No report from Jamaican investigators on alleged St Lucia police killings – Minister

Saint Lucia’s Justice Minister Victor Lacorbinere.

Saint Lucia’s Justice Minister Victor Lacorbinere.

National Security Minister, Victor La Corbiniere has denied ‘rumours’ that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), have submitted a report on their investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings by members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

Last year, the government of St. Lucia enlisted the help of the Jamaican police to investigate the RSLPF. This came on the heels of the United States withdrawing security related assistance after claims of human rights violations.

On Wednesday, La Corbiniere speaking to a CMC reporter dismissed suggestions that the JCF report – which some say is long overdue – has been tendered as ‘absolutely untrue’.

“When the report is received, at the appropriate time it will go to the appropriate places and there will be appropriate disclosure, but I can say to you that the report is not here . . . The report is just not in St Lucia,” the Minister declared.

In August 2013, the United States suspended all forms of assistance to the RSLPF, citing allegations of serious human rights violations.

“The Department of State has made a policy decision to withdraw training and material assistance to the Royal St Lucia Police Force due to credible allegations of gross human rights violations,” the US State Department said in a statement at that time.

This was also acknowledged by Prime Minister, Dr Kenny Anthony, in a nationwide radio and television broadcast.

As a result, Police Commissioner, Vernon Francois, was prevented from travelling to the US to represent the Regional Security Service (RSS) at a conference of Black Police Chiefs.

— (CMC)

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2 Responses to No report from Jamaican investigators on alleged St Lucia police killings – Minister

  1. Fer De Lance says:

    You can wear the most expensive sexy suits, but your dummified face betrays a mind void of any creative solutions. It’s not your fault that intelligence is portioned out unfairly by nature, if I had to guess maybe a cocount fell on your head and made you a big lulombear. I makes me terrified that someone with a non functioning brain is in charge.

  2. cswaerospace says:

    Human Rights Violations is the least of your worries Mr. Minister. Maybe you should just come clean and acknowledge that the wide spread political and police corruption, drug running and illegal weapons smuggling being conducted within the RSLPF is something you have no control over and you will never have full knowledge of its “High End Political” connections.

    Wearing a suit and being incompetent doesn’t help anyone. Confession is always good for the soul,

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