Police: No knowledge of election arrest

Police: No knowledge of election arrest

The Commander of the Southern Division of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), Moses James, has told the Times that he has no knowledge of an election arrest in the division.

James was responding to a report  that an individual was arrested for possession of extra ballot papers.

The claim made by a caller to the Radio Caribbean International (RCI) call in programme, Newsspin, earlier today.

The caller, who was identified as former United Workers Party (UWP) MP Desmond Brathwaite, said that the arrest occurred in Vieux Fort South.

It was not the only report of alleged election related incidents.

Earlier in the day incumbent Soufriere MP, Harold Dalsan, had claimed on HTS Television that members of the UWP were going about “dishing out money” in the constituency.

Dalson said that a young man with a lot of money in his pocket had been accosted on Market Street.

“We know he had the money in his pocket because in a very surreptitious way we touched him and we felt what we believe is a lot of money,” he told HTS Television, adding that people in the neighbourhood had said that individuals were being paid.

Dalsan asserted that according to residents, there was a type of “syndicate” operating that would pay individuals after they voted.

He disclosed that he had occasion to call the police twice.

According to Dalsan, he was unperturbed because all the votes cannot be bought.

He expressed confidence that he has a huge margin in the constituency.

“All that would do is narrow my margin,” Dalsan declared.



Related Articles


  1. mercifull
    June 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Mr Dalsan,


  2. Wise Lucian
    June 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm Reply

    Lies By the UWP so they many have an excuse when they lose, then persons will be saying tomorrow that UWP lost because SLP supporters had ballot books blah blah blah

    1. Anonymous
      June 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm Reply

      Did you even read the item? If you did you would have noticed that both the persons making the allegations (including Brathwaite) are from the SLP.

      1. Gg
        June 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm Reply

        You didn’t read the article, read again. Mr Brathwaite is a former UWP Candidate.

        1. Anonymous
          June 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm Reply

          You are obviously very out of touch with local politics. Desmond Braithwaite switched sides a long time ago to support Vaughn Lewis. He has spoken on the SLP platform. Of course, Like Lorne, once he switched, his past transgressions were no longer important to his new friends.

  3. Observer
    June 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Mr. Calsoun, were you really a principal of the Soufriere Compre Sec Sch?

    Lord help us.

    How can u feel comfortable, in the face of the projected outcome against you.

    That margin you spoke of will transform to the ultimate – 666, labour go get licks in Soufriere!

    Bye, bye Harrow, bye bye Calsoun!

    1. Anonymous
      June 7, 2016 at 6:50 am Reply

      no he was my princi at soufriere primary school.not secondary. bye bye haraold.

  4. Sad-But-True
    June 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Tonight, The UWP will still be beneath us and inferior 🙂

  5. merlyn
    June 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Wen labour loose i hope ur’ll minister have halls to soothe ur’ll throats stupid illiterates

Leave a Reply

BREAKING: Motorcyclist killed in collisionRead
+ +