Oops! Police deny permission for silent march

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Chakadan

The police have refused to grant permission for the staging of a silent march and mini rally today in memory of Chakadan Daniel.

“The decision of the police to deny permission for this event is a blatant violation of universal human rights and guarantees assured by the constitution of our nation,” the organising committee for the march said.

“This action by the police is viewed by the committee as a deliberate effort to frustrate organisational efforts towards the staging of a successful event which is geared towards allowing citizens to express their concerns over the upkeep and management of human rights in Saint Lucia.”

The committee said the police had initially granted permission for the march on November 22, but it was cancelled due to bad weather.

The committee said despite going through the proper channels to secure permission for a new date, permission was denied and a new date of December 17 suggested.

“The planning and organising committee, even if disappointed with this turn of events, is prepared to work with the police in staging the planned march on December 17,” it said.

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21 comments

  1. you sure need permission for a rally whether mini or large. everyone in micoud knew that boy was trouble but now they are just being hypocrites.from day one a lot of what his family especially his mom was saying over the news were lies. ppl from micoud know that but they kept quiet and said nothing. now they are blaming the police for march. why didnt HTS pick up the news on the mother and shakandans brother? juke bois said it but never hinted who the ppl were and am sure he knew. shakadans brother Jahso chopped a young man from the ghetto and also run after his mom to chop her. Tell me why HTS didnt come to micoud to get this info. Also the area where HTS always see fitting to interview ppl saying stuff about the police had a serious incident of chopping all this happened over the weekend. HTS you see why they wouldnt like police presence there? This area is the most troubled area in the village.

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    • micoud to the world get your black a... off this page ok smh. Yon jack... . Honestly from the why talk it looks like you one of those hopeless ones who did join the force. also one of those whom ppl in micoud would be asking who the f... u are? God knows why i kept on refusing only invitation and request to join the force.

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  3. i think before making comments one should read properly especially those organizing the march. if u read your application properly and followed the relevant procedure then the march would have go on as required. stop blaming ppl for u all mistakes

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  5. justice delayed is justice denied

    You'll lucians to fast to talk when you'll don't know all the facts. "The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is not responsible for the cancellation for any of the Chakadan Daniel march in Micoud.
    The organizing committee applied to the organization on November 20, 2013, the RSLPF responded immediately with an approval on November 22, 2013. The letter was addressed in the name of Mr. Edward Harry, who is the committee chairman.
    For whatever reason, the march did not go on and they reapplied on December, 9, 2013 to have the march for December 10, 2013.
    The policy of the RSLPF states “Applications must be made ten (10) days for Mass Crowd events less than 200 persons and twenty one (21) days for Mass Crowd Events with 200 and over persons before the intended date of the activity.”
    This policy is also stated on the application form. We were only in receipt of the application yesterday, it was also dated yesterday. Hence the reason why an approval was not yet granted, because of the time frame. The RSLPF deals with all applications before them"

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  7. Wooiiiii moi mem apee march zote chupz tan.

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  9. Before we condemn the police we must hear both sides, and the police, in another post has given logical justification as to why the march was denied.

    According to them, an application must be received at least 10 days in advance of any public event such as this. You will appreciate that this is in accordance with NEMO's disaster management plan for mass crowd events (so in other words, this is bigger than the police). The police have indicated that the request was received only yesterday, which is one day prior to the event.

    In my view, under the circumstances, the committee should retract its statement and accept the fact that their application was not forwarded in time to accommodate the event. Don't blame the police for your tardiness and ill regard for compliance with procedure.

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  11. The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is not responsible for the cancellation for any of the Chakadan Daniel march in Micoud.

    The organizing committee applied to the organization on November 20, 2013, the RSLPF responded immediately with an approval on November 22, 2013. The letter was addressed in the name of Mr. Edward Harry, who is the committee chairman.

    For whatever reason, the march did not go on and they reapplied on December, 9, 2013 to have the march for December 10, 2013.

