Calderon backs Mayor’s warning to public

Calderon backs Mayor’s warning to public

Deputy Mayor, Anselma Calderon, has supported a warning to members of the public by Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, to immediately stop age-old transgressions committed in the capital.

On Monday Francis announced a wide-ranging crackdown against urinating and defecating in public, loitering, indecent exposure, walking bare back, illegal parking and carrying uncovered debris in trucks.

Deputy Mayor, Anselma Calderon, said at Monday’s press briefing to announce the crackdown that she hopes all will cooperate and give full support to the work being done to change the face of Castries.

Calderon explained that not only will the laws be enforced, but the public will also be educated.

“Very soon we will begin our public education and sensitization programme,” the Deputy Mayor said, adding that it will be done using radio, television and print.

She disclosed plans to write to various organizations such as minibus and taxi associations so that they can update their members.

“We believe that this, along with the full enforcement of the law by our City Police officers, will control and help correct some of those unsavoury practices that have harmed the aesthetics of the City and may in some instances, have serious health implications too,” Caldron declared.

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    January 17, 2017 at 11:32 am Reply

    Wait! You need a public education campaign to let people know they not supposed to relieve themselves any where they place? Rather embarrassing mindset.

    1. Anonymous
      January 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm Reply

      Shame on us,we’re a shameless people.sense is not common any more!!smh.

  2. viewer
    January 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm Reply

    Okay,I concur with not urinating and other detrimental things in the public,but is there alternatives to combat this,like public rest rooms where people can relief themselves, if a man canon not afford to buy a shirt will you enforce laws it convict him. Vehicles carrying debris,it is mandatory that it is covered; that’s just common sense…

    1. Anon Y. Mous
      January 18, 2017 at 5:04 am Reply

      That’s just dumb. There are plenty of places that people can do that BEFORE they go out in public. Or run into KFC or S&S and ask to use the facilities. If you have to pay a small fee then so be it. People need to really stop making excuses for all the different ways they believe breaking the law should be fine

  3. viewer
    January 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm Reply

    etrimental things in the public,but is there alternatives to combat this,like public rest rooms where people can relief themselves, if a man can not afford to buy a shirt will you enforce laws which might convict him of an offence. Vehicles carrying debris,it is mandatory that it is covered; that’s just

  4. Anonymous
    January 17, 2017 at 5:58 pm Reply

    It’s high time we stop making excuses for people who do things in public that they know is not morally right. We should acquaint ourselves with the law and practice it

  5. Anonymous
    January 17, 2017 at 11:04 pm Reply

    At least for a minor fee, to urinate or excreet at some location

  6. Vin695
    January 18, 2017 at 7:00 am Reply

    Very long verdue!

  7. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 7:33 am Reply

    The person who is talking about s&s those business places don’t even want u to use they washroom. So what they talking about

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