Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) leader, Philip J. Pierre, has expressed concern over images of a dead female on social media.
“This morning I was horrified, pained by images of a dead body of a woman circulating over social media,” Pierre said.
He made the comments on the SLP’s official Facebook page on Sunday.
According to Pierre, crime has become far too common and is at an all-time high in ‘our beloved country.’
However he lamented that it seems people have become desensitized to the trauma and human pain of criminality, particularly to crime against our women.
“Whereas I understand the need for information, as a people, we are better than this,” Pierre declared.
But the Castries East MP observed that the police are stretched.
As a result, he urged citizens to cooperate with them in sharing relevant information that may help to solve crime.
Pierre extended condolences to to the family and friends of the victim.
“I hope that our system reaches the point where we can deal with the perpetrators of these horrendous acts,” he stated.
“Saint Lucians, I know that tensions are high and frustrations are endless,” Pierre declared.
“But let us pause, find time to exhale,” the SLP leader advised.
“Together we can triumph through the many crises that confront us. Trust that help is on the way,” he said.
On Saturday, police appealed for help in identifying the body of a young female at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet.
In a Facebook post, the police urged members of the public with information to contact Gros Islet Police Station at 456-3830, or the Police Emergency Line.
They can do so anonymously, the Facebook post said.
They may also anonymously email: email@example.com.
Headline stock photo courtesy Priscilla Du Preez