Former National Security Minister, Guy Mayers, has described as “very interesting”, a statement by the President of the Police Welfare Association, Camron Laure, about gays, bi-sexuals and lesbians in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force(RSLPF).
At a news conference earlier this week, Laure disclosed that the association had held a meeting to discuss and remedy a number of challenges confronting members.
He said that among those challenges was discrimination “particularly of members who are gay, bisexual and lesbian.”
Addressing the issue, Guy Mayers told the Times: “I find this a very interesting observation coming from the PWA. As far as I understand it the laws of Saint Lucia prohibit buggery under which this particular activity falls, and I am not aware that the majority of Saint Lucians are in support of changing those laws.”
According to the former National Security Minister, the role of the Police is to uphold the law.
“ It’s just like we currently have this hot debate on legalization of marijuana. Now the Police have been raiding marijuana plantations and arresting people for having marijuana in their possession and I recall a former head of the Crime Unit stating that despite the fact that there is this call for the legalization of marijuana, people should still remember that it is an illegal act and people would be arrested if found with it,” Mayers asserted.