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The SLP Parliamentary Group objects to the St. Lucia governments Approach to Crime & Security

The Parliamentary Group of the Saint Lucia Labour Party expresses its deep disappointment at the Government’s late notice and now last minute postponement of the proposed Joint Session of the Parliament on crime and security.

The SLP Group states that It can be recalled that following repeated calls from the opposition, culminating with a proposal by Hon. Robert Lewis, SLP Spokesperson on Crime, in a speech to the Nation on 22 December 2010, Government gave notice of the Joint Session in February 2011.

The SLP group also went on to say that it is not surprised at the tardy and casual manner in which the Prime Minister has approached this matter, as this approach is consistent with the laissez-faire attitude which his Government has had and continues to have towards the crime situation in St. Lucians.

The group suggested that the Prime Minister’s approach to this issue suggests a lack of commitment and preparation to engage the Opposition in the treatment of the serious crime situation in our country. This is consistent with the disposition of his Government over the last four years. It’s obvious that at the end of a failed term in Government, the UWP is seeking to maneuver the special sitting of Parliament to try to make last minute mileage.

The SLP group says that therefore it refuses to oblige the Government or the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Security in continuing to make a political plaything of the crime issue.

The Parliamentary Group of the Saint Lucia Labour Party expresses its deep disappointment at the Government’s late notice and now last minute postponement of the proposed Joint Session of the Parliament on crime and security.

The SLP Group states that It can be recalled that following repeated calls from the opposition, culminating with a proposal by Hon. Robert Lewis, SLP Spokesperson on Crime, in a speech to the Nation on 22 December 2010, Government gave notice of the Joint Session in February 2011.

The SLP group also went on to say that it is not surprised at the tardy and casual manner in which the Prime Minister has approached this matter, as this approach is consistent with the laissez-faire attitude which his Government has had and continues to have towards the crime situation in St. Lucians.

The group suggested that the Prime Minister’s approach to this issue suggests a lack of commitment and preparation to engage the Opposition in the treatment of the serious crime situation in our country. This is consistent with the disposition of his Government over the last four years. It’s obvious that at the end of a failed term in Government, the UWP is seeking to maneuver the special sitting of Parliament to try to make last minute mileage.

The SLP group says that therefore it refuses to oblige the Government or the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Security in continuing to make a political plaything of the crime issue.

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One Response to “The SLP Parliamentary Group objects to the St. Lucia governments Approach to Crime & Security”

  1. tasha says:

    that can past

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