Chastanet says guns too accessible

Guns are too accessible in Saint Lucia, Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet has said.

Chastanet made the comments to reporters today, one day after an anti-crime vigil in Anse la Raye which he attended.

He recalled that a refrain at the event was: ‘Put down your arms!’

Chastanet disclosed that he is going to ask the Police to come up with a ‘very significant’ campaign, aimed at getting people to put down their arms.

The PM declared that this country needs to demonstrate compassion and show that there are many more good people than there are bad ones in Saint Lucia.

He asserted that that good people have been staying silent for too long.

“I think it is time for them to come out and to realise that this epidemic of crime in this country is going to require all of us to put our best efforts to change what is taking place in Saint Lucia,” Chastanet said.

The Prime Minister noted that the government and the security forces have a significant role to play in resolving the crime problem.

“No way am I here putting the blame on anybody else – we have Β to do out part,” Chastanet observed.




  1. Anonymous
    January 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    But our borders are too porous Mr. PM so all the guns come in via the sea. We need to equip our Marine Police with more patrol boats. In the interim we need to retrofit the seized go-fast boats for use by the Marine Police since the USA will not give us patrol boats.
    Unfortunately the public is afraid of the hitmen and mistrust the Police so everyone is mum on who is carrying an illegal firearm or responsible for the latest shooting.

    1. Anonymous
      January 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Well said.

  2. christopher moore
    January 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Why would it be the USofA needing to give you a boat. Aren’t you a UK protectorate? Take some initiative and raise some money yourselves.
    As far as the crime. Start locking people away. You get enough of the little guys put away they will squeal on the bigger violators.

  3. Sad-But-True
    January 16, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    As usual, Evil Chastanet has no ideas. You were beating your goat 🐐 πŸ‘„ mouth during the campaign. Now look at you.
    Step-down, return to your homeland Martinique, we can all be glad that your dead weight is no longer on our shoulders.

  4. Goodnight St Lucia
    January 17, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Honestly I believe that Chastanet should never never be a prime minister of St Lucia because he is not a citizen by birth.This law should be implemented in every country in the world. He also has not experience poverty to understand what people are going through and secondly if he was effective there would not have been so many guns coming to our country,the more guns and drugs circulation in our country the heavier his pockets get and now he wants to sell citizenship to drugs dealers and criminals alike