Pierre Says Friendship With The United States Growing ‘Stronger Every Day’

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Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has spoken highly of relations with the United States following a recent meeting between some cabinet members and U.S. officials.

The U.S. delegation included United States Ambassador to Barbados, the OECS, and the Eastern Caribbean Linda S. Taglialatela.

“You know the U.S. and us are allies – we are friends. We respect each other’s sovereignty,” the Saint Lucia Prime Minister told reporters on Monday.

He said the two sides reiterated the need to respect all countries and not interfere in their internal affairs.

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“The friendship with the U.S. continues, and it grows stronger every day,” Pierre asserted.

The Office of the Prime Minister, in a release on the recent meeting with the U.S. officials, said the discussion included matters relating to Saint Lucia’s economy, the Island’s COVID-19 response, and national security.

The release said there was also a discussion of progress towards removing the Leahy Law the U.S. imposed on the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) due to Operation Restore Confidence (ORC) in 2011.

In applying the Leahy Law, Washington suspended assistance to RSLPF due to ‘credible’ allegations of serious human rights violations and extra-judicial killings under ORC.

But in June last year, the United States relaxed some of the Leahy Law sanctions announcing that some police departments, such as the Marine and Immigration units, would again enjoy the full benefits of U.S. security assistance.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I’m tired of these vague statements that keep publishing by SLT in regards to PJP. There is not much substance in certain statements made by PJP to be published. It seems every statement Philip made is going to be published by this site and we must run away with it. Are we suppose to be happy at every statement Philip makes. What are we suppose to get from this article?

  2. Try to help yourself. The US is a sinking ship. It’s really a case of someone who doesn’t have their house in order trying to interfere in other people’s business.

  3. PA PA MATIRE WHEN HOW WHEN I SPOKE TO YOU ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF YOUR PEOPLE YOU LAUGH STOP LIEING FOR THE PEOPLE OF ST LUCIA..A LOT OF US CAN READ AND WRITE IDIOT

  4. Who is writing the PMs statements? Poor sentence construction. Oye, you are representing Saint Lucia, have a bit more diplomatic clout and decorum in your language…

  5. This clown will say anything with the Lucian economy shattered and violence rampant all over the land just to make it seem his party is for the things they have condemned day in and day out and has caused our decline.
    His behaviour has been the opposite of what America stands for and makes it great.
    For decades we KNOW what he has really said about the USA behind their backs!
    He still sprouts his support for Cuba and Venezuela and votes accordingly in every regional and international forum.
    His cabinet member still cannot get a visa.
    His party still displays their racism and xenophobia at every turn.
    Typical: say one thing in the open and practice e the opposite in the darkness.

  6. lets make some correction, its the US and You that are friends cause the US dont know me. If i go to get a visa and they deny me you think i can say to them hey i thought we were friends? lol
    if the US said to respect all countries and not interfere in their internal affairs why did they impose the Leahy Law on us before? the US them selves have serious human rights violations but they want to tell us what to do

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