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St Lucia: Government came close to declaring state of emergency

View from the Le Sport resort – March 2006Image via Wikipedia Go-Jamaica: "CASTRIES, St. Lucia CMC - St. Lucia’s National Security Minister Guy Mayers says his Government came close to declaring a state of emergency here earlier this year when it was faced with a spate of rising crime, but was discouraged by the effect the move would have on the economy.

Commenting on the move by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to call a state of emergency in an effort to quell rising crime Mayers said his government considered the move when heightened criminal gang activity earlier this year resulted in 15 homicides during the first three months of 2011. "

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