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Police Vow To Continue Islandwide Crime Crackdown

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Saint Lucia police have vowed to continue a crime crackdown throughout the Island after a ‘successful weekend’ with several arrests for firearm and drug-related offences.

In Vieux Fort, recently designated an escalated crime area under new legislation giving the police expanded powers, officers arrested individuals for possession of drugs, ammunition, and large sums of cash, the source of which they could not explain.

“We are committed to continuing the operations not only in Vieux Fort but throughout Saint Lucia,” Police Commissioner Crusita Descartes-Pelius told reporters on Monday.

Descartes-Pelius explained that the objective was to make Vieux Fort and Saint Lucia a better place.

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The Police Commissioner said the presence here of Regional Security System (RSS) ranks was no indication of a lack of competence on the part of members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

But she explained that RSS ranks had increased boots on the ground.

In addition, Descartes-Pelius told reporters that the men and women of the RSLPF were committed to working hard to make Saint Lucia a better place, with or without the RSS.

However, the Police Commissioner said Saint Lucia would get more RSS support in the coming days.

Deputy Police Commissioner Ronald Phillip indicated that the police would be unrelenting in the battle against crime.

“We are not going to allow any group of thugs to hold any decent citizen to ransom,” Phillip said.

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  1. Bois den yall have to go to turn otf upside down and inside out

  2. With or without the RSS is pure ignorant and arrogance from the commissioner. You and your forces was always there from the beginning but was incapable. Boost that RSS is on the ground just display how disrespectful one can be. With your attitude and public statement you think they will have much interest in boosting your ego. SMFH

  3. St Lucia is fast becoming a cesspit of crime. Some Lucians have no respect for people’s property, the law or respect for human life. Shooting is a popular sport for them, showing total disregard for human lives and the right to live a quiet life without violence and continuous danger to life. These criminal activities need to be sorted or you will find no tourist or investor wants to come to live or invest in a cesspit. Sort out the trouble makers, name and shame the ones committing these destruction criminal activities and hand out harsher sentences. If it continues your towns and cities will become ghost towns and all returning St Lucians residing overseas wishing to retire in their homeland will exit, leave, sell up or stay away. Tourists will look for safer Islands in which to holiday. They will abandon St Lucia. The beautiful Helen will become a no go holiday destination, you mark my words. This crime wave never before seen in St Lucia is worrying and out of control. You people hiding and enabling these criminal activities are to blame also. Keep the hell away from my property, do not trespass and mind your own business. Crime does not pay, it destroys lives.

  4. while you guys are continuing the crack down you guys should treat people with respect. now this is the reason why people will say these police will over step their authority because they gave them certain special powers. Messay take a look at what was said on the news in vieux fort here.


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