More hot air from politi­cians as rape fig­ures rise

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

The bedrock of Saint Lu­cian so­ci­ety has dis­ap­peared. Sadly noth­ing will change while the en­tire jus­tice sys­tem is on its knees or, more ac­cu­rately, on its back­side. Whilst the po­lice are de­mor­alised, the lab non-func­tion­ing, the courts closed, politi­cians im­mune, what de­ter­rents are there for would-be crim­i­nals? No­body seems to care enough to make some­thing pos­i­tive hap­pen to re­duce crimes. And in the mean­time more peo­ple fes­ter in BCF, and vic­tims and their fam­i­lies suf­fer with­out clo­sure.

Who is go­ing to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for th­ese prob­lems or is it now too big a chal­lenge for any party to take on?

Not un­til the fickle fin­ger of fate knocks at the door of a politi­cian will any­thing be done.

– Anne Pear­son

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