Zandoli presents sex offender petition

Zandoli presents sex offender petition

Saint Lucia is in talks with other countries of the Caribbean on the implementation of a regional registry of sex offenders.

The disclosure was made today when representatives of Zandoli International met Health Minister, Alvina Reynolds.

The purpose of the meeting was to present a petition for the establishment of a sex offender registry here.

The on line petition, launched in February last year, attracted signatures from Saint Lucians both at home and abroad.

Communications Director of Zandoli International, Norbert Williams, asserting that Saint Lucia cannot do it alone, disclosed that his organization has been working with officials in other Caribbean countries.

Williams said they include Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent, Antigua and Jamaica.

“We started the Caribbean Committee against sex crimes and we have a draft treaty to present to Caricom for a regional sex offenders registry,” he revealed.

Williams warned that Saint Lucia could be in the cross hairs of sex tourism.

According to him, pressure from organizations like the United Nations is causing countries that are known for their sex trade to enact legislation to deal with the problem.

Williams expressed the opinion that as a consequence, sex tourists are going to move to areas where legislation and protections are less.

“We see Saint Lucia being in the cross hairs because it is a very lucrative business for the people involved and we have to do something about it, we have to be proactive,” the Zandoli International official declared.

In respect of the proposed sex offender registry for Saint Lucia, Williams explained that it would include persons convicted of sex crimes such as child molestation and rape.

However he said that the proposal was not for a “blanket” registry but one based on risk and level of depravity of the crime.

Williams suggested that there could be two or three levels as obtains in New Jersey, where he said there exists registries covering five, ten and fifteen years.




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  1. Uh huh
    March 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Uh huh
    Raise ur hand who have faith in dat!!!

  2. gosolo
    March 9, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply

    In the United States, there is not one study that shows that sexual offenses have declined since the adoption of these registries, nationwide. What they do is use up resources obsessing over convicted offenders, of whom 95% will not re-offend that could be used for actual prevention programs.

    At this point there are over 840,000 individuals on this list, about 1 out of 150 male adults in the US is a registered sex offender.

    St. Lucia Legislators would be well advised to review findings from the California Sex Offender Management Board, the official state agency in charge of the United States’ oldest (1947) and largest (100,000+). Their reports are current and on topic and are easily googled (link in following comment).

    Some quotes from their most recent reports (Feb 2016)

    “Efforts to prevent new sexual victimizations by focusing on PC 290 Registrants are misplaced and a waste of resources. Instead, increased attention and resources should be directed toward broader prevention strategies.” p.5

    “FINAL NOTE: As CASOMB has stated repeatedly in its Reports and other documents, it is unfortunate that so much energy goes into introducing and even implementing policies and practices which research says do not work rather than into actualizing the many possible policies and practices which could actually reduce sexual victimization in California.” p.8

    Food for thought?

    1. Will A
      March 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm Reply

      Politicians are not interested in doing what works or even in doing what is moral. Doesn’t fit their agenda. Propaganda does.

    2. Nick
      March 22, 2016 at 1:48 am Reply

      The public registry is the reason why the reoffence rate is so low. Its good to know other countries are making sex offender registries. Soon most countries in the world will have a sex offender registry if not all

      1. Will A
        March 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply

        No, you are wrong. In the U.S. there is a literal pile of evidence that shows the opposite of what you said. I realize that facts aren’t important to people who support Sex Offender Registries (SORs), but still.

        Further, if anyone tells you that the SORs help reduce sex crimes, you can know right away that the person is dreadfully uninformed and clueless. You will know that you should ignore that person and look for facts instead.

  3. Will A
    March 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Foolish, foolish, foolish, foolish. Can’t say it enough.

    Experts have never supported Sex Offender Registries (SORs) and there are very good reasons why. SORs are negligibly beneficial but they cause HUGE problems, not the least of which is causing MORE sex and other crimes.

    But politicians LOVE SORs. They can’t get enough of them. In the beginning they will lie that the SORs are just to keep people “informed”. But afterward, they will NEVER stop adding onto them and growing big government for them.

    But if these politicians are truly not liars, and they actually think that SORs could protect someone, then lets see them just make one Registry that lists ALL people who have been dangerous in the past. There are no legitimate reasons to restrict a Registry to just sex crimes. It should cover everyone.

    So politicians – are you liars or what? Put up or shut up.

  4. Stephen
    March 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm Reply

    You can bet Washington is waving money at them.

  5. Derek Logue of
    March 10, 2016 at 8:09 pm Reply

    Any time a country follow America’s lead in issues like this, it really tells us how stupid your government is. Here in the states, we take pride in being one of the dumbest countries on the planet, cuz ‘Murika!

    We’ve had these registries for 20 years and we’ve merely proven how useless they are.

    1. Will A
      March 11, 2016 at 11:12 am Reply

      Well, the Registries are good for creating government jobs. They are also good for giving stupid people something to do and talk about.

  6. Highlander
    April 30, 2016 at 8:32 am Reply

    If you want the government to implement a sex registry, why not a registry for all crimes. Why only for one this is being bias, persons would be stigmatize remember we are a small country and persons love pointing fingers. They might as well have a AIDS, HERPES, and all other problems of society also if this is the way they want to go on keeping people inform.

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