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Definition of Threat
In this Code, unless the context otherwise requires, “threat” means
(a) any threat of criminal force or harm;
(b) any threat of criminal damage to property;
(c) any threat of libel or slander;
(d) any threat that a person shall be prosecuted on a charge of having committed any offence, whether such alleged offence is punishable under this Code or under any other law, and whether it has or has not been committed.
Section 543 of the Criminal Code of Saint Lucia
THREATENING WORDS OR GESTURES
A person who—
(a) utters to or at any other person any threatening words or gestures or behaviour; 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.
Section 544 of the Criminal Code of Saint Lucia
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,
…is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for 2 years.
Section 545 of the Criminal Code of Saint Lucia
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 year.
This has been “Know Your Laws”. We at the Royal Saint Lucia Police force encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power.