CCC clamps for illegally parked vehicles

The Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) has obtained clamps to be used on vehicles that are parked illegally in Castries, Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis,  has disclosed.

We will introduce clamping for illegal parking,” Francis said last night while addressing  the Mayor’s Mix Cocktail Party, a  50th Anniversary Event of the CCC.

He disclosed that the  clamps are already in his office.

In addition to the clamps, Francis said there will be  parking meters in the City within three months.

Good things are happening in Castries and our downtown is starting to become alive,” the Mayor declared, adding that the Saint Lucia capital is is becoming vibrant, pleasant and a fun place to shop, eat or just stroll along the sidewalks enjoying the atmosphere.

“It is becoming exciting and we are just getting started,” he asserted.

The Mayor spoke of the ‘vibrancy’ of the Office of the Mayor and Castries Constituency Council, declaring that departments are continuing to manage their operations more efficiently than ever before.

“Last year we saw 23 new city police officers been sworn in and very soon more officers will be recruited,” Francis recalled.

He said the CCC  in the process of developing  a plan to assist families with a reduction in the cost of tombs and burials.

Within three months upon me being sworn in, we were able to purchase a backhoe for EC$144,000.00 versus that of one contractor being paid $EC 225,000.00 prior,” the Mayor told his audience.

He explained that this year, the CCC will not only pay attention to safety and security in the City of Castries, but priority will  also be given to beautification.

“We will see the transformation of the Bananes Bay area in collaboration with SLASPA and an enhancement to include benches and wifi at Constitution Park. In addition, the market will be transformed, life will be brought occasionally to Serenity Park with live entertainment and the sludge treatment facility at Union will be relocated,” Francis said.


He declared that the goal is  to make Castries City the envy of other regional capitals.



  1. Sad-But-True
    January 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Good work!

    1. Anonymous
      January 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      “… the Saint Lucia capital is is becoming vibrant, pleasant and a fun place to shop, eat or just stroll along the sidewalks enjoying the atmosphere.”

      What strain of crack are you smoking Mr. Mayor? Which stroll? People now move around the city like ‘jombies’ in need of a fix. All jittery and fearful, neck moving around like in The Exorcist as you try to have a 360 view of who is around you at all times while you hold onto your possessions for dear life. Don’t talk about wanting to be off these streets before the first hint of darkness.

      Mr. Mayor the people want to feel safe in the city NOW!!! Focus on crime reduction.

      1. Garnet
        January 28, 2017 at 6:01 am

        This is the first time i have ever heard of a mayor doing this. I am exceedingly pleased. Continue the good work mayor Francis. Also, so idiot posted that you need to focus on crime reduction. Attempting to critisize all your valliant efforts. One be think smart. We cant expect the mayors office to all the problems at once. With limited resources at his disposal, he could only work on what he can. No right thinking st.lucian ought to critisize the mayors effort. Crime reduction in castries is a goal of the mayor. He stated that a number of city police have been employed and more will be coming. We now have cctv cameras in certain areas. The mayor is doing alot more than any before. Bravo mr mayor.

      2. Anonymous
        January 28, 2017 at 8:13 am

        The Mayor needs support to get it done, not criticism He is trying to get rid of a decades old problem. Do you expect him to get it done in 6 months.
        We are seeing a Mayor with the huts that none before him had. Let us put aside the politics and hate, and support this Mayor.

      3. Anonymous
        January 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

        No one is hating on the mayor. But don’t paint a picture that we can RIGHT NOW stroll blisfully in Castries. It’s misleading. I applaud his efforts. But we are no where near feeling safe in the city, which is the biggest concern.

  2. Sad-But-True
    January 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Mr. Mayor, I would vote for you for PM.
    Don’t stop now, I got yuh back 🙂

    1. Anonymous
      January 29, 2017 at 9:29 am

      U got his back fool cause he is not focusing on crime..his focus is to tax citizens and you will have alot to say with your JELL GWAH when crime take place!!

  3. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Well done great

  4. Concerned citizen
    January 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Finally something good for Bananes Bay. Looking forward to the day when the entrance our harbour will no longer be an eyesores. Keep it up Mr. Francis.!!

  5. Sharon terrell
    January 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Yes Mr.Mayor no stones left unturned,no loose screws, and whiles you at it dont forget to put a permanent barrier on the waterfront on the john compton highway the area near conway before someone fall in the ocean or a tourist especially if they cannot swim.Someone can also get pushed in the sea.So sir please kindly put this on your agenda.THANK YOU.

  6. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    For urinating not for crimes

  7. 666
    January 27, 2017 at 3:03 pm


  8. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Good Job Mr Mayor. Continue to strive and put thoughts into action.

  9. Sharon terrell
    January 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Hahaha you’re been warned good job Mayor clamp them down we cleaning up for tomany years castries have been a dump a lurtrine a any and everything goes now its time to cleanse castries of the salt.keep up the good work

  10. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Great job Mr. Mayor – Castries town need a complete make over – The place is so dirty – The business owners need to find other means of disposing their garbage then placing by or in the small bina and then the vagants making a mess – people may not like the changes but great job.

  11. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Finally. Good job.

  12. anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    CCC is starting a good work but there are still major issues to be addressed. This includes getting speculators off the pavement so that the pavement becomes clear for use by pedestrians. They have over taken the sidewalks and pedestrians have to be walking on the streets which causes more of a danger for motorists and pedestrians. Clear the sidewalks! It was made for pedestrians not speculators shops. What hurts me more is that the speculators most of them have stores or shop fronts , yet they take their goods and put it out on the sidewalk building tents . This is ridiculous.
    The CCC also needs to look into abandoning the garbage disposal site that is near the Grande Riviere bus stop in the middle of town on Jeremie street. It is a shame to see and know that people are allowed to dispose of their garbage in the city like this. There are garbage trucks that service the city . Let the city folks keep their garbage at home until the truck is ready for it. This creates a health hazard in the city encouraging rodents etc. Beautify this area instead.

  13. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Say all what y’all want but the bigger heads will never be clamped down #trustme

  14. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    How long does it take to fix the traffic lights in Castries…what a mess that traffic has become

  15. st.Lucian at heart
    January 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I feel very scared to walk the streets of castries. Do all my shopping in the north. Safety is the most important thing for me.
    By the way, do we make provision for students who are on their way home who feel the urge to do number one or two but does not have any money to pay the toilet attendant?
    And what happens in the evening when these facilities are closed. Will there be police arresting those who want to relieve themselves.

  16. Speak out
    January 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I guess dem minibus drivers will get clamped for illegal parking. They think they own all our roads and streets. Time they start holding their pee until they get home. All bus stands stink of pee. Yuck

  17. Anonymous
    January 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Is there legislation governing that kind of thing? city council should be careful some one does’nt sue them for disabling their vehicle. where did his load of shit get the authority.

  18. Anonymous
    January 29, 2017 at 11:49 am

    It is well known that some parking meters cannot tell time. Has the CCC contacted the Bureau of Standards?

  19. Anonymous
    January 29, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Has CCC contacted the Bureau of Standards on the parking meters?