For In­creas­ing Num­bers of Frus­trated Young St. Lu­cians ISIS is the An­swer!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

What have we to do with ISIS and Chris­tian­ity? ISIS thing is the ac­tions of the white world com­ing back on them. Re­mem­ber they are both en­slav­ing our peo­ple . . . Even now thou­sands of black Africans are be­ing cap­tured daily and taken to places in the mid east to serve as slaves.

– Hula To Name or Not To name, that is the ques­tion.

Even af­ter this ar­ti­cle was writ­ten and the warn­ing from the po­lice sent to the me­dia, the me­dia is still not tak­ing heed. It has been pointed out that not only is it wrong to name vic­tims of rape and sex crimes but also to name per­per­tra­tors, or give in­for­ma­tion that would al­low the pub­lic to iden­tify them. I then have to ques­tion why one par­tic­u­lar news­cast in­sisted on nam­ing the na­tion­al­ity of the “al­leged” rape vic­tim and where the store is lo­cated where she works and was raped. How does that en­hance the story?

– Jack In the box Lord Howard Calls On The PM Of Saint Lu­cia

I won­der what com­fort the PM was able to of­fer re­gard­ing the safety of fu­ture over­seas in­vestors, par­tic­u­larly in light of the sham­bolic state of the jus­tice sys­tem. Can they op­er­ate in a safe en­vi­ron­ment? Let’s hope that some of the aid pack­age will be di­rected to this area, the short­com­ings of which the UK govern­ment will be aware.

– Anne Pear­son

Oh well !! The show must go on with­out the fat lady.

– King Majesty

France was rep­re­sented through­out all the In­de­pen­dence cer­e­monies by the Am­bas­sador H.E. Mr. Eric de la Mous­saye and his wife, De­fense at­taché Lt Colonel Damien Vau­terin of the French Armed Forces in the Caribbean, as well as sev­eral di­plo­mats of this Em­bassy. France cher­ishes its bonds of friend­ship with St Lu­cia and the boy­cott of such an im­por­tant and spe­cial mo­ment for the govern­ment and peo­ple of St Lu­cia would have been in­con­ceiv­able.

French Pres­i­dent François Hol­lande sent a mes­sage of con­grat­u­la­tions to Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Dame Pear­lette Louisy, high­light­ing the friend­ship be­tween the peo­ple of St Lu­cia and France, and thank­ing St Lu­cia for its com­mit­ment to re­solv­ing the is­sue of cli­mate change.

Am­bas­sador de la Mous­saye wished to give spe­cial em­pha­sis to the nam­ing of Owen King EU hos­pi­tal by men­tion­ing it dur­ing his Fri­day 19th in­ter­view on HTS, by at­tend­ing the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony on Sun­day 21st and also by re­quest­ing that a men­tion of the im­por­tance of this pro­ject, sup­ported by the EU, and the con­tri­bu­tion of France to­wards its open­ing, be in­cluded in the speech pro­nounced on Mon­day 22nd by the Dean of the diplo­matic corps, H.E. Am­bas­sador Leiff Escalona.

The Am­bas­sador also re­quested that an­other men­tion be made in the Dean’s speech of the ac­tion of France to­wards help­ing Min­is­ter Fletcher make the voice of the Caribbean be heard at the Paris COP 21. The con­tri­bu­tion of Min­is­ter Fletcher on be­half of all is­land na­tions was de­ci­sive in se­cur­ing a his­tor­i­cal agree­ment on cli­mate change.

The pres­ence of French sol­diers from Mar­tinique at the In­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions is not au­to­matic. The agenda and the cur­rent im­ple­men­ta­tion of the mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion pro­grammes be­tween St Lu­cia and France did not al­low, this year, for the pres­ence of a French Navy ves­sel and the par­tic­i­pa­tion of a French reg­i­ment in the In­de­pen­dence pa­rade. It would be to­tally wrong to con­clude that the EU or any other in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion or coun­try had put any pres­sure in this sense on the French govern­ment. Any bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion is solely in the realm of a State’s sovereignty, and in this case of the French govern­ment.

Eric de LA MOUS­SAYE

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