Guy Mayers comes out of hibernation (letter to the editor)

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Guy Mayers comes out of hibernation (letter to the editor)
Guy Mayers
Guy Mayers

Dear Editor: When Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony addressed the nation regarding the IMPACS report, from the beginning of the address, he made it clear that the speech was a difficult one. In fact, his speech was entitled “A difficult issue to confront”.

After that speech, it is alleged that numerous attempts were made to get a comment from officials from the former government, including the former Minister of National Security, Guy Mayers. All to no avail. No one in the previous administration has taken responsibility, offered their explanations for Operation Restore Confidence. Most of the comments have been to take issue with the government’s handling of the aftermath, but not the event (s) itself. They steer clear of that discussion.

However, about a month after that address, Guy Mayers has surfaced. He has broke his media sabbatical. On Wednesday night (April 8, 2015), in his ‘bla bla bla’ segment on air, the former minister related the killings over the past few days to what was said by our current Prime Minister. The former minister went on to say that the Prime Minister was irresponsible in the way that he handled the report. Yet, in the same breath suggests that the report should be made public.

At this point, I think the people of St. Lucia, especially the media, needs to ask Guy Mayers some tough questions. Amongst many things, we need to know: why was Guy Mayers silent until now? Why did he come out of hibernation? Why is it that Guy Mayers did not come out in the press to commend the police on three months of no murders? Why? What was Guy Mayers’ role in Operation Restore Confidence? What did he know? Did he authorise the Operation? If not, what role did he play in the Operation? Did he give the orders? If not, who did?

Why is it that the press accepted a ‘no comment’ from Guy Mayers after the speech, yet allow him to speak only on what he wanted to? Guy Mayers was at the heart of the security apparatus of the country when the Operation happened. He should be made to answer the burning questions.

Guy Mayers we need answers, not blame, rhetoric and deflection. Be honest with St. Lucia.

Yassy Hippolyte 

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  2. Disgruntled Youth, Papal, George and others, the fact that you all resorted to calling Yassy names only means she struck a cord or truth. Do you all not have the smarts to read, understand and stay on topic? The premise of the piece was that the government of the day and the people who were in the positions of power and authority are the ones to be held responsible for Operation Restore Confidence: both it's successes and it's failures. Yes, Guy Mayers was part of that government at the time, and he should provide some answers. It does not matter which government that was there at the time: we have to hold the right people accountable. Do you all not think Guy Mayers should answer questions regarding what he knew of IMPACTS? If not, then you all are at best, dishonest and delusional. WAKE UP and HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE.

    WEAK PEOPLE WO CANNOT MAKE A DECENT ARGUMENT RESORT TO NAME CALLING. STRONG AND SMART PEOPLE ARGUE THE ISSUES AND MAKE THEIR POINTS.

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  3. Are St Lucians away a cruise ship which vowed not to return to Dominica made a stop there instead of St Lucia because of the increase in crime the ships executive board decided not to berth at port Castries ? Decisions that affect us we the people because our authorities the ones we employe to oversee the events and functionality of our island have failed us all . My my call elections tomorrow lets just put the guys who burn the church in power ! All in Gabor say I . At least they had a plan and succeed now they even making a documentary shame on our legal system ! Soon more financial generating industries will pull out then what will Ashantey sing about we get so my Low low lo that they country became a "Lady of the night " or a growing mouse !

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  4. All before you couldn't say a word to clear your name or the police. So now you want to open your trap, too little too late guy mayors. Take a hike, scram. Waste of time.

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  5. ridiculous people missing the point entirely.then they turn around and start playing politics with the issue.the question which most of you hypocrites should be answering if the impacts probe is accurate,is regardless of who or where the order came from, should the police have executed people in such a manner? then attempt to plant evidence to justify their crimes. At the end of the day everyone must be held responsible for his or her actions.As St.lucians we need to change our attitude and start holding people accountable. Politicians need to start going to jail followed by corrupt cops and other public officials.
    Everybody supports the police after the impacts probe, four people die and we need operation restore confidence part 2. Bunch of ignorant fools seeing what happened after the first one you'll still want round 2. Now some of you might already be quick to reply but before you do ask yourself this; why should the police decides who lives and who dies? how do the police pick their targets? at what point does this end? can members of the current political party use the police to silence their opposition?
    just some questions to be answered before we start asking for things with significant ramifications.
    If you answered yes above then I guess we don't need the courts or elections for that matter, we're going communist.

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  6. As far as Yassy is concerned everything Labour does is Golden and everything Flambeau does is rotten. I need to hear questions about St. Judes Hospital. You know stuff like when are we moving out of the St Jude's Stadium, Healthcare?? How about, how we are going to curb this crime problem? You know CCTV cameras that are not operational because of a part that came but was wrong and had to be returned?? Oh wait, wasn't that the same situation with that tire shredder at the landfill. BTW is that thing operational now? While you're at it ask questions about the 40% and climbing Youth Unemployment rate? You see Yassy, like you, I do not have access to the PM but while you're begging Guy Mayers to answer questions, Please ask the PM to answer these for me. As far as Im concerned as Security Minister Guy Mayers was an abject failure but compared to what we have here now, Give Mayers a freaking medal!!!

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  7. But King came out and gave a detailed explanation. He stated why the country needed it and what order he gave the police.

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  8. Merrick I see Jadia has mesmerized you. You have now turn political commentator. Tanto tanto

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    • I wish. I doubt she likes a bone in my body, much less this news site. But I love everybody.

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  9. George,you are the political operative here.Anytime someone ask a legitimate question asses like you come out of the woodwork and politicize it. I don't support any particular political party and I had a problem with what Mr Mayers said.What is the difference between the Prime Minister releasing the findings of the impacs report and his support for making the report public? This leads me to seriously question this guy's intelligence.

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    • I agree 2000%. Colour friendly ppl.
      And so is the current minister of education for the lambirds issue.
      Just balancing it off

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    • I agree with cocoboy 2000%. Colour friendly ppl.
      And so is the current minister of education for the lambirds issue.
      Just balancing it off.

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  10. There we go again one make a makes a meaningful contribution you are saying he's a slp operative. Does everything have to be political.when will we stop
    that politicizing.those were logical questions. As we know guy mayers had to give the ok too carry out this operation as minister of national security.

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  11. so the police are responsible for three months of no murders...so are they also responsible for 1 week with four murders? y'all slp brownnosers....not the top dogs...the brownnosers who need the top dogs in there to actually eat....the writer of this piece need to stfu and wipe that brown stuff off your face...yes you! WIPE LACORBINIERES CACA OFF YOUR FACE....and learn how to write properly...guy was probably running a business, not waiting on a politician to eat!

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  12. This particular order would have come from the PM at the time. The whole IMPACS report is a non issue, the public is making too much of it and should not have been released, move on with the affairs of the country.

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  13. Yassy Hippolyte is a SLP operative.Stop pretending to be in the interest of St Lucia when ure only pushing your partys agenda!

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