Anti-gang legislation for St Lucia
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jul 24 – The St Lucia government says it will soon bring to Parliament, anti-gang legislation, as part of a strategic “no nonsense” approach to dealing with criminal gangs on the island.
“In the past we silently ignored the mushrooming of gangs in our midst sometimes under the misguided notion of freedom of association but since when an association established for criminal enterprise to steal, murder and plunder at will is protected by our constitution.
“To date the police are working assiduously to deal with gangs and the negative gang culture that spawns anti social behaviour and organise crime. We will support their efforts by enacting anti gang legislation as has been done in Trinidad and Tobago and about to be done in Jamaica,” said Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony. (CMC)