“Know Your Laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.
ROGUE AND VAGABOND
(CRIMINAL CODE OF ST. LUCIA 2008)
A person who—
(a) solicits or endeavours to solicit alms or charitable contributions for himself or herself or any other person, under any false or fraudulent pretence;
(b) is convicted on more than one occasion of being a vagrant or idle or disorderly person;
(c) is convicted on more than one occasion of an offence;
(d) is convicted on more than one occasion of loitering about or importuning any passer-by for the purposes of prostitution;
(e) exposes in any public place or within view of any public place any defamatory or insulting writing or object;
(f) is found in or about any market, wharf, or jetty, or in or about any vessel, for any unlawful purpose;
(g) is found in any verandah, gallery, outhouse, passage, gateway, dwelling-house, warehouse, store, stable, or other building, in any yard, garden or other enclosed place or land, for any unlawful purpose;
(h) while being arrested as a vagrant or idle or disorderly person, violently resists the police officer or any other person arresting him or her, and is subsequently convicted of the offence for which he or she was being arrested;
(i) has in his or her custody or possession any pick lock, key, crowbar, jack, bit, or other implement, with intent unlawfully to break into any building;
(j) is armed with or has upon him or her any gun, pistol, or other firearm, or cutlass, sword, knife, razor, bludgeon, or other deadly or dangerous weapon or instrument, with intent to commit any unlawful act;
(k) has in his or her custody or possession any such implement or weapon or instrument referred to in paragraphs (i) and (j) and does not give a satisfactory account of himself or herself,
is deemed a rogue and vagabond and is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for 6 months.
“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.