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Medicolegal and Forensic Symposium held in Saint Lucia

By Janelle Norville, GIS

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(GIS) – The Department of Justice in Saint Lucia, and staff at the Saint Lucia Forensic Science Services share the common regional goal of improving the role and relevance of forensics in criminal investigations.

Director of Saint Lucia Forensic Science Services, Fernanda Henry, explained that it is important for forensics to play a more pivotal role in identifying maltreatment and abuse of children, thus enabling a general decline by prosecuting more perpetrators, and sending a clear message of zero tolerance of child abuse and maltreatment in the society.

The protection of the youth is a major priority and remains a major concern for lawmakers and enforcers the world over.

Director of Public Prosecutions, Daarsrean Greene, noted that despite the steps taken to protect the young and vulnerable, the unfortunate reality is they still become victims of abuse.

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Hon. Allen Chastanet, said there must be an effective system in place to protect young people. The prime minister noted that given the sensitivity and importance of the matter, it should be a priority for all governments throughout the region.

The symposium, held from Nov. 15 to 16, brought together stakeholders from various fields including law enforcement, the judiciary, and the medical and forensic fields.

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