PM concerned about teen suicide ‘game’

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has expressed concern over reports of a teen suicide ‘game’ that is believed to be linked to several suicide attempts among youngsters in several countries.

Called the Blue Whale Challenge, the on line ‘game’ consists of a series of challenges culminating in the suicide of the player who then ‘wins’.

Prime Minister Chastanet has expressed the hope that the ‘game’ does not come to the region.

However he noted that unfortunately, there are no barriers on the internet.

Chastanet explained that young people are a number one priority for him.

“That is why we want to be able to develop our after school programmes,” he told reporters.

According to the Prime Minister, in the upcoming budget there will incentives to encourage businesses to hire young people.

“This is something we take very seriously and even when you look at  some of the  crime that we have in our country, the vast majority of it is  really social related which is about our young people and our values here in Saint Lucia,” he observed.

He stated that if ‘strong minded’ children can be developed with a good sense of self esteem, they can be more resilient to some of the things that are taking place around them.

However Chastanet said that the internet represents a ‘big world’ that opens up plenty of opportunities while at the same time exposing people to a lot of negatives.

 

11 Comments

  1. smh
    April 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Not saying he can’t address such, but why do we have so many appointees if he is going to be at the forefront of everything. This isnt an issue currently affecting our country, he should have allowed either a Health Minister or an Education Minister to address this!

    1. Anonymous
      April 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

      sometimes it is the media or reporters who asks such questions then they print.

      1. smh
        April 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm

        Noted…Thanks

  2. Hope not!
    April 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    O!M!G!… what on earth…followings fashion? I can’t believe this stupidness. ..Satan is really busy with our youth. I can but pray as I’m currently not in the midst of them. My heart breaks.
    It’s a small world…those who think it won’t affect St.Lucia…dream on.. he probably has a reason for bringing it up…why wait and brief another person to do it…let them investigate and address too as Health Department. ..every little helps?

  3. Anonymous
    April 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I’m sooooooo sick of you Chastenet. U fooled us prior to the election. I can’t wait for the next 4 years to kick u out. I mean literally kick u out.

  4. Anonymous
    April 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Nothing wrong in what the pm is saying my son love games and have spoke to him about it, so am very please that the pm came out with this news,people talk to your kids about it, befor it,s reaches home.

  5. Anonymous
    April 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Next years, you maybe dead and berried,it,s look like u no what tomorrow will bring, smh you need god in your life, look around this world we are leaving in today you better change your life around and live like today is our last day.

  6. Trouble
    April 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    PM if you are so concerned then why are you creating the game so far right now you are playing baby brat game and that is a very dangerous game to play you are putting people life at risk.

  7. Terence Joseph
    April 5, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    We pray for our young people that they would not give in to the devil plot, he comes to kill, steal and destroy, he the father of all lies. Please young people there’s a better way and his name is Jesus he has come to give you life and give you more in abundance. Thank you Mr prime minister for encouraging our young people. May the lord guide they every step.

  8. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    He hopes it never comes to St Lucia – he just brought it here by mention of the above.. You ask questions, children will too! Look it reach.

  9. Blue Whale
    April 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    The Devil is back in the game.

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