Saint Lucia authorities cite ‘alarming’ reports of incest

Saint Lucia authorities cite ‘alarming’ reports of incest

Saint Lucia’s Director of Social Services, Elizabeth Lewis, has told St Lucia Times that her department is receiving ‘alarming’ reports of incest and wants the activity to stop.

According to Lewis, incest continues to be a ‘real issue’ for the Department of Human Services.

“A lot of our reports, over 80 percent of our reports are that of incestuous relationships and I think particularly of sexual relationships between fathers and daughters, siblings and other family members,” she disclosed.

Lewis said her department recognises that incest has been a long standing issue in the society.

She noted that several reasons have been offered to explain why incest occurs, but noted that there has never been any research to determine what the issue really is.

Lewis said incest is a source of concern the the Department of Human Services.

“We are always concerned because we recognise that it is a criminal offence in Saint Lucia,” she told St Lucia Times, adding that the activity has a devastating psychological effect on victims and families.

“Persons who have these tendencies need to see a psychologist – they need to see a counsellor to deal with whatever issues that they have,” Lewis said.

Lewis said persons who know of cases of incest should  report the matter to the authorities.

“What we are seeing a lot of times is that victims of incest become perpetrators of it,” she observed.

The Director of Social Services told St Lucia Times that in almost every case her department deals with, persons involved know that incest is wrong.

“But for some reason they still go ahead and engage in the activity,” Lewis explained.

She spoke against the backdrop of reports in the local media this week that that a local woman and her sister were propositioned by their brother during a WhatsApp conversation.

One of the women said  the brother even wanted to arrange for her to spend time with him at a guest house where they could have sexual relations.

The woman, who said she was angry and disgusted,  disclosed that she shared the offensive messages with the rest of her family and told the brother she wanted nothing to do with him anymore.

She also said she spoke with the man’s wife out of concern of what he may do to his own children.

She said her brother then asserted that she was accusing him in an effort to obtain family property.

“He even told someone that he did not know it was me – he thought that it was his wife he was messaging,” she said.

 

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31 Comments

  1. TV mirrors life
    August 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Too much Game of Thrones mentality.

    1. Lucian not lucian
      August 31, 2017 at 6:48 am Reply

      #Dead…Lucians too copy cat

      1. I know things
        August 31, 2017 at 3:56 pm Reply

        Incest has been a problen long before we started watching HBO. Dont be a fool

    2. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 6:37 pm Reply

      😂

  2. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Fan chou yo

  3. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm Reply

    Sexual abuse involving minors and cases of incest are becoming prevalent. Society seems to be sex crazed. The Department of Social Services should be well equipped with the requisite resources it needs to seek speedy prosecution of these vultures. There is a definite resurgence of perverted behavior. Not even our innocent children and family members could escape these bestial acts foisted on them.

    Vibz.

  4. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm Reply

    You need to program their subconcious mind with the right habits

    1. Antisystem
      August 31, 2017 at 6:50 am Reply

      We need to get that American mainstream programing out of our homes it really brainwashes our kids

      1. Anonymous
        August 31, 2017 at 12:47 pm Reply

        You are so right. Too much porn on the internet also

  5. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 10:32 pm Reply

    Wow the devil is at work sigh….we need God in this country

  6. 666 - No Political Affiliation
    August 30, 2017 at 10:35 pm Reply

    That’s pretty messed-up man smh..

  7. Saint Lucia authorities cite ‘alarming’ reports of incest – Caribbean Edition
    August 30, 2017 at 11:21 pm Reply

    […] Source: St. Lucia Times Saint Lucia’s Director of Social Services, Elizabeth Lewis, has told St Lucia Times that her department is receiving ‘alarming’ reports of incest and wants the activity to stop. According to Lewis, incest continues to be a ‘real issue’ for the Department of Human Services. “A lot of our reports, over… Link: Saint Lucia authorities cite ‘alarming’ reports of incest […]

  8. Merciful
    August 31, 2017 at 7:29 am Reply

    What do you all expect, when the government has a ship load of gay people coming to our country talking about tourism, what message are you sending to the younger generation.

