Desir concerned about homicides

Acting Police Commissioner,Milton Desir, has expressed concern about the number of homicides recorded so far for the year.

“Our record is nineteen so far for the year – we are only in March,” Desir told the Times, adding that the trend seems to be the use of sharp objects.

The Acting Police Chief described knives and cutlasses as ‘lawful’ objects which people use in the wrong way.

He said that persons need to know how to deal with their conflicts.

Desir explained that in some cases, it is difficult for the police  to intervene because conflicts occur in private.

He spoke of a situation where two people are in a home,an argument erupts and someone reaches for a sharp object.

According to the Acting Police Commissioner, people need to take responsibility for their actions while respecting their own life and the lives and property of others.

“If that is done it is only then that we will probably see a change,” he asserted.

Desir said that for the last five homicides persons have been arrested and charged.

He said it was good that the cases were solved, but observed that it would have been better if the homicides had not occurred.



  1. Pankaiso
    March 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I hate it when you and the others talk with out making any sense to the public ,you sit in your offices and don’t have a clue as to what to do to reduce crime

    You all keep saying the same foolishishness saying how the police cannot be every where ,you need to be creative Mr Desire do you expect me to teach you ,all you were concerned about was to sitting in that chair and you would do anything to get into that seat now make use of it ,you a being paid to reduce crime not to expect sympathy
    Go back to basics

    1. Corb
      March 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Pankaiso If you have nothing constructive to say keep yur trap shut.
      First of all seasoned police officers Like Mr. Desir has worked within most f the departments within the police force
      We should appreciate the hard work our Men and Women in uniform do with the limited resources which they have.

      1. Pankaiso
        March 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

        Corb I suspect that you were one of those who enjoyed the lavish parties he threw for some of you lick bottom Africans so I don’t expect to hear any thing better coming from you so drink some bleach and wash your mouth when you hear big men speaking or if not go jump

        Tell me what have you done or what has he done for you more than to cover up your criminal behavior

    2. Anonymous
      March 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      He is right right ppl ,should think b for they act.
      And the police can’t b every where.
      We as concern citizen should also ty to help domstice violence,but most of the time we just watch and do nothing.
      We can call the police or if u know the ppl involved try to talk them out of it ,some may listen while some would not.
      Stop video tapeing and do nothing.

  2. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Well said

  3. Think Tank
    March 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    The can understand the commissioner in terms of domestic violence in that these crimes are taking place in homes.

    This domestic crime epidemic and it will surely get worse, reveals the share disregard for life. The lack of respect for each other.

    The social economic system is partly to blame for most crimes committed; nevertheless the root of blame goes to the actual self development in education. The fabric of St. Lucian society is built on colonial values and education, a dog eat dog existence.

    Someone stepping on another to get to the top.
    For a society, indeed a country to move forward into the 21st century one has to move collectively. Emphasise co operation love togetherness and devotion to the collective cause.

    We can save the next generation by changing the cirriculum in the School system. The key values of life and respect to each other must be taught. Self esteem and respect instilled at an early age. Respect for women emphasised to all men. Men to be taught anger management etc.

    Its a long journey but it has to start now

    1. Pankaiso
      March 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Think Tank : I will tell you some thing most of theses cases of domestic violence ought not to take the turns they do ,simply be cause the record and history is there a lot of theses cases have been reported

      What happens after the first report is made sometimes the supervisor is not ever aware that such a report is made ,if not he or she is to busy seeing about there personal business if not the supervisor is to young and inexperienced to handle the case so he or she in oreder to find and easy way out may send one who has a little more service than himself or herself

      This senior person may go on the report he or she may not be so committed he or she may give a verbal warning to the other party and that’s it they return to the station and give to the young supervisor a part of the story and that’s it so there you a you have no serious case officer attach to follow up and this continues over and over until WAM some one dies then you will hear all the buzzing in and out the station a life that could have been save has gone

      The whole thing is that nobody cares about no body ,now don’t sit there and believe that the statistics you get a true and accurate no sir it’s not records a kept but not thorough records

  4. Nadia
    March 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I think if he was to take up the post as top cop he would need some english classes!! The man cant even speak well!! Where is the police commissioner? Not the actor!! What is really going on at the helm of the police force?? No leadership!!

