Francis receives IMPACS report

National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has confirmed receiving a copy of the controversial IMPACS report.

“I am looking at it and then we will decide the way forward,” Francis told reporters.

He disclosed that the new Allen Chastanet government will take no active part in resolving the matter.

“When I say no active part, we are not going to review the evidence or anything like that,” the former Deputy Police Commissioner declared.

He explained that the evidence will be given to a committee – perhaps of retired Judges to examine, look at what has happened and provide a road map as to how to deal with the issue.

Francis said he would not allow the IMPACS matter to cloud his judgement in dealing with the police.

He acknowledged that the issue is taking a toll on some officers, especially those who were involved in the exercise that resulted in the death of a number of persons and the family members of the deceased.

Francis indicated that they all want closure to the matter.

The IMPACS report was compiled by a team of Jamaican investigators probing alleged extra judicial killings by some local police officers between 2010 and 2011.

The slayings occurred during an anti-crime police operation dubbed – Operation Restore Confidence.

The United Workers Party (UWP) which now forms the government, had promised during the campaign for the June 6, 2016 general elections that within the first 100 days of getting into office, it would announce the terms of reference of an independent tribunal to deal with the IMPACS case.


  1. Anonymous
    June 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This is what should have been done from inception. I trust that all goes well with speedy results or resolution.

  2. Sad-But-True
    June 29, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Stop the Madness!!! The US wants the Police officers involved ( thanks to Guy MAYERS,) PROSECUTED. And if the RSLPF believes that they will go unpunished, then they are Sadly Misled in this MATTER. The US will want nothing more, nothing less.
    PS…Has Allen “the boy,” who was sent to the US by the other two Prime Ministers given the Nation a report on his so-called Trip? Will the Boy, address the Nation (and without lying) tell us what was discussed, along with deals and or recommendations on this Matter?

    1. Anonymous
      June 29, 2016 at 10:49 am

      You have no respect for yourself and your PRIME MINISTER. You sound like a twin from the south who is still bitter form your SLP lost and know there will no more hand outs for you and your hacks. Your prayer for failure will go unanswered in jesus name.

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 29, 2016 at 10:58 am

        I don’t recognize “the boy” as my or Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister. Now, will you address the Article at hand? Do you have anything intelligent to say?

    2. Boujon Guiyave
      June 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      In case you haven’t guessed it Golden Balls’ went to the USA with the view of striking a deal. See how quick he was off the mark in his pitch on Venezuela about how the situation there is untenable and about how the region ought not remain idle on this subject. Don’t you see the makings of another Grenada here? Well I do! Golden Balls’ plan is to present the USA Venezuela in exchange for cooling the heat for the unlawful killings.

  3. Anonymous
    June 29, 2016 at 11:15 am

    You mean murdering people didn’t take a toll on these officers? The thought of paying for their crimes has them more shook….goes to show the kind of sociopaths in the RSLPF

  4. Anonymous
    June 29, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Why is it so hard to let the men face the justice system, what makes them better than the men they killed? The very same way they kill innocent people who react out of fear, what ever happened to firearms are supposed to be for life or death situations? Now we have criminals walking with badges and shooting, rapping, molesting, abusing the very same men and we men they should be protecting, and the law is more interested in protecting them than seeing to it that the family members gets justice for their losses, why do they make so much fuss to shoot down the middle man and skip the head, why cut down the branches and leave the roots? Do that sound like fair justice…? If I can get time for doing a crime, then EVERY MAN SHOULD HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF JUSTICE HANDED TO THEM, FROM GOVERNMENT TO THE VAGRANTS ON THE STREETS… you do the crime u must do the time. Its called justice.

  5. Merciful
    June 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    The police whom were involved in operation restore confidence, which took the lives of people should be punish like any citizen whom do not obey the laws of this land.

  6. Jokers
    June 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    What nonsense is this. Listen Francis, allow the party to speak on your behalf because you are making too many blunders. How can you say you are looking at the document- isnt the document suppose to go directly to the DDP ? what nonsense are you talking about- it should never be in your hands , very same thing which happened to Kenny reading it online.

  7. Anonymous
    June 29, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Oye,are you the minister of online news?man shut up and get to work.

  8. Lovealot
    June 29, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Work work work work work work
    Voters say ministers have to
    Work work work work work work
    ——-see voters as ——–
    Dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt dirt
    So ministers put in
    Work work work work work work
    When you all gon
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    Me no care if pm
    Hurt hurt hurt hurt de ——–

    So voters, ministers, everyone you gua ave to work work work work work

    1. Anonymous
      June 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Don’t leave your day job. If you have one that is ….

      Your lyrical skills suck!!!

  9. Anonymous
    June 30, 2016 at 4:04 am

    The guy who call the new pm boy, and saying he does not recognize him as his pm nor st.lucia s pm is at best disrespecful. You will carry your hurt for a long 5 years years. Get over it

      July 4, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Lets have intelligent discussion people and stop throwing ignorance all over the place. Based on the article IMPACS is definately a thorn on our sides (lucians). The US wants all sorts of justice to be served in our country and yet still it is no better than us. The death penalty they wanted banned from the region but they were still hanging and administering lethal injections. So, people what are they setting us up for?
      We dont have to put up with any administration for 5 years. We are just afraid and un-united to strut for our causes.
      We lucians called our then prime minister King a softee in respect to the crimes that were happening. An initiative was taken and the cries for justice from us grew dim. Now we behaving like we were not at all a part of it.
      Why are we all forgetting Ms. Francis and her lobbying? People look through all scopes and angles. Government change but little really does.