Castries South MP Dr. Ernest Hilaire has appealed to all Saint Lucians to settle disputes amicably and not by violence and hatred.
His appeal in a Christmas message came against the backdrop of an unprecedented violent crime wave that has resulted in a record number of homicides this year.
“Our nation is built on a system of camaraderie, cooperation and koudmain so it is very sad and heart wrenching when we hear of our people being killed senselessly in acts of violence. I want to make a special appeal to all Saint Lucians to settle disputes amicably and not by violence and hatred. Let us love, cherish and value thy neighbour,” the Minister for Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture, and Information advised.
“We have been tasked by the people of Saint Lucia to rebuild the moral fabric of our nation that was put under immense pressure over the last five years. We are our brothers and sisters keeper. The way forward will be challenging but we need to work together as one nation, one people to continue to develop this beautiful Island that we call our home,” Hilaire stated.