Crisis Centre official laments breakdown in morals

Asserting that there has been an increase in reports of incest to the Saint Lucia Crisis Centre, Vice President of the institution, Stephen Lambert, has bemoaned a breakdown in morals nationwide.

“What we are finding in this country is a breakdown in morals of a lot of people,” Lambert asserted.

He referred to this week’s alleged rape of a ten year old girl by an adult male.

Lambert noted that while a lot of individuals are talking about the alleged incident and trying to figure out the definition of rape and carnal knowledge, no one is addressing the child’s need for counseling.

He disclosed that the alleged victim will need years of counseling to be able to function properly in the society again.

The Crisis Centre official declared that the legal system has to function better.

“The police and the court system have to be able to do their job,” he stated, adding that people who interfere with the work of the police ought to face the full brunt of the law.

Just this week the Division of Human Services disclosed that more than two hundred cases of child abuse had been reported for the first half of this year.

Lambert expressed the view that the figure represents merely the tip of the iceberg.

He spoke out against persons who accept ‘hush money’ to pervert the course of justice in the case of children who are abused, asserting that the law needs to get tougher on them.

“We cannot allow people to profit from the pain of others,” Lambert declared.


  1. anon
    August 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Is it too little too late!
    Under an ‘anything goes’ Labour Party there was a complete disregard for morals and values but now after the horse has bolted the barn, all over the Caribbean there is the call for morals and values.

    St Lucians never understood the implications of the firing of Sarah Flood from her Ministry under Kenny and Phillip. It was not just about abortion. It was about the arrogance of a psychologically flawed Kenny and Tony who thought he was above the naive Sarah going on about morals and values. That is why they brought up the abortion issue in Cabinet WHILE she was on pregnancy leave.
    Their incompetence and arrogance has now produced a seriously flawed generation of broken families, pregnant teenagers and young men with no sense of direction that is now causing our society grief.

  2. Anonymous
    August 26, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Anon which planet are you from? I don’t mean to be political but let me answer you this way. What about Sir John? The young girl?.. does that jolt your memory… Let us not blame politicians for the lack of morals in our country.

  3. Anonymous
    August 26, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Me again. You need to do some home work on the abortion bill that the SLP put in place. No citizen has a license to have a abortion at their wimps and fancy. There are conditions to the abortion bill. Do your home work.

  4. Advocate for childrent
    August 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Instead of us playing the blame game let’s seek to solve the problem before us….It is too big for any one person so I propose that each one should seek to save one….if we save one child from any form of abuse we create a better place firstly for the child and then for us all. Offer to take a child to church …provide a meal….offer to be nanny or manny for a day…build a truck….buy a ball for a child…. Build a park ….speak up if we know or suspect a child is being abuse; sexually, physically or emotionally etc…we can do this for our children. Let’s make their life better