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Updated on July 5, 2020 8:46 pm
Updated on July 5, 2020 8:46 pm
Updated on July 5, 2020 8:46 pm

Francis On Death Penalty: ‘I am for the law!’

National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has asserted that his position on the death penalty is “neither here nor there.”

He told reporters here that he is for the law.

“I am for the law. The law says that if you kill – there are certain categories of murder; that you should face the hangman,” Francis, who also has responsibility for Home Affairs and Justice declared.

He expressed the view that although Saint Lucia has not carried out judicial executions in years, it does not mean that they should not be done.

“That’s what the law says,” the former Deputy Police Commissioner stated in an interview broadcast by Hot 7 News Friday night.

According to the Cornell Centre on the death penalty worldwide, Saint Lucia has not executed a prisoner since 1995.

The centre’s website says there is no one on death row in Saint Lucia, with the last death row inmate’s death sentence being commuted in 2013.

Earlier this year, the London-based international human rights organisation, Amnesty International, urged all regional countries to abolish the death penalty.

But with mounting concern over violent crime in Saint Lucia, there have been renewed calls from some members of the public for persons found guilty of murder to be executed.

Amnesty International said that as of the end of 2017, over 96 per cent of all those on death row in the English-speaking Caribbean were held in three countries alone, Barbados (13 per cent), Guyana (32 per cent) and Trinidad and Tobago (52 per cent).

The three countries retain the mandatory death penalty in their legislation, Amnesty noted.

Senator Hermangild Francis has said that with plans here for constitutional reform, the issue of the death penalty can be put before the people.

“I think Saint Lucians have to have a say as to whether they still want the death penalty or not,” he declared.



  1. Some animals have to be killed,I dont think we should be taking care of them for the rest of their lives,when they never thought of the lives of the ones they killed.The victims of the cathedral are allways in my mind,and those animals laughing in court.

  2. Mr. Francis, you did not waste your time in your political school, because you are telling us what we want to hear, you are just a joker like the others!

  3. 02/02/2019

    The father says: Let the bride arise where she is now, enjoy your life and do not have others fear bother you. Sometimes you must fight against the current and other time you must go with the flow. Do not allow foolishness to block you so re-evaluate what you know. Be willing and yielded, so choose to walk in knowledge, stop looking for the other shoe to fall. The giants near and far have a day of expiration, I am proud of who you are becoming. Soar, for now is your moment, breakthroughs far and wide will now come to you from all around. Transition is upon my people, I am giving you a new tribe, I desire a yielded light and you are that light. Many have watch others walk in higher levels of gifts, there is more than you have explored. I want you to ask boldly for what you are going through now will equip you for the future.
    In the next three years I will rise up against those who mocked you. Remember that the church is to rule and reign. I will give credit to those of righteousness, worship is for you not me. I am here with you always and I have not stopped talking with you. I am not hiding and my throne room is open. I am lifting you up out of the situations you have found yourself in. As the year begins to close, I am working with your family, the mistakes you have made does not define your future. What I have given you, no one will be able to take away. Your maturity in me has been growing, and long standing problems will just vanish suddenly. My sheep know my voice, are you acting more like a goat today? If I have put that flame deep inside that earthen vessel, then step out. I created you unique, you are a wonderful fragrance before me.
    Soon, the scenery will change, Is there anything too hard for me? You were not designed to be apart from me, you were created as a spirit. Stick with me, your open door and chariots have arrived. You are right on track so stop looking around at this time. The distractions leading to dark alleys are unfruitful. The more you are submitted to me the greater will be your blessing. The high standards in life you desire is my gift to you. I see how you lay your heart at my feet so everything you give to me, I will bless. Every step of faith is a move and you are moving constantly. You will miss nothing that is my will for you to have, you are my beloved and I will leave nothing undone. The previous seasons of relinquishing my will, gives you peace and freedom. In those few moments, you stood firm, what you thought was weak actually built your strength.
    As I move on your behalf, nothing will be left out, you are my goal, it is my goal to raise you up. No longer a rebellious child, you will now be goal oriented. What seemed impossible to you will be done through you. Now comes the day when you must walk by faith, I am about to enlarge your borders. I will now shake the nations, the warnings from my prophets and messengers have been around for some time now.
    I do not see man falling on their knees asking for repentance. Your leaders of America, refuse to acknowledge me but what I hear is that; “We will rebuild” but it will not happen. Do not be troubled my little ones, for I must do what I must do. Are you ready my children, to see and hear souls perish before you? Spend more time on your knees praying for people who do not know me as yet, so I can save them. I am able to protect you from the shadow of death, draw closer to me now. The water has been stirred, do not go into it. Judgment comes to the unrepentant, speak now “Son of Man” The wicked who reside in you America, shall feel it. I will cleanse America and only my remnant shall I protect.

    *These are the prophesies of Yahoshua.

    * Repent; be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, those of you who have not done so, for when the books are closed, no one will be able to enter in. God is sending warnings after warnings. We are in the End Times and he does not want ANY ONE to Perish. Time is running out, get saved now while you have time.

  4. This guy, Herman-Guilt Francis, is of little or no relevance. The country has descended into a bloody town since he has been given the portfolio of Minister of National Security. He should be sacked this very moment for gross incompetence. He is the worst National Security Minister in the history of St. Lucia. For this most inept Minister to take home a huge chunk of taxpayers’ money every month, for doing absolutely nothing of substance, is unconscionable, just not fair. When teachers and nurses are being overworked and mostly underpaid, this lazy man is living fat off taxpayers’ hard earned money. His talk about the death penalty is just a farce as he contributes nothing to the reduction of crime. The Chastanet-led administration is comprised of inadequate, slothful, square pegs in round holes people, who are definitely a one term government.
    By the way, data and statistics have proven that capital punishment is no deterrent to murder. People commit murder because of passion. They also think that they will never be caught.

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