KNOW YOUR LAWS
In light of a public outcry following an upsurge in sex crimes and comments on vigilante justice, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force this week issued the following: 30. ARREST WITH OR WITHOUT PROCESS FOR CRIME (1) A person may— (a) with or without warrant or other legal process, arrest and detain another person whom he or she knows to have committed an indictable offence; (b) if the other person, having notice or knowing that he or she is accused of an indictable offence (rape, burglary, grievous harm etc.), avoids arrest by resistance or flight or escapes or endeavours to escape from custody, - use any force which is necessary for the arrest, detention or recapture, and may kill that other person if that other person cannot otherwise be arrested, detained, or retaken by any other means. 34. REASONABLE USE OF FORCE IN SELF-DEFENCE A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances— (a) to prevent crime; (b) to protect himself or herself or another person from injury; (c) to protect himself or herself or another person (with his or her authority) from trespass to himself or herself or the other person; (d) to protect from injury or damage his or her property or property belonging to another person with that person’s authority. 36. FORCE TO REPEL TRESPASSER A person in actual possession of a house, land or vessel, or goods, or any other person authorized by him or her, may use the force reasonable in the circumstances as is necessary for the purpose of resisting a person who attempts forcibly and unlawfully to enter such house, land or vessel, or to take possession of the goods.
Please note that the law makes provision for self defence. However, an investigation must be conducted to prove that your actions were justified and wihin the parameters of the law.
Vigilante justice (the act of taking the law into your own hands) is illegal. You cannot fight crime by committing a crime.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force encourages the citizenry to read and study the laws which govern our society. Great article. Couldn’t have said it any better. Authorities take note.
Weighing in on Pips’s antiGuyanese Remarks!
Good friend Pierre. I commented a few moons ago right here when you made comments about that no-speaking-Creole Chipotle that want move in government house, and I told you personally at the time you should not take back no chat about a guy and just kick sand in a guy face and keep walking. A timid politician is a losing politician. Watch Trump. There is no tidiness in politics as some would like it to be (they know themselves).
– King Majesty Was that Pip’s feeble attempt at being funny by referring to where Dominic Fedee was born and his height? I am sure the only ones who found it funny were the hacks, not even Kenny Anthony who spent many years in Guyana, or Earl Bousquet who wifed a Guyanese and had kids born there.
Diplomatic Immunity- Be Careful What You P(r)ay For!
I do not know about anything being paid for or prayed for, whether to Allah or Budda. What I do know is that the prime minister nor the minister for foreign affairs is yet to show the public any document of promise for a Diabetic Center from Dr. Juffali. What a joke. We have two new hospitals that we cannot open and we have no idea when they will be open. do you think a Diabetic Center is anywhere in the near future? More election promises and the people being taken for a ride and it’s not to Saudi Arabia.
- Joe Blow I would like you to investigate what is happening at a bank here, where workers are being victimized. It would seem like massa days ain’t done. This bank has sent home a number of workers and increased the workload of staff members who have worked at the bank for five years and more. When these workers cannot cope with the impossible burdens they are issued warning letters, three of them, and then dismissed with no compensation. They tried this recently on one worker and the Union had to step in. They still used a technicality to suspend the individual in question for two weeks without pay. This is unconscientionable and needs to be investigated.
Meshach Makes Comeback
Good luck on new venture Meshach. You are one talented brother and we have been waiting for new music from you.
– Anthea P.