La Corbiniere knows how most of the guns get here, but….

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La Corbiniere knows how most of the guns get here, but….
Minister La Corbiniere
Minister La Corbiniere

Cracking down on the illegal gun trade in St. Lucia is no easy job.

While law enforcement and government officials know how the guns get here, the challenge is figuring out where the guns are coming from and intercepting them.

That is the belief of National Security Minister Victor La Corbiniere.

“We first have to find out where they are coming from. That’s the first point, because before you can curtail or have strategies to curtail guns, you have to know where they are coming from,” he told HTS.

“Most of the illegal firearms are coming through our sea borders and that is a challenge, because clearly when someone comes in from some other country with guns, or from a drug haul… and they bringing guns, it is very difficult to intercept those guns, because they are coming in through the sea,” he added.

Despite the challenges, the minister said law enforcement officials are doing their best with the limited resources they have.

“We have, as you know, a radar system that we have implemented for St. Lucia. We also have a fairly robust platform for our Marine Unit who are constantly doing interdictions. And we have cooperation, not just within the agencies in St. Lucia, but between agencies and police forces outside of St Lucia. So there is that constant cooperation to try and seal our borders, but it’s not possible to have 100 percent,” La Corbiniere added.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. In any other jurisdiction, at any other job, this man would have been fired for incompetence!! Clueless!!! Clueless!! Clueless.

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  2. the guns mr. lacorbinere come in through your own customs system when the big shots import their containers... one in every 10 containers has either a gun, box of guns, or gun parts nb(easily assembled)

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  3. The police needs a well funded gang unit, with paid informants, better training, tasers, bullet proof vest, a radio for every officer, a proper 911 center where calls a directed by computer, not having to call every dept or station that has to call officers private phone to tell them something happen. Every Police car should have a laptop etc. Create a fugitive task force.

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  4. So if he knows how guns coming in what is he doing. Can any body believe him. He is a mess as minister of national security. Lies and excuses

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  5. La Cobiniere knows where the guns are coming from but, does not know how ? if ever there was a useless statement, the minister is well aware for a long time that the CCTV in the most sensitive crime hot spot area and yet he does not include measures like a heavy Police presence, and paid informants in the area. Mr La Cobiniere is like a rabbit caught in the headlights. he has now become a laughing stock.

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  6. La Cobinaire what ever your name is stop counting eggs in chicken butts. Just get into action and do a dam job for once and looking for rats ass.

    Useless man. Get another job ..... to much BS.

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  7. This guy is totally useless. An abject failure at his work. After approximately 4 years of holding such a key position he does not have much to show for it. I do not think that guy has appreciated how vulnerable he makes tourism industry. The remand situation remains the same...even worse.

    Why hasn't the government step up its own game by implementing tough gun laws? The objective is to put illegal gun bearers out of circulation. BTW tough laws also serve as a deterrent. Their inaction has not helped reduced the crime.

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  8. i am sure he does considering its those high up in the society that facilitate the drugs to get here to put in the yute dem hand.
    Ordinary people like myself cannot afford to buy the type of guns that these murderers have

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  9. they know where the guns is coming from well, most of these guns are coming from the high level polices, and not police alone, but from some political oficials too, some in power some is not, and thats true, and guest what, police cannot kill how they want now, so they sending bad boys to kill bad boys, and then to clear them selfs, they call that gang related, tantoe tantoe, and guest what again u does not hear (mary francis)voice at all, but she want to beat her ass about human right when police shoot a bad boy

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  10. Useless Useless Useless ... That man is just so damn USELESS its not funny!! And did I mentioned a waste of OUR tax payers money? Imagine I have to work hard every freaking day to pay that idiot!!! wow wow wow .... life is really unfair!

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  11. Tis government has been playing a waiting game at the expense of the people of St. Lucia. Hoping that nothing bad would happen so they would have nothing to do in return.
    I guess contruction will kick in soon because it close to elections, for party associates to draw millions to plough back in as campaign funds. Meanwhile hospitals and police which are our greatest concerns, and which shold have been given priority remain, under staffed, unequipped and in some cases unopened.

