National Security Minister speaks on recent arrest of female prison guard

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National Security Minister speaks on recent arrest of female prison guard
National Security Minister Victor La Corbiniere
National Security Minister Victor La Corbiniere

National Security Minister Victor La Corbiniere has said there is a need for increased vigilance at the Bordelais Correctional facility, following the recent arrest of a female prison guard for drug possession.

“Clearly anytime you have an officer who is in a position of responsibility that finds himself in this type of situation, it is a cause for concern,” the minister said.

La Corbiniere said the government was firm on its position to increase its vetting process, with respect of the police and employees of the island’s sole correctional facility.

However, he told the local media at parliament today that there is also a need for ongoing vetting of public officials, in other departments and not particularly those at the correctional facility.

La Corbiniere pointed to examples where public service officials in other countries in the Caribbean, other than the police, are given a polygraph test before they are appointed to certain positions.

However he admitted that this system can present some challenges, since public servants are governed by certain terms and conditions.

“There are certain legal questions that have to be addressed,” the National Security Minister added.

As it relates to vetting elected officials, La Corbiniere said noted that there was a vetting process in place for candidates for Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).

The national security minister said that the vetting process must be ongoing and not one should be spared if found guilty of any wrongdoings.

 

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  1. TRUTH if what you saying is true then you should be arrested too. You knew she was bringing it in cooked food and said nothing

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  2. Not one should be spared if found guilty of wrong doings...I speak of senior public officers and politicians who get away with everything. What is the latest on the report for "Operation Restore Confidence? Has the investigation for Mr. Pratt's death been completed? As if state laws are only for the small man...

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  3. THAT'S TO SHOW YOU HOW ST LUCIAN'S USE THEIR AUTHORITY.THOSE IN A LITTLE POSITION IN ST LUCIA ARE THE CRIMINALS ,DRUGS DEALERS AND SO ONNNN TONAME A FEW.ST LUCIAN WATCH YOUR BREAD..DON'T THINK THAT THEY ARE ONLY IN THE POLICE FORCE ALONE,THE CROOKS ARE IN THE MINISTERS ,SCHOOLS ,THE POLICE FOR IS THE WORST..

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  4. World peace,on behave of the country lacob has to speak, the man is doing a good job give him a break if you was in his position of course yes you would want to speak out. So keep your mouth close if you don't have any good comment to give.

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  5. The really dont want to hear anything this idiot has to say... waste of time.Kenny you need to get rid of Lacob

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  6. IT EH HER FIRST TIME SHE ALWAYS DOING DAT THEY JUST CHOOSE NOW TO APPREHEND HER SHE MUST B GET ON SOMEONE WRONG SIDE....ALL IN COOKED FOOD SHE WAS BRINGING IT IN ALL OF DEM SHUD BE ARRESTED CUZ THEY ALL KNEW ABOUT IT

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  7. Why not release the name of the officer. If it were a civilian the name and photo would have been all over the media already.

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