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UWP Urges Vieux Fort Solidarity Against Gun Violence

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As members of the United Workers Party (UWP) Constituency Branch of Vieux Fort South we stand firm in condemning all forms of violence and crime, particularly the alarming increase in gun violence in Vieux Fort.

The loss of young lives to violence is truly tragic and heartbreaking and we take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have lost their loved ones through this senseless killing.

We must prioritize initiatives that provide support, guidance and opportunities for our youth to thrive and avoid the paths of violence.

Together, we can work towards creating a future where every young person in Vieux Fort has the chance to fulfill their potential.

The current situation in our beloved community is distressing, with the rise in gun violence creating an atmosphere of fear and unease.

This has taken a toll on the community resulting in the early closure of businesses and a reduction in social and community activities.

Safety concerns not only affect livelihoods but also erodes the social fabric of the town, turning it into a ghost town by evening.

We urge all members of the community to come together in solidarity against gun violence and actively work towards creating a safer environment for everyone in Vieux Fort. Your support and collaboration are crucial in effectively tackling this pressing issue.

We commend the installation of the CCTV cameras as a proactive measure to assist in monitoring and curbing gun and crime violence in Vieux Fort.

However, we recognise that more comprehensive strategies are needed to get to the root causes of the violence.

Let us work together as a community to find solutions and to prevent further tragedies.

SOURCE: United Workers Party Constituency Branch of Vieux Fort South

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Bollocks!
    Vague recommendations won’t cut it… Neither does making sensational public declarations via news networks and simultaneously being in celebratory mode over social media.
    How about telling St Lucians exactly what you would have done if you were in the SLP’s shoes. Secondly, your plans if you were to regain office…. And most importantly why you didn’t implement anything proactively when it was under your watch homicides escalated to highest annual percentage increase ever in 2017.

  2. When management is incompetent they either do NOTHING or do something EXTREME.
    Our leaders in the police force and government are incompetent and that resulted in Operation Restore Confidence which was rife with corruption.
    Due to Operation Restore Confidence we have the IMPACS report hanging over the police force and I bet this report implicates local politicians and past leadership in the police force, this is why it will go nowhere.

    For the sake of the police force the IMPACS matter has to go to court as hard as that reality may be, it needs to happen.

    For the sake of the police force, crooked cops need to be prosecuted.

    Then we will have more confidence and trust in our leaders.

    Then we will offer more information to the police.

  3. The gun violence in this country will persist until the government of the day put aside their foolish pride work along side the opposition, independent organizations and individuals who wants to see a decrease in violence in this country. Policing alone is not the only answer, ask pastor Ben.

  4. Well Mr. Trend you are referring to 2017 andbindicating that it was the highest but in 2021 you had 74, in 2222 there was 75, in 2023 there was 75 but these numbers are less than 60. You are the best maths professor on island.
    This is the problem we are always making foolish comparisons to support one political party or the other. The numbers under the UWP fluctuated in the 5 years of UWP’s tenure but with the SLP there is only one tejectory; up

  5. The crime situation has escalated beyond the capabilities of law enforcement. Crime should be tackled by use of institution. A special officer should be attached to all secondary and tertiary level education facilities to identify potential threats to society. It’s clear by 14 years which side a child is gravitating to. Then a Center needs to be created to properly educate and curb these potential gangsters and rehabilitate their young minds. A center way beyond the BTC or BCF capabilities. This will take almost 10 years to start working before we see a reduction in crime

  6. Mr. Trend is another brain dead supporter making excuses for politicians. The true statistics show a 300% increase in murders from 1997-2001 when KDA came in. After that it has been in a range until last year. The truth is the murder rate has never been lower than it is today.

  7. Mr Hermangild Francis… Clearly our perception of each other is mutual. I was hoping you of all would understand the difference between a ‘percentage difference ‘ when juxtapose to other components of the numerical increase.
    Isn’t it an unequivocal fact that the UWP inherited a downward spiral from the Kenny led administration with 2015 being a recent low of only 28?
    Isn’t it a fact that by 2017 the percentage increase was a record 62.5 %?
    So you are aware that the upward trajectory is continuing under PJP but you remain tight lip that the downwards trajectory which was inherited from Kenny was interrupted?? Talk about hypocrisy!
    Isn’t it a fact that the upward trajectory continued for all but one year of the UWP’s tenure DESPITE THE COVID19 LOCKDOWN???
    With such unacceptable numbers amidst covid19 what exactly did you think would have occurred the minute people were given freedom to roam again?
    Where’s the foresight and proactive measures your administration implemented to ameliorate those predictions?

