Donation to DPP’s Office by US  is “Vote of Confidence”

Donation to DPP’s Office by US is “Vote of Confidence”

Press Release:The United States Embassy on Thursday April 6th 2017 announced the donation of office equipment worth EC$100,000 to Saint Lucia’s Crown Prosecutions Service.

In attendance at the brief ceremony at the Department of Justice was Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet, Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Linda S. Taglialatela, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Dr. Cadelia Ambrose and Director of Public Prosecutions Daasrean Greene.

Speaking before the official hand-over Ambassador Taglialatela explained that Saint Lucia and the United States enjoy excellent and productive relations.

“I thank Prime Minister Chastanet and DPP Greene for their friendship and collaboration on topics of mutual interest and commitment to public service. Today we are making a donation of equipment through the Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Office to the DPP’s office,” the Ambassador explained.  

The donation includes 28 desktop computers, 12 laptops, 8 printers, 2 scanners and 24 filing cabinets.

“This equipment is intended to modernize the DPP’s Office and afford the prosecutors and the staff the tools they need to work effectively and efficiently,” noted the Ambassador. “Mr. Greene who took office just last year brings fresh energy to the DPP’s office and he deserves our collective support to ensure that law and order prevails in Saint Lucia. This equipment represents a vote of confidence by the Government of the United States for his good efforts.”

Similar donations by the US Embassy will be made to the Saint Lucia High Court and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. The Ambassador explained that the donations complement training which has been done with local prosecutors, judges, custom officers and correction officers. The work, she says, continues on helping Saint Lucia with modernizing and streamlining criminal justice proceedings.

The US Ambassador went on: “As you can see we are committed to supporting Prime Minister Chastanet’s efforts to strengthen the rule of law here in Saint Lucia. The United States and the Embassy look forward to continuing our long lasting relationship and partnership with Saint Lucia and to making the country stronger, safer and more prosperous.”

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in his remarks thanked the Embassy for the donation on behalf of the Government.

“Today symbolizes that Saint Lucia does not have to confront the problems we are facing from a criminal element by itself. There are people who have a vested interest in how we perform as well as the vested interest of our citizenry,” said Prime Minister Chastanet.

“Our Government has indicated a clear strategy in terms of how we will deal with tackling crime. There is no one magic solution. The first thing is to take control of the things we can control. The Judicial system is objective number one. There is no point in having police apprehending anyone if we don’t have the ability to convict. In this regard I really want to congratulate the new DPP in how quickly he has jumped into the saddle and ridden the horse.”

The Prime Minister further commended the DPP on the cases which had been undertaken and resolved. PM Chastanet added the Government was also focused on improving evidence collection.  Recently the Government of Saint Lucia partially reopened Saint Lucia’s Forensic Lab which had been closed since 2015. The Prime Minister reiterated that Border Control was also a priority of the Government as well as the housing of the Courts.

DPP Greene said the equipment would be put to use immediately by his office as he profusely thanked the US Embassy.

“On behalf of the Crown Prosecutions Service and by extension government and people of this country it is a great privilege and honour to express our gratitude to the Government and People of the United States of America for the donation of this most generous package of critically needed equipment.”

The DPP added: “In coming into office I recognized immediately that we really needed this sort of investment. Based on fact that we don’t have the resources necessary justice is suffering to a really great extent. This generous donation by the Embassy of the United States is vital to us and will complement our normal budget allocation and will inevitably improve our department’s productivity and the capacity by reaffirming our overall mandate which is to implement a comprehensive policy framework to enable the department to address crime in a coordinated, expeditious and focused manner. This equipment will enable us to effectively respond to the reasonable judicial expectations. We pledge our commitment to continue working closely with the US Embassy.”

Minister with responsibility for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Honourable Hermangild Francis was unable to attend the ceremony due to a Senate Sitting at the same time, however, his thanks were also conveyed to the US Embassy.

