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Police Say Some Residents Ignoring Stay Indoors Instructions


Saint Lucia police have echoed official calls for people to stay indoors due to Hurricane Beryl, disclosing that a few stations reported having an active Sunday night as people ignored the instructions.

A national shutdown went into effect on Sunday from 8:30 pm until authorities announce the all clear.

On its official Facebook page, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) said officer morale was high as they hunkered down.

The RSLPF also praised the officers’ courage in putting the country before themselves.

Police Commissioner Crusita Descartes-Pelius announced the cancellation of all police leave on Sunday as Hurricane Beryl raced toward Saint Lucia.

On Sunday evening, after the ‘All Leave Cancelled Order’, the top cop visited several units under her command ahead of the approaching weather system.

Police Commissioner Crusita Pelius-Descartes poses with some of her officers.

Commissioner Pelius encouraged the officers and assessed the preparedness of the various units.

“Her presence was palpable, visibly boosting the officers’ morale,” an RSLPF release stated.

Descartes-Pelius has underscored the need for all Saint Lucians to remain indoors to reduce the likelihood of any incidents.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Saint Lucia, and the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has advised residents to prepare for possible heavy rainfall, flooding, landslides, and rough seas.

In its 8:00 a.m. update on Monday, NEMO said Beryl’s centre was near latitude 12.0 North and longitude 60.5 West, or about 142 miles or 229 kilometres Southeast of Saint Lucia.

Beryl was moving West North-West near 20 mph or 31 km/h.

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  1. Half of them thieves who are looking for opportunies since law abiding citizens are locked indoors. They looking to steal produce from farms or burglarize businesses…arrest them all and ask questions later!!! Police too soft man!

  2. We have to admit, St. Lucia has a Police Commissioner, who has Brains and Beauty. A Definite Magazine Cover. God Bless.

  3. The men and women of the RSLPF, RSLFS, EMTs, medical staff, cadets and everyone that ventures out with official duties at these times are to be most highly commended. They put the welfare of the nation, of individual citizens and of visitors above their own. They show the greatest love by caring for others and are to praised for courage, honour and devotion to duty!

  4. Thanks you for your excellent and exemplary service RSLPF.

    On another note, it’s only the religious zealots, piffle paffle pie in the sky dreamers calling for the wanton death of citizens. MORENA RITHAL par example…. spewing hate and destruction while in another breath spreading the false hope of the sky god…SHM …it’s only the reasonable and the rational thinkers will see something wrong with this….

  5. I also want to thank all those of the emergency services, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, fire service personnel, all those in rescue and the preservation of human life for their care and courage during this uncertain time, those not mentioned, you know yourselves……. thank you, thank you, thank you

  6. Every comment written down,is inspired by the Holy Sprit to do his perfect will, nothing on my own, which I must give an account ❗


    So the holy spirit is encouraging the death of citizens and you spew that hate on the people you call you fellow brothers and sisters? Don’t you see how ridiculous that sounds? How can you, speak of god in one breath but call on death of a Human being in the next breath? Is that death worth the so called sin crime the people committed? Your delusional bigotry is blatant by the fact that you speak of your pie in the sky god who loves yet calls for destruction of others….your words betray your hypocrisy which further proves hate and not love dwells in your heart….This further shows your moral compass is confused and broken. You are drunk on this nonsense called religion and god….you spew hate for the people you see but speak of love for a god you can’t see, has never seen and will never see because the charlatan ( god ) does not exist and I write his name deliberately with a small “g ” because he is puny, bigoted, petty, worse than childish, insignificant, insecure, selfish, impotent, ridiculous, megalomaniacal and far more wretched than words can express. ..I guess you will say Grenada deserved what they got from hurricane Beryl and you will praise your god with glee to allowed Beryl to destroy an island because he god loves Grenadians while in the same breath prostrating on all fours thanking the charlatan (god) for sparing Saint Lucia….see your hypocrisy ….your behaviour has condemned you. May the ancestors have mercy on you.


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