Saint Lucia police have warned motorcyclists who take part in the annual independence motorcycle ride, that the activity could be scrapped.
Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir told St Lucia Times Friday morning that for now the activity, which is scheduled for Saturday, is on.
But he explained that if the motorcyclists do not behave responsibly, the ride will be cancelled.
At a news conference Thursday Desir had announced plans to meet with the bikers to discuss his concerns.
He said it was a good meeting and the bikers understood what was required of them.
At Thursday’s news conference Desir had noted that for Saint Lucia’s independence anniversaries this country is accustomed to hosting riders from several countries including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Martinique, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
“Actually, we of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force are contemplating cancelling this ride depending on how persons behave between now and Sunday,” the Acting Police Commissioner said.
He explained that the police have received reports of dangerous riding by the motorcyclists.
“I am here to urge the riders, including the Saint Lucians that this will not be tolerated,” Desir warned.
On Sunday, the bikers are scheduled to display stunts.
However Desir explained that this will be done in a controlled area.