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20 Comments

  1. sharon terrell
    April 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm Reply

    Yeah…Everything Kenny leather face Anthony and his children of the corn could not achieve whiles in power,Allan Michael Chastanet putting in full effect,my Prime minister St.lucia on the rising the Labour Boys afraid you’ll antsy don’t be afraid.Embrace change,Haha.

    1. Anonymous
      April 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm Reply

      Fool yourself shar0n the Americans sending a signal to the DPP’s office to get on with resolving the ORC situation, if you have a problem with equipment, mi equipment la, they have already offered human resources which have not been accessed. just wait and see, them Aamericans not sleeping, see how they move on Assad, watch (Words deleted).

    2. Anonymous
      April 7, 2017 at 7:51 pm Reply

      Get the message folks, the Americans are sending a message to the DPP’s office, If it
      is equipment you need to get to the bottom of ORC, here it is, but get the Job done before we have to put a Syria style action on you.

      1. nudge
        April 9, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply

        What Syrian-style action are you warning us about?
        -Do you mean the arming and training of ISIS for an attempt to depose the legitimate government of Syria which has been one of the few countries left in the world to resist US imperialism; or
        -Do you mean the ineffective masturbatory bombing of an unused Syrian airbase with US$70.8million worth of cruise missiles?

  2. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Isn’t this a positive action. What Kenny and CO. could not achieve. Cordial relations between St. Lucia and the US Chas has made a dent.

    1. Anonymous
      April 7, 2017 at 7:33 pm Reply

      Another Idiot

  3. Bad boy
    April 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm Reply

    Impacts report nx………

  4. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm Reply

    A donation of equipment is a vote of confidence? It’s the OPPOSITE. Theyou are not happy either performance and pace so they are providing equipment so you have no excuses.

    Even a blind man can see that!

  5. Society
    April 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

    As….society rep….I’ll say now. The future of uwp…lies on that report.. not no economy…not no crime…but what u guys doing bout the report. Wish u guys luck…cause that’s the anchor in our sinking ship…remember that statement…UWP…..SLP…or whom ever

  6. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm Reply

    Thats pm all what he can say ia tar.

  7. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Poor Lucian’s I feel sorry for you all. Y’all just can’t think positive for once in y’all sorry life’s.

    1. Anonymous
      April 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm Reply

      did tou mean lives, ANOTHER GORGPR

  8. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 at 11:26 pm Reply

    ler ey bon de ey bon to many fortune teller predicting bad result from good deeds.
    So take brake from your negative paranoia.

    YO PE

    1. Anonymous
      April 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply

      MAIS WE NOU PE

  9. 666
    April 8, 2017 at 1:47 am Reply

    It’s no big deal, just white ppl helping white pp, while ppl of colour tear each other apart.

  10. 666
    April 8, 2017 at 1:47 am Reply

    *ppl

  11. Anonymous
    April 8, 2017 at 7:17 am Reply

    Sharon shut it

  12. Anonymous
    April 9, 2017 at 4:57 pm Reply

    Yes white people helping white; that is y the black St Lucians so foolish they Bleaching them skin ; because they are colour blind, take a look around u, and c the real world we liveing in ; foolish people……

  13. Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Trojan horse anyone? The Americans are doing what they do best, putting things in place to benefit them and no one else. For those who think that they are helping us, think again. With all the accusations of the Americans spying on Governments and proof also, sorry, has our Security Minister taken time to thoroughly inspect the equipment the was handed over? We are accepting a gift from a Government who are known for working outside International law to get what they want, and we don’t question it? Regardless of what party in power, I believe it is in the best interest of our Nation to thoroughly inspect the equipment before we decide to plug it into our system and open ourselves up to the US spies….Just my humble opinion

  14. Chichi
    April 10, 2017 at 3:39 pm Reply

    I have given you all the necessary tools to get that ORC/ IMPACS resolved. Now “get ‘er done.” Only fools can not read between the lines.

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