CCASC RESPONDS TO SAINT LUCIA PM’S STATEMENT ON SEX OFFENDERs LIST
The Chairman of the Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes responded this week to comments made by the prime minister of Saint Lucia on a Sex Offender List. “I would like to commend Prime Minister Kenny Anthony on his recent statements regarding the issue of rape. Beyond a serious look at a Sex Offender List, the prime minister’s forward-thinking suggestion of a dedicated unit set up in the police force to investigate rapes is to be lauded as brilliant,” Jonathan Bhagan said in a release issued this week.
“However, based on my experience with Victims Advocacy working with the Organization for Abused and Battered Individuals here in Trinidad, I would like to state that victim support for survivors of rape is key in helping them recover and become competent witnesses at trial,” Bhagan pointed out.
The Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes is ready and willing to partner with the government of Saint Lucia to assist in the implementation of the Sex Offender List, the dedicated unit in the police force and any other policies it sees fit to bring to the table.
of the CCASC.