City Police ‘standing firm’

City Police officers are standing firm and are ready to ensure adherence to the laws regarding littering, urinating and defecating in Castries, Corporal Yone Camchon has told reporters.

Camchon spoke at a news conference earlier this week during which the Mayor of Castries, Peterson Francis, announced a crackdown on a number of other offences, including spitting.

The law enforcement officer disclosed that persons who contravene the laws will be charged and prosecuted according to both the litter act and  and the criminal code.

He noted that according to the law, anyone who throws, drops or otherwise deposits any litter in or on any public place commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine  of $500 or imprisonment for six months.

According to the law, someone who  instigates  another to contravene  any of the provisions of the act commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a five of $150 or in default of payment, imprisonment for one month, Camchon explained.

He said sub-section 3 of the act states  that in the case of a second or subsequent offence against any of the provisions of the section, a person is liable summarily to a fine of $250 or imprisonment for 3 months, or both.

Camchon noted that  the criminal code highlights annoying and injurious deposits.

According to the section, anyone  who deposits any ‘offensive matter’ in any place to the injury or annoyance of any person in the City or Town or Village is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1000.

It states that a person who causes or permits the emission of any offensive matter from any slaughter house, butcher shop or stall into any street or public place is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1000.

The law also addresses the matter of rubbish, including  dirt, litter, ashes, carrion, fish, offal and ‘night oil’,  being disposed in a public place.

The penalty on summary conviction is $1000.




  1. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 7:09 am

    About time

  2. Sad-But-True
    January 19, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Though I will never be a supporter of the Inferior UWP, I have to say, this mayor is the only one doing something worth anyone’s time to talk about.
    So kudos to you, Sir! Keep the pressure on. Don’t stop. I got your Back!

    1. Pankaiso
      January 19, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Mr Sad But True and Kudos to me to for keeping you in check lol ,how ever the law has always been there and so has that City officer but where was he all the time I hope that he gets his act together and to see that the men under his supervision carry out there function effectively and don’t be shaded by the foolishness some people will say

      1. Sad-But-True
        January 19, 2017 at 9:29 am

        I am aware the laws ha e always been there. But I applauded him for Enforcing them. I do give Jack his jacket. 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 7:39 am


  4. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Wait! Are these the same police officers who stood idly by and did nothing over the past 20 years when Castries became the cesspool that it is now? The laws were always on the book yon cochon. You officers chose not to enforce them. Collected a salary and did nothing. Forgive me if I have no confidence in you’ll continuing what you’ll have been doing. Eating taxpayers money while doing nothing.

    1. Anonymous
      January 19, 2017 at 9:12 am

      no offence , but i think that are on the outside looking in . you should do a little more research and you may find out that there were only enough officers to count on your hands. they had little to no support in their duties. now they are more officers to do the job. in respect to you i generally ask why did it take so long and why did it have to reach this point for there to be action

  5. JayR
    January 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    My comment is where are the bins and toilets, there are not enough, vfort bus stand need bins and a toilet to serve both VF and dennery bus stands. Anse la Raye bus stand, were r the bins and toilets, they also need one, b4 they enforce those laws they should have place those things first, SKU gov always work back to front

    1. Anonymous
      January 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Carry your garbage with you. Don’t throw it on the streets.

      1. Anonymous
        January 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

        and ur urine?

      2. JayR
        January 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm

        You are missing the point…Fool!

  6. facts4life
    January 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Standing firm!!!! Mmm I c a bunch of them at various corners laughing and having fun. Literally.

  7. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Good move it was time

  8. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I agi

  9. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Good job! The city police officers has brought changes to the city. The Mayor is doing a great job. Keep it up 24 Charles, 17 Camchon, 23 Newton & others….

  10. Anonymous
    January 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    That’s a good contribution Mr.Mayor…about time we had some changes in Castries…… I also think there should be a bus stand (headquarters) UK all the castries buses in one building with facilities. Amp up the city… Doesn’t seem like a city to me at all