    1. There's still hope........
      August 31, 2017 at 12:45 pm Reply

      Hey, this has nothing to do with television, tourism, gay people or American influence you fool. I’m sure it was taking place before any of those things hit the shores of st. Lucia.
      People who perpetuate these acts are mentally disturbed and need help, they would commits those acts no matter what.

      There are just too many mentally disturbed people walking the streets that don’t get the help that they so desperately need and there are way too many mental midgets, such as yourself, who think the problem is t.v or some other ridiculous nonsense.

      Face facts that’s always been an issue and will continue to be until we learn to break that negative and devastating cycle, not just in st. Lucia, anywhere that disgusting behavior takes place.

      1. Anonymous
        August 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm Reply

        It has always been an issue but it is growing rapidly because of the influence of the media! That is a fact because mainstream media makes it acceptable and plants it in your head when it was not there before.

      2. Free Thoughts
        August 31, 2017 at 1:38 pm Reply

        You can’t be eager to call someone a mental midget when you yourself are proving to be the exact thing. Granted, television may not always be the cause, however, television has a huge part to play along with programs being viewed on the internet for many cases. Those programs are filled with subliminal messages which then become conscious thoughts. Thoughts then become actions. It’s okay to disagree. Not everyone understands psychology.

      3. Anonymous
        August 31, 2017 at 11:02 pm Reply

        In addition to all the replies before me our young men have a serious pornography addiction and it didn’t just start yesterday these negative things have been passed down through generations

  9. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 7:53 am Reply

    Smdh may God have mercy

  10. Curious
    August 31, 2017 at 7:54 am Reply

    So whats new Lewis. You just wake up. The real question is what action role is your department playing? Or are you just a department of statistics.

  11. Curious
    August 31, 2017 at 8:08 am Reply

    More than 50% of women in St Lucia was sexually abused, raped, molested, by step father close relatives and neighbours.

    Give people unanimity and let them submit the names of their sex offenders. All will fall down cause our prominent men’s names will surface. What a Mess!!!!!

  12. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 8:45 am Reply

    Sad, serious research has to be done on this matter

  13. Mr. Clean
    August 31, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply

    Toooooooo much porno

    1. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 11:02 am Reply

      too much damn time on their hands and too much distraction in the little island Americans influence is how she felt the demons are running loose check them people get that silver

  14. Jay
    August 31, 2017 at 11:36 am Reply

    There is nothing normal about incest. It is sickening and disgusting and must be dealt with as such.

  15. uncle buck
    August 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Just go’s to show you that we blacks are not that long removed from trees. We still backwards baboon’s. We rape de white’s we rape our own.

    1. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 6:44 pm Reply

      I must say this country is stuck in the olden years, long outdated practices are still present to this day, we are not advancing, economically, educationally nor mentally. COME ON ST.LUCIA!! its time to take two steps foward and leave those practices in the past where they are suppose to be.

  16. Anonymous
    September 1, 2017 at 10:51 am Reply

    Before cable and internet came to this island, incest was on the all time high. The excuse then was that there wasn’t enough to keep these perverts occupied. Today there is internet and cable and that becomes their excuse too. From the 1930 and beyond, this shit was in existence. 99.99% of childhoods have been destroyed through incest. The few cases known are because the act ended up in a pregnancy, but like Adam and Eve, most of our children become aware of their private area through incest. Most of our woman walk around scared from a childhood experience. Some bury it deep in theie sub-conscious mind whiles others become so paranoid that they monitor their kids so closely to protect them from the same.

  17. Anonymous
    September 1, 2017 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Ahmen!

  18. Ann Rudder
    September 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply

    Seriously just give these child abusing men a penectomy, cut out their tongues, and remove their hands, and the problem will be solved.

  19. Matilda Swope
    September 1, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    The social services office personnel should work closely with the teachers when a child reports incidents of that nature.

  20. Anonymous
    September 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Well if such a statement is made we need evidence to back this up. How long has she Elizabeth been in the position and checked the records to know that incest is increasing before making such a statement. As a public official she cant just make blanket statements like this without giving us proper figures. As for the men who perpetrate this, young women be smar,t no matter what relation he is to you, if he start looking at you wrong, stay away from him and say that he gives you the creeps. If he tries to even come near you report him to police. the mothers that are sutiwez should be reported too.

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