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Pierre Congratulates Descartes-Pelius, Thanks Desir


On Monday, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre congratulated Mrs. Crusita Descartes-Pelius on her appointment as Acting Commissioner of Police while thanking Mr. Milton Desir for his service to Saint Lucia as Police Commissioner.

Desir, whose contract ends on December 9, proceeded on vacation leave on Friday.

“I would also like to thank Mr. Milton Desir for his service to our country during his tenure as CoP, and I wish him well during his retirement,” Prime Minister Pierre, responsible for National Security, said on Facebook.

Regarding Descartes-Pelius, Pierre said her training and 34 years of service to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) had readied her for this critical leadership position when the region faced several security threats, especially gun violence.

The Castries East MP said he would continue supporting the police by allocating funding for training and the other necessary resources to ensure citizens’ safety and quality of life.

“Let us also play our part to support the work of the police,” Pierre said.

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  1. Hon Prime Minister can you kindly deliver our student nurses at SALCC from the administration claws of the department of nurse. We as women who are actual and potential mother are overwhelmed at that department. Unnecessary mental stress is being induce by the administration of the Nursing Department. Please help us thank you.

  2. Pierre, glad you have picked a local who with her 34 years of experience might have some advantage to get the job done. If she succeeds then we all do in St.Lucia. The support should not only be financial and a few motor vehicles. You will be making the same mistake. We want to see tough laws to deal with the criminals – tough and active. Implement the three strike rule for those criminals. We need to see more monitoring devices and curfew for these offenders. Once you offend your name is kept in database which is monitored and for future references. A new commissioner is good but she can only produce if conditions change and new strategies are applied. Pierre, your job is not complete if you do not change a few things. I am watching and waiting to hear your new approach with the new chief in town.

  3. The Prime Minister will not sign on here to see this.

    Try voicing the issue on HTS, MBC, DBS…
    Protest, if you have to.

  4. I remember the noise that you, Helaire and Co made when Chas gave Desire a two year contract. You are on record as saying it was illegal cause only the Public Service Commission was authorized to make such an appointment. What have you done now? I understand now evil is only evil when committed by others but not evil when its done by SLP.

  5. Student nurse call the media please I don’t think pjp reads comments from that platform sad

  6. dont mind him uh miss in the back of his mind he is like you better do better than milton or he will be thanking you for your services later on to


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