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(SNO) – Dressing scantily clad or in short pants won’t guarantee you a faster service at Saint Lucia’s Immigration Department. In fact, the department is refusing service to persons who dress inappropriately.
But turning away persons because of this is not something the head of immigration, Assistant Superintendent Sean Alexander and his staff like doing, hence he’s sending an appeal to people visiting the department to dress appropriately.
In an interview with HTS, Alexander said people need to be mindful that the department is a government office.
“… We would like persons to refrain from coming to the office in short pants, cut-up jeans and spaghetti straps, and these kinds of things. You need to be properly clad. We don’t want to refuse persons service, but if you come that way, then we will have no choice but to ask you to go and get dressed properly,” he told HTS.
He added: “I mean, just imagine, you have to interview somebody for a first-time applicant, or a lost passport and you are in an office with somebody, a female who dress you know, scantily clad, it doesn’t portray a good image. I personally have refused to see persons in my office dressed that way. And the rest of the staff is now doing the same. So I just want to appeal to them, they need to be mindful of that.”
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force’s central Immigration Department is located at the Lamar Building on Bridge Street, Castries.