CCSS Principal blasts persons who facilitate criminals

The Principal of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS), Marva Daniel, has hit out at persons whom she says encourage others to commit crimes.

Daniel spoke after thieves broke into the school some time between Friday night and  early Saturday morning.

ccss-3She was summoned to the scene shortly after 6:am.

The intruders made off with electronic items, cash and other valuables.

They left at least two relatively inexpensive mobile telephones behind.

ccss-phones“I think that these people are being encouraged – they are housed by individuals who know exactly what they are up to,” Daniel told the Times.

The CCSS Principal asserted that the criminals also have a market for their stolen goods.

She expressed the view that all that was taken was not for the personal use of the criminals who broke into the learning institution.

ccss-1Daniel has called on persons who know of the burglars to speak out and against them since they are bent on creating mischief, havoc and destruction.

ccss-2She told the Times that the criminals are traumatizing every single person at the CCSS.

The CCSS Principal disclosed that the latest break-in was the fifth at the school since July this year.

ccss-1She recalled that the last person who broke into the school and was caught was arrested.

“I understand that he is out on bail – I am not saying that he is the one involved in the latest break in, but obviously we need to be able to revise whatever policies are in place for persons who are held on sites where they have broken into and tried to get away with items that do not belong to them,” Daniel declared.

She questioned why bail was granted to the individual who was caught in the act.

According to the CCSS Principal, the situation offers no encouragement to the persons who caught him and actually frightens them because the individual who is out on bail  is in a position to target those who apprehended him.

Daniel recalled that about a week ago two security guards at her school were tied up by bandits and beaten.

The incident resulted in one of the guards being hospitalized.

“This guy bled so much – the blood was all over the front part of the school,” Daniel told the Times.

She revealed that  on that occasion, the bandits broke into the school and made off with a number of items including keys.

Both guards were attacked at about six O’ clock in the morning.

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet visited the school on Saturday morning where he spoke of measures to beef up security and replace the stolen items.




  1. Anonymous
    October 2, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    once France implements stop and search procedure and reward money all these break in will stop.second of all the corrupt police department will be overhauled,from top down,these things will turn crime around.

    1. Anon1
      October 3, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Yes, because MASA France implementing it we should as well!

      What research have you done into the Stop and Search policy and the potential implications it could have on our youth if not implemented correctly?? rhetorical question.

      PLEASE refrain from introducing Stop and Search in St Lucia.

  2. vanilla sky
    October 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    In this day and age I don’t understand why we still employ watchmen. They need to install proper alarm systems at all schools and eliminate the need for watchmen.

  3. Anonymous
    October 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Tell it like it is honey.

  4. Aunt sejar
    October 2, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    that rewards money idea is good as long as they don’t know whistler I is all for it crank that cold hard cash up way up these hoodlum bums get locked up and no body bailem out.I still say make bums do hard labor for couple years they won’t bother you know more

  5. Anonymous
    October 3, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Wow don’t tke me wrong.
    Was it not the principal that was painted as playing in the school facility fees.
    And had left the island.
    Just ask now she crying out .

  6. Anonymous
    October 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

    The only solution to this is when the bandits get caught get there photos out to the public.
    Flog them seviely so they can remember the words Lease You Forget. Can someone past on this message to the authorities? Please.

  7. Calvin
    October 3, 2016 at 10:12 am

    These break-in’s are but a manifestation of an underlying proverbial foundation crack in a broekn socio-economic system, a system that was once the eny of Caricom members.

    Disturbed by the break-in’s and crime?


    1.) Get our kids back to school — educations helps provide potential for a meaningful future;
    2.) Implement two years of mandatory military service on reaching age 18 for all persons not in school — instill in them with this service a sense of responsibility, loyalty and discipline. Britain is now accepting recruits from across the Commonwealth.
    3.) Reduce the 26+% rate of unemployment — Implement a system work-fare to put people to work helping to rebuild and improve our island’s basic infrastructure — if you don’t work and you’re not disabled, then you get nothing from government except for a free visa to Jamaica and a free flight on Caribbean Airlines.

    Time-wise, our existing PM is well into his mandate. He and his government have an opportunity to make a real difference to star getting St. Lucia back to its former vaunted status on the international stage, which he must remember from well back in the day when he was younger, as many of us that were around back then also do.

    Question more of our elected officials. Demand more of our elected officials. It’s your future in their hands. It’s your children’s future in their hands. Deeds speak.

    It has been written:

    — “And that the man will not get, but what he endeavors. And that his endeavor shall soon be seen.”

    — “The flesh and body that is raised on unlawful sustenance shall not enter Heaven. Hell is more deserving to the flesh that grows on one’s body out of unlawful sustenance.”

    — “Woe to those that deal in fraud. Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, exact full measure. But, when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due. Do they not think that they will be called to account?”

  8. Jammie
    October 4, 2016 at 12:17 am

    sounds like you describing that nut billionaire in USdonaldtrump,boy I glad we don’t have to deal with a nut through and through like that here.what you says is right but ain’t no different than pope Francis changen words in bible to tickle the ears of his flock,

  9. Anonymous
    October 4, 2016 at 12:24 am

    wow I agree with you,but it makes more sense for France to just go ahead and implement stop and search since they have already signed it now do it,when these young kids carrying guns are stopped and searched,things will improve for us it’s still going to require leadership overhaul with police department.