The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) says National Security minister Senator Philip LaCorbiniere has been quick to jump on perceived personal attacks, but is apparently paralysed on more important citizen security issues.
“It is not good governance when ministers are seen to be more concerned about their individual personal interests than the interests of the country as a whole and its citizens,” LPM said in a statement.
The LPM pointed out that, according to their understanding of the situation, incidents like the recent death at the Micoud Police Station are taken into account by the US State Department in reviewing the Leahy Law restriction on security-related assistance.
“Saint Lucia is not going to see a resumption of US security aid unless and until the government addresses and is seen to address these issues,” LPM said.
“What has happened to the independent IMPACS investigation touted by Prime Minster Anthony? Dark clouds of social despair have been hovering over our nation like a pending hurricane since 1979 and there is a tremendous level of vulnerability that hovers over the personal safety and property of all law abiding citizens and visitors alike. Something must be done now.”
The LPM suggested that the commissioner of police should consider temporarily relocating the officers at the Micoud Police Station, in order to alleviate the suspicions of all concerned.
“This will also facilitate a greater level of transparency of the investigation, and allow the healing process to begin,” the party added.
“More importantly, while the ghost of labour is mesmerising the population, life seems normal for the cabinet of ministers and their acolytes.”