Saint Lucia national security minister alleges death threat against him


National Security Minister, Senator Hermangild Francis

By Melanius Alphonse
Caribbean News Now associate editor
melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com

CASTRIES, St Lucia — National security minister, Senator Hermangild Francis, says he is concerned about an implied death threat against him posted on Facebook, said to have been made by a Saint Lucia police officer, who he said was part of the controversial Operation Restore Confidence that resulted in a number of alleged extrajudicial killings.

Francis, a former deputy police commissioner, said it was “very stressful” to know that a police officer was involved in making the threat.

“I feel threatened because we are dealing with people who are highly trained and have access to firearms,” Francis stated.

The alleged threat comes…

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