[Press Release] – The days of tension have come to an amicable end as Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Honourable Hermangild Francis, the Commissioner of Police Mr. Severin Monchery, President of the Police Welfare Association Travis Chicot and other PWA members along with the Woman Constable who had been at the center of an ongoing debate met on Friday, August 24, 2018 to place all disagreements to rest.
The parties have mutually agreed to continue to promote a positive working relationship on all sides. The complaint of insubordination which was being investigated by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is henceforth withdrawn.
The National Security Minister engaged the PWA in cordial discussion, indicating that he was pleased to be part of the meeting where both individuals shared their perspectives on the situation and have ensured that any sparks of controversy have died out.
Public Relations Officer Zachary Hippolyte noted that: “the Police Welfare Association has worked well with the Minister of National Security in the past and will continue to do so, on matters regarding the best interest and advancement of police officers”.