St Lucia Gov’t denies sending police commissioner on leave
The St Lucian government has denied regional media reports that the country’s police commissioner had been sent on leave following a decision by the United States to bar him from attending a conference in that country.
In a statement yesterday, the Kenny Anthony-led Administration said there was no intention to have the Commissioner Vernon Francois replaced or even sent on leave.
The statement said the only authority that could replace or dismiss the Police Commissioner is the Public Service Commission and that it had made no such request to that body.
The Commissioner has told reporters that he was unaware of the reason for the action taken to prevent him from attending a US-sponsored training programme.
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