UNSOLVED BEFORE TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED
FORENSIC SCIENTISTS ARE APPOINTED AT THE TAPION
The United Workers Party Women in Action (WIA) is concerned with the technical expertise and capacity
of the Forensic Laboratory, in light of the many
murders that remain unsolved to date.
Approximately Ten Million Dollars ($10,000.000) was
spent on the construction and commissioning of
equipping of what is a state of the art Forensic Laboratory.
WIA understands that after the contract of the Senior
Forensic Scientists responsible for Crime Scene, Trace
Evidence and Forensic Biology was terminated in
January 2012, the contract of a visiting American
Forensic Consultant was also discontinued. The other scientist who was considered senior then
proceeded on study and maternity leave, the Lab
remains largely unmanned and idle except for the
Director and two Junior Forensic Scientists who do
not possess the necessary Case Work and Crime
Scene Management expertise, to provide critical support to the Royal St. Lucia Police Force and the
office of the Director of Public Prosecution which was
the main reason for the establishment of the lab.
We accept that crime is a reality in this world.
However we ASK the Prime Minister who has the
ultimate responsibility for the safety and security of all citizens, along with Minister of National Security
and the Minister of Health, how many more women
must die without hope of resolution to their murder?
How long will the families of the women wonder "Is
the murderer sitting amongst us?"
Is the GOVERNMENT OF THE ST. LUCIA LABOUR PARTY going to allow murders to go unsolved because they
have decided that affirmative action is the order of
the day, even when it comes to the appointment of
TRAINED FORENSIC SCIENTISTS?
On behalf of the women and people of ST. LUCIA we
are imploring the Prime Minister to speedily appoint trained and experienced scientists, even though he
may have to import the expertise, to give the people
of this nation some comfort with regards to crime
management under the GOVERNMENT OF THE ST.
LUCIA LABOUR PARTY.
WOMEN IN ACTION (WIA)
P.O. Box GM 626
Castries, ST. LUCIA, W.I.
Fax: 758 456 0590