RCI St. Lucia
posted on April 01, 2015 04:28
The President of the local women's organisation has said NO to calls for the creation of a sex offenders registry on the island.
Over the last few months, there has been an increase in reports pertaining to sex related crimes in St. Lucia. Dr. Virginia Albert Poyotte heads the National Council of Voluntary Women's Organisations.
Sex offender registry is a system designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the residence and activities of sex offenders, including those who have completed their criminal sentences.
In some jurisdictions registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements.
The information in the registry is made available to the general public via a website or other means. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including housing. Those on parole or probation may be subject restrictions that don't apply to other parolees or probationers. Sometimes these include (or have been proposed to include) restrictions on being in the presence of minors, living in proximity to a school or a day care centre.