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Pierre: Using The IMPACS Report To Flay The Government Won’t Work

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has declared that using the Caribbean Community’s Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) report against his administration will not succeed.

In 2014, IMPACS concluded an investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings by Saint Lucia police.

The multiple killings in 2010 and 2011 occurred during a police anti-crime campaign dubbed ‘Operation Restore Confidence’.

The operation occurred under a United Workers Party (UWP) administration.

Responsible for National Security, Pierre had attracted criticism from the now opposition UWP for his recent responses when a reporter questioned him regarding the IMPACS report.

“I didn’t create the IMPACS report,” Pierre explained at a ceremony on Monday.

“The Prime Minister before me had a copy of the IMPACS report. I am not the only one who had a copy of the IMPACS report. Why suddenly the IMPACS report has become my cross?” He asked.

“It was there before me. It was there for the last five years,” Pierre, whose administration the electorate voted into office at July 26, 2021, general elections, stated.

“The action that they say should be taken could have been taken in the last five years,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister said.

He vowed to police officers that he would maintain the separation of powers.

But he also said he would try to see what he could do.

“I will try. I will not promise. I have had discussions with several people about the IMPACS report. I understand the plight of the men who their life is in limbo,” the Castries East MP said.

“I can say to you, it is not easy. But we are trying. In the Cabinet we are trying and I hope that we can resolve these issues. But for the cheap and desperate politicians and their surrogates who want to use it as what they think is a whip against this government, it will not work,” the Prime Minister declared.

He said the people of Saint Lucia know that the IMPACS issue existed a long time before the current government.

“It’s not my baby. I didn’t create it. But I will try to solve it,” Pierre said.

The Prime Minister spoke on Monday at a sod-turning ceremony for the Gros Islet Police Divisional Headquarters.

 

 

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Can’t believe what i just read there from the PM. Wow. This just sounds like I DON’T CARE statement. How does he mean it’s not his problem? Isn’t he the PM? Didn’t the govt of St. Lucia well his govt pay and request for the IMPACS report. He is admitting that it is affecting the officers and yet still acts like he eh care. smh. unbelievable

  2. Well I guess he will say the same about crime. It was there before his time so it is not his problem. Our PM answering questions this way. What do you leave for the common man on the streets.

  3. Why do I feel some arrogance in this statement from him?

    You know the press would question you about this report yet still you came out ill-prepared to give an intelligent statement

    Mr. PM Do you remember how desperate you were to assign a special prosecutor to investigate the former administration AT THE EXPEENSE OF THE TAX PAYERS? so no need for me to elaborate any further I think you get the point.

    Philip J. Pierre we all know your dream was to become Prime Minister for what exact reason I personally don’t know however I do hope the St Lucians are keeping track of your records for when the next election time comes around.

  4. It was an slp government that brought impacts to expose what the called the murderous actions of the Stephenson King led uwp with Richard Frederick serving as a minister. Now that both King and Frederick have join your ranks and the report has stated that a member of your cabinet in directly implicated as a willful participant in one of these crime , Now you singing a different tune. Are you afraid to expose these guys, because they helped you win the election? Remember the big mouth lawyer and Kenny are not friends, and Kenny as pm.would never stoop so low and have Can I help you in his cabinet because Kenny was the one who commissioned the impacts report.

  5. The economy was before my time….Crime was before my time, education was before my time….

    Lol..See my drift… Is this your 5 star general Saint Lucia?

  6. Mr. PM your 15-2 victory canceled out the bargaining tickets of RF and SK, so why keep on dodging questions on impac. you don want to flay these two individuals🤔

  7. Since 1997, our country has faced serious challenges under the SLP leadership. In 1996, the homicide rate was just around 8 per year, but by 2002, it had surged to 40 per year, a staggering 400% increase. The Debt to GDP Ratio also skyrocketed during this time, with little benefit to the country. The SLP government has been in power for 4 out of the last 6 terms and shares responsibility for these issues due to their failed policies. You can verify these facts with a quick online search for “macrotrends Saint Lucia murder rate chart.” It’s time to get informed and take action. Let’s rally and urge our government representatives to do better, embracing proven strategies that can steer us toward a brighter future.

  8. Awa for da man gasu you know you don’t have what it takes to do the job why waste st Lucian’s time call the election so we can fire allu slp ministers

  9. Pierre what the hell is wrong with you? Why these politicians so petty and unprofessional why?

    What kind of stupid statement is this it’s not your baby? You are the current Prime Minister, it’s your job to fix broken policies and systems and or make them better.

    Especially systems and policies fall within your jurisdiction. And learn to speak properly and have better response for the public.

    Pierre: “It didn’t happen under me, it happened under these guys over there. It’s been there for 5 years. Why should I fix it? I will try to fix it…I will not promise. It’s not my baby……WHAT DA **** !!!”

    You acting like you don’t want to do your job. And when reporters question you you taking it personal.

    The reporter is not your friend, they are there to ask tough questions. Get over it and have some balls. The country needs problem solvers as Prime Minister.

  10. @hotskull, he was never capable of holding that position he has currently, but we must understand, because they are dinosaur in government/party politics, never work for anyone, just collecting pay checks at random, so now serving as pm he is now collecting a lifetime paycheck, King is one too, so let us not dwelling on these bloodsuckers who want to portray they are like JESUS.

  11. All you sla..s, why did all you boss handle this during his term?
    Tell us about the Panama 54 million dollars. Shame on all you 54%.

  12. Man, that Hot Skull he’s a real house negro. Keep twerking for your Massa Allen Chastanet that clown will neve be PM again, cry.

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