Trial date set for ‘Ras Ipa’ in electricity theft case

A June 16, 2017 trial date has been set for the President of the Saint Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, who has been charged with abstracting electricity.

Isaac, who was summoned to appear before the court in Gros Islet on Thursday, is also accused of using insulting words and obscene language to the main witness in the case.

The Vendors Association President has claimed that the accusations against him are malicious.

Peter Isaac said they are part of a campaign by the Mayor of Castries to silence him.

According to  Section 62 of the Electricity Supply Act, if any person without legal right, the proof of which shall be upon him or her, abstracts or causes to be abstracted, or diverts or causes to be diverted, any electricity, or consumes or uses any such electricity, knowing the same to have been wrongfully or unlawfully abstracted or diverted, such person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding 12 months.



  1. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Give the man a break. So many people get charged and they don’t make news

    1. The One
      May 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      That is why there are so many doing it now, if examples were made of those before him then maybe we wouldn’t be having this problem right now. If he is guilty then I agree with him making the news, cause is giving breaks that put us St.Lucian’s in this mess in the first place.

  2. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Did U not have nothing else to do with yourself. What a shame on U man. You have a job: Nonsense, Smmmmmmh

  3. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Who without sin

  4. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    The shareholders of LUCELEC are the biggest crooks in st lucia

  5. Quincy Anderson
    May 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Your days are numbered ras ipa learn to keep your mouth shut

  6. Anonymous
    May 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    The mayor have a grudge against Ipa, not now, that is how the mayor is, he is not a nice person, I ask my self , how that man become mayor, hmm,….

  7. Gem
    May 13, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Stealing electricity for over 15 years and he should be given a break? Its those issues that gets us in hot water and creates monsters like ipa. All illegalities should make news