City Police Issued with Traffic Ticket Books

PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, October 6, 2017 – Law enforcement officers attached to the City Police Department have been issued with traffic ticket books in an effort to streamline the issuing and tracking of traffic offenders.

His Worship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis, said illegal parking and violations of the traffic laws are already an issue. This initiative, he said, is “very much welcome and needed.” The Mayor went further to say that City Police will double their efforts in cracking down on anyone who violates traffic laws in the City of Castries.

City Police Officers will officially commence ticketing traffic law breakers on a 24-hour basis from Monday, October 9, 2017.

Said the Mayor, “We are looking to change a culture, and it is not solely about illegal parking since there are numerous other offences committed by almost every driver on the streets of Castries. These include cell phone usage, littering, loud sound systems, and many others. Motorists must focus on driving safely which starts with a minimum of distractions.”

27 Comments

  1. Realistic
    October 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm Reply

    It about time! there are places alone the streets that shouldn’t have vehicles parked period, it inconveniences other road uses which causes accidents that could be avoided, there’s a car park st Lucian need to use it, when they visit other countries in the world they would the car parks it time to enforce the right way to do things to move st Lucia foreword

    1. Luke
      October 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm Reply

      They need another car park as well … there should be atleast to big car parks … because to do all your shopping in Castries and walk over to waterfront is a crime. And there should probably be dollar taxi or something from one point of Castries to another ..

    2. Sole
      October 12, 2017 at 11:12 am Reply

      I hope they check the parked vehicles at the corners of the road in babboneau near the police station so not only castries

  2. Anonymous
    October 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Do you have equipment to measure the sound levels.You must first equip the police so they can effectively do their job

    1. Anonymous
      October 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm Reply

      Come on. Do you really believe equipment is necessary to measure the sound levels being put out by a few drivers.

  3. Anonymous
    October 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm Reply

    The sound systems these drivers have in they vehicle are so loud. you don’t need no equipment to measure sound levels. your homes vibrate driving in the city with all that bass everybody have to stop and look and shake they head.it like a country without law. and some people having parties at they homes 1,2,3,4 o’clock in the morning blasting music you can not have a good night sleep. PLEASE LOOK INTO THAT TOO.

  4. Jeh
    October 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm Reply

    How did one qualified to be a city police? Because I see some old fat ladies as city police. They act more desperate than real police an target lots of petty incidents.

    1. Corporal
      October 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm Reply

      It is because those petty incidents were overlooked that st lucia is in such a state. Be thankful that there are officers now that will tackle offences no matter how small.

    2. Anonymous
      October 8, 2017 at 8:31 pm Reply

      A man by my side play his sound’s every night

  5. Anonymous
    October 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply

    is this legal? does the laws of the country give such powers to the city police? are they trained for such?

    1. Anonymous
      October 7, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply

      You are asking is it’s legal for police officers to issue tickets? Don’t let ignorance be your strong point.

  6. Driver
    October 6, 2017 at 9:50 pm Reply

    Great move, Mayor, we support your efforts and may God bless you.
    Restoring law and order among drivers who have been lawless for so long will be challenging. Please start with Jacmel Minibus drivers on Penyier Street. They cause chaos in that area.

  7. Driver
    October 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm Reply

    If you would also like to raise additional revenue for the city, install parking meters

  8. Anonymous
    October 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply

    This crazy ass government will bankrupt this poor country through lawsuits. Its all well to say that you want to address problems Mr Mayor but you need to be mindful the legality of your actions. Left to you everything that was not done for years, will be done in an hour without due process.

  9. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 8:14 am Reply

    His Worship! who will worship this mayor?.I support the effort of controlling traffic offense in the city,please start issuing tickets to these so called traffic wardens in the boulevard taking monies for parking that does not belong to them,right there we loose revenue that government can use.Mr mayor you came to rule the city with an iron shaft good job but make sure you train the city police properly when comes to the issuing of traffic tickets cause you’ll will loose alot more in court

  10. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 9:24 am Reply

    The Officers attached to the City Police Dept. are all trained and more so than a lot of rslpf officers it’s high that we stop undermining something because it is new. Change is inevitable.

  11. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 9:36 am Reply

    Father in heaven, I ask for mercy on our sin-sick souls. For we all think we are right, rather than trusting in you to help us, guide us and protect us. If the devastations of past storms including what we saw of hurricanes Maria and Harvey will not change us; I’m not sure anything not even coming close to death will change us for the better. Father with great saddness, I pray that your people of St. Lucia will stop fighting but understand you want us to respect authority, even though we disagree. Give us strength to be part of the solutions and make our voices heard in the correct manner through Jesus Christ Our Lord I ask, Amen.

  12. Money J
    October 7, 2017 at 9:52 am Reply

    This “ANONYMOUS” person is a real whacko!

  13. Driver
    October 7, 2017 at 11:53 am Reply

    Good Thing I doesn’t come in town because there is no parking in the first place

  14. Anonymous
    October 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply

    1st.. I haven’t seen the legislation saying a city watchman…can issue a parking ticket…these guys only patrol certain parts of the city…I’m asking is marchand. Full la show.leslie land. ..and the surrounding communities..not part of the city…

  15. True
    October 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm Reply

    True there should have $10 taxi to Tate from the s/MKT to the bus stand or all depending where you live ,we st.Lucian’s do cheap we’ll find that’s to much, we rather force ourself to Carry our heavy bags

  16. Double mems
    October 8, 2017 at 8:14 am Reply

    I want to see if the persons driving the slg vehicles that are parked on the double yellow lines and on bridge street including the police vans will be charged too.

  17. Anonymous
    October 8, 2017 at 8:35 am Reply

    I fully support the city police. Nevertheless, I believe that the Mayor should focus more on fixing our fragmented and inefficient court system. Those city police like the other police will spend the rest of their working lives going to court. The public thrive on our fragmented court system. One know that the police hardly have enough evidence or they are usually absent on the day of the court hearing. In addition we all know most of the court associates are in the same lodge hence the outcomes are usually predetermined. Let us not be in denial.

  18. Nick
    October 8, 2017 at 8:44 pm Reply

    A good initiative. The next step is for the City Council to identify a suitable location for a new building to make available more parking areas in Castries. Perhaps it can break down derelict buildings to create parking areas. It should also encourage the owners of empty areas to convert their property into temporary parking so they too will make a profit and pay land or business tax. An alternative is for the City to lease the empty property for create more parking in an orderly manner around the entire city perimeter. Of course many jobs and legitimate small business opportunities will also be provided.

  19. Anonymous
    October 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm Reply

    some of them city police was arrested and charge for the offence of drug trafficking al over and what ever elese and now deh want to come and play some kind if roll they relly need to check some of dem back grund first

  20. Anonymous
    October 9, 2017 at 6:41 am Reply

    There’s this Jamaican woman who rents a shop in la-clery in the”Hole”. She plays her music and the bass, “oh my God” rocks the roofs people in the area keeps complaining.
    The police knows about it. One taxi driver who lives next door have to leave his home and go and park in the church yard to sleep.
    She would never do that in Jamaica.
    Come on law enforcement, police do you all job.
    I don’t think it is legal to be playing music so loud after 11pm.

  21. Thinker
    October 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm Reply

    I say bravo to that. I even get one already. I hope that this momentum does not cease. We have too many inconsiderate drivers and we need the LAW ENFORCED. Hey, Call it my contribution to our economy. I eh getting caught with no seat-belt again though! I applaud our police for doing their jobs, however there are many other areas which are lacking and need attention.

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