Former Minister wants top class lab management

Former Minister wants top class lab management

Former National Security Minister, Calixte George, has declared that the mere functioning of the forensic laboratory will not solve Saint Lucia’s crime problems.

There have been repeated calls for the laboratory to be reopened.

The calls have intensified in the wake of a series of recent incidents of rape in several parts of Saint Lucia.

George said that the management of the forensic laboratory has to be “top class.”

“In managing the lab you need people with experience,” he explained, adding that even if persons had certain academic qualifications and cannot interpret what they have found, it would not benefit the fight against crime.

George expressed the opinion that the government should ensure proper management of the forensic laboratory.

The former Minister, who is an agronomist, disclosed that he has managed laboratories in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the case of Saint Lucia, he said there was need for an influx of people with experience in that area.

George said that the solution to a number of crimes here in the past was attributable to good police officers working with laboratories in England.




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  1. Anonymous
    April 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm Reply

    St. Lucia has qualified personnel, or did you not read the letter from the former head of the Tapion lab? Everybody jumping out of the woodwork playing know-it-all in what they know nothing. Where were all of you when advice was needed to fix this madness, what happen, the moomoo pills wear off now that the public is in a uproar and elections coming?

  2. Curious
    April 4, 2016 at 7:57 am Reply

    Good intentions calixte George. But you were silent all the time the lab was collapsing.
    It should not have taken the rape of women on the streets of St. Lucia for people like calixte George to speak out.

    Even now I am sure you can call kenny today and express your thoughts personally. So why do that publicly?

    But you are right forensics is a business of experienced staff not just having a degree

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