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St Lucia P.M. denounces school burglaries


St Lucia P.M. denounces school burglaries

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CASTRIES – Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen M. Chastanet has strongly denounced the spate of burglaries which have occurred recently in schools across the island.

On October 1, the Prime Minister paid a visit to the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School after receiving news of a break-in. The burglary resulted in damages and the loss of valuables.

“This disturbing trend will not be taken lightly by the government and by extension the law enforcement of this country. This is not a positive activity for anyone to engage in. It cannot be tolerated that people do not feel safe at the very institutions that are tasked to educate, mould and shape young minds in an atmosphere which is conducive to learning,” the Prime Minister said.

He called on Saint Lucians to assist the police in their investigations and to discourage the practice of purchasing stolen goods.

Meanwhile Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Senator Hermangild Francis, underscored that when criminals violate institutions such as churches, schools, hospitals and Homes for the Elderly, their behaviour amounts to an attack on the very fabric of society.

“This is a time for the entire island to come together in one voice to take a stand against these acts,” he said. (PR)