The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture wishes to join the Government and People of Saint Lucia in condemning the gun violence, particularly the more recent incidents in Vieux Fort that has claimed too many lives over the last week.
The St. Lucia Chamber has always stood resolute in denouncing crime in our country and these events are a stain on our people and country.
As such the Chamber welcomes the resolute statements by the Honourable Prime Minister, Phillp J. Pierre on Saturday, and after a meeting with the Prime Minister, government officials and other civil society and private sector leaders on Sunday, unequivocally supports the action plan set out by the Government to bring this unfortunate situation in Vieux Fort under immediate control and looks forward to its speedy and successful
The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture has been inundated with calls of concern and recommendations from members and the wider business community and we have conveyed these to the Government.
The welfare of team members and customers remains the priority of the business community and as such members will act with that in mind.
The right of citizens to live in a peaceful and safe society shall always be in the forefront of Chamber Advocacy as it has been for years and we will continue to work with all institutions of goodwill to address the issues that threaten this noble objective.
The Chamber is confident that its interest on this issue coincides with that of the government and all St. Lucians, and so calls on all St. Lucians to work together to combat this scourge.
SOURCE: St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture. Headline photo: Stock image.
All the boys and girls in the chamber have their guns, ammunition and a direct line to the popo. I don’t have any.
Call on the magistrates to stop adjourning the cases. Also, those hungry lawyers stop condoning criminals in this country.
you see thats the thing about all you big companies and co-operations. Yes its true you condemn the acts but in reality what are you even doing to contribute to stopping those crimes? are you giving the youths alternatives? are you going out to the communities to see the roots of those problems causing the violence so it can be resolved in a better way? all you people do is talk talk talk
The chamber must understand that one cannot have cake and bake.
Their only concern and interest is their bottomline they decide which Government will work best in those regard .
They dictates and control their hand picked Government as such every shortcomings of the Government must be placed squarely on their shoulder. They need to provide the Government now with as much resources (as they provided to achieve their objective) to protect their investments.
AND I HOPE FOR GOD’S THAT THE POLICE DID A PROPER INVESTIGATION TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SHOOTER WAS NOT ONE OF THE PERSONS FOUND KILLED IN THE FIRST PLACE.
SAD, VERY SAD FOR MY COUNTRY.
GOD IS GOOD.
The chamber of commerce is responsible for the quagmire that we are in .. We have a situation where over 80 percent of private sector workers earn 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour how the hell can crime stop when the workforce is not earning enough to live so you expect the young people will come and work for those low wages that will take them nowhere in life