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May 4, 2022

Former Minister of Police Calls for Chester Williams’ Resignation

Mike Peyrefitte

Shadow Minister of National Security Mike Peyrefitte continues his call for the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Kareem Musa and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Arthurs, whom he says are doing a miserable job of keeping a lid on crime and violence.  He’s even gone a step further to call out the Commissioner of Police who he acknowledges as a diligent worker, but failing woefully at his post as top cop.


Mike Peyrefitte, Shadow Minister of National Security

“The reason why I called for the resignation of the minister and the CEO, repeatedly is because when it comes to the national security apparatus, he only has one responsibility, you know, and that da police.  Just police, let’s not forget.  For example, when I was national security minister and attorney general, I was AG, police, BDF, coast guard, prisons, all of that.  I was doing by myself what four ministers are doing now, so each of those four minister have no excuse.  None ah dehn noh have no excuse as to why they shouldn’t be doing an excellent job in their respective portfolios.  He has only police, but he noh responsible fi growth industries because it is Senator Courtenay, the de facto prime minister, who would decide what passes law, not him.  He noh have no say. This man has come from far, he has done well for himself, he’s a hard worker, he’s tenacious, but people, he is not getting the job done.  The Commissioner of Police needs to also consider and look within himself and think whether or not he needs to step aside and give way some new blood.  He’s not cutting it.  In my view, the police department needs a new commissioner.”

In responding to the criticism, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams wrote via his social media account, “I am happy that I have served as commissioner under both political parties and know what both crime fighting strategies are.  This is what makes the situation rather political, the fact that the messenger knows well that the crime problem existed before and that during his time as minister, we did a lot to address it and it still persist then.  So how does he expect it to just go away?  Finally, I am happy to be working with a minister who is committed to make a difference by working with other stakeholders to address the root cause of crime as opposed to the effect.”

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