Lionel Ellis wants convicted rapists to be castrated

Amid a national outcry over a spate of rapes, well known Saint Lucian citizen – Lionel Ellis, has called for convicted rapists to be castrated.

Ellis, who  is the current Chairman of the Babonneau Branch of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), in making the call, made it clear that he was speaking as a private citizen and not on behalf of any political party.

“The fact is that we have been experiencing a series of rapes and the laws not only in Saint Lucia but the Caribbean don’t seem to send a strong enough message to these perpetrators,” Ellis told the Times.

According to him, a jail term does not “cut it.”

Ellis asserted that people are prepared to go to jail and serve time.

He expressed the view that something more serious should be done with persons convicted of rape, whether involving a minor or adult.

Ellis said that rape should be dealt with in the most severe way in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean.

“When that is done and an example is set, then we will see the results – but we keep on talking about rape until thy kingdom come,” he observed.

Asked about the likely ramifications of such a move on this country’s reputation and its standing with its international friends, Ellis said:

“Tell our international friends to go to Saudi Arabia and deal with those people over there before they come to these little Islands where we are most strongly affected.”

Ellis spoke in the aftermath of a story that the Times broke yesterday, in which a ten year old girl was allegedly raped by a man believed to be in his thirties.

The alleged incident occurred shortly before noon yesterday when the girl was left alone in a shop while her guardian went on an errand.

The alleged perpetrator is reported to have been arrested by the Police.



  1. Anonymous
    August 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Yes I agree! 100%.. But before you castrate them, please bring back the Lolo beff!!

  2. Sketch
    August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Castrate them you have to remember human rights and we are not a state with our own law we still have to answer to some other states so before you think of such action it’s a mental disorder and it has to start with the mental issues and with the ministry of health what are they gonna do about the mental instability with some of our people and also teach our youths about mental disorder and it effects think before you act because your action can affect others

  3. Anonymous
    August 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Human rights my foot what about the child rights castrate him

  4. Vanilla Sky
    August 24, 2016 at 8:48 am

    That’s a bit harsh. We shouldn’t condemn people because they sin differently from us.

    1. Anonymous
      August 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

      “Harsh! Not condemn because they sin differently” Come on! And get off that “Vanilla” cloud you’re on.

      This is not an offense we castigate others for like adultery, public nudity and indecency, drunkenness, disorderliness etc. This is a major violation of a CHILD. No punishment is harsh enough.

      To me they should just drop these animals in the pools in the Sulphur Springs. No expense for taxpayers. Choops!

      1. Anonymous
        August 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        THANK YOU

  5. Harry
    September 7, 2016 at 1:09 am

    And what about all the innocent men now free who were found guilty after women lied? If we have life imprisonment and cutting out the tongue for women found lying about rape, perhaps we can discuss castration. Anyone here accept that punishment for women?