Minister responds to concerns over attacks on tourists

Minister responds to concerns over attacks on tourists

Tourism Minister, Lorne Theophilus, has echoed the concerns of vendors about crimes committed against visitors to Saint Lucia, especially in the capital.

“We are always concerned about instances of crime,” Theophilus told the Times.

Vendors at the Castries Market have complained that because of what they describe as daily attacks on tourists in the City, their business is being affected because Cruise Ships are advising their passengers not to disembark.

However Theophilus has said that he does not think that crime is what is affecting the business of the vendors, adding that the vendors themselves have to play a role in protecting their product.

“What I would like to encourage the vendors to do is to ensure that because of the position of Saint Lucia, where we are in terms of the archipelago , they themselves provide to the visitors offerings that are unique, things that are uniquely Saint Lucian and differentiate us from the other markets,” the Minister asserted.

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  1. AA Soaps
    November 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Did i miss the comment from Gov on tbe gang rape of two 16 year olds? Gale commented, Alvina say peeper spray dem. But i seemed to have missed the sympathy towards our own.


  2. Mary
    November 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm Reply

    I personally had a great time visiting Castries. No problems at all. I did notice when I visited my ship family, many, many people were still on board the ship instead of out exploring the beautiful country. As many times as I have been on cruises, I have never been told by the company not to go ashore.

  3. ahmed popo
    November 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm Reply

    Whatever happened to the Castries city constabulary they played a great part in enforcing the law.

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