Police have launched an investigation into a threat against Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, conveyed during a karaoke session Tuesday night, a senior officer has confirmed.
In a video posted on social media a young man sings into a microphone to the background music of the well known song ‘Guantanamera’.
But instead of the original wording of the song, he sings explicit threats while naming Chastanet.
A senior law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that police have received a copy of the viral video.
An official told St Lucia Times officers believe someone recorded the video at a location in the North of the Island.
According to the Saint Lucia Criminal Code:
543. Threatening words or gestures
A person who—
(a) utters to or at any other person any threatening words or gestures or
(b) in any public way or public place, utters any threatening words to or
concerning any other person,
is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1,000.
544. Threat of death by writing
A person who by writing, threatens—
(a) another person with death or grievous harm;
(b) the commission of arson or any indictable offence under Part 1,
except as is mentioned in section 1141, is liable on summary conviction to
imprisonment for 2 years.
545. Threat of harm with intent to put in fear
A person who threatens any other person with unlawful harm, with intent to put that
person in fear of unlawful harm, is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for one
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