New border control unit to improve safety, efficiency

The Customs and Immigration departments along with the Marine Unit will soon form a new entity, the Border Control Unit.

The Border Control Unit will significantly augment the operations of Saint Lucia’s airports and seaports, Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Sen. Hon. Hermangild Francis said.

All officers assigned to the unit will receive training.

“Two senior officers—one, a former comptroller of Customs and the other, a senior immigration officer—are tasked with making the recommendations,” Sen. Francis said. “As a tourist destination, we must make the transitions from the airplane or ship to the waiting bus a much quicker process.”

The Border Control Unit is expected to be launched in 2017.


  1. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    So what will be the role of the Ports Police? Will Ports Police become part of the Border Control Unit?

  2. 666
    November 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    And build the damn new terminal already.

  3. Sackawinkie
    November 23, 2016 at 6:20 am

    “Do not keep drinking and swallow, all you read these days!’ Seek out… just what is the secret agenda. What if I say, — “liberty sestricted!”

    far fetched you say: high departure tax increase; little by little.