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PM’s Office Says UWP Compromised Security In Custody Suites Demolition

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Thanks to Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre’s decision to reconstruct the Custody Suites facility in Castries, our nation can look forward to improved security measures and a bolstered national security system.

By choosing to demolish the only detention facility in the capital, the former UWP Administration compromised citizen security and placed our national security at risk. That ill-advised decision significantly impeded our hardworking police officers from doing their jobs effectively and safely.

The haphazard demolition of Custody Suites caused significant displacement and disruptions to police administration and operations.

There were no immediate plans to safely and securely house detainees in the city.

For over three years, police officers have been forced to employ alternative strategies to manage and handle criminal suspects in lawful custody.

Furthermore, police stations outside the capital have been under significant stress for the past few years. Holding cells are overwhelmed.

Shuttling detainees miles about the island is straining valuable police resources and further compounds policing operations.

Thankfully, the new Custody Suites Project is advancing.

The new facility will be larger than its predecessor. The new facility will be equipped with eight holding cells and outfitted with cutting-edge technology and amenities to support police administration and operations in the capital.

The projected completion date is the end of April 2024.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and the Commissioner of Police have expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Pierre for his decision to reconstruct Custody Suites.

SOURCE: Office of the Prime Minister. New Custody Suites under construction.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Look PM don’t come and talk shit. If chas made a bad decision to break down the rat, centipede and insect infested jail cell so be it don’t make a history out of it. The police have a job to do and you have a job to do don’t become a pot salt. So why can’t the police handcuff those on trees, pillars and light post so the citizens can see the criminals rather taking tax payer money to feed them and feed your family

  2. Time to move on. We know that the previous government managers were hideous with security. They were playing house like children. Unfortunately, it was real. If someone in the public doesn’t know that by now, they simply don’t want to know.

  3. So leave custody that wasn’t fit for humans (ask Ipa), damn yo it’s been three years. I will remind you again PjP you are the the prime minister ……..

  4. @ highgrade, you’re a political blind fool or just a soup drinker or drink crack tea for water? What did the PM done for the island since he took office? Would you agree he feeds off tax payer money? List 10 things he did for the ISLAND. Come on start!

  5. What did Pierre say that is. So offensive to all you. Most of you never utter a word when Chas referred to you as barking dogs, 43% illiterate, mendicants and the list goes on. Why? Is because he is all you uncle. Remember the slave trade.

  6. I want all these red eyed morons to take a good look at the current situation and be honest for once.
    Mr Pierre believes that he is still on the campaign trail but let me assure him that his party did win the elections with a healthy mandate.
    On the question of Custody Suites, may I remind persons that it was a health hazard. Also it could have only housed 2 individuals although most times it had about 4. Mr Pierre if this is a priority then do what must be done and stop playing cheap politics. Govern the country which you have been given the mandate to do.

  7. @Lydia Estaphane are you the person who was selling SLU citizens at ministry of home affairs? lmao. I am not for chas or pjp. I want to see good for my people and my country. So far i see kindergartens leading our nation. zero maturity

  8. Eclnomy was booming with construction activity all over the island? What did yall say about it? People dont eat them! This was a fast track to create jobs that directly revived the economy. Now one lil building you are erecting in 3 years you have to play a blame game. This does not work anymore because people are fed up.
    My humble opinion.

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