VENDORS’ PRESIDENT SAYS VISITOR CRIME EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

The President of the St. Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association has reacted to Saturday’s robbery of two Canadians on their first trip to St. Lucia.

Mr Peter Isaac is calling on citizens to play their part in reducing attacks on visitors and crime in general.

The Canadian couple has vowed never to return to St. Lucia after they were robbed of their belongings in Castries on Saturday February 9th.

Just recently president of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Michel Paige said that despite recent attacks on cruise ship visitors by bandits, her organization is satisfied with the level of security being provided to tourists.

However, president of the St. Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association Mr Peter Isaac says such reports reflect negatively on the island. He has called on the general public to play their part in addressing the problem.

Isaac made reference to an online publication that claimed St. Lucia was listed as one of the most dangerous countries for tourists to visit.

He believes that there should be additional police officers patrolling the streets especially when there are cruise ships in the harbor.

Saturday’s incident was the third in recent weeks.

According to a police report, the bag that was snatched from two Canadian tourists on Saturday was later recovered with most of its contents except for the cash it contained, intact.

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