IMPACS case: UWP promises Independent Tribunal

IMPACS case: UWP promises Independent Tribunal

The United Workers Party (UWP) has promised to announce the terms of reference of an independent tribunal to deal with the IMPACS case, within one hundred days of coming into office.

The announcement was made this morning by UWP Chairman and former National Security Minister, Guy Mayers.

Mayers, under whose watch as Minister a number of alleged extra judicial killings by members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) occurred, said the proposed tribunal would review what has transpired so far and to recommend a way forward.

“This is a serious matter that must be addressed,” Mayers declared.

The former Minister told the news conference that Saint Lucia can no longer afford to have the matter languish.

He said that as a people, Saint Lucians must demonstrate commitment to the observance of law and order, human rights and the rule of law.

Mayers observed that France and the United Kingdom individually and collectively as members of the European Union, along with the United States, have all expressed reservations about the current government’s inaction following the submission of the IMPACS report.

The report was compiled by a team of Jamaican investigators probing the police killings of twelve Saint Lucians between the period of 2010 and 2011.

The killings occurred during a police campaign dubbed – Operation Restore Confidence.

Mayers said closure to the matter was important not only because Saint Lucia continues to lose assistance to its law enforcement and security agencies, but also because as a sovereign nation it has an obligation first to its people and also to the community of nations with whom this country has friendly relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. 1
    February 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Losers!

  2. 1
    February 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Are those imbeciles serious?
    They have NOTHING to speak about now, so they are back on impacs – when they were the ones in office who activated this whole mess.

    I have never seen a group of worthless, mentally retarded, unpatriotic, agents of foreign countries, misfits, misguided, unintelligent seeking for us to vote them into office.

    You have nothing to offer this country.

    You have shown us all that you are agents of the EU and the US, who speak on their behalf.

    We are Saint Lucians, you’re NOT!

  3. The Crow
    February 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm Reply

    What the hell is this? You “guys” are lost in the wilderness! Please inform us as to what will you do with the IMPACS report? Would you cast it aside? If you don’t, how would you deal with the rogue police officers, lawyers, businessmen, etc. who have been implicated? Would you go “helter skelter” firing them and announcing them to the world without due process? What about you Mayers, if you are implicated (and I think you will be) how would your party deal with you?

    You see, it is easier said than done. While you are in opposition it is easy to talk!

  4. cocoflow
    February 25, 2016 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Guy Mayers please stop ur crap b4 i bring up d video tape from DBS an HTS were u on TV telling ORC will not stand for cops being killed an threatened by criminals an u proud of d actions taken to restore the public’s confidence in safer streets in SLU u said that after d cop was killed by d bank of SLU,remember Guy any body who want to know the real truth about what am saying they can go to the video news tapes for DBS an HTS on d internet 4d yr 2010 thru 2011 it’s alllll in their 4all 2c SO STOP UR LIES.

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