Saint Lucia, Taiwan Sign Agreement For Mutual Assistance On Crime

On Wednesday, August 16th, the signing of the Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Government of Saint Lucia and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) was held at the Ministry of Justice in Taipei. The ceremony was also held virtually to accommodate for the attendance and participation of Saint Lucia’s […]

Governments difficult task in ridding society of crime

Governments play a crucial role in combating crime, but it is challenging to completely eliminate crime for several reasons: Complexity and diversity of crime: Crime takes various forms, including theft, fraud, assault, organized crime, cybercrime, and many others. Each type of crime requires specific strategies, resources, and expertise to address effectively. The sheer complexity and […]

Increased national security measures in government’s plans – Finance Minister

As crime in Dominica increases, the government is placing a sharp focus on the security of the general public. Finance Minister, Dr. Irving McIntyre made the disclosure while presenting the 2023-2024 National Budget on Tuesday. “Mr. Speaker, we are placing sharp focus on the security of the people of this country,” he said. “While Dominica […]

PM reacts to France warning against travel to St Lucia due to crime

During a press conference earlier this week, Prime Minister Philip J Pierre addressed a warning from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to its people not to come to Saint Lucia because of the worsening security situation there. “The security situation in Saint Lucia is deteriorating, with an increase in homicides and violence, especially in […]

Stay Calm, Government remains resolute on fighting crime: PM Gonsalves

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves insists that the government remains resolute on fighting crime and maintaining the security of each Vincentian is priority. Speaking in response to Wednesday night’s shootings, the Prime Minister said additional security measures will be ramped up nationwide. Speaking with the API, Dr. Gonsalves said Wednesday’s killings point to the issue […]

Montoute Calls On Government To Show Leadership On Crime

Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) Public Relations Officer Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute has urged the government to show leadership in addressing escalating crime. “I have heard nothing after five Saint Lucians met their demise over the weekend,” Montoute told a news conference on Thursday. “Have we heard from the Minister of National Security? Have we heard […]

Restaurants, supermarkets among businesses laundering drug money – Gonsalves

Money from criminal activity, including illegal drugs, is making its way into the formal economy through legitimate business used to launder the proceeds of crime, says Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. “… we have to follow the money across this Caribbean,” he told the two-day regional symposium on crime in Trinidad on Tuesday. “People complain that […]

Gun violence victims costing more than EC$20,000

THE reality of the cost of gun violence as a public health issue is being brought to light, as the Federation has seen an upsurge over the last several months to a year. To date, the Federation has recorded 16 homicides and a number of other instances where injured citizens have been rushed to the […]


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