Equity Ministry Bemoans Senseless Acts Of Violence In Saint Lucia

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Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment Hon. Joachim Henry is again lamenting the callous view of, and lack of appreciation for life, exhibited largely by the nation’s youth, that he says has resulted in the wanton and senseless acts of crime and violence in Saint Lucia.

The Minister’s comments come on the heels of mounting incidents of gun and other violent crimes that have so far left a significant number of Saint Lucians dead.

According to Minister Henry, “As a nation, we desperately need to remind the people who are engaging in these senseless acts of violence that LIFE, as we know it, is naturally short for all of us and that we are only making it even shorter when we constantly turn to the gun and cutlass and other violent means to resolve conflict.”

Minister Henry reflected on the relatively small population of the island and bemoaned the fact that as a country, so many of the nation’s promising individuals with the capacity to contribute meaningfully to society, were being cut short due to needless and senseless acts of violence.

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“We are not a large population. On the world scene there are just a few of us here on island and a handful in the diaspora. We are not a nation at war for gold, oil, other natural resources or at conflict with other nations. Based on that fact, the killings we are witnessing on an almost daily basis are absolutely not necessary and must stop,” stated Henry.

As Minister with responsibility for Ecclesiastical Affairs, Minister Henry went on to underscore the precious nature of life, noting that, “Life is a gift from God, and that humans were not created to take the lives of other humans.”

Minister Henry again called on all in society to learn to resolve conflicts and differences without the use of violence.

He said his Ministry will continue to spare no effort at designing and implementing social interventions that will steer people and the most vulnerable in society away from crime and violence.

SOURCE: Ministry for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment. Headline photo: Stock image.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Let us do not deceive ourselves,not even in history or in dreams, for God to answers the prayers of sinners.
    Since the dwelling place (temple)of God is not made with the hand of man, but rather is the ❤️ heart.
    So, since God is pure and holy,how
    comes GOD can enter an evil or unclean place ❤️, other words light and darkness ?
    GOD :
    “My people honnor me with their lips, but their 😈 hearts 🖤 are far away from me. They worship me in VAIN, their teaching are rules taught by men’.❗
    Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this words, but ONLY those it has been given ❗
    “EVERY PLANT THAT MY HEAVENLY FATHER HAS NOT PLANTED WILL BE PULLED UP BY THE ROOTS ‼️
    The Blind Guides :
    If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.

    PRAYER :
    Instead you ought to say, according or if it is your will, for the heavenly Father knows your needs.
    Learn from this !
    Every disapointment is a blessing !
    If you pray for a black car,and God himself who searches the heart and mind,knowing that black car going to kill you ? Rather than to protect you ❗
    And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on the streets corners to be seen by men.
    But when you pray,go into your room, close the door ❤️ heart leave no room 😈 for the enemy.
    And pray to your Father, who is unseen.
    Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret , will reward you.
    And when you pray, do not do keep on babbling like the pagans (sinners), for they think they will be heard…
    Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him ❗

    “This,then is how you should pray :
    “Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,your WILL be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread.
    Forgive us our debts, as we ALSO have forgiven our debtors.
    And lead us not into 😈 temptation, but deliver us from the 😈 evil 🐍one.
    For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
    But if you do not forgive men their sins, your heavenly Father will not forgive you and your prayers will be in VAIN ‼️

  2. “Life is a gift from God, and that humans were not created to take the lives of other humans.” so then what is and was the reason for there to be wars in the biblical days? i understand we were not created to just take someone else life for some stupid reason but look at kane and abel where it first started and if alot of these wars in those biblical times did not happen history itself would not exist and we would not be where we are today

  3. It appears god favours some over others…say that to the family of the young queen that was brutally murdered, or the young king that drown recently..or the thousands who lost loved ones due to cruelty…..I can guarantee you that there is a perfectly plausible reason why some escape calamity…but carry on praying and see if St Lucia gets better…trust me don’t hold your breath, it won’t….the madness and insanity of it all..

  4. In this life you only believe or you don’t; there are two powers, the good and the evil, so take your pick. There’s only one God, who created the Universe, He is the Good God; the other pretender has his followers, the evil ones. It has been so from the beginning. We have been sent many messengers but I will only point to ‘John the Baptizer’ then Jesus who came to show the only way, to be saved from the damnation before the destruction of this world, which is soon to come.
    Look at St. Lucia, I moan for my people, at this rate if the Savior was to return today, only a very few would be saved. Alas for those who believe in the ‘Book of the Dead’ and the evil deeds of Egyptian history – there are very many in St. Lucia – I am also very disappointed with the long established so called Christian Churches here, teaching prayers to Saints & vergins; Christ has taught, to pray to the Father in my name i.e. in the name of Christ and you shall receive – I am a living testimony of His promises – the odds are, I should have been gone a long time – but I am here to let you know, there is only one God, He sent His Begotten Son Jesus, whosoever livest & believest will be saved. I have been Saved, how about you? the time is near, the books of the dead won’t help, find a good Church.

