Francis reacts to death threat

Press Release:-The Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister Senator Honourable Hermingild Francis has been reacting to a recent death threat with a calm composure.

The death threat was conveyed to him via letter.  Minister Francis has described this action by the person or persons involved as very unfortunate.

The Minister, who is also a former Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, says he will continue to undertake his duties with renewed determination.

“I will not abandon my responsibilities as National Security Minister. I have always dedicated myself to the fight against crime. I did it as a police officer and now I am doing so in another capacity. We have a situation which is very serious and disturbing on our hands, and the Government is seeking to address it in a decisive manner. We cannot ignore it.”

He says that any pronouncements he makes where crime fighting is concerned, is also enshrined in the Constitution of the country.

“Whenever I take a position on an issue that deals with law enforcement, crime or public safety, it is related to what obtains in our laws. If I take a position on Capital Punishment for example, it is a position that is enshrined in or supported by the Constitution. I don’t simply subscribe to my personal opinions. So persons, who feel sufficiently uncomfortable about some of the things I have said, and feel they should engage in issuing threats, should take a look at the laws of the country.”

Minister Francis has been outspoken about his dissatisfaction with the number of homicides the island has recorded thus far.

The number of homicides recorded by Police to date, the Minister says, speaks to a sense of immediacy for crime fighting interventions to be implemented or strengthened on several fronts, along with the involvement of multiple stakeholders.

To this end, the Minister for National Security Honourable Hermingild Francis has announced that a one – day national consultation on crime is being organized under the aegis of his ministry.

This forum, he says will seek to harness the ideas of people who hold the country’s best interests at heart. He says the consultation will examine existing challenges and propose new solutions to address criminality as a nation.

18 Comments

  1. Zafair mon
    November 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm Reply

    I need to read the letter if there’s any.
    Waiting patiently ……..

    1. Master of Disguise
      November 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply

      Dem fellas are masters of deflection.

  2. Anonymous
    November 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Who wrote that death threat letter? Hmmm.

  3. nudge
    November 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Having only just recovered from the paroxysms of laughter upon reading this amateur comedy skit, I have just one piece of advice: “Hermin, look up the meaning of “political astroturfing”, your current playing surface, of choice!”

  4. nudge
    November 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    I note also that he and “Sleepy” have embarked on a sweeping promotional campaign to keep their names in the news…outdoing their older brother Claudi-ass!

  5. Anonymous
    November 7, 2017 at 6:51 pm Reply

    All of a sudden there are death threats on both brothers?

  6. Mel
    November 7, 2017 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Lmao….deflection tactics…when all else fails let’s distract them from real issues…

    What a bunch of clowns

  7. SLU observer
    November 7, 2017 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Hmmmm. ..Just wondering. ..is it coincidence his brother received death threats also ..hmmmm. … brothers rivalry at best …both in SLP….both left SLPto join UWP. ..both now have control of two law enforcement agency on the island …now both getting death threats …hmmmm

  8. SLU observer
    November 7, 2017 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Hmmmm. ..Just wondering. ..is it coincidence his brother received death threats also ..hmmmm. … brothers rivalry at best …both in SLP….both left SLPto join UWP. ..both now have control of two law enforcement agency on the island …now both getting death threats …hmmmm

    1. Merciful
      November 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm Reply

      Hummm, something to ponder!!!!!!!!

  9. Curious
    November 7, 2017 at 10:35 pm Reply

    Is this whole thing the Minister’s response or counter to the 49 homicides?

    Interesting last time around it was both his brother and La Corbs with the same death threat claim.

    Ah well, the more things change the more they remain the same.

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    November 7, 2017 at 11:18 pm Reply

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  11. Anonymous
    November 8, 2017 at 8:48 am Reply

    How convenient when the pressure is high on your ministry? Trying get some sympathy perhaps?

  12. Anonymous
    November 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Mr.Francis , surely you are aware that it is your portfolio to over see the police. Its most improper for you to blame the police as you are responsible for their budget and setting policy.
    Recently you ptoclaimed that at the suggestion of the leader of the oppisition Philip Pierre you would host a crime conference , that is a step in the right direction

  13. Anonymous
    November 8, 2017 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Wait for it the Mayor of Castries has received a death threat.

  14. Anonymous
    November 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm Reply

    Being a american, and i love this island, what weapon was used in the majority of these murders?, im a supporter of the 2nd ammendment here in the states

  15. mark
    November 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm Reply

    Being a american, and i love this island, what weapon was used in the majority of these murders?, im a supporter of the 2nd ammendment here in the states

  16. Jose Francis
    November 12, 2017 at 6:23 am Reply

    Why is called RSPF and not SLPS ” ST. LUCIA POLICE SERVICE ” After all they are granting a service to the island of St. Lucia

    CHANGE THAT COLONIAL LABEL
    It was done in Northern Ireland

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