The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Philip J Pierre, took to his social media account to express his profound grief on the rise of violent incidents in the country. While the country was celebrating Easter in other parts, the residents of Bruceville in Vieux Fort witnessed a devasting series of homicides. The killings took place on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
The prime Minister met with the families who lost loved ones in the violent incidents. He also shared some images on his social media, where people could see him expressing his condolences to the families. The members of the community welcomed their Prime Minister’s gesture.
Sharing his thoughts on the incident, Prime Minister Philip wrote that The residents of Bruceville in Vieux Fort, like every other community in Saint Lucia, consist of people who want the best for their children. It is a community with aspiring young people.
Further, he noted that As the community mourns and seeks justice for the families, let us also resolve to be a more compassionate society. He urged that We can, and we must do better; Saint Lucia is our home.
Prime Minster Pierre expressed his grief and disappointment over the incident in a previous social media post. In his social media post, he wrote that his heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the people killed during the homicides. He termed this incident heart-aching while noting that their pain is unimaginable.
The Prime Minister further asserted that the families and loved ones of the deceased are in our thoughts and prayers.
He insisted that we must not cower to these monsters. Prime Minster Philip J Pierre asserted that they must come together to address these senseless killings. He believes that these incidents do not bring justice or resolution to any situation. Instead, they cause pain and suffering for all involved.
Accordingly, the Prime Minister urged the people of Saint Lucia to work with law enforcement agencies to share information that will keep our communities safe. He also extended his heartfelt gratitude to To our law enforcement officers, medical professionals, and support staff for their services.