US diplomat concerned over unresolved IMPACS case

The United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda S. Taglialatela has expressed concern here over the unresolved IMPACS matter.

“I am concerned that it has not been resolved yet – we hope it will be resolved in the near future,” the US diplomat told reporters here.

She said the United States has asked Saint Lucia’s new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Daarsrean Greene to continue moving forward with the matter.

“I am not sure where he is – I am not privy to where the case stands at the moment, but yes, I think if the case was resolved we would have a better relationship because obviously we can provide a lot more assistance to Saint Lucia,” Taglialatela explained.

Former prime minister Dr Kenny Anthony had in 2013 commissioned an investigation by the Caribbean Community IMPACS agency  into alleged extra judicial killings by members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

In his address to the nation on March 8, 2015 on certain aspects contained in the report, Anthony said, among other things, that the police staged fake encounters and planted evidence in the 12 fatal shootings that took place.

In August 2013, the United States suspended all forms of assistance to the RSLPF, citing allegations of serious human rights violations.



  1. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    She not concerned about all the visas being denied?…but she concern about impacs?

    1. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Don’t you think that this is the reason why the visas are being denied.

  2. eh beh bon
    April 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    She needs to worry about the State of America with the deck deck they have running it, and leave our deck deck alone!

    1. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      And so you have a deck deck running St.Lucia also … What is your point ?

  3. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    We must start talking to the Russians so that the police can replace their M16 rifles with AK-47s. Tell the Americans if they not going to give us boats to stop the drugs from Venezuela being transhipped via Saint Lucia to the USA then we will seek assistance from Russia. This will call for careful and calculated brinkmanship.

    1. Anonymous
      April 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      have u ever left st lucia,even on a banana boat?

  4. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Allen where are you Allen ???? Do you recall Allen you said, you will solve IMPACS in 100 days…. Allen what are you doing ?

  5. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Mr.PM the elections were held on 6TH June 2016 and you promise that St.Lucia would be working with the USA to end the Embargo by December 2016. Mr.PM your citizens are paying $200.00USD for visa in Barbados and getting rejected at very high rates. Help Mr.PM, help, help, please help your citizens.

  6. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I wonder when this IMPACS situation will ever be resolved

    1. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      How can we escape the IMPACT of IMPACS.?

    2. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      No resolution in sight for IMPACS’ IMPACT.

  7. wow
    April 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    America, I ain’t see or feel any difference without the US support, what like 3 years now. With Trump wanting to send all immigrants back home what assistance do we need. She should be worried about the white police killing innocent blacks I the U.S. We safer out here in the Lucian sunshine than the deadly U.S. The IMPACS is a report not a statement of evidence. SMH. It is based on he say she say so the above should hv also read that. We making everything said in the IMPACS as gospel truth. How can a bunch of foreigners come here and tell us what happened a few years ago.Come on, they phsychic or what?

  8. St. Lucian
    April 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    You all talking Allen. But talk Kenny the originator of all the confusion in the police force and the country and the IMPACS report. Where is Francois the ‘willful blindness commissioner’. He there having it good.

    All the while Helen shafted from front, back and sides.

    1. Anonymous
      April 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      Kenny has nothing to do with ORC… When the Labour administration entered office in 2011 the US Government had already imposed the embargo. It was Kenny that had IMPACS to try to solve the problem. What happen after is an inept DPP Victoria Charles Clarke that played hard ball and never moved the investigation so as not to make UWP past Minister/Government Senior Administrators look bad.

      1. Anonymous
        April 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm

        Did you call her inept? But she is a judge now! What are you?

  9. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    external forces interferes with internal forces. Kenny you will learn to keep your mouth shut !

    1. Anonymous
      April 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Why is everything Kenny fault? did the Kenny administration greenlighted ORC in 2011?

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