US bans St. Lucian police officers from training programmes, PM to address concerns

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US bans St. Lucian police officers from training programmes, PM to address concerns
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony
Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has announced that he plans to address concerns over reports that the United States has decided to disallow St. Lucian police officers from participating in several training programmes it organised or financed.

A press release from the Prime Minister’s Office described the reports as “serious and complex” issues.

“The government of Saint Lucia is aware of the concerns and anxieties expressed by the public over the decision by the United States to disallow officers of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force from participating in several training programmes arranged or financed by the United States. The government also appreciates that these concerns and anxieties extend to the ranks of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force,” the release stated.

“These reactions are understandable especially as delicate matters of security are involved. It is also undeniable that it is in our vital interest to maintain close ties of co-operation with the United States in security matters. The issues are serious and complex. Consequently, we will, on a date to be announced early next week,  issue a statement to explain and address the issues of concern and in particular, the reasons for the actions of the United States against officers of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force,” the release added.

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  1. LIFE OF SLU you hit the nail on the head and well done for writing a sensible comment.When a complaint has been made against police officers they have to be suspended pending an investigation by the INDEPENDENT Police Complaints Commission.The country has never done anything in prosecuting corrupt officers, politicians and even persons who hold high positions in society.What really surprises me the most is that St.Lucians keep on voting those corrupt politicians in power and later on complain about them.Can you blame them?The IQ LEVEL has a part to play. The day I will take this country serious is when the prime minister is no longer the minister of finance.

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  2. lIFE OF ST.LUCIA,
    Good question.however,people/organizations display their displeasure with different persons/organizations/countries in different ways.
    Do you have information to share that shows the US relations with those countries (over the years)has continued to be the same in all areas of co-operation and assistance?
    By the way.Isn'the US embroiled in a case with antigua over casino gambling funds?
    Also,are you aware that Kenny Anthony has attended every meeting of ALBA/and the alliance plus other trips to venzuela,however,when he was invited along with caricom leaders to meet with US Vice president Biben,he chose to go to cuba and sent Phillip Pierre.All the other caricom heads were present.
    As far as i am aware no reason was given for his trip to Cuba.While he was in Cuba he issued a statement "THAT ST.LUCIA WAS NOT FOR SALE:
    ARE you prepared to say that all of this is just coincidence?
    The US treats nothing in politics as coincidence.

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  3. WHETHER YOU ALL ADMIT IT OR NOT KENNY ANTHONYIS THE BEST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY. NOW AS FOR YOU USELESS SPECULATIONS ASSINE ALLEGATIONS WAIT! JUST BE ..COOL AND WAIT! THE REAL ANSWERS...EXPLANATIONS AND DISMISSAL OF RUMOURS COMING SOON...AND BTW THAT COMMISSIONER WHICH SEAT HE RUNNING FOR? YOU ALL HAVE KENNY NAME ALL UP IN THAT SHIT. WHICH SLP SEAT HE RUNNING FOR? ANTI-LABOUR GORGORS!

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  4. This is as anresult of all the shit under the previous government, when they all kept quiet about wrong doings and repeated said "bring the proof" a lot of you who have so much concern now had none hen. Hypocritical! !!!!

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  5. I don't really give a hoot about the Yanks cuz it's all about 'American interests,' but Kenny has had some bad company lately. I would be more concern if this was coming from the UK or the EU.
    Why do you think the Yanks gave boats to the RSLPF? To stop cocaine from going to their country, it's about their interests.

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  6. American allows the white police officers shoot young black american males all the time, whilst allowing them to go free.
    But yet wants to tell people what to do.

    America needs to clean up their act and allow black americans to have a bit of dignity free from racism etc.

    They are the biggest violators of Human rights.

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    • and all lucians want to run to the us,time to start deporting them too,and revolk the politians diplomatic immunity corrupt bastards.

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  7. I think its time for us to stand up and stop letting the dirty americans tell us what to do. they need to clean their hands before they can talk to people.

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  8. America is the world bully. they are the world leader in human rights violations. Guantanamo bay where people how have never been charged are prisoners. and the fake war in the east where they invaded these countries.

