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Fedee Questions Impact Of Drug Cartels On Saint Lucia Crime

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Former Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee has raised questions regarding the connection between crime in Saint Lucia and drug cartels in Colombia and Venezuela.

Fedee’s remarks follow the recent arrests and deportations of individuals who had entered Saint Lucia illegally, including Venezuela and Colombia nationals.

“The police just recently reported that they arrested some Colombians and some Venezuelans in the South of the Island,” the former Minister told an opposition United Workers Party (UWP) round table discussion.

“When you have got situations such as these happening, you’ve got to ask yourself, ‘What is the connection between the crime situation in Saint Lucia and the perpetrators of crime and the drug cartels in Colombia and Venezuela?'” The UWP’s Second Deputy Political Leader stated.

He declared that crime threatens the fabric of society, and people are anxious for their safety.

However, Fedee accused the government of being ‘appalling weak’ in managing crime.

At the time the former Minister spoke last week, Saint Lucia had recorded 13 homicides in 2024.

But the fatal shooting of a twenty-one-year-old man in George Fifth Park on Saturday night pushed the homicide toll to fourteen.

Fedee lamented that crime was creeping into schools.

“Young children are now beating up teachers and chopping each other,” he observed.

In addition, the former Minister noted that young people are fighting in the inner city.

In this regard, he urged a new culture of mutual respect, and said the government needs to shoulder its responsibilities.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. To be honest this is not new and Fedee should already be aware of these details since he was part of the cabinet last term. This press release appears to be a way to increase fear when it comes to the situation and while we should be greatly be concerned about it, he should not play dumb.

  2. What Fedee has brought up should be obvious to anyone with any knowledge of the carnage of the drug trade in South and Central America and the Caribbean.
    St Lucia has already been infiltrated by cartels and the SLP government has tacitly approved the breakdown of st lucian society by acting as if there is nothing there.
    Additionally the clear criminality being overlooked in the actions of certain Ministers gives approval for corruption throughout the island from top to bottom.
    Glad that Fedee has brought this to the attention to sleepwalking st lucians.
    Not that they care as there is a atmosphere of corruption in Fair Helen.
    But be warned: The repercussions of this infiltration will be and is already horrendous. You can run but you cannot hide from the coming mayhem!

  3. Of all the politicians in St Lucia Fedee is the one who is quickest to identify problems , then seek and implement solutions.
    Too many of our politicians are about presenting a facade to win elections then are useless at managing their portfolios.
    With the SLP it is even worst as they are a corrupt, destructive, venal bunch just filling their pockets.
    Fedee has been consistent in his logical and Lucian centric approach to actually doing something for the country in and out of power.
    Unfortunately we are a very parochial people and are negative towards him for reasons that have norhing to do with him as a comoetent manager of the people’s business.
    How then can we ever get anywhere as a country if our juvenile responce is to put down those that are doing the most for us – because we do not like him?

  4. Fedee,this is nothing new and you’re playing politics, can’t fool anyone.
    How long ago were you in office,did you and your other cabinet members who full you’ll pockets with state funds did anything to correct the problem?
    Just trying to stay relevant.

  5. Gouvernement upon gouvernance,upon leaders upon officials has ever settle the problems with the labor département workers since after the passing away of the late Sir MJC who was in favoris of the employees for a well deserved wage ❓
    Their rights was sold for a short of white rum and a few pennies..

    Wake up,St Lucians 🇱🇨,take your stand, but do not make war as the agricultures and agriculturice of France which on strike couple of weeks demanding the same mini Wages, which their angryness has causes road block,painting the gouvernement buildings with the pigs waste in water tanks truck, overflowed them in super markets and continues,so be of good courage !!

  6. There is obviously a connection…you don’t need a PhD to know there is a connection. It’s a fact our borders are porous and there is not enough surveillance of our borders…. government has been lackadaisical in implementing modern surveillance techniques while the criminals do as they please…..I will say this…it’s time to initiate a task force specifically to surveil our border, they should be well equipped, armed with all the needed tech to combat this scourge and armed to the teeth too….nip it in the bud while it is relatively young….it’s shows that the authorities are asleep on the job…. Pierre is useless… totally useless…and I will say it again and again….

  7. Really and truly,to stop whatever…. does not depend on man…
    Woe to those who depend on man for strength…
    Let us seek God before an end to the sound of joy and gladness and to the voice of bride and bridegroom before the time of no faveur, instead of God’s wrath…

  8. Really Fede ?? We did not know that lol how smart of you . I thought it would be those who wear red or support red . Base was the bloods lolll good research keep it up lol lol

  9. C wiz. That is the solution.
    We should come to an agreement with the Americans for a period of 3 years to patrol our waters. We provide accomodation for the crew and other costs. The Americans provide two fast patrol boats with crew.
    No interference from locals.
    All cargo in and out of St Lucia is scanned or we use drug sniffing dogs. Equipment operated by the Americans. Our locals are sceptable to bribes.
    We have to accept that we cannot trust our local security forces if even a minister of government can say he has access to any security files he wants! Corruption we accept as a matter of course!
    Our security should be put in the hands of the Americans or British or Frence or all three.

  10. I agree with the post from Anon – if the locals are involved it is definitely an exercise in futility for sure.

    [familiarity breeds contempt]

    you all are within a 238 square mile parameter where everyone is all too familiar with each other — if not personally-by extension and that is the reality…therefore I REST MY CASE – Amen

  11. “The police just recently reported that they arrested some Colombians and some Venezuelans in the South of the Island,” the former Minister told an opposition United Workers Party (UWP) round table discussion.

    I am neither SLP nor UWP – however, some St. Lucians love to blame other countries and islands for their criminal issues. However, if your local existing criminal elements were not receptive and not COHORTS of all these good for nothing foreigners – they would not be in St. Lucia in the first place.

    Tell the honest truth and shame the devil –

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