    The policy of the RSLPF states “Applications must be made ten (10) days for Mass Crowd events less than 200 persons and twenty one (21) days for Mass Crowd Events with 200 and over persons before the intended date of the activity.”

    This policy is also stated on the application form. We were only in receipt of the application yesterday, it was also dated yesterday. Hence the reason why an approval was not yet granted, because of the time frame. The RSLPF deals with all applications before them.

    WE NEED TO READ N HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR IN OTHER WORDS NOT BECUASE CHAKADAN LIFE ENDED THIS WAY MEANS THAT WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING IS THE FAMILIES FAVOR...THERE IS A POLICY WHEN IT COMES TO APPLYING FOR A PUBLC EVENTS AND THE POLICE NEED TO STICK TO IT.

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  13. Below is a response from Press Officer Cpl Aniel Innocent to St. Lucia News Online’s request from the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force about the reason/s for not giving permission for the rescheduled Dec. 10 march for Shakadan Daniel.

    The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is not responsible for the cancellation for any of the Chakadan Daniel march in Micoud.

    The organizing committee applied to the organization on November 20, 2013, the RSLPF responded immediately with an approval on November 22, 2013. The letter was addressed in the name of Mr. Edward Harry, who is the committee chairman.

    For whatever reason, the march did not go on and they reapplied on December, 9, 2013 to have the march for December 10, 2013.

    The policy of the RSLPF states “Applications must be made ten (10) days for Mass Crowd events less than 200 persons and twenty one (21) days for Mass Crowd Events with 200 and over persons before the intended date of the activity.”

    This policy is also stated on the application form. We were only in receipt of the application yesterday, it was also dated yesterday. Hence the reason why an approval was not yet granted, because of the time frame. The RSLPF deals with all applications before them.

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  15. St Lucian's need to read the constitution to learn their rights . Under the constitution of stlucia you have the right to assemble and protest in a peaceful manner it is your right you don't need permission from the police .we need to stop letting these people From spitting in our eyes .please those of us who can do a little reading do those that can't read a favor and teach them some of their fundamental rights under the constitution .again I say you don't need no permission from the police to protest .

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  17. This is so not true. I wish people would speak the truth. The police never deny the committee the right to have their march. These are blatant lies to further separate the police and the public. i believe that people are using this situation to send out a negative message.

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  19. "Lucian you are disgrace to human intelligence." What bad things did this youngster do? If you know for a fact that the youth has done bad things then why did you not report it to the police. If you are the police why didn't you get a case against him and get a conviction. In the absence of these things you are just as bad as him. I wonder if you do only good things cause we never hear about it until you get caught. In any event if he did bad things he should have been brought to justice. If the police are our last source of justice then woe be on to you and your kids. Remember everybody has family and you may well be his cousin or the brother or sister of the next perpetrator or VICTIM.

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    • Obviously he did do something to end up in the jail so your statement doesn't make complete sense as much as he has a family, he isn't exactly innocent.

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  21. Tanto, Tanto. Wait to see what the government has planned for that day. Must have a diversion. Haven't eveybody had a wiff of this new administration. Purely socialist and despotic.

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  23. The police is right..smh this guy did so much bad things before he die to end up in prison...and now the stupid ppl want to celebrate his life...silent March for what????

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  25. What's going on with the police in SLU. Why are they trying to create controversy instead of trying to prevent it? The police force in SLU should be working very hard to improve their image locally, regionally and internationally! Such behavior definitely does not auger well for them.

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    • They denied the make-up date, but suggested an alternate date. What's wrong with that?

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    • more important than image is maintenance of order in an effort to protect lives. this march may draw many followers; maybe the police suggested another date to give themselves time to prepare enough officers to secure the route and maintain order.

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  27. Now I am one who always gives the most harsh criticism to the police. I am sure there must be a valid reason for their decision but officers alll you'll have to do is a press conference and say why , silence is not always golden.

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  29. dem police really dirty after they kill de mun!!!! smh

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