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  12. Blame the report and not the person who read it. Anyone (yellow, red or green) who had read it, would not have made a difference, once the contents of the report had remained unchanged.

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  13. I HAVE HEARD THAT PERSONS HAVE EMPLOYMENT ON A MONTH TO MONTH BASIS BUT VACATION ON A MONTH TO MONTH BASIS IS NEW TO ME.
    IS THAT THE IMPACT OF IMPACS?
    WHAT VERNON DO GARCON? WHAT YOU DO?????

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  14. Really sad that the one who rescued us during the gang warfare days be treated in this manner. The dirty game of politricks!!

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