PM: US wants accounting in killings by Cops

PM: US wants accounting in killings by Cops

Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony has said that the United States wants legal accountability in the matter of twelve police killings between 2010 and 2011.

“The US is not preoccupied with who is guilty or who is not guilty; the US simply wants legal accountability that something so outrageous could have taken place in Saint Lucia and at the same time the authorities in Saint Lucia hold accountable those involved in that matter,” Anthony disclosed.

He made the comments during the DBS Television evening news last night.

The United States withdrew all forms of assistance to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) over the killings.

Anthony described the matter as being debilitating, complex and difficult.

“On the one hand the US is insistent that this matter is dealt with – our police officers do not understand what the issue is all about and continue to believe that the government is the problem on the issue. They are being misled on the issue but they don’t understand the determination of the United States to get this issue resolved,” he stated.

The Prime Minister told DBS Television that the government has started taking steps to address the matter of the killings.

He said:

“Never before have I had such – not a public disagreement with the United States, but never before has our country had to face sanctions imposed by the United States of America.”

The Prime Minister recalled that a Coroner’s Inquest had recently handed down a verdict of unlawful killing in case of three of five men who were fatally shot by the police during an operation in Vieux Fort in May 2011.

He said the findings have to go to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), who has to decide whether there will be any prosecution of the officers involved.

“I am just saying that the guarantee has to be with the courts and when a DPP is appointed then we will know whether the matter will go a step further, but we have to deal with it,” Anthony asserted.

The President of the Police Welfare Association, Camron Laure, in an interview with the Times, had said that the officers involved plan to challenge the Coroner’s verdict.

Laure said that the officers had indicated to the Coroner that they were uncomfortable with the process, because based on pronouncements made earlier by the Prime Minister and others, they did not believe that they would get a fair hearing.

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  1. 5 to stay alive
    June 4, 2016 at 11:13 am Reply

    Kenny wat u wanted to see happening with the impacts it’s happening.

  2. Anonymous
    June 4, 2016 at 11:16 am Reply

    They will imposed more sanctions if you try to help Venezuela

  3. opps!!!
    June 4, 2016 at 11:54 am Reply

    You waited until the police voted to come out and talk?

    1. Anonymous
      June 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm Reply

      You are a fool !!!! The police votes are no longer a block!!!!!

      SLP 5 more years….. Eat your heart out……

  4. Reporter
    June 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Dont worry Kenny. Yesterday the police dealt with you!

    1. Anonymous
      June 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm Reply

      Who laugh last laughs the best. No Police is above the Law, their killings is not going away, Dr. Anthony in or out please remember.

  5. Anonymous
    June 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Oh yes kenny i know for sure the police dealt with you…..

  6. Justice
    June 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm Reply

    So what nonsense kenny saying about US want accountability. But everyone knows that.
    Is what he was doing about it the past four years. Playing football with IMPACS. Was that his worth. A waste of time man. Should be ashamed of himself. No backbone. But thAt is his deceitful way of doing things.

  7. Yo pere
    June 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm Reply

    Kenny u planted that impacts seed. U never thought it would grow. It grew so big, now u can deal wit it. U were the one who involved the Americans now u saying they want accountability. These thugs did so much to the innocent people of stlucia robing, killing etc. Now u are defending them.its so sad to c. Crime will always continue under the SLP regime.

    1. Laughing @ UWP
      June 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm Reply

      Be Quiet!
      SLP shall continue to RULE OVER UWP.
      You are going to be our Servants once again:)

      1. RedRum
        June 5, 2016 at 8:38 am Reply

        Yes. People pay attention. This is the modus operandi of labor. “We are better than you. You are our servants”

        Always remember. Every time you vote for labor you are being made their servants/slaves. You are simply helping the rich retire richer. Their words. Not mine.

  8. RedRum
    June 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm Reply

    What a hypocrite!!! Don’t blame the government? Who went to the U.S. with that information? Please don’t take us for idiots. Further the U.S. needs to step aside and quit being dirty hypocrites. You guys have your CIA operatives taking out private citizens who are deemed a threat ALL THE TIME in a clandestine and sometimes overt fashion. Nobody eh fooling me. Especially not you Kenny Anthony. Poisonous and unpatriotic bastard.

  9. Boujon Guiyave
    June 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm Reply

    If any of anti KDA thinks remove him and IMPACS and its consequences will disappear think again. Chastanet can promise what he likes he will have to please the US. That ball is rolling already in the report itself and now as you know Mary fancis has sighed in relief. Chastanet can’t turn back that not even if he wanted. If anything he gives in even more to the US.

  10. Anonymous
    June 4, 2016 at 7:22 pm Reply


  11. Anonymous
    June 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm Reply


    it’s too late now to fix what is already mash-up give Alan a chance to see what he can do. if you decide to put pressure on him along with your dirty kind of politicians you have in your camp we are going to monitor you very closely remember when King was in power how your politicians were finding all kinds of faults. against the U.W.P. and your strategy did work for you. you came in to power. 11/6 you were feeling good. hi hi. but what did you do to help the situation and the nation.. V.A.T..and secondly try to see that the U. W. P. politicians take Jail for restoring confidence. when crimes was rampage in the country.. what goes around comes around. my brother. good luck.

  12. Anonymous
    June 6, 2016 at 9:19 am Reply

    If you did not tell the US their inquiring minds would not want to know, you damn idiot!!!!!

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