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  9. why would the U S train slu officer would in return pass it over to ALBA members.just beginning

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  10. Well, Mr. Kenny Anthony you went on top of the hill you then took a handful of snow made a small snowball and rolled it down the hill. On the way downhill that tiny snowball has gain momentum and grown in size. However, what you didn't foresee, is that you would now be standing in its path of destruction. Some two and a half years later, you have conveniently forget that this is your doing. Your intended targets have dodged the snowball and now the security of St.lucians is seen as collateral damage.

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  11. Just two questions:
    (1)Why would the US train police officers who because of ST.lucia's membership in the anti-American alliance may find themselves in a confrontational situation with them?
    Why can't Kenny ask the members of the alliance or Cuba to train our officers?
    That should be an easy decision for him to make
    REMEMBER the statement he made in Cuba not too long ago.
    ST.LUCIA IS NOT FOR SALE:
    Of course,with the seabed already sold,what else is left to sell?

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  12. The chickens have come home to roost:
    This is what happens when you are in opposition you tell the world the worst possible things about your country in an effort to make the government look corrupt and incompetent,with no regard for the accuracy of your statements.
    Now,reap what you sowed.
    NB:Remember kenny anthony telling investors to stay away from St.Lucia.

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  13. I really belive this has to do with the killings from the police cause soon after the US posted on their website that human rights are violated by those killings

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  14. Some people will blame anything on Kenny, if the weather forcast calls for sun and then it rains somehow Kenny was behind it, smh.......

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  15. Does st lucia want so badly to be american, just beg...they aint all that, they want to patrol our waters,stick drones over our heads and make us eat their contaminated foods...I for one say, so be it

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  16. THEY DOING MORE CRIME THAN CRIMINALS, FEEL YOU'LL CRAP WONT CATCH UP TO YOU'LL..........WELL AT LEAST TOP COP CAN STILL GOTO SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE , AFRICA , CANADA AND ASIA, I DONT WANT TO BELIEVE THE TOP COP IS CORRUPT BUT WHAT THE AMERICANS IS NO DIFFERENT FROM OPERATION RESTORE CONFIDENCE , TARGETING ALL ACQUAINTANCES AND BUSINESS PARTNERS OF KNOWN CRIMINALS... I am sure the all regretting the day Mr. Dudas Coke touch down in our country, i know alot of people will deny that happen but all of those that were at that particular having drinks with him ,i see the U.S slowly getting to you'll...............

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  17. Lucians forgetting too damn fast. You'll forget the US is still seeking answers for the police killings that took place during the reign of the former government? what the hell ALBA have to do with that? Everything for you'll is politics while missing the real issue. Wake up Lucians!!

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  18. I have been reliably informed that the US is retaliating over the governments decision to associate with ALBA. This is serious stuff as it will be affecting Saint lucians who wish to apply for visa for the US and Canada. The worst is yet to come as i am being told some members of the government may fall victim to some of those revocation.

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  19. I dont think this is an ALBA issue. I believe this has been going on longer than ALBA. This started with the reports of Richard Fredrick and the killings. The thing I wonder is the U.S still investigating our Police Force or has the investigation been dismissed. That is what needs to be answered.

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  20. I think this stems from the UWP handling of the crime situation when one gang had its members target and killed by the police, and it almost seems like a nextvwas protected. Also allegations that Frederick was involved and high ranking police officer with the Dudas Coke affair all mixed up. So before fingers are pointed and people start talking politic links....be careful.

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    • U want to think Corky and u don't want others to think also. Well I think BETTER DAYS are here. ENJOY

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    • Oh by the way why would the US wait 2 years after to take action if it was all about Dudas Coke and Frederick. Stop being political. Are u blinded by red mist? ALBA.

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  21. CORRECTED VERSION OF COMMENT POSTED EARLIER: Some how I think that this is linked to the decision to join ALBA. More to come. I also think that the PM needs to call a Press Conference so he can answer questions from the media. This is VERY SERIOUS STUFF.