UWP calls for independent inquiry into Lambirds Academy scam

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PRESS RELEASE – The United Workers Party (UWP) is calling for an independent inquiry into the Lambirds Academy matter which has resulted in the abandonment of educational pursuits by scores of foreign students on the island.

The UWP says whereas the Labour Party Government has indicated that the matter is in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), there are still many questions that have yet to be answered.

The island’s main opposition insists that an independent inquiry should look into the government’s involvement in facilitating the establishment of Lambirds Academy as a bona fide educational institution operating on Saint Lucia.

The UWP notes that the principals in the Lambirds Academy affair, who have been charged with human trafficking, money laundering and fraud, among other crimes, should have had to pass through many levels of governmental scrutiny and a number of government agencies would have been involved in granting permission for the school to

The UWP says the government needs to inform the public about how this situation could have arisen given the processes through which the administrators of Lambird’s Academy would have had to go, and the requirements they would have had to satisfy to be granted the necessary permissions to set up shop on the island.

The party says it is incredulous to think that the people setting up Lambirds Academy could have gone through all the necessary processes with no warning alerts being posted by any of the government agencies involved.

The UWP says the Labour Party government’s handling of a number of questionable developments on the island inspires very little confidence in the administration’s ability to get to the bottom of this matter and put the necessary corrective measures in place to ensure a similar situation does not occur, and hence the need for an independent probe into the matter.

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  1. I support call for inquiry. What is the UWP doing to assist the students? Also the government? Are they hoping this will just go away? We have Monroe college can't the government work something out for the students? The court case should be given priority so students can be given their monies back and compensation. Also A call to Mary Francis and Martinus Francois to reach out to see how they can assist the students after all is this not a Human Rights issue?

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  2. The UWP backfires every-time with their rubbish press releases.

    If you have nothing to say, keep your Mouths closed. 🙁

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  3. WE denounce all forms of crime. Idiot, it not only murder thats crime. Kenny himself said that government officials were involved in alleged extra judicial killings. What evidence do we have that others may not be involve in human trafficking, extortion or money laundering?

    Is it that we believe in a political parties so strongly that they can never do wrong. Even your mom may have done something wrong to you in the past. What are we saying, that we trust Kenny more than our moms? Not even children believe in such idiotic patronising. No wonder they out there killing person because they are bored by todlers pretending to be adults.

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  4. An independent inquiry and investigation yes but the real question is who will be in that inquiry. It is the composition of the persons that will determine if the truth will be obtained.

    Remember Kenny had the Monrose inquiry into NCA in 2006. What did we hear. It was only when they had the big commission of inquiry into roachmel, the vieux fort highway and NCA that the truth was revealed

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  5. So, UWP just assumes that Lambirds is guilty. All news so far shows that the college was running well for 45 days and the airhead police departments based on complaints from couple of students shuts it down before any inquiry. It's been two months and police says that they need more time for investigation, which shows they had no evidence to shut it down in the first place and displace the students. The investigating police officer should be the prime suspect for any independent inquiry.

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    • lol are you a cunt did you watch RICK WAYNES SHOW SPECIFICALLY DID YOU LISTEN TO WHAT THE STUDENTS HAD TO SAY ? THE COLLEGE WAS NOT RUNNING WELL FOR 45 DAYS THE MOMENT THE STUDENTS ARRIVED IN ST LUCIA THERE WERE PROBLEMS

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    • Renee are you that dumb to rely on what you see in the news as being the true or accurate story.How do you know what evidence the police have or don't have or is it that you are connected to the Lambirds people in some way?

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  6. Inquiry for what a next scunt lawyer to take a few more taxpayer dollars heads should be rolling these lazzy and incompetent civil servants who fail to do their jobs should be fired immidiately j ust as it would be in the private sector

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  7. WHAT!!!!!!! You mean the UWP who cry out by saying this government is waisting the people's money and now they are saying the government should hold an inquiry. Are you kidding me? Wow when will they ever stop? Why spend millions of dollars on an inquiry when a criminal investigation is taking place? Again wow. Boy you can see general elections is close.

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    • Gids dont make this political citezens should ENSURE THAT GOVERNMENT GETS TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS REGARDLES OF WHICH PARTY IS IN POWER YOU KNOW HOW MUCH CRAP GOES ON IN THESE MINISTRIES ESPECIALLY THE LAND REGISTRY. THEY WANT TO IMPLEMENT THE CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME THESE MINISTRIES ARE FALLING THEY DONT WROK PROPERLY

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      • I am not making political at all, only lamenting the fact that they are calling for an inquiry which will cost tax payers tons of money which we bdon"t have.

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  8. I agree 100%.

    Too many unanswered questions with regard to the Ministries of Education and Trade.

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  9. U mean UWP says nothing for over a month and suddenly they are so concerned? I have more respect for this little LPM party that saw the problem and did not hesitate to stick their neck out very early. HATS off to them.
    And by the way why is the UWP sounding like an echo chamber all of Suddenly. Can they please come up with sonething new about this lambirds issue???

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  10. I thought I was the only one who thought it impossible for that to have happened without some kind of govt personnel involvement. Expose them! The crooks!

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  11. why not come together and denounce the crime and violence plaguing the population!!

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