    • @Fox i agree…its only a matter of time till we see Jesus for ourselves…the sad thing is too late shall be the crt of many…I wish that wouldnt happen …but yoou see its the choice we make for good or for evil…..its amazing some of the thing people believe to suit themselves…I cant understand many mock Jesus even events that have happened of old but its the same book that talks about death, people’s hearts growing cold, the love of money, adultery and all sort of things we know now…These things are happening right before us….People just live life right and be watchful…Do not let your guard down….Thats all I can say

    • The Old Testament god created by the Hebrews has no son, and in Isaiah 43:11 he says: Beside me there is no saviour. We should be aware that the New Testament is not a continuation of the Old Testament. The last book of the Old testament was written around 400 BC. The New Testament is pure fiction. Therefore, the Jesus of the New Testament is a fictional character created by the church.

      • Andrew stop being blind, the Old Testament is no more. The New Testament is the way though some of the laws remain the same, God also said he and Jesus are one. The Old Testament supports capital punishment while the New Testament offers forgiveness of sin, which I know you will want your sins forgiven as well.

  5. Blessings to those who practice the word of God and practice it.
    Before you and me there was (Jesus),followed by the saints which were slain for the sake of God (the words of God,then true and faithful followers who walk by faith 💯 with God hand in hand with Jesus Christ.
    And after you and me there will be…..
    For the LORD is slow and works in different ways to test us, keeping his promise as to understand slowness.
    He is patient with everyone,not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentence.

    It is better,if it is God’s will,to suffer for doing good than for doing 😈 evil.
    But with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit blessings !
    Effectivement of Prayers !
    Can you put clean clothes with dirty or stained clothes?
    Effectivement Non ?
    For,
    “Whoever would love ❤️ life and see good days,must keep from 😈 evil and.
    He must turn from 😈 evil and do good ;he must seek peace with God and pursue it.
    For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their PRAYER (S), but the face of the LORD is against those who do 😈 evil.
    I have more to share with you, between church,christians,married couples,backsiders and more….

  6. Boy, black people are so traumatized and brain washed…. it’s really sad though…and if I am wrong prove me wrong…they have really sold us this Jesus s**t/god delusion really well and it was drank hook line and sinker……I wonder what colour he is, look at the person they offer you as Jesus, look at him closely and tell me he is representative of the location where he supposedly free up…keep in mind back then there was not much international travels and only a few could travels to foreign lands… …go research the 42 negative confessions to see where the 10 commandments were taken from…pure plagersim.., go research the story of Asar, Aset and Heru and see where modern religion ( Christianity, Judaism and Islam) get the death burial and resurrection of Christ from….pure plagersim again…the concept of heaven and hell and judgement day…. From ancient Egypt…still caved on the temples to date almost 2000yrs before Christ was born, research the Egyptian book of the dead, …infact Listen to Anthony Browder who has for the last 40 yrs researching and excavating the tombs and temples in ancient Egypt….prove to me that these temples don’t exist….indeed they do exist…hard facts ..in fact listen to Anthony Browder on the story of Asar Aset and Heru and the origin of western religions, .your Bible say test every spirit…well I urge you test the research i ask of you to look into…..and I can give you more but that will be too much for the brain….wake up and open your eyes and see what religion has done to you….sad that an entire world demographic has been hoodwinked….and the word hoodwinked has significance cause it signifies that the hood has been pulled over your eyes to keep you blind….emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds….tell me that Bob Marley did not sing that tune….you know the facts… If you only knew your history, you would realise how much you have been lied too…infact, go to present day Egypt to see for yourself. I kid you not……Dr Ashra Kwesi offers trips to present day Egypt and a great tour of the sites and explains the heiroglygs, look him up on YouTube if you like and test the knowledge offered. But the clergy won’t tell you that because you are lining their pockets keeping them fat and they don’t want to lose the cash cow …YOU…… And if you really want the bombshell, read Chiekh Anta Diop’s book entitled Civilization and Barbarism….I kid you not…..Wake up, wake up, wake up…and I say this with great concern for you.

  7. c-wiz i understand your feelings as with any other person and I am always praying that God will do something about it…you see we fail to realise that we bite the hands that feed us…Yes God is looking yes God sees and hears you best believe so…..I am so serious with you now…God has asked us to humble ourselves turn away from our wickedness and he will heal our land….but what do we do?? married men who must keep their body sanctuary to their wife, they sleep with all kinds of women…children do not listen to parents anymore..parents acting worse than children even want to take on teachers when they try to do right…children hav no respect for nobody….We need to be obedient to the God who created us and follow his counsels to let the good over evil reign….i will let you know in time to come when God will destroy all the wicked for not heeding to his word through their life and for not repenting then you will say “they told us”..until then c-wiz I will continue to seek God like the rest of us…dont lose hope…ask God to continue to shelter you and your family…but remember we are not here forever…speak good words do good things even in your deepest times…God will come to take his faithful..the devil is only here to kill, steal and destroy….he fulfil his works thru human agents….dont lose hope….c-wiz I will surely continue to pray..

