Law & Order

Police Considering ‘Options’ In Relation To ‘Illegal’ BLM Rally In Castries

Saint Lucia police have deemed illegal, a Black Lives Matter rally held Friday in Constitution Park, Castries. Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, denied permission for the event to be held although the police here expressed solidarity with the BLM movement. Police...

Ex-Cop Charged With Killing George Floyd Eligible For Over $1M In Pension

CNN:- Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin could receive more than $1 million in pension benefits during his retirement years even if he is convicted of killing George Floyd. Chauvin has been the subject of national fury since last month, when...

Allison Jean Demands Accountability For Saint Lucia Police Killings At BLM Event

Allison Jean, whose son Botham Jean was gunned down in Dallas by a white female police officer, has demanded accountability for killings by Saint Lucia police as a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally got underway Friday at Constitution Park...

Jamaica Pastor Faces Rape, Fraud Charges

Jamaica Observer:- A St Catherine pastor has been charged with three counts of rape and obtaining money by false pretence, as a result of investigations into his actions, which allegedly span several years, the police said yesterday. According to the constabulary's...

French Police Dump Handcuffs In Protest

BBC News:- Angry police across France have thrown their handcuffs on the ground as they feel "insulted" by claims that they tolerate brutality and racism. Protesting police also drove in convoy down the Champs-Élysées in central Paris on Friday, sounding their...

Sergeant 708 Shervon Matthieu – The Cop Who Cares

by Kerby Allain Shervon Matthieu was a big kid with even bigger dreams. Now at the rank of Sergeant (708), Matthieu is making those dreams reality, as he works alongside colleagues in his small CID unit based at the Gros...

SLP Disappointed That Police Denied Permission For Black Lives Matter Event

Press Release:- The Saint Lucia Labour Party is disappointed that the Authorities have denied permission for the staging of the Black Lives Matter Saint Lucia Rally which had been planned for Friday 12th June 2020 at Constitution Park in Castries. The...

PM Chastanet Issues Statement After Police Say No To Black Lives Matter Event

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet issued a statement Thursday on his official Facebook page, after police denied permission for a Black Lives Matter Event. The event, a rally,  was planned for Friday at Constitution Park in Castries. Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir,...

Belgian Prince Fined For Breaking COVID-19 Lockdown Rules

Sky News:- A Belgian prince who broke lockdown rules when he attended a party in Spain has been fined €10,400 (£9,322), according to a Spanish government official. Prince Joachim, 28, who is the nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, tested positive for...

Saint Lucia Police Express Solidarity With The World’s Black Lives Matter Movement

Press Release:- The Acting Commissioner of Police of the Royal St Lucia Police Force, Mr. Milton Desir, is standing in solidarity with Saint Lucians and the rest of the world, in light of the death of George Floyd and many...

Black US Commentator Says George Floyd Is No Hero

A black United States Commentator has generated controversy by asserting that George Floyd is neither a hero nor a martyr. Candace Owens, who supports President Donald Trump, made the comments in a 17 minute video posted on Twitter last week. Owens...

Saint Lucia Police Deny Permission For ‘Black Lives Matter’ Event

Saint Lucia police have denied permission for a Black Lives Matter rally planned for Friday. Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, informed Saint Lucia Goodwill Ambassador, Taj Weekes, of the decision in a letter dated June 10, 2020. Weekes was helping to...

Vehicle Licence Stickers Disappear From Transport Department

Licence stickers  have disappeared from the Transport Department at Union, Castries, prompting a Police investigation. Confirmation came Wednesday night from Transport Minister, Guy Joseph. Joseph gave the confirmation during Newsmaker Live on DBS Television. "According to the report we have received, 32...

De Caires: Law Against Cannabis One Of the Most Racist Ever Created

The Chairman of Saint Lucia’s the Cannabis Movement, Andre de Caires has described the law against cannabis as one of the most racist ever created. “As we see the world rising up against racism and police brutality, it is important...

SLP Condemns New Public Health (Offensive & Hazardous Trades) Regulations

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia Labour Party is appalled at the UWP government’s refusal to provide relief to the vulnerable sectors of the population but has instead chosen in this critical time to be oppressive and harsh towards those...

NYC Says ‘Let’s Not Forget Arnold Joseph’

Press Release:- The Saint Lucia National Youth Council stands in solidarity with the global fight against police brutality against the black community. The occurrences surrounding the death of George Floyd in the United States of America have also caused us...

Family Wants Answers After US Cop Kills Unarmed Jamaican

Jamaica Gleaner:- The family of a black Jamaican man living in New York fatally shot during an encounter with a white New Jersey state trooper is demanding answers after receiving little information about his death. The New York Post reports that Maurice Gordon,...

US Democrats Introduce Sweeping Legislation To Reform Police

BBC News:- US Democrats in Congress have proposed sweeping legislation to reform American police, following weeks of protests against police brutality and racism. The bill would make it easier to prosecute police for misconduct, ban chokeholds, and addresses racism. Its comes as...

Arnold Joseph’s Mother Says Watching News About George Floyd Death ‘Painful’

The mother of Arnold Joseph says watching the news about the death of George Floyd brings back painful memories of the murder of her own son by Saint Lucia police. "I do not have any answers about why my son...

Elderly Man In Serious Condition After Incident With US Police

Sky News:- Two US police officers have been suspended without pay after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground. The footage emerged as protests over the killing of George Floyd continued into their tenth night. The elderly...

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