Cyber Crime lab for Saint Lucia?

Saint Lucia is exploring the possibility of setting up a cyber crime laboratory, National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis has disclosed.

Francis made the comments during a pre-cabinet interview with reporters on Monday while expressing concern about the proliferation of youth sex videos on social media.

“This is very, very distressing,” the minister said.

He recalled having indicated that he had been in contact with the Minister of Justice in Jamaica who will be sending a team here to look at a cyber crime lab.

Francis explained that Jamaica has a very good cyber crime lab.

“IMPACS has decided that we are going to do courses; RSS has decided that we are going to do courses; but I don’t think that I can wait based on the proliferation of what we have been seeing. As soon as the budget is passed, Jamaica is going to be sending a team down here to look at how we can implement our cyber crime lab,” the former Deputy Police Commissioner told reporters.

He spoke of a breakdown of family values.

“Persons sometimes talk about crime and we talk about people not working and all these sort of things, but the family is the structure,” the minister declared.

“As long as you do not have a strong family structure, these things are going to happen,” Francis asserted.

He recalled that in the days when he and his brothers were growing up in Marchand and Conway, areas which persons would describe as very depressed communities, the adults ensured that the youngsters stayed in line by correcting them.

“You did not dare go and tell your mom that you were corrected because you would be corrected a second time,” Francis stated.

“Now that does not happen. If you correct a child on the streets, you had better be careful that the mother or father does not come back at you,” he said.



  1. smoke screens
    June 13, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Dem have no solution to crime. Some little girls expose their crutch online, let’s build a building. The crime lab is currently under utilities but let’s build another one. (Words deleted)

    1. Anonymous
      June 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

      you right eh

    2. Anonymous
      June 13, 2017 at 8:31 am

      You are very counter productive. You did not vote this government. Let them do their work. I am guessing that you like the idea of young girls exposing their crutch online.

      1. Anonymous
        June 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

        We have more pressing matters like having 28 murders in only six months!

      2. Anonymous
        June 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

        Does one have to vote for a government in order to speak out on the wrongdoings of that government? Persons who supposed to be educated continue to display idiotic attitude in putting a political party ahead of country. It is because of brainless individuals like you that politicians like the minister will continue to make baseless statements to try an fool us.

  2. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Wcontent://media/external/file/25302e. Need a revolution to drive the chastanet administration from. The landscape of st Lucia

  3. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Will the Cyber Crime Lab change the mindset and work ethic of the Police?

  4. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    No! this will be a way for the government to take people rights.

  5. Justice
    June 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    This is the biggest joke. You cannot reopen your crime lab and make it functional and you want to open another lab. Is that the answer?. Throw tax payers money everywhere.

  6. Anonymous
    June 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    You don’t pay shut the hell up

  7. Anonymous
    June 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    How do you know Justice don’t pay tax? Lol .

    1. Anonymous
      June 17, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      If a company director or government minister, has made millions, in corruption before he is caught, and after he is caught he is sent to prison for six months, he has made a profit because of his corruption, and can live easily for the rest of his life.

  8. sharon terrell
    June 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    St.luciansknow nothing good,curse me now.Every thing must be a string.This is not the sixties we live in a modern age.Politics and more politics.St.lucians are dreamers they must always keep the party alive.A cyber lab is a good thing,wht not and then people have to always be embesols.When the government say yea,they say nay.Or they have to do a add on.People’s rights people have to many rights,look now all the rights they have and they blow it by Rape,Crime, murder just name it am still waiting for the Draconian laws Minister Hermangild Francis you promised not only Forensic lab or Cyber Crime Lab.

  9. Anonymous
    June 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    those videos prevent a lot of people from having sex for fear they may be recorded. I have had many experiences with woman saying that.

    In most cases you its easy to find who took the video just asked the people being video.
    sometimes they even give the name and voice.

    I you did a whole lab, when its to easy to track down the person. which they are not doing. when we have the lab then we will track down the person.
    Give me a break

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