With the re-opening of schools for the new academic year, the Mayor of Castries, Peterson Francis, is seeking the cooperation of students in stopping student loitering in the Saint Lucia capital.
In a statement released by his office Monday, Francis observed that there are many students loitering after school with the intention of doing ‘something mischievous’.
“Although it may be a small offense, this just might evolve into something bigger which involves the law. They make loitering a hobby, so therefore we have to put a stop to it. Parents need to get serious about parenting as well,” the Mayor was quoted as saying.
He also appealed to teachers and principals to play their part curbing loitering, which has been cited as one of the problems associated with societal decay.