Chastanet says US contributing to Caribbean crime

Chastanet says US contributing to Caribbean crime

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has been quoted by the Barbados Nation as criticizing the United States over serious crime in the Caribbean.

According to the publication, Chastanet referred to the US dumping thousands of criminal deportees on the Caribbean.

He asserted that many of the deportees have little relationship with their homeland.

In an exclusive interview with the Nation, the Saint Lucia Prime Minister described the situation as “horrific.”

He accused the US of dumping thousands of criminals on the doorsteps of small Islands, while at the same time slashing the funds it spends to beef up security in the region.

Chastanet’s comments came against the backdrop of a resurgence of gun violence in Saint Lucia.

In the latest incident, a man and a woman were wounded when a lone gunman opened fire on Chaussee Road on July 8, 2016.

According to information, the man appeared to have been the intended target while the woman was hit by stray bullets.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has had US assistance to it stopped as a result of alleged extrajudicial killings by police officers.

The twelve fatal shootings occurred between 2010 and 2011 during an anti-crime campaign dubbed – Operation Restore Confidence.

The killings were the subject of an investigation which produced a damning report on the police.

Excerpts of the report, read on national television in March 2015 by then Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, said that police had a “death list”.

According to Anthony, the report also said that police staged fake encounters and planted weapons to justify their actions.

While in opposition, Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP) promised that it would announce the terms of reference of an independent tribunal to deal with the matter.

The UWP said that the announcement would come during its first one hundred days in office.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

    Lol, Be quiet little Boy!. Stop playing the Blame Game and fulfill your promises you lied about on the Pulpit of Beelzebub! You blamed the SLP for all the “imaginary Problems,” this island has, instead of telling your dumb and ignorant followers that we must bind together, pull ourselves up by our bootstraps to survive or else we sink.
    So now reality is staring you in the “eye,” and you are still playing the game-blame and shifting the goal Post.

    Clown! Lol

  2. Sad-But-True
    July 11, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

    Lol, Be quiet little Boy!. Stop playing the Blame Game and fulfill your promises you lied about on the Pulpit of Beelzebub! You blamed the SLP for all the “imaginary Problems,” this island has, instead of telling your dumb and ignorant followers that we must bind together, pull ourselves up by our bootstraps to survive or else we sink.
    So now reality is staring you in the “eye,” and you are still playing the game-blame and shifting the goal Post.

    Clown! Lol

  3. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 10:29 am Reply

    Which one of you two clowns are real.

  4. Hellooo
    July 11, 2016 at 11:50 am Reply

    Who is speaking for NICE workers? Noone has issued a statement as to why in the middle of July, June’s salary has not been paid. Calling NICE is a waste of time because lies are being told day after day. If not it’s Treasury’s fault, it’s a dingo ate their baby. Call Treasury and it’s a dead end. The way it’s going it will seem that long want NICE workers to either quit or volunteer. With permanent staff rejoicing at the woes of their counterparts, credit unions laughing at the pleas of their members, Treasury staff being unsympathetic and NICE insensitive to the cries, one has to wonder who the criminal is in all this.

  5. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Shut up and get the job done foolish Irishman

  6. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Hurricane Allen strikes again!

  7. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm Reply

    You seem bent on disrespecting our PM. You of all persons should know that the PM is right with his utterances of criminal deportees from the US and Canada are contributing to criminal activities in the region and they have ceased to fund our security forces.The nonsense coming from you will be dismissed as nonsense only.

    1. Sad-But-True
      July 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm Reply

      You will always be “Anonymous” to Chastanet, his daddy and Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart. Lol

  8. Anonymous
    July 16, 2016 at 11:44 am Reply

    Any right thinking st.lucuan will take these Slp leaders and supporters serious for the last four and half years all they did to our sweet St lucia is damages

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