Speak Out St. Lucia’s Statement on Sexual Allegations made by Jeannine Compton

Speak Out St. Lucia’s Statement on Sexual Allegations made by Jeannine Compton

Castries, Saint Lucia, – May 31, 2016– In light of accusations of sexual assault made by the Independent Candidate for Micoud North, Jeannine Compton-Antoine, against former Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph on Sunday May 29, 2016, Speak Out St. Lucia (S.O.S.) contends that it is every victim’s right to speak out in their own time regardless of the persons involved.

This incident highlights the need for issues affecting women to be placed at the top of the agenda of the candidates now vying to form the next government. The public must be assured that governments will have zero tolerance for crimes against women, and there should be no hesitation to advance the cause for women’s issues. Additionally, there should be absolutely no fear or reservation by victims to tell their stories.

It must be noted that currently we have an unprecedented number of seven women vying for political office who have not seized the opportunity to champion the cause for women. S.O.S. notes that throughout this political campaign there has been little to no attempt, save for innuendos and accusations, to put women’s issues at the top of the development agenda.

It is unfortunate that neither the Five-Point Plan nor the Fifteen Pledges address women’s and children’s issues which are extremely critical at this time.

S.O.S. appeals to all Saint Lucians to put an end to victim bashing, and demands that women’s issues form part of the continuous debate and discussion by our representatives.

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  1. Unknown
    May 31, 2016 at 11:12 am Reply

    All I want to know is why now I believed its a political game by her for the wemen of this country to feel sorry for her

  2. Baby face
    May 31, 2016 at 11:15 am Reply

    I really want to know y now Jeannine is sayin that after so long…

  3. o_o
    May 31, 2016 at 11:21 am Reply

    In light of this serious allegation, Ezekiel needs to do the honourable thing and step-down.

    1. disgusted much
      May 31, 2016 at 11:37 am Reply

      step down for what?????choops…….Every dog that bark yall quick to take on…..has an investigation being made???? were you there????? yall so dam quick to know what is the best thing that should be done….Is high time that we lucians learn to speak more sensibly…..hypocrites

  4. Anonymous
    May 31, 2016 at 11:35 am Reply

    Norbert you need to ask Mr. Joseph the same questions you were asking of Government a few weeks ago….

    I also would like to see a statement from you say, Ms.Compton-Antoine need all the support she can get now from all of St. Lucia in her time of needs.

    By the way have you Mr. Williams contact her for help….

  5. Yea right
    May 31, 2016 at 11:36 am Reply

    If he stepping down then Lorne needs to also it goes both ways what good for Ezekiel good for Lorne to both ways and for all the other men in high society in this dirty country filled with dirty women like Jeanine smdh how low can u go dat song is for u girl

  6. Kingsley
    May 31, 2016 at 6:34 pm Reply

    I just wonder how her mother’s side family and her father’s
    side family will take the allegation?

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