Pierre Promises More Resources For Witness Protection

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Amid mounting concern over Saint Lucia’s escalating crime situation, particularly homicides, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has promised to beef up the police witness protection programme this year.

He was addressing a ceremony to officially hand over 11 vehicles worth $1.06 million to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

Pierre asserted that regardless of economic strides, if law and order and security do not exist, a country will not be a good place to live.

He said he was appalled that a home invasion could have occurred in one of the most populous places in Saint Lucia.

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“I know witnesses are afraid to come forward. I have assured the Commissioner of Police that this year he is going to get more resources for your witness protection programme,” Pierre, also Finance Minister, stated to applause from the gathering.

“You can’t have a situation where people see a crime is committed, they keep quiet because they are afraid that they will get injured if they bear testimony. That cannot be right,” the Castries East MP asserted.

But he also observed that public members must assist the police, not expecting that law enforcement officers will have eyes and ears everywhere.

And while acknowledging that some criticism of the police is warranted, Pierre explained that people could not blame the entire RSLPF for the actions of one officer.

In this regard, he called on police officers to show empathy and professionalism.
“You are very important and powerful people. Any man or woman who can take somebody’s freedom for 72 hours is a powerful person,” Pierre noted.

As a result, he urged officers to use their power with prudence and temperance, ensuring it was for the benefit of all the people.

Pierre said the vehicle handover represented his administration’s commitment to the police so they can improve the quality of life in Saint Lucia, which depends on the safety of citizens.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Total confusion 🤔,striking you with words !
    May God bless you to do what is good and best in peace,for God gives wisdom and knowledge and from his mouth comes understanding.
    Do not loose heart ;or let us search for someone Who could play the harp very well.
    Indeed !Be loyal !
    Nor did you were the one who violated the labour code, but you can make changes apropiab in order to remove the exempt for employees from their disgrace.

    “My heart rejoicies in the LORD ;
    in the LORD my horn is lifted high.
    My mouth boasts over my enemies,
    for I delight in your deliverence.
    “There is no one holy like the LORD
    there is no one besides you ;
    there is no Rock like our GOD.
    “It is not by strength that one prevails
    those who oppose the LORD will be
    shattered.
    “He will give strength to his king
    and exalt the horn of his anointed”
    “Do not keep talking so proudly
    or let our mouth peak with such arrogance,
    for the LORD is a God who knows,
    and by him deeds are weighed.

  2. @gw… he know damn well how stupid they are. He will continue fooling the people because they love to be fooled. I’m so sick of this man it’s not funny

    • Dishonesty you real stupid ih, still there wasting your big brains and superman iQ mixing yourself with stupid people.

  3. Really PJP you still making promises when you know you doesn’t deliver…youths open y’all eyes.

  4. Pierre do you know what is required for a witness protection plan. srop throwing promises in the air.

  5. “Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has promised to beef up the police witness protection programme this year.” LMAO aa look it and is the same police that going and do soucer for the criminals to come back behind you. The same criminals are the friends of police and government ministers. aa mate think we stupid man. its all good you trying to beef it up but that still wont work

  6. With all due respect the only protection witnesses need are from the police and the system until then u can beef up all u want it nah go work simple put that in your pipe pip and smoke it

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