    1. Pankaiso
      March 14, 2017 at 1:48 pm

      Nadia I find it so dispicable to speak about this guy I wonder between him and the PM who sounds better at lease with the PM I can say he suffers with some form of speech impediment but the Cop he is an impediment I don’t no who n there right minds would make those recommendations

      At the helm all you can find is infighting left right and center they a just not ready yet

  5. Pankaiso
    March 14, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Think tank these guys don’t have a clue as to what’s going on or how to solve these problems ,I can tell you for a fact that if your wife or girlfriend were to go make a report against you they would be the first to try and get under her dress they won’t even take time to digest her report but believe every word that comes from her mouth and the next thing you no you will be at custody suite and they will be dating your woman

  6. Pankaiso
    March 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    To Corb : a man can work in all the departments in the police force and has never applied himself in any way shape or form he is nothing but just and ordinary man in uniform who cannot offer any knowledge to guys like you ,if he worked in so many departments he should by now have a treasure trove of experience in all areas so tell me what is he offering at this time

    You still see no officers on weekends nor after midnight ,you a just one of those cop just drawing a salary under false pretense like the last one who was disgracefully fired from the CCC reply if you have the nerves to

  7. Pankaiso
    March 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Corb don’t crank me don’t crank me or I will send you under his shell of comfort

  8. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Where have u been to not notice what is going on with the crimes in st lucia. Wake up and smell the criminals and get them off the street
    Or have a curfew.

  9. SLU Observer
    March 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm


  10. Pankaiso
    March 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Anonymous these guys are all a bunch of Cowards they won’t dear make that suggestion all of them want to sit on the top chair look we’ll all the guys wanting the chair is all from the South check it out and you will see

  11. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    The commissioner is right

  12. Sad-But-True
    March 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Boot Evil Chastanet from office, the murder rate will decrease.

  13. TIO
    March 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Police and security have to work to gether in all comunity have to bring back ( costab in all comunity,) to work and police work with them and respect. Invest to battle the crime and it will take. Five to six in every comunity with a good salerys to battle the crime and make digital sponcer comunication net for costab with uniforms and there batons and trainers to work and protect we have to protect the local and visiters. Clean the crime in six month the recipes. Of battle crime stop talking they are trying but the police and the costab will open theire eyes on police officers that doing criminal activity and beyound the police force need help from neighbouring island officers exchange recrute from other island for six month and work together and embrace the strengh to strengh and work together and start showing it in schools and homes and other institutes. On the island the power and respect of constable s men and wemen can be employed monitoring there where about any time there presence is seen they at work these are constable work allways on duty to report and suport. So mr Desire please Do you want to work with me to advise? To battle crime dont work against the people work with them ?

  14. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Yes bring back Mr francis!

  15. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Bring back to lolobef too.

  16. Dale Jacobs
    March 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Being concerned don’t solve the problem (Words deleted). Saying you are concerned no way assures me you have recognized the problem, analysed and have come up with solutions to tackle it. These will demonstrate beyond any doubt that you are concerned. Saying you are concerned is just another way for doing nothing.

  17. real
    March 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    People people people can’t u see sad n confused is the one hiring the criminals if u try to get that moron all crimes will stop and i definitely agree with pankaisothese cops realy does nothing and seriously if a female come to make a report on her man they use this opportunity to get perdonal with her I’ve witnessed this behavior several times those males are like a park of horney dogs they’re always in heat

  18. TIO
    March 14, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    We st lucian have to under stand that we have been battling with more than one language’s latin, french,english and most st lucian that say they are english educater in language they donot know them self as st lucian. They are critics of theire own people and pressing them self down to pit hole the st lucian that will converse and dont add a bit of creole or french or latin into theire speech is not a Lucian yo poorcau pa wa ,they not ready yet they still have the mentality. Of weaping in schools for. Speaking creole language. By the english and catholic schools you could only speak english if not you would get the whip. Or belt if you speak creole on the compound of the schools not to long ago in the 1960 to 1989 give me a break

  19. anonymous
    April 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    The inadequate socio-economic conditions,lack of problem solving skills,high rate of unemployment,frustration,complacency and the list continues to infinity,are just some of the reasons that there is such an upsurge in crime.So until then there will be no reduction.My solution is protect yourself at all times,respect each other,mind your own business and hopefully live A little longer.

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