Seven members of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda who arrived in Saint Lucia on Saturday to assist in the battle against crime received a departing admonition to perform their duties with commitment and professionalism and be ambassadors.
The seven officers expect to be in Saint Lucia for three weeks in the first instance.
They have joined Regional Security System (RSS) ranks already here in response to a request from the Saint Lucia government after a spurt in deadly gun violence in Vieux Fort.
The ranks from Antigua & Barbuda and a contingent from Barbados arrived amid a new deadly gun violence spike that claimed the lives of four individuals, including a toddler.
The two-year-old and his grandmother were shot dead in the Mang, Vieux Fort on Saturday evening.
And shortly before that incident, a man succumbed to gunshot injuries at Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort.
Hours later on Sunday, a 47-year-old-woman, identified as Nicole Charles succumbed to gunshot injuries sustained at Bruceville, Vieux Fort.
Headline stock image courtesy RSS Facebook page: Saint Lucia’s Police Commissioner Crusita Descartes-Pelius administers the oath to RSS Officers who arrived in Saint Lucia in March.