The police are appealing to citizens once again, to adhere to the laws which pertain to the hosting of mass crowd events.
Acting Police Commissioner Errol Alexander made this call during a press conference held on Wednesday, December 30, urging persons to ensure that they are properly licensed.
Alexander reiterated that in events where there is no proper policing, it could lead to chaos and pubic disorder, which is something that the Force is trying to reduce.
The acting top cop said the Force has made repeated calls over the past year, to ensure that citizens follow the rightful procedures and is making this call again.
As such the Force is looking to enforce these laws in the New Year.
Section 4.4 of the Mass Crowd Events Guidelines of Saint Lucia 2009 states that “Mass Crowd Events” are defined by any gathering that is expected to attract two hundred (200) persons or more.
Applications must be made twenty one (21) days, expecting two hundred (200) and over persons and ten (10) days for events expecting less than 200, before the intended date of the event.
Organizers who do not possess the required permit from the Office of the Commissioner of Police will risk having their event being shut down by police.