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Police Commissioner Cautions Against Life-Threatening Excesses


Police Commissioner Crusita Descartes-Pelius has cautioned citizens against life-threatening excesses during festive season celebrations.

Descartes-Pelius implored her compatriots to enjoy themselves responsibly.

“In your merriment, may there be no excesses that endanger the lives of others and that of your own,” the Police Commissioner said in a Christmas message.

She acknowledged that alcohol consumption is a key traditional element at this time.

Nevertheless, Descartes-Pelius advised moderate consumption and assigning designated drivers.

In addition, she urged people to turn away from situations in which their anger would get the better of them.

She urged citizens to remove themselves from an environment where someone asks them to be an accomplice to a crime.

“Choose to surround yourself with more productive company,” Descartes-Pelius asserted.

She declared that if everyone played their part, 2023 would end without incident.

The Commissioner also thanked police officers for their service.

“Often, our jobs may be regarded as thankless. But I appreciate every effort you have made and every opportunity you have taken to maintain law and order and bring about peace in our communities,” she explained.

“I know the struggle it has been, but thank you,” Descartes-Pelius stated.

She recalled that although there had been significant losses in death due to crime, misadventure, road fatalities, drownings, and other unforeseen events, the ability to celebrate another festive season existed.

“As the year draws to an end, let us reflect on the many blessings that have enabled us to be here today,” Descartes-Pelius said.

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  1. Very well said , madam Commissioner. I implore Lucians yo stop peddling lies on Facebook this coming year.

  2. I realised there were no comments to such a positive message. Therefore, I take this opportunity to commend the COP for a tremendously powerful message to all St Lucians. Let us hope this takes us into 2024 on a path of positivity and fir us to refrain from rancour , negativity and divisiness. Let us commend positive developments whether it is our party in power or not and let us call out those politicians who are all about spreading an agenda of division. We are all St Lucians and if our cou try does well we all would reap the benefits.

  3. Excellent advice . I went to Atlanta Carnival in May of this year, and I ate one marijuana cookie. I did not feel anything, so I had a second one. About 45 minutes later I was like a vegetable. I could not Walk and my speech slurred badly. It took about 12 hours of sleep to come back to normal.

  4. very well said my lady. positivity is what we need in this country a positive mind set. if only our people would develop a positive attitude we would see great changes. but the politricktions would be unhappy because their job is to separate the people and our people are brainwashed they cannot see pass that.

  5. Madam Commissioner, you have the right intentions but words alone will not achieve anything for you. You have said all the right things. You need to back it up with some actions. During the festive season, let us have the major traffic stops not only for drugs but for “drink and drive.” Anyone caught in violation of the law with drink and drive should have the vehicle impounded, license immediately suspended for 72 hours and stiff penalty on the court date. Their insurance should be notified so that is another penalty which hurts from the pocket. Traffic stops should be in the country as well as the highways etc.

    We need to ensure our citizens are aware of the consequences of the law and any caught in violation should be brought to quick justice. This I believe is the only way your good advice will turn into effective advice. In addition any police caught taking bribery should be dismissed immediately.


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