S.O.S demands action on rape of 12 year old

S.O.S demands action on rape of 12 year old

Press Release:-Castries, Saint Lucia – October 26, 2016— Speak Out St. Lucia (S.O.S.) is saddened by reports of the rape of a 12 year old girl who has now been discovered to be three months pregnant.

Yet again we are confronted with another case of rape in Saint Lucia which has shaken our island to the core. We can no longer be timid in dealing with these acts of rape and sexual abuse perpetrated on the women and children in Saint Lucia.

Although ordinary citizens continue to be vocal and outraged about these horrific crimes, there continues to be an almost deafening silence from our elected representatives.

We find other leaders in our society practically voiceless when our people need some direction and conclusive action to combat this scourge which we all agree is of epidemic proportions.

Our politicians harp and trade accusations on a daily basis about IMPACS, C.I.P., VAT, and other important issues, yet we fail to witness the same priority and zeal in attacking rape and sexual abuse in Saint Lucia. The neglect of our people, the human resource, will result in even greater problems into the future.

In June 2016, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on page 44 of their elections manifesto pledged to implement a Sex Offender Registry and to tackle sexual assault and rape.

This was a clear indication that the SLP recognized the critical nature of these crimes and how they have affected our island for decades, and although being the Opposition in the House of Parliament, its elected members, representatives of the people, continue to be mum about these rapes which have shocked the nation.

Where is the government’s resolve to handle this crisis? We continue to hear the same platitudes and intentions to implement measures, yet the outrage of the people does not seem to be mirrored by the actions of our representatives from both sides of the aisle.

We must have a concerted joint effort, government and opposition, as these crimes are not perpetrated based on political affiliation.

This epidemic has reached a point where decisive action must be taken! Speak Out St. Lucia continues to call for a national strategy in combating this epidemic of rape and sexual abuse.

S.O.S. urges all Saint Lucians to call their elected Member of Parliament and demand action.

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm Reply

    Norbert Williams I didn’t see a press release from you at the time of Dale Elliot problem…….

    Why ??????? He is your friend so no public out cry!!!! Man get a life Norbie…. What is good for one is good for all….

  2. Go joe joe
    October 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Rude!

  3. Anonymous
    October 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm Reply

    Sorry for the rape I hope they find the guy who did this.when they find that guy i hope they beat him punish and make him

  4. disgruntled
    October 26, 2016 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Unfortunately, I have no idea where and how to find my district rep since almost every week he is out of island. It is really sad the rate at which this particular crime is happening and the slow pace at which it is being addressed.

  5. Anonymous
    October 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm Reply

    If you have no idea where your district rep is just take his place and do what you have to do my friend

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