  8. What a load of traumatized rubbish. When did we become the children of Abraham & Company of Israel? Isn’t the god of Israel the same joker who killed all but eight people in the alleged Noah’s flood? Isn’t he the same guy who hardened Pharaoh’s heart to give him an excuse to kill Egyptian first born children? This is the same Hebrew god who stopped the sun in the sky to help Joshua have more light to kill Amorites. This same god pelted stones from heaven (where ever that is) to help kill the enemies of his people. Appealing to this Hebrew god is ridiculous. if this guy were real and human he would have been locked up in the deepest dungeon on the planet.

    • @andrew magloire……..go and tell the teachers stop teaching u all children abt cinderellla fake tramautized rubbish….and ppl like c-wiz will wonder why nothing is happening…..because of statements like this…be mindful God is not mocked…..death appears to all man be ready at any time…..you see ppl like u andrew has all the intelligent answers but still cant do nothing…..for the noah’s flood and many others if you follow the history story lines well noah was preaching for the people to repent…they never did except his household….when we have enemies God deals with them according as he sees fit…touch not God’s anointed…remember that??? when God asked Job where were you when I formed the heaven and the earth??? as with all other questions asked to him….remember that?? where were you and I when he put all the trees we enjoy today and everything else?? remember that? stop giving ppl half story and using it to sound bright……the same way we come is the same way we return to the earth….its time people stop with this petty thinking to suit their life style…..we have nothing and own nothing….dont think wickedness wont come to an end…..we refuse to repent from evil ways as we are asked to….repent for God is at hand…we cant get back yesterday people…let those who understand do understand….I will continue to pray…. God will intervene in this country at his own time and will….And im sure andrew theres nothing you or I can do abt it…

      • Yes! The same way we came is the same way we return to the earth; and the bible god can do nothing to change that. And just for your information, there never was a Noah’s flood. Since you quoted from the book of Job, I guess that you believe the earth is flat and has a foundation. Have you ever wondered why Noah’s flood didn’t destroy the Egyptian civilization? I guess you also believe that a 600 year old man can get an erection and father children, build a boat to house a pair (or 7 pairs of animals) for months during Noah’s flood. Dream on.

  9. M Jones the burning will not be forever and ever…God will indeed bring justice but even if the wicked burn at different degrees according to their works, God who is loving wont keep them eternally burning….read scripture not in part but here a little there a little to understand his word and his truth…so many things we need to turn away from….not just murders…..we need repent from all sin under the sun….

  10. St LucianS YOU are princes and princess of the MOST HIGH GOD. Your identity is hidden from you. Not even your pastors are telling you who you are. You are the children of Abraham ISAAC and Jacob the ISRAELITES THE BIBLE IS TALKING ABOUT. THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD. YOU ST LUCIANS AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE CARIBBEAN ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. KING YAHSHUA THE ONE WE CALL JESUS CHRIST IS OUR SAVIOUR. NOT THE WHITE JESUS. HE IS A FALSE JESUS. THE REAL JESUS AS IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE IS A BLACK JESUS AS WRITTEN IN DANIEL CHAPTER 7 VERSE 9-IO VERSE. YAHSHUAH IS COMING TO TAKE THIS WORLD FROM THE WICKED PEOPLE THAT’S COMMITTING ALL THESE HEINOUS CRIMES OF MURDER AGAINST HIS PRINCES AND PRINCESS. WHO SO EVER IS PAYING YOU TO KILL YOU OWN BROTHERS AND SISTERS GOD ALMIGHTY WILL DESTROY YOU AND THEM. THEY WILL DIE MORE THAN ONE DEATH. THE LAST DEATH IS THEY WILL BURN FOR EVER AND EVER WITHOUT STOPPING BURNING. THATS WHAT THE LORD SAID IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES IN ISAIAH CHAPTER 66. IT SAYS FOR THEIR WORMS shalSl NOT DIE, NEITHER SHALL THEIR FIRE BE QUENCH. BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THESE THINGS COME UPON YOU. REPENT NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. CHRIST COMING IS EMINENT ITS VERY NEAR AT YOUR DOORS. HE GAVE ME A VISION OF HIS COMING. HE CAME FOR HIS PEOPLE. MAKE SURE YOU WILL BE ONE OF HIS PEOPLE AS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE. THIS IS THE MESSAGE FROM GOD ALMIGHTY TO YOU CARIBBEAN PEOPLE. TAKE HEED BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. GOD ALMIGHTY LOVES YOU DEARLY.

    • @M Jones and god is king…please I urge you, since you deeply believe that God has the power to make things better…please ask him to do some work and relieve the pain the innocent people of St Lucia is going through with this senseless killings….I mean..it appears you have the answer and so I beg that you ask God to do something about it…and I am not being cynical here… because as it stands it appears god don’t give two hoots about life in St Lucia…now I know u will say that if people don’t open their hearts then god cannot help….well I thought god was all powerful and he is capable of changing people heart …then I guess u will say god does not force anyone to accept him…then I will reply what is the point of calling on god in the first place? For the sake of our country ask your god on behalf of the people to do something….

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