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So, the CSA has held numerous meetings with the government over the proposed establishment of a Border Control Unit; The Prime Minister has said that there will be no statutorization of the proposed unit, yet correspondence to the CSA proves otherwise, with the revelation of a Cabinet conclusion pointing to the establishment of a statutory body. And now after a sick-out staged by the Customs department, the government has announced that the consultation process was flawed, resulting in a Cabinet memo announcing the revocation of said conclusion.

But is this the end of it all?

As our Senior Political Correspondent explains, at Tuesday’s UWP Press Conference, Political Attaché to Prime Minister Norbert Williams maintains that the statutorizaton was never a final option.

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THE POLICE SHOOT DOWN PM’s CLAIM IMPACS SAGA IS “RESOLVED”

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The Prime Minister’s victory lap following the resumption of United States sponsored assistance to the Royal Saint Lucia Police, still under Leahy Law sanctions, has been tempered by the Police Welfare Association. During his July 5 address to the nation, the Prime Minister declared the IMPACS saga has been “resolved”. His utterances appear to contradict the US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who on June 18 confirmed the Leahy sanction are still in place and Saint Lucia’s chief prosecutor is still expected to address the conclusions in the IMPACS report. The PWA says they expect the Prime Minister to correct the record.

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PWA SAYS RIGHTS OF IMPLICATED ORC SHOOTERS VIOLATED

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Saint Lucia’s Director of Public Prosecutions was once again in the crosshairs of the Police Welfare Association. In the 10 years since the infamous Operation Restore Confidence police led anticrime crackdown, no police officer involved in the killings [deemed to be unlawful] has been charged. The implicated police officers however, have been denied promotions pending a long awaited decision from the DPP’s office. PWA president Travis Chicot says the decade long delay is a violation of the officer’s rights.SHOW LESS

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POLICE CHARGE CATTLE FARMER

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Authorities are cracking down on local cattle farmers whose grazing animals threaten vehicular traffic along major roadways. One man has been charged and two of his cows impounded after police received complaints of stray animals disrupting traffic. The accused however, claims he was scapegoated because of his political views.

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