The Government of Saint Lucia has moved to engage the services of a firm of lawyers based in the United States (U.S.) Capital of Washington, D.C to represent them in the IMPACS matter.
This was revealed by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony during his New Year’s speech which was broadcast nationwide on Monday evening (Jan.25, 2016).
The Prime Minister declared that the group of foreign attorneys will “represent us in discussions with officials of the U.S. State Department”, regarding this sensitive issue.
He noted that the IMPACS report has caused much anxiety and uneasiness, but gave his assurance that the matter will be looked at and a resolution will be reached.
“I assure you that we will continue to work with the U.S. to bring closure to this matter,” he stated.
The U.S. has encouraged government to ensure that due process is served in the matter. The European Union (EU) also recently held a meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss this same issue.
The IMPACS Report was compiled based on an investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings by some members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) between 2009 and 2011.