Regis: Deportees not linked to violent crime

Ausbert Regis, who served as Police Commissioner from 2003 to 2010, has told the Times that in his experience, criminal deportees are not linked to violent crime here.

Regis explained that it started out in 2004 when there were quite a number of deportees.

However he told the Times in an exclusive interview that the number decreased over the years.

“I cannot recall any major crime we have had where a so-called criminal deportee was involved and masterminded anything,” the former Police Commissioner declared.

He explained that the major crimes occurring locally, the gang related violence, are the result of reprisals – one gang against the other.

Regis described it as “locally grown” violence and crime.

He pointed out that Canada and the United Kingdom deport more Saint Lucians on a yearly basis than the United States.

According to the former top Cop, Canada is the number one “culprit” for deporting persons who are denied refugee and residential status, persons who have overstayed and persons who have committed minor infractions of the law.

He disclosed that the United Kingdom is second to Canada.

Regis told the Times a lot of Saint Lucians are deported from the UK for drug related offences.

“Based on the records that I have, and I think the current records would follow the same trend, the rate of deportations in terms of levels would be Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and most of the deportations are for non-violent offences,” the former Police Commissioner asserted.

He expressed the view that the criminal deportee issue is more a fear of crime than the deportees actually being involved in promoting serious criminal activity.

But Regis said that the same may not hold true for the larger countries of the Caribbean.

The former Police Chief said in regard to serious crime:

“It is for us to understand that the problem is home grown and the solution has to be home grown.”









  1. Sad-But-True
    July 25, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Sir, we are aware of this. But it was a Deflection by one of the Prime Ministers of the Inferior Party (UWP,) because they are failing miserably in combating crime. They have NO clue. So Pinocchio prepared his NOSE once again and attacked the US. The US returned and Insulted Saint Lucia. So I guess, Pinocchio messed up the “Visa Free Travel to the USA.” So they are now left with “4 to Stay Alive” Lol.

  2. Uncle Sejay
    July 25, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Sad but true pay chewou

  3. anon
    July 25, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Said who!
    I had my property stolen and trashed by a drugged up criminal deportee! Cost me over $10,000 of my hard earned money. He came into my private property to rob me during one of the SLP Administrations when they did not have a clue how to deal with criminality.
    And you want to come and tell me this ain’t a problem?

    1. Sad-But-True
      July 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Lol. You make me laugh. You blithering babbling Ape! Lol

      1. lowhy zayclare
        July 25, 2016 at 5:26 pm

        Sociopath, psychopath, narcissist, delusional and bi-polar………………Sad but true you fit into so many of categories depending what time of the day it is.
        That licking labour got has fried your brain cells. You must have had your snout deep in that trough.

  4. Anonymous
    July 25, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I want statistics dept to prive thsee facts. So we as lucians can know who is really speaking the truth.

  5. Anonymous
    July 25, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Prove * and these* correction

  6. Uncle Sejay
    July 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Sad but true u are nothing but a red skin nigger who’s just gel us that chastanet rule the world, ur A. S sqaure and (saint lucia) and not ur dead bit loser K.D.A hahaha sah sho politic is over and there’s no oweing of lifes kenny is no longer in power so everyone can save a dime now hip hip hooray

  7. Anonymous
    July 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    yes the problem is home grown because the guy who tried to violate Janine roams free to strike again

  8. Anonymous
    July 26, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Regis how you want to come quoting facts with the facts expecting things to be the same trend when you left. That is simply not professional or credible. If you have no figures it would be best to remain silent. Throughout the region governments have been crying about these criminal deportees for years. I guess St. Lucia only has choir boys sent back. Choops.

  9. 666
    July 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Hush up Regis (Words omitted)

  10. Anonymous
    July 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    A certain minister of agriculture is a home grown rapist and not a deportee.

  11. DD
    July 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Let us be open minded. What he is saying makes loots of sense.

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