Soufriere to beef up security after boaters robbed at gunpoint

Representatives of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), joined Marine Police, tourism and other officials Thursday morning, in discussing a plan to beef up security in Soufriere, following a recent robbery of UK visitors to the town at gunpoint.

According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, at around 2:30 am on October 27, 2017, two masked gunmen boarded a rented vessel that was anchored in the Soufriere Bay.

A source close to law enforcement said that five persons, including two children, were on board the vessel ‘Priorities’, at the time.

According to the source, the children and their mother were locked in the cabin at the time of the robbery.

It is reported that the two armed intruders confronted two male boaters and made of with some EC$1,500 in cash and four iPhones.

Several persons are understood to be assisting the police with the investigation into the incident.

It is reported that Thursday’s emergency meeting was aimed at drawing up a security plan to prevent a recurrence of the recent armed robbery in the Soufriere Bay.

13 Comments

  1. Mel
    November 9, 2017 at 8:23 pm Reply

    All visitors should stop voming here until we are rid of Chastenet … he is a blight on this country

    1. Anonymous
      November 10, 2017 at 8:52 am Reply

      New Testament Verse of the Day:
      These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
      – Luke 10: 2

  2. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 9:11 pm Reply

    A workable crime fighting plan should be developed not only for Soufriere Bay to protect visitors but a national set of anti-crime policies and strategies should be devised to protect all citizens, residents and visitors. At present, crime fighting should be the #1, #2, and #3 priority of the government. If left unattended, St. Lucia would soon join the ranks of failed States. The government should get a BIG FAT ‘F’ (..Failed) for its efforts or lack of strategic planning to combat criminal activities.
    Vibz

  3. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm Reply

    Pm Chas your lies continue to haunt u, and u have the audacity to ask st.Lucian’s for 3 years to continue to do more damage, why are u so heartless. Pls do the honourable thing when the house meets on DEC 5 th, pls, pls give us a Christmas gift and hand in your resignation.

  4. Anonymous
    November 9, 2017 at 11:22 pm Reply

    Pm chas u said on a platform in micoud Kenny couldn’t make st.Lucia safe but u will, its now homicide # 50, the family of all the deceased should hold u accountable, its just lie after lie after lie, when will u stop, pls when u get back from your joy ride, go to the governor general and hand in your resignation, give us that gift for Xmas , for us to have a really happy and prosperous new year.thanking u in advance.

  5. Anonymous
    November 10, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply

    All dem politicians need to pay now. You all cannot improve health care, national security and education. It’s becoming more and more clear that you all need to start answering questions or be fired. Prosecuted for your lies. Deceit. Stealing from tax payers. Making empty promises.
    ALL. SLP. UWP.
    We cannot blame them for crime but we can hold them responsible for failing to improve security.
    All them fellas suck

  6. Anonymous
    November 10, 2017 at 9:24 am Reply

    So when a Tourist life is threathen the authorities resind by beefing up security. When locals are getting killed (50 murders) all the authorities do is talk. Think about it for a second what kind of message does that send

  7. Anonymous
    November 10, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply

    We need to stop talking and put it into action he had financial power now he has economical power we’re in for a long rough ride…. Snap elections need to be in effect before those help your self government sell out our st lucia….especially the governor guy chasnet…lol and prime traveling minister….Enuff is enuff we all fed up…..

  8. Jack Sparrow
    November 10, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply

    Tourist and locals alike under siege by these gunmen. I wish that one day we can send all these gunmen with their guns and ammo to Davy Jones locker.

  9. Jay
    November 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm Reply

    It’s disheartening the take home message is that these evil and sickening scenarios will only create a negative impact on St. Lucia’s economy regarding tourism. It is extremely frightening to be held up by bandits with guns. The citizens themselves are destroying their country singlehandedly. God help St. Lucia.

    Don’t think for one second that these incidents are not reflected in social media.

  10. Anonymous
    November 10, 2017 at 7:25 pm Reply

    In st.lucia we don’t have crime prevention…we have after the crime..is committed

  11. Anonymous
    November 11, 2017 at 8:59 am Reply

    We dont have after the Crime is commited either..what are the doing after the crime is commited? are you a joaker

  12. T.S
    November 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm Reply

    I will be visiting soon and planned to explore the island and eat in local restaurants and support the economy, but after reading so many reports it seems like violent crime is out of control. I now regret choosing to come as it’s apparent that it simply is not safe to venture out of the hotel.

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