Former Gros Islet MP Lenard’ Spider’ Montoute has reiterated calls for the immediate sacking of Saint Lucia’s National Security Minister, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre, amid a current crime spike.
Montoute, the Public Relations Officer of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), was addressing Sunday’s party event in Soufriere.
“We need a Minister of National Security who knows what he is doing, who knows how to bring the situation back under control and we have seen that the one who is here now has failed miserably,” he declared.
He called on Prime Minister Pierre to fire the National Security Minister with ‘immediate effect’.
“If you agree with me say ‘Fire’, “Montoute told the gathering, to which they responded, and he declared he believed the message was loud and clear.
The former Minister noted that the crime situation in Saint Lucia continues to escalate.
And he referred to the most recent fatal shooting in Bexon in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Police have identified the deceased as Yannick Kevin Jean, also known as ‘Menace’ of Crownlands, Bexon.
He sustained multiple gunshot wounds at his home.
“The numbers keep mounting. We have twenty-nine murders – that’s official. The official record is twenty-nine. I know some of you know there are more than that,” Montoute told the UWP convention attendees.
“Twenty-nine murders in Saint Lucia, and we are just halfway through April,” he observed.
Spider please tell us about the International Funding Agency which is investigating the project monies that guy and the project lady used to fund his election campaign and now project can’t be completed.
Never in the history of st lucia have that happened.
I can’t believe that woman still there making the government look bad.
These politicians don’t learn that NO ONE should politicize crime. SLP did it when in opposition and now they are reaping the rewards. Montoute is now doing the same, and if my memory serves me right when in office his party did no better on crime. So moving forward I think the two parties should come forward and present a united front in addressing the crime situation.
But their willingness to politicize crime again and again solely for political gain in proof that we need a new and younger breed of politicians, with new ideas, capabilities and competence. In other words, the spider Montoutes, Guy Joseph, Ezikel, Emma, Kenny, PJP and the likes should Go.
And what was the reason for bringing down shyne from Brazil? He said nothing to encourage our youth. He said nothing on gun violence or his experience? I guess he hist came for show to day bring back Chas .so lame
Santo, everything is politized in this place hence no real growth or progression.
Worst thing is the electorate (red, yellow..) are not maturing, they are perpetuating this partisan agenda.
St Lucia ent going anywhere fast.
Politics is like WWE(Wrestling). In the ring opponents fight and out of the ring they eat and drink together and laugh about the experiences of the audience.
A Lark of Commonsense for SM.
The Joker AT lARGE..
More focus is needed for the working poor for a fair living wage of $10 per hour to all workers on the island.. Spider please take a hint and create jobs employment for your people and stop the useless verbal spit balls..
These guys has to much time pointing fingers at each other some of them should focus on going to the gym alot of them looks very unhealthy
One not better than the other a bunch of cracked crocks
The politician have failed the people 44 years post independence and not even a minimum or a livable wage that they can give the working poor or the people who have been voting for them with inflation and so many demands , how can you have over 80 percent of private sector workers earning 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour educated or not educated