Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has disclosed that the Ministries of National Security, Justice, and Home Affairs will receive priority in the budget.
“These agencies will be a priority in my budget presentation as we seek to strengthen our police force, address case backlogs and implement a number of strategic interventions to deal with matters of national security,” Pierre said.
The Prime Minister, also responsible for National Security and Justice, made the remarks on Facebook.
The Castries East MP explained that he had his first official budget policy meeting with the Ministries of National Security, Home Affairs, and Justice.
The meeting was in preparation for the 2023-2024 Estimates of Expenditure and Revenue.
” I met with the Ministries of National Security, Home Affairs, and Justice to listen to their budget submissions and plans to make our country work better,” Pierre explained.
In his New Year address on Sunday, the Prime Minister described ‘the vexing issue of crime’ as ‘the monster in the room’.
And while outlining measures to address the problem, Pierre emphasised that crime must be everyone’s concern.
Headline photo: Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre presides over budget policy meeting.
I read that and felt like yawning. You mean after 100 + murders in 18 months. AA
By default, Pierre is very entertaining. I guess all along Security was never a priority to this administration. It seems to be a joke all along. The entire time the public was watching a political stunt by the Prime minister.
When will Pierre wake up and understand this is not a joke and the people are leaving at the mercies of the criminals. In SLU, the criminals determine the life span of the people. Old Age does not kill anymore. No one reaches old age anymore, the criminals have changed the life span in St. Lucia – 30yrs is maximum.
In his recent address, he took credit for a quiet Christmas but did not elaborate on the measures which were active. Could you imagine a two week break, Pierre has the guts to take credit for somethings he never implemented. The guy did nothing but yet he is praising the measures he put in place.
Can the Journalist in slu challenge Pierre on such statement ?
How Many Arrest Have been made so far.And if we Rewind from 1989 to 2023 of Unsolved Homicides you would Yawn at all
How Many Arrest Have been made so far.And if we Rewind from 1989 to 2023 of Unsolved Homicides .
Mr. Prime Minister, you can forget every thing Dr. Horace Chang loaded you with, let me give you the best advice before you start; (1) Dismiss everyone in the room with you, because will not need them. (2) Just hang the bastards. QED
Crime can never done when bad behaviour is glorified. When a government can reward the vilest, most despicable, facebook bully to a diplomatic post in Mia what message are we sending? Is this position really needed when we hear talking about empty treasury just to reward someone of such ill-repute? A person who is nor fit to represent anyone anywhere much less when there is no money for it. Smh no wonder people get frustrated and fed up