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Chastanet To Address Anti-Crime Meeting In T&T

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Saint Lucia’s opposition leader, Allen Chastanet, will address an anti-crime town hall meeting in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday evening.

Chastanet’s Trinidad and Tobago counterpart, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has organised the event.

Writing on Facebook, the Saint Lucia opposition leader said he was honoured to be one of the featured guests at the T&T town hall meeting.

“I am of the firm belief that there should be greater regional cooperation to deal with the issue of crime,” the United Workers Party (UWP) leader declared.

The Micoud South MP urged his Facebook audience to join the T&T town hall meeting at 6:00 pm, as it addresses crucial issues and fosters community and regional dialogue.

“Your participation is vital in shaping our collective future,” Chastanet asserted.

In April last year, the Trinidad Guardian reported that Trinidad and Tobago had been listed as number 6 by the World of Statistics (WOS) for being among the most criminal countries in the world.

There were 43 confirmed murders in the country in January this year, compared to 61 in the same month last year, according to local news reports.

There were 576 confirmed murders in 2023, with several unclassified homicides.

Saint Lucia has so far recorded twenty homicides in 2024.

Last year, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders met in Trinidad and Tobago in April to address crime and violence as public health issues.

The leaders issued a declaration that included a commitment to undertake a comprehensive overhaul of the criminal justice system to address criminal terrorists with a focus on proactive management of prosecutions, sentencing, and the diversion of young people at risk.

 

 

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Kenny went to Haiti as a crime specialist having seen his constituency descend into a chaotic criminal mess. At least Chas constuency not in the mess like VF and Marchand. Chas go and rub shoulders. Build networks and get experience. Did Chas get his VISA revoked. Has anyone accused him of defrauding customs, murder, money laundering and drug dealing like they have with certain loud politicians.

  2. Hmm hmm hmm is all I have to say wasn’t it criminal to let Butch Stewart of Sandals with over 25 million wasn’t it criminal to give T O Ah King land for nothing isn’t it criminal to be paying salaries of 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour which is in my opinion is a crime against humanity. This man need to be driven off the landscape of st Lucia with great fire and fury

  3. Ayay! Chas is an expert on crime-fighting now ee.

    “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English.
    -Alice in Wonderland

  4. Alias Veh tair……..Allan Chastanet was/is soft on crime, HE DID NOTHING. Three months after leaving office was THE FIRST he mentioned “the word” crime….. and he is off to lecture on “crime” ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha . O geee what will he say ??? He he he he, print his speech won’t you please St Lucian’s are dying to hear this. Chat at your yard before you chat abroad. The Honorable kDA was ASKED to go to Haiti because of his stellar statesmanship, no one would dear ask your Allan, gee I wonder why?? Is it due to his LACK of such stellar accolades or his no stance on crime or other. There there there grasshopper your cheap pot shots still does not change the narrative of him been soft on crime.

  5. Are there politicians in St. Lucia that have had their campaigns financed by criminals? Do the people in the South know which dealers own which politicians? Is there gang violence in St. Lucia that certain politicians are directly involved in or whose actors are seen transacting with well known politicians? Do high ranking criminals feel emboldened and protected through their high level political contacts? What percentage of rumours involving criminal involvement with the SLP are true?

  6. The question is what’s the crime rate since SLP came into power vs the five years UWP was in power?

  7. @Bouton good vibes. Dirty tricks. Let them answer.. you remember that statement:

    “Leave my boys alone’
    Well over the past years particularly now the chickens have come home to hatch.

    Haiti…..come clean up your mess home.

  8. Now Chas, we know you already, please don’t tell the Trinidadian untruths, we know you are famous for that.
    Don’t forget to quote “Kenny could not do it but I will”.

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