    You have also closed human resource centres and substituted STEP and NICE but the fury of the youth is unstoppable.

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  12. With all respect La Corbs, WE did not implement a radar system, the US did. The same country that we have tried we have openly denounced. Since you are saying that guns come through drug hauls, Where do drugs come from? Is it Venezuela? The same country that we have been establishing stronger ties with at the expense of the US? In addition who provides training to our Marine Unit, Is it Venezeula?

    Do you think that drug trafficking will ever stop because we have good ties with venezuela? Matter of fact is see no logic in your foreign policy, was it conceived by Tom and Jerry. Your administration is a really, really pathetic one. I can also say the people who stay and listen to your crap are just as pathetic. You have had almost 4 years to staff a forensic lab. What happened to that? Sure it did not take that long to furnish your appartment.

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  13. La Corbiniere you talkin SHIT !!!!!!!!!

    is not jus finding out where th eguns coming from. u can still stop them on the island. and yall police can find all the weed boats and stop them but not the boats with guns. some of you "big people in society" are helpin the guns come into the country.

    weed alone yall stopping on d waters....don't you think its time to shift your focus from a natural plant and start dealing with the guns.

    BUL SHIT from this guy .....

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  14. YOU ALWAYS SLEEPING.SO WHEN YOU ARE AWAKE YOU WILL SEE WHERE THE GUNS COMING FROM.YOU THE WORST SECURITY MINISTER WE EVER HAD.

    KENNY THAT'S THE BEST YOU COULD HAVE OFFERED.SLEEPING BEAUTY.

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  15. Never cease to amuse me, Knows everything about everything and does nothing about everything.
    Lazy and useless ....days are numbered

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  16. Foolish utterance by Lacob. This view should never be made in public because it gives the too much information to the bad guys about government's security details or intention. Of course some of us will never learn nor think properly.

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  17. La Corb u can only encourage the popo to try but there is nothing they csan do, our population is about 160k.....you have 99% of the population involved in crime and criminal activity, Y, because we love money it doesn't matter how we get it, whilst u focusing on the ghetto youths, the real criminals sit in their million dollar homes driving expensive cars, I will never believe that there is so much economic activity in the island that some business flourish unexplainably, start targeting those who finance crime.

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  18. You need to pay for informants, it's a lot cheaper. Pay a good sum for information leading to the capture of gun runners while protecting the identity of the soucier.

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  19. U have no idea wats happening in this country on the seas really!drug trade! How about miami,Panama,Germany,VenezuelaMexico colombia.ghetto youths have nothing to do with the gun trade but they does buy it n burst it!do some really police work n go after the real big bosses.Yall actually believe is Martinique n st.Vincent them semi n fully automatics coming from.you always lost.stop killing the youths their at the bottom of the food chain angry lost no direction n programmable brave n hungry to impress.Who in the ghettos does launder a 100 g's to a million every month of or quarterly.more taxes collectors than drug dealers in our ghettos.The real drug dealers does even call talk shows n ask the police to do more

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  20. What robust platform for the Marine Unit? Didn't the Prime Minister say during his recent address on the IMPACS report that the very Marine Unit was seriously curtailed because funding had been cut off by the US as a result of sanctions of the Leahy Law?

    Everybody seems to know where the guns are coming from, except LaCorbs.

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  21. Equip the police.

    Buy them new vehicles and secure our borders.

    Fire the corrupt police officers.

    Beef up your immigration department.

    Plow and clean up trouble spots in Castries.

    If we have to tear down this thing we call a city, so be it. But Castries needs a brand new face-lift.

    Castries is a large run-down ghetto where alcoholics, drunks and criminals reside.

    Drive them out and chase them away.

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  22. There is something very untrustworthy about the minister of legal affairs.this is a personal opinion but I believe he is genetically dishonest and arrogant and does really love St.Lucians
    What utter can't, if you know how fire arms enter the country, then stop it no excuses.
    We remember the example set by tlaCorninnere when he brandished his firearm unprovoked on the campaign trail in of all places Central Castries..
    La Corb is one of Kennys cronies, but mate must go when SLP wins the next election.furthermore he is unelectable.

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