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Montoute Calls On Pierre To Either Step Up In Dealing With Crime Or Step Down


United Workers Party (UWP) Public Relations Officer Lenard Montoute has reiterated a call for Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre to deliver as National Security Minister or quit.

Montoute, a former MP for Gros Islet, spoke at an opposition news conference Wednesday amid national concern over violent crime.

“I am saying that the Minister of National Security – I am calling on him once again to either step up or step down,” the UWP Public Relations Officer stated.

He declared that Pierre’s ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) had failed the people and the country.

In this regard, Montoute compared the former UWP administration’s first two years in office to the same period of labour governance.

“Two years later, I want to ask you the question, do you feel safer in your country than you were two years ago?” He told the news conference.

According to Montoute, Saint Lucians had become immune, numb, and accustomed to news of death due to gun violence every other day.

He said people are at the point of expecting a homicide every weekend under the SLP government.

“We are now looking at more than fifty homicides so far in just the first half of this year and we are well poised to realise a record number of murders in Saint Lucia this year,” Montoute told the news conference.

At the same time, he observed that Pierre and Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte have nothing to say and offer and no plan to curb the situation.

He asserted that crime had reached crisis proportions in Saint Lucia.

Montoute said there was a reprieve during the Carnival weekend for which he praised the Lord and complimented Saint Lucians for how they behaved.

He recalled that gun violence claimed the lives of five people in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recently and noted that some people have attributed it to the actions of Saint Lucians.

“I don’t want to repeat what someone said to me – the reason why we had peace that weekend is because we exported our criminals to Saint Vincent? Is that what we want to export? Is that what we want to be affiliated and associated with?” Montoute asked.

“Tomorrow, when crimes take place in Martinique, the first place that they look to is Saint Lucia. When it happens in Saint Vincent, the fingers are pointing at Saint Lucia because we have become a crime-ridden country of criminals?” He said.

In addition, Montoute said the Prime Minister should look within his Cabinet in dealing with crime.

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  1. Montoute, you are the last person to talk about crime because there has been talk about a kidnapping. Is that so? Was anything done with the perpetrator? You should know.

  2. Inheritance is a something either good or bad. A man used so much obscenity at a waitress in Marigot for a shot of gin, he was not charged. A man’s name came up in a scandal of kidnap, what become of that?
    Now these may be small but all these are contributing factors for the current criminal activities. So politicians should keep quiet.

  3. This is why this country will never advance. Pierre is in charge. He is responsible for solving the crime issue. I don’t care what UWP did. I fired them and hired SLP to solve the issues. Pierre is underperforming. He needs to be fired.

  4. When we become a society with no dignity and respect and it has been display in all forms in our society we should be the least person to complain. We should remember you only complain with it affects you but then you equally do nothing to correct it so deal with it

  5. Montoute, are you serious? Why are you mentioning false statements made by people who simply want to drag Saint Lucia through the mud? To repeat the statement that Saint Lucia exported it’s criminals to St Vincent is unsubstantiated and an act of mischief. You should not be repeating such falsehood as the UWPs PRO. You should know better….

  6. Montoute you so desperate and stupid. The Saint Vincent government are still conducting investigations at no point have they named Saint Lucians as suspects.

    But you talking foolishness throwing your people under the bus with out evidence just to play politics, when your government was in power I ain’t see much difference in the crime situation. NEG MAWON

    These weak talking points will sway no one, because you and the rest of them are more of the same.



  9. “Not A Hack” I am just laughing at you. I just cannot admit a man/ woman can be so much of a hack. I am asking where were you during the reign of the UWP? Did you ask Chas to resign for not solving the crime problem after he said Kenny could not do it , but he would? Let’s not forget up to now we don’t know the number of passports Chas sold. I want to hear your response concerning the passports.

  10. speaking of security, since 6:45 am there has been a minor accident on the intersection of chisel street by play boys and it is now ten o clock and guess what, NO POLICE has shown up after being called. LMAO the occupants of the vehicles just sitting there with nothing to do. thats why I will always say regardless of if you have the right of way you should still try to avoid collisions cause if you had done so all this time would not have been wasted and not to mention the time you have to waste going to court

  11. St. Lucians care about egos more than resolution. Give me a break – you all are going nowhere fast.

  12. @Janice but is He? dont forget he Montoute is an ex minister that has been in politics for a while and has friends in high places. so the things you your self wont know he can know.

  13. @SEXYGIRL…next time dress your man better, or at least iron his clothes instead of eating all the money. And tell him and Richard to lose the distasteful Negre Mawron chain. Lol

  14. Do not hurry him to leave,because he took an oath,
    He was chosen,do not conform to 😈evil desires when you has live in…..

  15. The numbers are available for all to peruse. Every year of the last Kenny Anthony administration marked a downward spiral in homicides with 2015 recording only 28. The first full calendar year of the UWP administration (2017) showed an all time record in the annual percentage increase in homicides. In short homicides almost doubled setting this unfortunate trajectory which PJP inherited.
    It may be the SLP ‘s responsibility to do something about these appalling numbers but make no mistake the trend was set by the last administration. Selective amnesia will only make us doom to repeat the mistakes of the past. Saying we don’t care who did what reeks of blatant hypocrisy. PJP is a PM and not a miracle worker . Spider is just another spent politician trying to earn a paycheck. St lucians should be mindful that we cannot turn to the same architects of our problem for solutions . Do St lucians a favor Spider and go weave your web of deception elsewhere. We are just so tired of your buffoonary.

  16. “O LORD,I am too afraid,to lift up my head because your law 🌈is not obeyed,and you has given us over to the enemy….

  17. Everyone who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    Will say to the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God,in whom I (we)trust”.
    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
    He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find a refuge ;
    his faithhfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    You will not fear the terror of night,nor the arrow 🏹 that flies by day,
    nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
    ❗A thousand may fall at your side,a thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
    You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of wicked ‼️

    Make the Most your dwelling _
    even the LORD, who my refuge_
    then no harm will befall you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
    For he will command his angels concering you
    to guard you in all your ways ;
    they will lift you up in their hands ‼️
    “Because he ❤️loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
    He will call my name,and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    With long life will I satisfy him
    and show him my Salvation” ‼️


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