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The President of the Saint Lucia Teachers’ Union (SLTU), Julian Monrose, has urged Saint Lucian women to follow the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The #Me Too movement exploded in October 2017 as a  hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.

Monrose told a ceremony on Sunday to mark the end of Teachers’ Week that once there is an accusation, it has to be thoroughly investigated.

“Get all the facts and make the right decision,” he declared.

The SLTU official noted that in the United States, a ‘drunk’ was given a lifetime appointment to the highest court of the country, despite serious issues hanging over his head.

It was an obvious reference to Brett Kavanaugh who was confirmed as a US Supreme Court Justice in the face of accusations that he had sexually assaulted women.

“Despite the man lying blatantly to the whole world he was confirmed and we see some of it creeping here,” the SLTU President observed.

“They have allowed millions of people who have suffered abuse over the years to feel disappointed, to feel let down because they believe the appointment of one man will push a particular philosophy,” Monrose said of the US Supreme Court confirmation.

“We must not believe this is happening in the states and then don’t worry – we are okay here, because what happens in these big Metropolitan countries eventually creeps to us,” the SLTU President told his audience.

Monrose made it clear that it was not a situation where once a woman accuses a man, the accused is destroyed.

But he expressed the view that accusations must be thoroughly investigated.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Monrose is a liar detector. Is the woman Dr. Ford a truth teller. Get the fact and speak. It “onesider” like you that create discord everywhere.

  2. I guess the Me 2 movements..should go behind all the big boys in society..and priest..who have used thier positions..to get sexual favours..in st.lucia…if you’re not caught in the act.. it’s not a crime.

  3. Couldn’t agree more. We have a now minister that was accused of sexual misconduct towards another female minister leading up to the last general election. It was dismissed as “why is now she is saying these things”. Sorry to say it but we also had a prime minister that was involved with an under age school girl. Subsequently to that he reduced the age of consent. In recent times we have have had a tourism minister and a president of the senate accused of rape. Not forget major news organizations have news casters/reporters and talk show host that have too been accused of the same. We have male teachers and yes some females ones too treating students like their personal sex slaves. Nothing was done or is being done. Where is the protest, where is the outrage, where is the boycott of products or services. All we do it take up posture that best fits us politically at the space in time.

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