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UWP: IMPACS Has Nothing To Do With Us

AFTER months of criticizing the government over the IMPACS report and its backlash, the United Workers Party has finally distanced itself from it all. The report deals with claims of 12 unlawful killings by policemen in 2010 and 2011.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party has also refused to take ownership of the debacle and its backlash. In fact its political leader, Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony last December placed the responsibility of it all on the shoulders of the Chairman of the UWP, Guy Mayers who at the time of the killings was the country’s Home Affairs and Security Minister.

Allen Chastanet, political leader of the UWP Thursday at a press conference said that IMPACS had nothing to do with his party.

“First of all let us debunk the idea that IMPACS has anything to do with the United Workers Party. Under the watch of the UWP there were allegations of extra-judicial killings. Four of those cases have gone through a coroner’s inquest and the policemen involved cleared. It is after elections that the now government decided to carry out an investigation of those alleged extra-judicial killings and that was after the US Government decided to impose the Leahy Law on Saint Lucia,” the party’s political leader, Allen Chastanet said.

His comments tied in with those of chairman, Mayers, who at that same press conference said that his party’s first order of business, on resuming the reins of governance of the country, would be to restore Saint Lucia’s image locally and in the international community.

“The United Workers’ Party pledges that one of the first acts of a new UWP Government will be to rescue the reputation of Saint Lucia….” Mayers said.

He, at the time, was attributing his remarks to the fallout Saint Lucia is currently experiencing with the United States of America which has withdrawn all financial, operational and technical support to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. The European Union which last December issued a statement calling on the Government of Saint Lucia to follow due process in its prosecution of those involved in the alleged extra-judicial killings.

“The country can no longer afford this matter to languish. As a people we must demonstrate our commitment to the observance of law and order, human rights and the rule of law. There must be closure to the debacle to what the IMPACS report has become free of political gamesmanship and recrimination,” Mayers said.

Mayers believes that the strong adverse reaction among the Americans and the Europeans to the findings contained in the IMPACS report is damaging the image of Saint Lucia abroad and with countries 0n which Saint Lucia depends for its economic survival.

“The UWP wishes to reassure Saint Lucians that within the first 100 days of coming into office we will announce the terms of reference of a three-member independent tribunal to review what has transpired so far and to recommend a way forward.” Mayers said, in reference to IMPACS.

Meanwhile the UWP plans to revoke Saudi Arabian Dr.WalidJuffali’s diplomatic appointment to the International Maritime Organization should it form the next government.

Mayers Thursday said that the circumstances of Juffali’s appointment will also be investigated.

“It is important that we take those steps to rebuild our relationship with the United Kingdom, one of our traditional trading partners and to remove Saint Lucia from any hint of being a scapegoat in Dr.Juffali’s alimony proceedings,” Mayers said.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio...

4 Comments

  1. Puffing furiously on his Cigars from Miami’s Li Havanna while Mayers blows out a blend of Cannabis – hashiish exhaust from his prized persian BONG, they both hope to generate a new IMPACS SMOKE SCREEN !!
    While Peter Josie bemoans the proposal that free or highly discounted blend of RHUM BLANC avec PHILILUM in low income KABAways is the cheaper deceptive PATH away from the glare of IMPACS root causes and initial watch officers.
    Flambeau, why not just piss YELLOW urine on our heads and call it benevolent RAIN:(

  2. The u w p god-HEAD?
    allan albino trump, guy jock-juzeph JOSEPH and guy myazzz MAYERS
    those three blind-fools and those three dead-brain believe they can fool….fools into believing
    that the so-call impacs was not conceive from the part of their dead-brain.
    in January of 2011 16 murders were committed in that same year(2011)… 48-50 murders take place.
    this three comical with a very low-down inferior behavior is nothing but low-class.
    allan trump with his other twin-heads try to explain nothing because their heads are empty.
    the three are gifted with the inability to provide useful information because their are self-centered frustrated individual lack of self-confidence and their failure to acquire true knowledge those three have achieve nothing but a very height learning problems.
    TO SUM IT ALL UP THE THREE god HEAD OF THE U W P HAVE BEEN PSYCHOGENIC BRAIN DAMAGE

  3. U can fool some people some time
    but U can’t fool/full all the people all the time
    HERE COMES THE CON-MEN TRYING TO OUT-SMART THEM-SELF
    ALL FALL DOWN FOR THE FLAMBOOOOOOO COME NEXT ELECTION.
    PETER JUDAS CAIN ZIKA JOSIE “THE DEVIL’S SEED”
    WILL BE THE NEXT DOG-CATCHER FOR THE FLAMBOOOOOOSSSSS HIS NEW JOB IS TO SKIN THE MANGE FROM THE BACKSIDE OF ALL THE FLAMBOOOOOSSSSS. AND HE WILL HAVE IT AS A REWARD AND HIS SUPPER.

  4. Very sad, UWP!

    You refuse to “Man-Up” and take ownership of something that you did when YOU WERE IN OFFICE and Guy Mayers was Minister of National Security.

    Now that the SLP has to deal with your mess, you are giggling like a some weird tricked out B**ch TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS.

    You shall never win this election on lies and deceit.
    We are smarter than you think. And do remember what you have caused us in this time.

    Guy Mayers, you should be ashamed of yourself!
    Find some other form of employment. Because you will NEVER BE ELECTED INTO OFFICE!

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