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(SNO) — With Saint Lucia facing a crime wave in recent times, Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis is of the opinion that all Saint Lucians must play a role in combating it.
He stated that the situation is something that he himself will not tolerate.
“I will not tolerate crime whether it is at my doorstep, whether it is further away from my doorstep, I simply will not,” he stated earlier this week. “And I will do everything within the law and my power to make sure that crime situation is averted in Saint Lucia.”
Peterson said the island’s crime situation is not one that just a few people must be concerned about.
“The issue is not for a few people,” he pointed out. “The issue is for Saint Lucia, Saint Lucians.”
He noted that the police cannot stop all crimes all the time.
“The City Police cannot stop it, the government cannot stop it, the minister of national security cannot stop that, priests, whether it’s religion, we cannot,” Francis said. “At least if all of us play our part, it will not be as rampant as it is right now.”