The government of Saint Lucia has engaged a law firm operating in Washington to represent it in discussions with State Department officials on the IMPACS matter.
The disclosure came last night as Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony delivered his New Year’s address to the nation.
Anthony gave the assurance that his administration will continue to work closely with the United Stes to bring closure to the IMPACS affair.
He disclosed that the firm of lawyers in Washington, which he did not name, would assist in this regard.
The Prime Minister told the nation of the “insistence” of the United States that the persons accused of the extra judicial killings of twelve persons be brought to justice.
The alleged executions by some members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), occurred between 2010 and 2011 when the United Workers Party (UWP) was in office.
An IMPACS report compiled by Jamaican investigators who conducted a probe into the allegations, found that local Police had compiled a death list of criminal suspects.
Excerpts of the report that were read by Anthony during a televised address on March 8, 2015, also indicated that officers planted evidence to justify their deadly confrontations with suspects.