SLP candidate says: “Bring back hanging!”

Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) endorsed candidate for Castries North, John Charlery, has called for the reintroduction of hanging as a means to deal with  crime which he says is getting out of hand.

“As a matter of fact what I think that we should do  – they should bring back hanging, so that people will not just take people’s lives just like that – I don’t support it at all, because today it is one person and tomorrow it could be at my door,” the SLP official stated.

“I know the law is there, but you know you have human rights and all these kinds of things, so this is one of the problems that we have – the human rights is always fighting hanging, so this is the reason,” he declared.

The SLP candidate expressed the view that Saint Lucians need to come together to make criminals understand ‘what it is.’

The last hanging in Saint Lucia was in 1995.

Charlery attended a vigil last night in La Clery, organised in the aftermath of the February 1, 2017 double murder of a couple from Tamarind Heights.

Sandrina Joseph and Jeffrey Arbella were reportedly hacked to death as they slept.

John Charlery described the anti-crime activity last night as having been very successful, asserting that all must come together to stop crime in Saint Lucia.

The opposition official described the event as a start, while expressing the view that more can be done.


Charlery said he is very concerned about crime.




  1. jprosper67
    February 15, 2017 at 8:06 am


    February 15, 2017 at 8:16 am

    i agreeee ! puhn chou yo! these ppl hv the public living in fear.
    NO SAH!

  3. Jean Claude Didier
    February 15, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Crime is definitely a concern ,hanging and the other forms of taking a life for taking another’s life was a instructed by the creator, but the powers that be manipulates small islands like us.
    I believe politicians on both sides know the reality the former minister of justice use to say it’s in our books .

  4. jackal
    February 15, 2017 at 8:34 am

    First good thing I hear from slp for the year..100% agree

  5. John Williams
    February 15, 2017 at 8:47 am

    I support it. Those European countries imposing THEIR values on other peoples. Why can’t St. Lucians decide what is best for them? At least, those foreign powers should accept those murderers into their own countries. This issue is more of the same…. imposing foreign values on other peoples with the help of local lackey. Haven’t we seen this before?

  6. Sylvian
    February 15, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I disagree. Although the crime and crimes committed are a definite concern, I don’t believe that hanging should be the corporal punishment handed down for the crime of murder.
    This is just one man’s opinion, but there are other forms of punishment that can be administered. I would choose lethal injection.
    Hanging harkens thoughts of colonialism. If you want to hang, then why not behead, or use a firing squad?

  7. fhyh
    February 15, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I totally agree it’s about time

  8. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Hanging squading electricity any kind.
    Let the murderers feel what they doing to others. Prison is not the answer for murderers
    Stop that father forgive them. Because they know what they do. It’s high time the country take a stand. So it’s said so it’s written.

  9. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Before someone can be sentenced to hanging, they must be convicted. How many of those murderers are actually convicted.

    Secondly, THOU SHALT NOT KILL. The authorities will be violating God’s laws.

  10. Merciful
    February 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Ok! let say they implement hanging, Do you think this will stop the crime in St Lucia? No it won’t. They will be more criminal activity. Plus the police is not smart enough to solve any crime

  11. 666
    February 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Capital punishment has been proven over and over again, that it doesn’t stop crime and violence. Find the root of the damn problem, and fix it!

    1. Anonymous
      March 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

      The most sensible person on this discussion!

  12. ally
    February 15, 2017 at 1:36 pm


  13. Hungman
    February 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    I’d have no problem pulling the lever to let the trap door swing open. I’d even go so far as being the one to kick the stool out from under a convicted murdering nigger!

    1. Anonymous
      February 15, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Lol. Free of charge

    2. Anonymous
      February 15, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      I hope you will volunteer to do your relative or close family memberif they happen to come up on the list…🤔

  14. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    While I agree with that statement; Y didn’t your’ll bring in back when your’ll were in power?

  15. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander! Bring back coporal punishment!

  16. City police
    February 15, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I definitely agree with hanging. Even the Castries major is cracking down on urinating in public. Just last month based on reports i recieved he fatally shot a young man from ciceron at bois d orange who eyewitnesses confirmed left a bar and went to urinate. This goes to show the mayor means business. He did warn st Lucian’s not to urinate in public less than a month later he shot a guy for doing the. Contrary. We as st Lucians need to take a stand against criminals hanging is perfect.

    1. Anonymous
      February 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      All that caca you write to make 1 point?

  17. Ĺlcooĺ63
    February 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    The cops ate not properly educated .the system is falling behind most cop’s are corrupted .

  18. Love
    February 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    The good book in proverbs said there should be swift justice when it comes to criminal activity. We must take them to court in the shortest possible time then hand down the verdict. If we go according to the Bible ,we will not stop crime entirely but it will help. We live in a world where wrong has become right and right has become wrong. Let’s stop having a form of Godly ness and start being Godly. That’s why we are called christians

  19. Anonymous
    February 16, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Sure thing! That’s a great idea! Can we hang a few politicians first? I know the perfect Guy!

  20. Anonymous
    March 9, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    If you want to stop those senseless killing ,hanging is the way to go or lethal injection ,but i would prefer hanging,If somone kills in self defence its fine jail or whatever let the jury decide ,but somone actually go behind somone to murder them ,this is what i would do,I would march this guy from Jail straight to the square which is full of police men patrolling for id age passes for that event ,at 1 o clock am going to have the bells of the catholic church ring according to this murderer’s age ,then i would have the planks move under him for 15 seconds lower the gallows for him to ground (not for torture but to make sure killers out there are not the only ones that have the power to convict and kill )then i would pull him up for the hang time ,(for me i would wish he would piss ,it would be helpfull to all those shamefull killers out there ,and with that i will not stop Crime but by gone i will curve that (Words deleted)

  21. concern
    March 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Oh my, we need to do something fast fast fast
    We need to save our country.
    My 💔💔💔, Sweet Helen of the West.

  22. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I agree …’s time to put the hanging back

  23. Anonymous
    March 10, 2017 at 10:35 am

    To many crime going on in St. Lucia people not safe at Thierry home they not safe outside 😑we need to be safe everywhere

  24. Fiona
    March 10, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    To many criame going unpunished. We want the government of st Lucia serve justice for the family’s. Especially in the Clayton case in dennery.