Francis says he prefers being Minister

Asked whether he would have preferred to be Police Commissioner, National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has said that he prefers his current job.

The minister spoke during Newsmaker Live on DBS Television television on Wednesday.

In indicating why he pefers to be minister, Hermangild Francis said he is older now.

But he said if he were about twenty years younger he would have preferred to be Police Chief.

“You as Commissioner, you have to be able to motivate your men – that’s what leaders must do,” Francis said.

He said the men must be shown that their boss loves them and fights for them.

“So if you go to a police station and you find that the equipment there is so bad, you as Commissioner should be at that minister’s office every day making sure that he puts the proper furniture – the proper facilities for police officers to work,” the minister stated.

He said once individuals recognize that a superior has their welfare at heart, they will respond to the superior.

“Every time they talk about Commissioners of Police I remember Cuthbert Phillips,” Francis stated.

He said Phillips, who served as top cop from 1982 to 1988, did not only lead the police force but did a number of things to recognise police officers, including the creation of a credit union which people fought against.

“This is what you have to do – you have to be somebody that people will look up to, they will know that you are a no nonsense individual and when you do something correctly, we support you,” Francis said.

He asserted that once a Police Commissioner rises to such standards, the men of the police force will rise with him.







  1. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Well said Mr Francis.

  2. Sharon terrell
    February 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Well said my minister,share the love.

  3. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I hope everyone above inspector in the force reads that. Because some of them in there, they shut you down at their level. They don’t take your complaint s further nothing like that. You can clearly see the managers don’t have what it takes. And as a result their subordinates get de motivated and they now have all sorts of inexperienced but qualified ” they say” supervisors. Welcome to the rslpf

  4. Khayti
    February 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Sorry but is that the same Francis that was accused of allegedly abusing his wife some years ago? Well, I’ll be damned if a person who abuses his mate would make for a Police Commissioner that anyone would be glad to look up to. But then again St Lucians have a very short memory when it is convenient to them. Hermangild Francis is no different and has never been any different than the men who he left behind. Yet, there you have him beating his chest like a rooster in heat talking about loving his subordinates if he was the chief of Police just because some of us chose to hide our heads in the sand bottoms up. Well said what? What type of leader jumps at the first chance to propose murder to out murder? When will St Lucians learn that “Every man alone is sincere; At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins. We parry and fend the approach of our fellow-man by compliments, by gossip, by amusements, by affairs. We cover up our thought from him under a hundred folds.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    To be a liar is terrible, but to be a hypocrite is plain evil, and that is exactly what Francis is.

  5. Sad-But-True
    February 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Of course you would. You are riding on the coattails of your oppressor.
    Typical backward house slave mentality.
    Have you asked your ex-wife for forgiveness?
    A whole government of immorals leading a nation. And one wonders why the crime rate has quadrupled in 34 days?

  6. Anonymous
    February 4, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Any thing that will be good for the country some labour gooroo will always apose it.

    1. Anonymous
      February 5, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Francis, stop your hypocrisy. If u’re living in a glass house , don’t throw stone…smh

  7. Anonymous
    February 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    You would instead of being a chief security at windjammer

  8. Anonymous
    April 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Oh My lord we ask for st.Lucia, we call her by name we present her to the father in Jesus name. May you raise up leaders in all sectors of life to stand in the gap to save our country .
    Spiritually morally politically culturally and other areas .may you cause us to clean the mess the corruption and dishonest amongst us.
    Help us to be true and trust worthy.
    That we will embrace Righteousness, so we can impact on our youths in s positive way for our future generations.
    Born st.Lucian and still st.Lucian.