CCASC RE­SPONDS TO SAINT LU­CIA PM’S STATE­MENT ON SEX OF­FEND­ERs LIST

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

Jonathan Bha­gan

of the CCASC.

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