    Who is playing politics when in retrospect it was your lack of meaningful perspicacity which led to this quagmire?? “Sometimes it’s better to remain quiet and be thought of a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubts”.

  8. Unless we understand that the politicians hv one aim and that is to divide us and create a fan base. In doing so if they hv majority of us defending them then nothing will be done. Let’s get together my people and fight for what will benefit us as a nation. Regardless which party is in power we need to unite and demand what we want from them. It’s so easy to do but we hv been brainwashed and it has become a generation after generation drawback in terms of our behavior towards politics. At the end if the divide us they win . I wish I could hv made it clear so we could understand the games politicians play on our minds. Power to the people 💪

  9. Oh really… Are you usually this stupid or were you making a special effort when you wrote this pile of bovine excretion?

  10. 🤣 Whoever that “Trend” person is,he or she needs some anger management attention. I hope you seek some help before it’s too late my dear.

  11. Lmao well we need another state of emergency. This country needs another party asap, even if the new party loses elections ,just once uwp is not in opposition and definitely not in power. That chas and crew is proof they will destroy our country. Look at how they destroying the uwp party, which is one the greatest leader in the oecs in his time and still if you ask me , base on time lines situation and generation disparities .still is ( my opinion). smh Fede beat his gums so much about crime lol sounded like a mad man, anyways because he has no clue what’s going on ..maybe want to salvage some expensive things that miss payment..only God knows . and other modern uwp members talking about PJP don’t know how to handle crime ect ect . With that kind of desperation for politicizing crime so much through only blame PJP and his government with no solutions..even when one gives a solution it sounds like he is crazy aka Fede ( crip gang member) since all criminals where red ( did not know Guyana had bloods and Crips ) maybe confuse lol . I really thought you all had a master plan with that desperation and finally ,I see a headline looking like a solution. Read it and just have to wonder how long our country is going to have to endure with having the only opposition being chas and his crew smh I am now starting to believe we need a state of emergency ASAP because a deputy speaker absence cannot be more detrimental for the attention it got . I always knew we have no opposition and I was a little concern but after reading this smh we need a state of emergency!!!.plan a March something. Lord help us because our leaders will be the destruction of us .

  12. Lmao well we need another state of emergency. This country needs another party asap, even if the new party loses elections ,just once uwp is not in opposition and definitely not in power. That chas and crew is proof they will destroy our country. Look at how they destroying the uwp party, which is one the greatest leader in the oecs in his time and still if you ask me , base on time lines situation and generation disparities .still is ( my opinion). smh Fede beat his gums so much about crime lol sounded like a mad man, anyways because he has no clue what’s going on ..maybe want to salvage some expensive things that miss payment..only God knows . and other modern uwp members talking about PJP don’t know how to handle crime ect ect . With that kind of desperation for politicizing crime so much through only blame PJP and his government with no solutions..even when one gives a solution it sounds like he is crazy aka Fede ( crip gang member) since all criminals where red ( did not know Guyana had bloods and Crips ) maybe confuse lol . I really thought you all had a master plan with that desperation and finally ,I see a headline looking like a solution. Read it and just have to wonder how long our country is going to have to endure with having the only opposition being chas and his crew smh I am now starting to believe we need a state of emergency ASAP because a deputy speaker absence cannot be more detrimental for the attention it got . I always knew we have no opposition and I was a little concern but after reading this smh plan a March something,,. Lord help us because our leaders will be the destruction of us all

  13. Phillip.. what you call anger I call righteous indignation. I’m not one of those who believe we can sit on our laurels and pray crime away. Neither do I believe our criminals are nearly as sophisticated as we make them out to be. What’s going on there is nothing incompetence on the part of the RSLPF and by extention, the failure of successive administrations to provide adequate resources and hold them accountable. The PJP administration by all indications is closing the resources gap but what can one do when the horses have already bolted? I think the time is fitting to outsource a commissioner along with few others with proven records to restructure the police force. Add the aforementioned to an enabling society in terms of criminality and elective politics and chaos is sure to ensue. What’s going on is no doubt a reflection of the collective us.

  14. No, I disagree, what’s going on is led my the cult mentality. Don’t touch my people, ineffective leadership and blind sheep followers who do not want to see or accept that the current approach will lead us no where. No plans, no ideas, just ad hoc reaction and more talk to have the sheep on their side.

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