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Minister Ernest Hilaire: Saint Lucia will not surrender to crime

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Saint Lucia: Ernest Hilaire, the Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, released a statement against the crimes in the island nation and issued a strict warning against the criminals revolving in the society in a recent pre-cabinet presser.

In the statement, Ernest Hilaire talked about the dedicated actions taken by the government on the issue of crime and mentioned the commitment of the government and law enforcement agencies to neutralise the crimes in the nation.

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Minister Ernest Hilaire said in his statement on the issue of rising criminal activities, “The people who are involved in criminal activity in the nation should take note that we are not going to surrender. It is challenging and also difficult, but anyway, we are not going to give in.”

Hilaire talked about the strong and firm approach of the authorities toward the issue with unconditional support from the government to end crime and uphold the rule of law in Saint Lucia.

The main objective of the action is to ensure the safety and security of the common people living in the country. Minister Ernest Hilaire highlighted the importance of public safety and security which led to the development and progress of the nation.

In his speech, Minister Ernest Hilaire also added, “We are going to win this battle. This is not just about us but also about the generations to come as well. If we can not stop it now then think of what is going to happen in upcoming years.”

With the common people of the nation, Ernest Hilaire also took the stakeholders in the nation under the confidence about the approach of the government towards the better future of the nation. He also talked about the importance of a collective approach.

Ernest mentioned the collective participation of every citizen of Saint Lucia at their level in taking action against crime can solve the problem. The collective approach can only help in building a safe and secure future for everyone.

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Ernest also mentioned in his statement while highlighting the importance of maintaining the justice system, “All the criminals need to be held accountable and cannot be seen as allies who can get a free pass.” He mentioned how much it is necessary to uphold justice which helps to keep the trust of the public in the legal system.

In his speech, Minister Ernest Hilaire asked the people of Saint Lucia of all classes and communities to stand in solidarity with the law enforcement departments. He asked the public to stay cooperative and supportive towards the officers which will help them to fight and neutralise the crime from the roots.

He said, “We urge the public to support and cooperate with the police and ensure that they have the capacity to deal with all the criminal activities.”

Philip J Pierre, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, also mentioned about the issue of the crime rate in the nation and the approach and actions taken to neutralise the crime in his recent statement also reported by the Tribunal Community.

PM Pierre in his statement mentioned about the undisputed support to the law enforcement authorities to take strong actions against the criminals.

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