Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) to Host National Consultation on Crime
The Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) has indicated that it will no longer rely on the government to take action to stem the escalation of crime in Saint Lucia.
“After three years of appeal to the United Workers Party when in power and to the current Labour administration of Dr Kenny Anthony, to convene a national consultation on crime that would involve all sectors of society, the LPM and Saint Lucians are fed up,” said Therold Prudent, the leader of the LPM.
“How can Dr Anthony talk about ‘better days‘ and have the audacity to promise to transform Saint Lucia into an oasis of national pride when the foundation of national unity, societal discipline and the tranquility that has served as the basis for promoting the country to the rest of the world as an ‘island paradise’ is crumbling beneath our feet?” he asked.
The truth, the LPM leader said, is very clear, “While on the surface, Saint Lucia is a happy and stable society, there is an undercurrent of tremendous personal hardship and misery, compounded by an enormous wave of criminal activities that have never before been seen in the history of Saint Lucia. The outside world is oblivious of these issues and it is time to end the political hypocrisy and take the appropriate steps to fix the country.”
Prudent stated that the convening of a national consultation on crime would allow the people to voice their opinion on issues that affect their personal safety, national security and economic well-being.
“The LPM is appealing to the people of Saint Lucia to get involved and to support this very worthy initiative, which is aimed at restoring order and respect to safeguard the island’s reputation in the eyes of the world,” Prudent added.