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Contact: Claudia Monlouis


Thursday, August 6, 2009 – The call for collaboration between state and church in the fight against criminality in Saint Lucia has been heeded by a gospel group emanating from the Seventh Day Adventist Church–Special Blend.


The group, which performs primarily as an all female caste of acclaimed singers, was the catalyst behind the hosting of the PEACE concert on July 30th at the Derek Walcott Square. PEACE is the acronym for: Pray Earnestly for A Crime  Free Environment.


Minister for Home Affairs and Internal Security Guy Mayers attended the concert and was filled with praise for the effort or participants.


“A fantastic programme and one that involved so many different people from across religious boundaries;  that is the kind of cooperation we need. I've always said that crime is everybody's business and fighting crime is not just waiting or depending on the police. Initiatives like these are the kinds of initiatives that will augur well for crime prevention in Saint Lucia,”   said the minister.


Minister for Social Transformation Honourable Lenard Montoute also gave the thumps up to the anti-crime PEACE concert.  He said the main message delivered resonates with the policies of government—that of striving to ensure that all citizens are law abiding and productive.

“I think a lot of the messages were consistent with the messages that we advocate in terms of government policy, fighting crime and reducing the ills plaguing our society. Very often we attempt to deal with the issues of society and in particular the problems of the youth and we concentrate primarily on economies, intellectual development, but we sometimes neglect spiritual development,” said Mr. Montoute.


Religious officials who participated in the PEACE Concert included Pastor Kerol Daniel, Michelle  John Theobalds, Pastor Matterson Preville, Father Michel Francis, Bishop Emmanuel Mc.Lauren and Pastor Terry John.


Subjects that  speakers addressed included: The role of the church in the fight against crime, the use of personal development to combat crime, a nation together against crime, and the role of the family in fighting crime.

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