Dr. Allison Jean has expressed concern over the escalation of gun violence in Saint Lucia, declaring that there seems to be a semblance of anarchy.
Jean, a government Senator, spoke in an interview with reporters on Tuesday in response to the question of whether Saint Lucia could be identified as a failed state due to the crime situation.
“I don’t know if to go as far as saying it’s a failed state, but certainly there seems to be anarchy, some semblance of anarchy in our country,” was her response.
And Jean declared it was time to curtail the problem while expressing concern over Saint Lucia’s image.
“The last weekend was terrible,” Jean noted, a reference to two fatal shootings and fourteen people sustaining gunshot injuries in separate incidents.
She recalled that there had been crime symposia in the past offering recommendations.
In this regard, the Senator told reporters there was a need to examine those recommendations and work towards implementing them.
“For example, if you have witnesses who are not coming forward, what is the reason for that? There is mistrust in the police but is there adequate witness protection of these individuals? Because you are are hearing sometimes that people who are being targetted are witnesses in a criminal case,” she asserted.
“So there are several things that must be done in order to restore the confidence of the community in the government, the police – all of these agencies that are responsible for curbing crime. But something has to be done,” Jean said.
Jean’s son, Botham Jean, was shot dead on the night of September 6, 2018, by off-duty Dallas Police Department patrol officer Amber Guyger.
Guyger entered Jean’s apartment in Dallas, Texas, and fatally shot the unarmed 26-year-old.
She later claimed she mistook the young man’s apartment for hers and believed he was a burglar.
Allison Jean disclosed that years after the fatal shooting of her son, the family is still grieving over his loss.
She also expressed sympathy for grieving individuals.
Jean noted that a family, a community and a country mourn when someone is killed.
“The community needs to come together. The focus is on the police, but if the police do not get the evidence in order to prosecute these cases, then they are just going to go down the drain,” she observed.
“There may be many suspects and sometimes you speak to people in the community and they could tell you who the suspects are. But if they don’t give that information to the authorities then nothing is going to be done, Senator Jean told reporters.
So sorry about your son, but what ever happened to that Police Officer???
The problem in St. Lucia is felt and spoken of Globally, its a real shame and I lay the blame at the feet of our Prime Minister; there are some in his Cabinet who are just as guilty, but he is powerless in doing anything, it spells weakness. The Courts are managed by a bunch of Party Card holders, or close enough. The Baron calls the shots. I am afraid for the two opposition members, if I were they I would resign and leave the Island, if not permanently. St. Lucia is toast, done, finished. From my little Cabin, by the help of the Lord, I’m o.k. so be Blessed.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOh Alison, it looks like that degree they gave you without you doing any work for it has made you more stupid. In the first place, if your son was not killed you would never stand for anything. In fact, public servants who work under your control had the experience of how you treated them as nothing. You remember?
Now to the main point. Hear you: “There seems to be a semblance of anarchy” but ““I don’t know if to go as far as saying it’s a failed state, but certainly there seems to be anarchy, some semblance of anarchy in our country,” Alison, degree holder without studying, learn that if there is anarchy, the state has failed.
Now hear you again: “So there are several things that must be done in order to restore the confidence of the community in the government, the police – all of these agencies that are responsible for curbing crime. But something has to be done,” Lets break it down: (1) “So there are several things that must be done in order to restore the confidence of the community in the government, the police – all of these agencies that are responsible for curbing crime.” So you are admitting as a government senator that what needs to be done to restore confidence is not being done. (2) YOU EMPHASIZED ” But something has to be done,” – a suggestion that nothing is being done.
The reporter said “the Senator told reporters there was a need to examine those recommendations and work towards implementing them.” So you admit as a government Senator that the government that you represent is not meeting the need of examining “the recommendations and working towards implementing them. Ok Alison.
you are hopeless not st Lucia. people are afraid to report to the police because some of the are friends with the criminals . and they need to flush out some of the custom officers who clearing the barrels with guns for the criminals. that’s where most of the guns coming through . closer attention to be paid there. more honest police need to infiltrate custom unannounced
Why are curfews not imposed ? This is an urgent national security matter ! Utilize the emergency powers afforded by the constitution and use massive police force to do what is necessary to get the guns and make arrest. Clean up the police force if necessary.
You should hold a press conference yourself then, since you know so much and can dissect another individuals words after they are spoken.Pas lbs your ass in front of a live gaggle and give the solutions. Kuoyon!! You sound bitter like aloe!
Thanks for recognizing my ability to dissect. I notice you have no issue with my points or you lack the ability to respond to them. Believe me, I am quite capable of holding a press conference. As you can see, I am able to express my views in writing. I can do the same very well verbally.
In the meantime, continue doing what you can do best – trying to determine how bitter or sweet someone you don’t know is. Keep it up pli kuoyon!!!!!!!!!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
get it too bright 3 words pay gel ou
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Curfew for what? I’m not a criminal. I don’t have no gun. I’m not robbing or killing anyone. You want to curtail my God given freedoms because of some criminals? You people learn nothing from this covid lock down fiasco? You answered your own question you commie moron. Clean up the police force. No amount of curfew will do that.
Re: Get it Rights comments!
You are suffering from the SOUR GRAPES SYNDROME.. You should spell her name correctly before your critique .. Typical St Lucian, Full of HATRED..
Hey Allison, I can see that while Get it Right is concerned about issues you are concerned about spelling of names. I must say I agree with Get it right.
“A failed state is a government that has become incapable of providing the basic functions and responsibilities of a sovereign nation, such as military defense, law enforcement, justice, education, or economic stability.”
I think St. Lucia meets the definition of a failed state.
……we’ll leave GET STEPPING . Get up and bitch all day.
CORECT . an island with less than 200 000 people is under siege by a gang of criminals.
its very clear is as a result of a failed state. starting from the Government to the police. the ordinary citizens respond to the system that the leaders put in place.
Guns in the Barrel, the idiot conceived on a barrel.
Guns in the Barrel, the idiot conceived on a barrel.
Crime is but one symptom of failed statehood. Can anyone name one institution in Saint Lucia which is functioning effectively? Just 1?
Corruption and lawlessness is in every state institution without exception. Where do we even start?
You full of crap! You are obviously suffering from some sort of superiority complex or mild megalomania.Thinking you are better than most! You’re the type of person that always has a better story to tell! Trying hard to critique an obviously intelligent woman who has a position to state her thoughts on a matter that people like you can only comment on afterwards.Your comments were counter productive and utterly shallow.
Anyone can see you were coming from a place of personal grievances.Again ,you are not able to put yourself aside and comment constructively on the issues at hand.So again,miss, I say to you..stop being bitter and get it right next time! Dekdek
Ps..you’re not that good at writing. If you were, you would have realized how incorrect your sentence structure is.” Trying to determine how bitter or sweet someone you don’t know is” Learn how to write !!!
Get a grip St Lucia or end up killing your tourist industry as well.
You have not being rip-off Barbados in your favour but drift towards the international reputation of Jamaica and y’all soon be back up trees cutting down coconuts for a living.
Get it right did make sense, you rather stay in your small mindedness and comment under all different names that is your business pal.
You don’t care about Allison just pretending to counter attack somebody that gave a valid point about the position that was giving to her due to the death of her son by a Dallas cop.
Now she seems rather uninformed about the real reason for the crime spike here or that is what they told her to say. The only reason she got that position is because US officials asked the St. Lucian senators to grant it to her.
I did know Botham for a short time in St. Lucia, a very intelligent guy may he R.I.P
I’m done ! Hopeless.