Police Respond After Coming Under Attack
Toni Nicholas sending a message out there; if the criminals think that we are in Jamaica, we are not in Jamaica, we are in Saint Lucia, okay. And we will take whatever measures necessary to protect the safety of our police officers,” the top cop said.
Alexander was also asked by the show’s host Martin James to comment on reports of missiles being hurled at officers on duty along the Chaussee road recently. “We are providing a service for lawabiding people in Saint Lucia. We are on the Chaussee doing our patrols preventing a couple of communities from destroying themselves and they should see that as a good initiative. Those persons who are throwing missiles, we are going to defend ourselves and if we are able to get them the full brunt of the law will be done without fear without favour.”
Alexander also spoke of an incident on Carnival Tuesday when a number of young men accosted a constable who “froze.” “That is why something did not happen. But I am saying if you are so bold in doing so, we will be bold in taking the relevant action that we have to take. We have to protect ourselves and we cannot stand by and allow these things to happen and we do not protect ourselves,” he said.
Through the kind offices of Volunteer Saint Lucia, a caring corporate citizen has come to the aid of families affected by a recent fire in the southern town of Vieux Fort. The families were presented with bags of groceries at a brief ceremony on Thursday, August 6, 2015.
On July 26, 2015, the blaze destroyed five houses and damaged a sixth in the Westall Group community, better known as the Mangue, leaving several families displaced.
Thursday’s presentation ceremony was held at the recently reopened Super J Supermarket on New Dock Road. On behalf of the management and staff of Consolidated Foods Limited, Volunteer Saint Lucia coordinator Cyril Saltibus and Super J New Dock Road store manager Lea St Clair handed over bags of groceries responding to an appeal by Member of Parliament for Vieux Fort South and Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony.
According to representatives of the families, the groceries will go a long way, as they are all staying with friends and family. But Anya Edwin, secretary to the National Volunteer Coordination Organisation, says there is still a great need for the local private sector and the remainder of the citizenry to provide further support.
Said Ms. Edwin, “I would like to thank Super J and Consolidated Foods Limited. I also make a special appeal to those other persons in the business community and Saint Lucia at large to donate whatever items they have that they can to help the victims get back on their feet.”
To assist the relief efforts, please contact Volunteer Saint Lucia via telephone: 4843244 or 468-2125, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acting police commissioner Errol Alexander: We are
not flat on our backs.
cyril Saltibus of Volunteer Saint Lucia speaking at the
presentation to fire victims.