Hermangild Francis yet to see IMPACS report

Hermangild Francis, Saint Lucia’s new National Security Minister, has said that he has not yet seen a copy of the IMPACS report.

The report was compiled by a team of Jamaican investigators.

The team was commissioned to investigate a spate of fatal police shootings between 2010 and 2011.

Then Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, had read excerpts of the IMPACS report on national television in March last year.

The excerpts Anthony read indicated among other things, that Saint Lucia police kept a death list and staged killings of suspects.

“The IMPACS report is a priority,” National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis has said.

He disclosed that the document has to be dealt with immediately.

While in opposition, the United Workers Party (UWP) had promised to announce the terms of reference of an independent tribunal to deal with the IMPACS case, within one hundred days of getting into office.

“Rest assured that we are going to deal with this matter expeditiously,” Hermangild Francis, a former Deputy Police Commissioner, declared.

On the issue of reactivating the National Security Council, the National Security Minister disclosed that he will have to examine the matter and determine whether the council will be continued.

Francis, who also has responsibility for Home Affairs and Justice, spoke of the need to address problems in the justice system.

He said thought is being given to getting an area where the courts can operate effectively and efficiently.

The Minister stated that attention is being given to re-opening the forensic laboratory, as well as beefing up security at schools, hospitals and health centres.


  1. Sad-But-True
    June 21, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Micheal Chastanet and Gordon “Butch” Stewart are reviewing it while Allen-the fake Installed Pm is taking his cue. So you need to ask them.

  2. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Ask Allen. He said he has a copy. Vicious

  3. Justice
    June 21, 2016 at 10:42 am

    ANONYMOUS not so fast. RelAx. Do not let the politics get to you. Take your time. You ain’t see kenny relaxing in Trinidad.
    Chastanet never said he HAD a copy. Said he had SEEN the report. That is a simple and clear English language distinction.

  4. Anonymous
    June 21, 2016 at 10:44 am


  5. Lynn
    June 21, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Timothy can replay the tape. Mr. chastanet while on newspin the Friday before elections, he never said he has a copy he only said he has seen it. Having a copy and seeing it is totally different. Get it right. TIMOTHY POLEON PLEASE REPLAY……….

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 21, 2016 at 11:28 am

      [REMOVED BY ADMIN], Lynn! You are the reason why Pinocchio really exist.

  6. frustrated
    June 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    [REMOVED BY ADMIN] or sorry I ment sad but true, please get a life. All u do is criticize. I’m starting to think that u don’t even have a life. Why don’t u wait few months before u open your mouth and talk crap. You guys are sore looses.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Stop following me around!

    2. keep it real
      June 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      True. Just like the former PM they can’t get to grips yet. So sad how politics can eat the minds of ppl. Or is it because they are small minded

  7. Boujon Guiyave
    June 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Never thought the fruit would be so juicy so quick. All indications are it will get even more juicy. Which one shall I opt for: the boat running aground in shallow waters or rocking in deep water? The trouble is both are juicy!