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Albert-Poyotte To Cease Police Administration Role

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Home Affairs Minister Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte, who is back on the job this week after experiencing a heart attack in February, has disclosed plans for creating a ‘new’ National Security Ministry.

The Babonneau MP indicated that due to the new entity, her role in police administration would cease.

The move could signal a new approach to addressing a worrying surge in deadly gun violence.

“As you know, there will be a new Ministry of National Security, that is public knowledge,” Albert-Poyotte told reporters.

“So that’s a heavy piece that’s coming out because I was responsible for the administration of the police, so that will be taken off from my portfolio and it will be under National Security,” Albert-Poytte said.

Albert-Poyotte, also the Minister for Public Service, Labour and Gender Affairs, said it would lighten her load.

“I feel great. I feel strong and basically repositioning myself for what is to come,” the Babonneau MP stated.

She also told reporters she was well-rested and very focused.

The Minister returned to work on Monday.

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre, also responsible for National Security, described Albert-Poyotte as a hard worker.

He said there would be a decision on the way forward when they speak.

When questioned about a cabinet reshuffle, Pierre responded, “That is the only thing that the Prime Minister will keep in his back pocket.”

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Happy to hear that you are back on the job after such a scare and that you will be relieved of a portfolio you couldn’t and didn’t handle too well. What surprises me the most is that you are the one making such a statement. I thought that was the prerogative of the Prime Minister and he would make any announcement on cabinet reshuffles. Anyway speedy recovery to you and don’t overdo it to land yourself in a similar situation.

  2. Madam Poyotte, I want to say welcome back to the job and I also want to say thank you for ceasing your role in the security of the country. Obviously, whatever you were doing if any was not working. We need not just one person but a team of persons to really put policies, guidelines, rules, laws in place to fight the surging crimes in SLU. We cannot rely on someone with no knowledge of security to lead a team. As you will agree with me this would spell the word FAILURE. The past three years we have had nothing but failure when it comes to Security in SLU. To be honest nothing has been done to fight crime in slu. It is not too late to start. Let us be hopeful.
    I hope Pierre understands and will find the country a team of experts to help fight the crimes in slu. Even if he has to go outside of the country, then find us the right team to save SLU – thank you.

  3. Poyotte just confirmed that we had 3 ministers overseeing/ responsible for national security , oh my what a tangled web PJP weaved

  4. Now for Pierre to relieve himself of all his portfolios cause he not performing! Only in government we reward underperformance!

  5. Oh my poor baby, its all Pierre’s fault; we only have one bite at the Apple, then click – for whom the Bell tolls? – baby its not worth it, you should cherish whatever is left; who said you must be any Minister. Since anyone is elected, you’ve got a salary, so just sit back, attend some meetings and enjoy the country life and breath the Oxygen.
    Phillip rushes and do some crazy things without thinking; Dr. Horace Chang gave up the job of Chairman of the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement. No sooner Phill applied for and was big chief but very soon after he gave up. Its not an easy job in a St. Lucia the way it is today, make it easy on your self – its your life, not mine – LORD GIVE US WISDOM

  6. While I know the lady very well and know her family since I was raise in that region I wish her well but I have to admit niether labour party nor united workers is serious about crime fighting nor them ever had or will have a crime fighting plan foe the simple reason that it hasn’t hit home yet for them so util that day when it hits their door step and of course it will slowly but surely nothing gonna change

  7. While I know the lady very well and know her family since I was raise in that region I wish her well but I have to admit niether labour party nor united workers is serious about crime fighting nor them ever had or will have a crime fighting plan foe the simple reason that it hasn’t hit home yet for them so util that day when it hits their door step and of course it will slowly but surely nothing gonna change

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