Castries Mayor Calls On Private Sector To Invest In Security Cameras

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Castries Mayor Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel has called on the local private sector to invest in security cameras to help in the battle against crime.

“If I had anything to say to the private sector, I would tell them that they have to invest in cameras and surveillance equipment,” the Major told St Lucia Times.

“It must be done because it is the only way that we can capture the information that we need and monitor the City on a twenty-four hour basis,” Landor-Gabriel stated.

She indicated that the battle against crime is not the sole responsibility of the police.

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And regarding investing in surveillance equipment, the Major asserted that the expense would be lower than the loss incurred due to a break-in.

“Sometimes damage to a door is much more costly than what it takes to install a camera. In fact we have been speaking to our vendors about investing in small cameras on their facilities,” Lendor-Gabriel disclosed.

She made the remarks while acknowledging a gift of nine bulletproof vests from Blue Waters St. Lucia Ltd to the City Police.

The Mayor said the Castries Constituency Council (CCC) was reaching out to the local private sector to partner in making the Saint Lucia capital a safer place.

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. The government of st Lucia together with chamber of commerce and slisba should come together to make it easier for all small businesses around the island and especially castries to put up security cameras. It will, at the end of the day benefit both the business owner and police when investigating crimes around the city.

  2. blue waters not even treating their staff properly and mate want to do soucer and give bullet proof vest to the police? you might as well make ramon give you cameras to replace the old ones in town.

  3. I would agree that cameras are of paramount importance. However, I would think that cameras already exist. In any event, any overhead expenses will be filtered to the consumer. Which means the prices of the items will certainly increase.

    So in essence these criminals are doing more harm than good. I am also surprised that the criminals were able to break open a door at the establishment without an alarm going off. Was the alarm not set diliberatly – just saying ?????????????

    • This should have been installed a long time ago it’s over due with all the crime and our children disapprance get it done immediately to help our officers solve crime faster thank u

  4. I agree with your calls for cctv but there are victims of crime/theft who have handed over cctv footage of crimes to the police and still no arrests were made.

    • I’m still waiting for the police to acknowledge my WhatsApp message with the video showing the man walking across my property on two occasions, having previously come into my house and constantly stealing from my trees.

    • Support you on that note and also they asking for investment so it makes their job lighter and not only that they want to push the resources of finance into their pocket and not doing the rightful thing. Business invest in security for their own reason lacking of police presence in many areas. So CCC its simple any camera being brought in for business location in castries – duty free automatically otherwise hold your arse!

      • The government should just make it mandatory for large businesses to install cameras to operate. Otherwise hold your Kont !

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