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Albert-Poyotte Says PM Taking Necessary Measures To Combat Crime


Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte told reporters on Monday that Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre is doing what is necessary to combat crime.

“I know he is putting everything in place, taking all the measures necessary so that we combat crime,” she said regarding Pierre, who is responsible for National Security.

The Minister explained that the issue of homicides troubles the entire nation.

And she observed that the issue was even closer to her as Minister responsible for Home Affairs.

In addition, Albert-Poyotte spoke of the need for crime prevention.

“If we can do the things that are necessary to engage our young people and get them meaningfully occupied, we are going to see a serious reduction in crime,” the Babonneau MP asserted.

“That is what I am focussing on,” she pointed out.

“If you notice, we have reintroduced the sporting events and we have football competitions, cricket competitions where the young people are engaged,” the Minister told reporters.

She disclosed that the football village has re-opened at the Fond Assau playing field.

Albert-Poyotte observed that hundreds were turning out to enjoy themselves.

She also noted that the Prime Minister was working on the Youth Economy to assist young people in getting work.

“So we are focussing more on how do we prevent crime rather than focussing on buying more ammunition, more artillery,” Albert-Poyotte asserted.

“Our people are good people and we need to get them to behave themselves. There are a few who will go off and therefore we have to bring them back on track,” she told reporters.

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  1. Choooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooopse. Look around you when you sit in that cabinet room then chant to yourself, ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me’.

  2. What a big embarrassment and disappointment with this entire cabinet of ministers, go away.

  3. You think its the sheep in the union you had running around doing political mischief for you that you talking to. By the way thanks for the 0-0-0 you got us from your comrade.

  4. Absolutely without prejudice, as a St. Lucian I have in a way, been apolitical but calling it the way I see it; I do comment here and there as I should as a citizen. My parents were very close friends to George F.L. Charles and stayed so to the bitter end. It was very tough to witness this Statesman, a man of small stature but powerful in charisma, go down with his Party in favour of new faces. We’ve all been taught ‘there’s a time for everything, to keep, to give, to leave, to love and to part with.’ whatever we have is not forever. The George we knew has been gone, so has the John, and the ones we have today better not boast of a better legacy, since each passing day in this Land of ours, there’ve been sorrows, tears and weeping. Tomorrow someone will write about a fallen Star, maybe of Phillip, could be of Chas or some inglorious Speaker, who knows. How is it possible today to represent a place where Blood has not been shed? ” QUO VADIS ST. LUCIA “


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