Mayor concerned about silence on crime

Asserting that everyone wants to see a reduction in the crime rate, Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, has lamented that no one is willing to speak out.

“No one is willing to speak out against such crimes, take action, report the matters and step up by making an example out of transgressors,” Francis declared at a news conference this morning.

He made the remarks while announcing that since the inauguration of the City Police in December last year, a number of ‘success stories’ have been recorded.

“While we will not blow our own trumpet, we believe that with the additional officers to be added to the current pool very soon, we will achieve part of what you want to in the City,” Francis said.

He shared with reporters details of crime statistics compiled by the City Police.

Possession of dangerous weapons topped the list of offences in the City, with fourteen cases being recorded.

There were seven cases of indecent exposure/ urinating in public and seven cases each of unlawful assault and using threatening words.

The list also included five cases of disorderly behavior and three  drug-related arrests.









  1. Godfather buried alive
    March 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    U can’t stop crime

  2. Nerve gas
    March 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Even the mayor is in distress,his pic say’s it all

  3. Sad-But-True
    March 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Dude, Evil Chastanet stated that the so called ‘Jamaican Copied Cluster Cabinet,) is to fight crime. Oh how times have changed.
    This Once beautiful and Prestine island has been reduced to Rubble in just 6 to 8
    months, by a white foreigner elected as their Pm.
    Black people have Low Self esteem. And since everyone knows that, it is always easy to Rule over them with impunity.

    1. Anonymous
      March 14, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      What evidence is there that St.Lucia has been reduced to rubble?

  4. Just real
    March 14, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    But when people go to the police the police sending their bad boys after the people so how can we speak out when the crime starts in the police force and I am an ex Police when I spoke out on this with proff I was demoted so I left so investigate the police before the criminal

  5. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    All of a sudden the problem is of people keeping silent and not speaking out. How far we have traveled in record short time from the pre- and early post-election days when Mr. Known-It-All led us to believe he was equipped with all the answers. People are silent as they await and anticipate the solutions you promised them. Time to prove your worth.

  6. Anonymous
    March 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    It is with much disdain I read about crime in St. Lucia. I think one of the reasons crime is unsolved is, because people are afraid to report to the authorities for fear of retribution by the criminals. If nobody comes forward to justly report a crime, then I’m afraid that St. Lucia is on a fast decline mentally, and emotionally. One of my ideas to this solution is, if people are too afraid to report a crime to police; then the next best thing is to police the police. Form a loyal secret unit to fish out the moles in the Police Force. Probably, then witnesses will begin to feel confident to report crimes.

  7. Vibz
    March 14, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    St. Lucia has a severe crime problem of crisis proportion. In times of crises every little counts. Leadership is definitely missing in action presently. Crime is everybody’s business but the leader should take charge since security is the top priority of any government. I’ve heard the PM speaking out publicly on issues related to economic development. How can investors be lured to St. Lucia when the country is pregnant with crime? Mr. PM, your failure to address the nation on the spiraling out of control crime situation is incomprehensibly irresponsible.

  8. 666
    March 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Will you offer witness protection?

  9. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 9:17 am

    He should especially as our PM has strangely silent about crime since he’s been in office. It was one of his main campaign points now 9 months in power things have gotten worse.

  10. kent
    March 15, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Good job mayor. You are out everyday now working. Keep it up.

  11. Guardian angel
    March 15, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Mr Mayor whilst I applaud your efforts in wanting to put a serious dent on CRIME you must take note of a few things first and foremost let’s look at some of the retires you recruited do you no the true policing back ground of those ex officers HAVE YOU SEEN THERE FILES ? if not you have the full authority to request it you need to see what product that you a getting for your money and is it worth it

    14 cases in three months that’s very poor amongst 21 officers working round the clock , I think these guys a working behind or hiding from the clock

    When you invest money into theses youna expected to get much more in return more so with the experience of those retires

    Some of those retires that were selected for you a rejects the force wanted to get rid of for years and just could not ,you a just recycling waste materials that will not bring any profit to the council

    You have one there he is just like a parrot he has nothing in him then you a walking rumshop followed by a gardener then mr cell phone then the tall quiet sly one check there files thereba some bad females elements amongst them as well

    Mr Mayor you need to get better than that your selector is friendship oriented you need the right people for the right position

  12. Anonymous
    March 20, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Sad but true need to shut the hell up,this idiot need to get a life

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