CCC to crack down on urinating in public

The Castries Constituencies Council (CCC), has announced plans to begin enforcing laws against urinating in public.

The move is part of plans by Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, to clean up the capital.

In addition to urinating in public, the City Police will also be enforcing laws against littering, defecating and spitting  in public, the Times has been informed.

Transgressors can be arrested and ticketed, incurring fines ranging from $150 to $1,500, it has been disclosed.

The City Police are being briefed on the legislation ahead of the crackdown.

In addition, the CCC has plans to write to the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT) and various Taxi Associations to get them to inform their members about the new crackdown.

Urinating in public is not an uncommon sight in parts of Castries and its environs.

Areas, including near  some of the CDC apartment buildings, reek of urine as a result of the practice.

The CCC has noted that there are seven public toilets available in the City yet some persons cannot be bothered to use them, preferring instead to urinate in public.

In addition to contributing to the destruction of the aesthetics of the area  because of leaving stains on walls and concrete, infections can also be transmitted through urine.

In addition, the urea content in urine attracts flies and cockroaches which are carriers of bacteria.

The insects can pass on the bacteria to  exposed food and water.

The CCC, in enforcing the laws against urinating in public, has announced plans to  get persons who are caught in the act to clean up the area where they have deposited their urine.









  1. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    This crack down is warranted, I would like them to go a step further with the use of foul language, people think it’s the norm to curse whom ever, where ever and how ever they want, that needs to stop make them pay for their dirty mouths or lock them up. Also before they start this initiative ensure bathrooms are available at nights till 11pm

    1. Caz
      January 12, 2017 at 9:46 am

      My comment was going to be…what about opening a toilet after the shops close. There are none and even well dressed people succombé to corner pissing in the middle of Castries.

  2. 666
    January 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Peesa beff!

  3. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Be sure to provide public restrooms while implementing new regulations and laws

    1. The Crow
      January 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      I suppose you just read the headlines. The report does state that there are 7 restrooms available for use.

  4. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    lol ccc behave cwor..lucians nasty a fine will not stop them

    1. Anonymous
      January 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Castries was clean at some point. The authorities stopped caring. It became filthy. Welcome move.

  5. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Finally! It’s about time the authorities enforced these laws. I love it!

  6. Vibz
    January 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Good ideas. It’s rather sad when we have to legislate good and decent behavior. I don’t even like the idea of public toilets. There are usually rendered unusable as they are kept in the most unsanitary condition.

  7. Anonymous
    January 11, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I am happy about this new venture. The law against urinating in public should apply to everyone not just the city. Male drivers would stop to urinate carelessly oblivious to all bystanders and other drivers. It is time to pass laws against persons urinating in public.

  8. Calvin
    January 12, 2017 at 5:25 am

    CCC can worry all they want about apprehending and fining the notorious Urinator Posse.

    Instead, the crap that the CCC and authorities should working to get off the street are the trash doing street crime.

    It is time to reinvigorate Operation Restore Confidence! As it is said, if you want to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs.

    Crime is a disease. Operation Restore Confidence is the treatment.

    And doing so is not extra-judicial killing, rather, it is better considered to be known as active crime prevention through aggressive community policing.

  9. Anonymous
    January 12, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Well said,,,

  10. Redz
    January 12, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Yes there are 7 bathrooms but the proxcimity to certain bus stops won’t work. For instance the J ackmel and Morne du don bus stop the nearest public bathroom is near the bexon bus stand. A good 2-3mins walk from the stand. this should be looked into. The bocage, cacao, and Ti Roche bus stop do not have access to one I believe.

  11. Anonymous
    January 12, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Am in total agreement
    Bring back the ORC.
    There you will fine peace.

  12. Anonymous
    January 12, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Agree. You have to start somewhere. Maybe more public bathrooms needed meantime.

  13. school child
    January 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I wasn’t aware that there are 7public rest rooms in Castries and I don’t think that most people are, However I agree with the new rules and fines.oh! but spitting what ever will we do? walk around with tissue paper I guess no harm in that.keep up the good work sir.

  14. Mike Check 1-2
    January 12, 2017 at 9:55 am

    It not only humans….Its stray dogs and pigeons, rats and other vermin, urinating and shitting everywhere…however I support the idea, we must start somewhere…Lets take care of all the vagrants in the city. You Looshans who neglect your mentally ill and less fortunate family members need to step up. CHECK YOURSELVES!!!

  15. Anonymous
    January 12, 2017 at 11:24 am


  16. Anonymous
    January 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Where are the 7 public toilets located