The controversy surrounding a senior officer of the Saint Lucia National Youth Council continues to be a major talking point on the island.
A few days ago, the NYC released a statement assuring a “zero tolerance for matters of misconduct among members and that a member of the National Executive was currently under investigation due to the circulation of disreputable material. The NYC also reiterated its stance to advocate for and promote the welfare of youth across various backgrounds and interests.
However, the hot water continues to boil around the individual at the center of the controversy as the individual’s workplace, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission recently released a statement on the matter.
According to the statement, “the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission was informed of allegations of misconduct against one of our staff. We have a zero-tolerance policy as well as defined processes for addressing misconduct of any kind, including those in question. We are aware of the investigation by the Saint Lucia National Youth Council, the outcome of which will be useful consideration in informing how the Commission moves forward.”
The Commission concluded its statement by reminding the general public that the OECS Commission does not discriminate against any race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We advocate due diligence, due process, and caution before determining guilt.