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NGP Leader: ‘I Would Like To See People Punished For Their Corruption’

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The leader of Saint Lucia’s National Green Party (NGP), Andre ‘Pancho’ de Caires, has welcomed the Special Prosecutor Act, declaring it’s a step in the best direction.

“A person steals a bag of rice within the supermarket to feed his family – it’s price five dollars and he gets held and put in jail,” de Caires told St Lucia Times.

“Yet politicians appear to be ripping off the country in tens of hundreds, tons of of hundreds, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, and nothing seems to occur to them,” the NGP leader observed.

He hoped that everybody guilty of corruption would ‘face the music.’

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“I would really like to see people punished for his or her corruption. But until politicians get punished it’s going to proceed,” de Caires asserted.

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre recently secured the support of the country’s legislators within the House of Assembly for the Special Prosecutor Act.

This laws empowers an attorney-at-law appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission to function Special Prosecutor.

It also authorises the office holder to receive complaints and investigate credible reports of corrupt conduct by incumbent public officials and public officials who’ve demitted office.

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