Mayor seeks French help for City Police

Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis, plans to seek the assistance of the French in assisting the City Police Department.

Francis told reporters ahead of talks Tuesday with Regional Counsellor for Cooperation at the Embassy of France, Doctor Stephane Dovert, that he would ask the French for help in training City Police officers.

The Mayor also spoke of the possibility of arranging an exchange of police officers.

“What we are looking at is – now we are not mobile and the French police vehicles look very nice,” Francis said to a burst of  laughter from the gathering which included members of the local media.

In addition, the Mayor explained that help will be sought in removing derelict vehicles from the roads here.

Doctor Stephane Dovert highlighted the special relationship between Saint Lucia and France.

He observed that most of the foreign embassies in the region are based in Barbados or Trinidad.

The French official noted that his country’s Embassy is one of the few in Castries.

“We have decided to keep it in Castries, to strengthen it in Castries because we really consider that there is a very very special relationship between Saint Lucia and France for obvious reasons,”  Dovert said.

He stated that those reasons were not only historical, but also pertained to what Saint Lucia and France can achieve together in health, education and other fields.

He noted that French kweyol is used in Saint Lucia and Martinique.

“It generated a link,” the French official noted.




  1. Anonymous
    April 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Those officers look like a bunch of depressed young untrained kids

  2. Nexus
    April 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    you eat all the money grooming yourself for the next election and now you asking for help, stop playing commissioner thats not your job.

    1. Flyer
      April 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      black people , Help him encourage to go above and beyond , the aid he asking for is to better the city, thats the problem with our society we knocking people who trying to good for our country, we always seem to have fault. NEXUS , you are better than that , i hate see how this country is so fragmented between yellow and red……………….

    2. Trina
      April 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      At least this mayor is working unlike some ministers from the previous administration…im not yellow but this mayor is always in the news for trying to better the ghetto infested city

  3. Anonymous
    April 18, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I wonder when will u’all Moran’s be satisfied with anything that wasn’t being done and is now appearing like its going to be done?

  4. Anonymous
    April 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    The protocol of asking for assistance from an outside state must come thru the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This UWP Administration is bent on breaking all International rules,laws and protocols.

  5. Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Am an ex-soldier and am aching to have a go at the criminal elements in Saint Lucia.

  6. Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 at 8:18 am

    That Mayor shucks bad ; doing wat he want;with the money alredy ; he just get a brand new vechicle ; and he already fighting the poor down, he was always that type of person; I dont know wat he is doing there in the first place; there is more work for him to do; than to sit in rum shop under the CDC talking shi……. and clean the city up , clean up at the back of the market that smells so terrible clean the drains up, stop trouble the people in the market, and in the Arcade ; your role is to make sure , the city is well kept and funds are coming in to keep thr city clean , stop pushing your self like is u that’s the PM

    1. Gras
      April 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      And what did the previous mayor Do? Tell us. This current mayor lives in a big house for years and was driving a Lexus BEFORE being appointed. Also note that his parents has been LIVING in the CDC for years where he frequents. The man has had bread long before coming into politics so don’t let the effort the mayor is putting in burn you.

  7. Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

    U Know, I can understand that man , pushing for laws , that not in the law book a Jack… he is

  8. Anonymous
    April 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Am asking myself ,what do you people want, your complaining for every good thing that is being done in this country, the street,s police’s dont have no weapons to defend them self, now mayor is sending them for training your got a problem with that, stop thinking of your self and let the man do his work, and stop being political the country has to move far word weather it’s red, yellow, or Green.

  9. Brick
    April 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Well well well he had some trained ex cops he fired them now he coming and ask for help what foes he really want

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