Saint Lucians urged to accommodate Dominicans

The leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has urged his countrymen to help accommodate Dominican nationals who have been displaced as a result of the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Prudent told St Lucia Times that any effort aimed at offering relocation to some of the affected citizens of Dominica cannot  be left to the government alone.

“Therefore, it’s incumbent on all Saint Lucians of goodwill whom God has bestowed with ways and means,  to help in the effort of accommodating the victims of Maria into our homes,” the LPM leader stated.

“The churches must also play their part . As religious leaders who purport to be the custodians of Christ-like virtues, this is their monument to  shine and put their beliefs of love and compassion into action,” Prudent declared.

He appealed to all Saint Lucian ‘brethren’ in the diaspora to do all within their power  to contribute to the ongoing efforts of aiding  the people of Dominica.

The LMP leader commended Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua for reaching out to the people of Dominica.

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Doctor Keith Rowley, recently announced his government’s decision to waive immigration regulations for a period of six months, to allow Dominicans to stay in the twin Island republic while their country rebuilds.

Rowley also urged Trinidad and Tobago nationals to open their homes to Dominicans.

Antigua meanwhile,  is preparing for an influx of Dominican nationals.

Prudent told St Lucia Times that the LPM would have no problem with the government here following suit.

But he asserted that authorities here  must ensure that those who are brought to this country  are not among  those disposed to criminal behavior.

“We already have our own serious issues of crime which we are unable to contain, so stringent guidelines must be implemented to ensure that we do not offer passage or accommodation to anyone who does not respect the rule of law,” the LPM leader told St Lucia Times.

According to Prudent, priority should first be given to little children and their law abiding parents who were affected, and  depending on the quota which is set by the government, others , based on the severity of their affliction should be given the opportunity.

“In fact, while we  are expected to reach out to our brothers and sisters in  times of calamity, which we must, considering our own vulnerabilities to the ravages of the elements and other natural disasters, the sad reality is, our region in no longer immune to destructive  criminal behavior which seeks to wipe out peaceful societies- so caution must always be exercised,” Prudent noted.

 

 

40 Comments

  1. Just saying
    September 25, 2017 at 8:15 am Reply

    The P.M. was eager to use hotels as housing for BVI ppl. To right off as charity for tax. So students can’t pair off and sleep at the hotels?

  2. Cascadela
    September 25, 2017 at 8:16 am Reply

    Very true this is time for the so call churches to put their four forward we understand the economy is in a limbo we have to put our self in someone situation.All the so call Christians who is calling on God this is there time to shine as this is all the good will the Bible talks when I was sick when I was homeless when I was weary when I was hungry..All the so call aristocrats living in cap estate ,Rodney bay, all the big so call name players they know them selves let me see how many will take victims for God is watching… Time for action let us pray…🙏🙌🙏🙏🙌🙏

  3. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 8:39 am Reply

    Saint lucians hv their own stress already ..wat dah man think…

  4. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 8:42 am Reply

    We saint lucians not out of the hurricane season as yet …wat will we hv wen we …giv ..giv ..giv …in these times all man for himself …ask a bigger country for help …

  5. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 8:45 am Reply

    Cascadela..amen to that…time for all to stand up put hand together and let us reach out to the ones who really need our helping hand in this time…I will bring prayers.. it my donation…with prayers u shall see light ….hope to all the country who got affected by disasters

  6. Lucianman101
    September 25, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply

    I’m deeply saddened and embarasssed by some of the comments stating that we have on our trouble.One day, we will be needing this sort of charity and our neighbours will remember how we treated in their time of need

    1. Islandgirl
      September 30, 2017 at 12:55 pm Reply

      Whether we have our own problems we still need to help. We never know when our turn will come and will be needing g help from neighboring countries. Let’s not be selfish .God will provide.

  7. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply

    There’s nothing wrong in helping them because few weeks ago its was about them and the disasters. We don’t know if we’ll have our share of experience and will need help the same way. But the sad thing you bring someone into your home with their children and things can turn from good to bad. In life we have to take chances, risk.

  8. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply

    Wayyyyy only lucians they not afraid to speak their mind .😱 one a a kind people. 😂 😂 don’t mess wilh lucians my people

  9. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 9:25 am Reply

    Yes some lucian too greedy and selfish they dont like to give and share but when disaster strike they the first to reach on the front line to collect….

  10. Furthermore
    September 25, 2017 at 9:31 am Reply

    We keep hearing PR &UK helping BVI I seeing Pallets of crystal clear water passing. I never hear what we the island of SLU contributed besides the prisoner’s bit. So we too “down island ” to make the cut of list of donating places?

    PM travel to UN gave some half ass speech. I don’t know if is Tramp he wants to impress slowing he speaks like him.

    A country can’t be ran like a business. A business is an entity which has staff that gets paid. A whole year plus I haven’t gotten paid yet!

  11. Scirus
    September 25, 2017 at 9:33 am Reply

    Are the so called Churches the minority denominations with less than 1000 followers? The established Churches are not into the politics of Public Relations. They give their donations and give assistance without fanfare. Have you heard of CARITAS ANTILLES, this is one Church organisation that is doing all it can for the hurricane victims in the region. What are we as individuals doing?

