Williams speaks out on rape and sexual assault

Williams speaks out on rape and sexual assault

Norbert Williams of Speak out Saint Lucia (S.O.S.) has asserted that rape and sexual assault in this country have reached epidemic proportions.

Williams, who is the Communications Officer of S.O.S, has warned that if Saint Lucia’s human resources are not taken care of there will be innumerable problems in the future.

He explained that the problems will be psychological, health and crime related.

“All of this will affect the bottom line of Saint Lucia,” Williams observed.

“We are left to wonder, where are our Father Johns? Where are our Father Anthonys? Where is the SDA Church? Where are our Civic leaders in this?” He said.

Williams said the public has little confidence in what the authorities here are doing because the public is not included, while becoming more outraged daily by what is taking place.

He expressed the view that the time has come to adopt a national strategy on the issue of rape and sexual assault that includes education, law enforcement and counselling services.

“All of these things need to be revamped otherwise we will continue having the same problem; the same effect,” the S.O.S official noted.

“Everybody needs to get on board that bus and we need to move forward,” the S.O.S official declared.

He said what is currently being done is not working and there are too many excuses.

“No more excuses! It is time to hold people’s feet to the fire; represent the people that you swore to represent and let’s get Saint Lucia moving, otherwise we will be in a sad, sad state,” Williams stated.

He spoke last week during the Radio Caribbean International (RCI) programme – Newsspin, with host, Timothy Poleon.

The statement came amid national concern and outrage over the rape of a twelve year old girl, allegedly by a thirty-two year old man who was described as a trusted family friend.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Pm
    October 31, 2016 at 10:36 am Reply

    Thats very true williams. I wish i was closer to u.

  2. Pm
    October 31, 2016 at 10:37 am Reply

    Thats very true williams.

  3. Trump
    October 31, 2016 at 10:38 am Reply

    The authorities and private people in charge won’t do a thing urgently or see it fit to castrate these sons of hogs until tragedy hits home. Until the “grim reaper” knocks on their door…

    Let’s, like them, wait for news of the next victim and her sad story…..

    Or we can give me a chance to unveil my outrage on these male chauvinist pigs roaming out there…

  4. Pm
    October 31, 2016 at 10:40 am Reply

    Trump let me help u seriously

    1. Trump
      October 31, 2016 at 10:51 am Reply

      Together we can make St Lucia safe again. We can work together.

  5. Pm
    October 31, 2016 at 10:41 am Reply

    Enough is enough man

  6. Anonymous
    November 4, 2016 at 4:54 pm Reply

    We need to stop providing lips service and act. This woman paid no interest in her daughter’s activities and now want to blame the police. Then we have a set of ignorant people calling the radio stations and talking more foolishness. The police can only investigate when a report is made. The radio stations are not the police station. You report the matter to the police and if nothing is done then you blast the police for inaction.

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