On Wednesday, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre led a Saint Lucia delegation to Martinique for the 8th Franco-Saint Lucian Joint Security Committee meeting.
The committee came about on March 5, 2004, to organise cooperation between the two neighboring islands.
Its objectives include organising and addressing shared issues relating to maritime security, extraditions, human and drug trafficking, natural disasters, risk management, and promoting judicial cooperation.
The meeting comes amid a sharp spike in gun violence in Saint Lucia and concern over cross-border crime.
In a Facebook post, Prime Minister Pierre, responsible for National Security, said the Saint Lucia delegation would meet with Préfet, Jean-Christopher Bouvier, and French officials.
“My administration is committed to national security,” Pierre said.
He also said his administration would continue to strengthen local institutions to protect and serve the citizens and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the preservation of Sant Lucia’s freedoms and growth.
Headline photo courtesy PM’s Facebook page.
LOL. I think it’s better the 3 of u remain in Martinique.
I think Pierre would do SLU a favour if he seeks asylum in Martinique. SLU definitely needs a new leader to lead us with the new challenges such as Gun Violence. We cannot continue to live in fear in our own land and the so called PM is still trying to understand what is actually hitting him. He seems to be lost
While the St. Lucian crime problem stayed in Martinique, everything was okay. It should have served as warning bells for local authorities to start taking preventive action. As usual, they were too caught up in their Labar/UWPee wars to notice anything amiss. Now that the ability to contain a murderous situation is lost, they are in full panic.
It would have been cheaper to fix the crime problem if an attempt were made earlier. As if everything else, they don’t act until it gets to crisis. Silly people.
@SMBH, I really want to agree with you. But if that happens, Hilaire, yes Earnest will become PM wee.
Here’s the solution, as I’ve said many times before: ‘ you kill – you hang ‘
Pierre dose not understand – its not just sitting at a table and saying
“My Administration is committed to National security”; well big deal Mr. P.M.
I hope everyone was clapping for you. I should hope that the Leader of every nation, would be concerned and likewise committed to fighting and solving crime in their Country. The case in St. Lucia is that the nation is at war with its self.
There is racism, hate, larceny, murder, jealousy, bigotry, unlawfulness, road rage etc. etc. before we make a fool of ourself by going to other Countries crying for help, we should first try dousing cold water on these problems at home, passing tough enough laws to put an end to this madness; I’ll say it again, hang the bastards, whip the crooks, triple the sentence, no more bail, lock ’em up, for the cost of imprisonment, reduce the salary of every Elected member by 30% and too many Ministers: PjP as our leader for now, you need and we pray for God’s blessing on you & we repel the Spiritual darkness on the Island.