  12. Kayle
    September 25, 2017 at 9:47 am Reply

    I agree and I did give donations although I’m going through a problem with a Dominican who’s living here. Gregory Adrien Pierre was driving an uninsured vehicle when he hit my vehicle on the side. He refused to pay for the damages giving both the police and myself the run around. When I told him they will give him a summons to appear in court he said GOOD LUCK WIT DAT…..and hanger up the phone.

  13. Kayle
    September 25, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

    Hanged up the phone

  14. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    September 25, 2017 at 11:19 am Reply

    Now it’s time for all you bible-humpers to put your money where your mouth is. But then again, most of you are hypocrites. WWJD (what would Jesus do?)

    One for All, and All for One…long live the Little Ones/OECS!

  15. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply

    Yes mr Leader and other commentors i am totally agree to help dominica by hosting them into our homes , but now a days u cannot put anyone into your homes like that if u do not now the person ,trust no one not even your shadow

  16. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply

    St Lucia s r not fit to help other countries we need to start helping out with each other first I no of people who don’t have a shelter n food there no funds to send kids to school but yet they wanna help foreigners smdh

  17. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 11:53 am Reply

    sorry i meant know the person

  18. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm Reply

    I need more help. I owe rent 3 years plus @$450. Facilities disconnected. Septic tank backing up. 2 school buses owed for a whole year. September almost ended. Thanks to the owner of the house bearing patience with me. Don’t know when it will give in. I feel for the Dominicans. God is good.

  19. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply

    well i am all for helping to rebuild homes and with other necessities. it does not mean hosting them somewhere else but helping to allow them to get back on their feet. not too sure who came up with this not so bright relocation idea. if things were destroyed by my home, i would want help to get on my feet, i would not want to leave for some other island where i dont know anyone.

  20. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Single male, live alone. Willing to accommodate Dominican female 18-35. 36-26-36. Natural hair. Skin colour don’t matter. Don’t be ugly.

  21. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm Reply

    I’m asking why is prisoners alone.. .smh

  22. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply

    How will they rebuild Dominica if they leave Dominica? Then if you must take them, then make sure you investigate (screen) them very well. Don’t let them bring any more guns and cutlasses to St. Lucia.

  23. amyo
    September 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm Reply

    Alot of dominicans are crooked always trying to out smart somebody.How can one just trust anyone to come stay in their house

  24. yhoo
    September 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm Reply

    A dominican hitting your car while driving without insurance. He wont pay you. He will trick u then run back to his country to hide.

  25. pale face
    September 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Single white male willing to accommodate one 36 year old or two 18 year old women. Must be willing to ride on the pale bamboo.

  26. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 2:10 pm Reply

    This can’t be a joke now.after all chidren and the elderly are involved

  27. DONNA
    September 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm Reply

    Are we getting allowances to house them?

  28. Euro
    September 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm Reply

    There should be something in place that if a Dominican or any citizens of other countries drive on our roads especially without insurance gets into an accident to pay up immediately before they run back to their country without taking care of the damages they caused.

  29. Yute
    September 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm Reply

    My experience with dominicans are very bad .Some of the ones living in St lucia gives Dominicans a bad name. I don’t trust them neither should u.

    1. Islandgirl
      September 30, 2017 at 12:58 pm Reply

      As u may know, not all Dominicans are the same. There is good and bad in every race

  30. honeybee
    September 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm Reply

    Mr pm what about the old golden hope building, I thing u should take a few Dominicans and have them stay there and take Care of them ,some of us Lucian’s want to help but our income is so small we cant aford to take any one in so the best parson to take them is u

  31. honeybee
    September 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Not forgetting the churches do your part also.

  32. Just saying
    September 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Wheres the P.M.’s idea to house BVI ppl in hotels it won’t work for the Dominicans?

  33. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm Reply

    So sad …..if we take the Dominicans….how are they going to build back their Island….all we have to do is continue …to help out by donating stuff….for them…and let the big countries help out too….we St Lucian….have our own stress to deal with…..we still in hurry cane season…so we have to know wat we up against..these people need food for sure…and building matrials…..for sure….but the government…so crookish….the poor might not even get…hmm….

  34. Anonymous
    September 25, 2017 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Well ….hmm…..dance a yard…before we dance abrard….we have a lot of people in ST LUCIA NEED HELP…ALSO……..but we can still support in some way….but justing letting u people know….give them food and tools…and matrials to build back up they Island….that is the help I see….with so much that going on….i am afraid…to take any one….let the PM find place for them ….a School ….a church…so much building…the goverment have….and then we can bring food for them and clothing…and stuff…if I have to take some one…may be a child….some of these people….coming with nice face…and then prob….start..
    When they get comfortable ………

    1. Joan Royer
      October 6, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply

      ANNONYMOUS……. THIS IS A BAD IDEA

  35. Anonymous
    September 26, 2017 at 9:11 am Reply

    Do they come with a certificate of character or a medical certificate?

  36. Anonymous
    September 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

    St .Lucian’s are you hearing your self are you herring the words that comes out from you’ll mouth. I can only wish that a hurricane hit st.Lucia and hit it worse than any other country and for those who complaining cretisizing condemning what st.Lucia is doing for the other islands that got damage by hurricane. For them to ask people for help. My God do unto others as you would like others to do unto you. You’ll ignorant idiots. Tan too. Tan too.

  37. Suky
    September 30, 2017 at 1:07 pm Reply

    so how do we go about offering help to a Dominican in need of a roof? Whom do we speak too?

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