Minister: Crime is everybody’s business

Asserting that crime is everybody’s business, National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, has noted that because the police cannot be everywhere, when a crime occurs and persons have information they need to speak to law enforcement officials.

Francis explained that alternatively, such persons can speak to someone in whom they can confide who in turn, can pass the information to the police.

“The quicker we solve these matters, I think perpetrators will realise that if they do commit a crime they are going to be caught very quickly and the justice system will deal with them,” the former Deputy Police Commissioner told reporters ¬†on Monday.

He disclosed that later this year after the budget is presented, an additional two Judges will be put in place to help deal with criminal activities in a speedier manner.

Francis spoke against the backdrop of a recent spate of homicides.




  1. Sylvian
    January 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Is there a gun problem brewing in SLU?

  2. no nonesence woman
    January 17, 2017 at 10:44 am

    OH YES

  3. 798798798
    January 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

    True, we can all help.
    On another note Mr. Minister, please start using handcuffs when moving prisoners because that nonsense of holding people by the pants/belts is ridiculous. Use handcuffsplease so your hard work on the ground wouldn’t be for nothing.

  4. Matthew Alexander
    January 17, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I thought La Corbiniere, Jimmy Fletcher and Musa were the worst ministers we ever had. AWA, Hermangild and Chastanet makes them look like President Clinton. Only now this idiot and his idiotic master knows that crime is everybody’s business? These guys are disgusting.

  5. Sylvian
    January 17, 2017 at 11:16 am

    People are too quick to blame a sitting government for the problems of the country. It’s like when Americans blamed Obama for the financial problems that Bush and his administration caused.
    Give the people time.

  6. Anonymous
    January 17, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Agreed… the picture is always bigger than it seems. May God have his way!

  7. Anonymous
    January 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I agree with you Mr. Francis… however the authorities would have prove that they are capable of providing protection for whomever brings forth information. No one would want to bring in information for fear tgat their life may be threatened as a result.

  8. Concerned citizen
    January 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    We can cry wolf now. It’s time our politicians stops suffering from selective amnesia and stop playing politics with matters affecting the nation. Not too long ago Dr. Anthony was responsible for crime in this country and Ms. Alvin’s Reynolds was to be blamed for the suicides in the Babonneau Constituency. We need to wake up. St. Lucia belong to us all. Too much blood is being shed in our land.

  9. Anonymous
    January 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    So when the public sees a crime in progress everyone should pull out their smartphones and start taking pictures and/or video clips to expose the criminals on social media. There is no way if 30 persons pull out their smartphones that all 30 will be targeted by the bandits. We need to shame the bandits on social media because there is no justice in the courts.