BREAKING NEWS: Homicide #54 – Man shot dead in Castries

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BREAKING NEWS: Homicide #54 – Man shot dead in Castries

The island’s homicide rate continues to soar after a fatal shooting in a Castries inner-city community.

At 7:56 p.m. Saturday, November 18, emergency authorities were alerted of a shooting that occurred minutes earlier at Black Mallet, Marchand.

Law enforcement sources said a male, later identified as Anthony Francois, also known as Barrel, sustained gunshot wounds to the head and back while in his vehicle.

When the ambulance arrived he was unresponsive and had no vital signs, the sources confirmed.

This brings the homicide toll for the year to a record 54.

 

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  1. I really dnt understand y people crying out I guess u all thought st.lucia was untouchable no crime will never happen. Ur source is damn create jobs n stop blaming oh the us or the USA not helping where is u all queen

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  2. My damn question is where's u all queen wat do the us or USA have to do with st.lucia I'm reading from two people oh the us u all are British call on them

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  3. While not wishing to politicise crime ....The. Government must take some responsibility for instance what iniatives regarding crime reduction brought Ito play, eg CCTVs monitoring volatile locations, increase police patrols... How about a gun amnesty to afford the opportunity for unlicensed guns to be handed in. What about curfews on prolific offenders, tagging offenders. Infra structure improvements such as improved street lighting in the ghettos. Use sentencing as a detterant... Increase prison sentences. We don't manufacture guns in St?Lucia where are they coming from and how are they getting into the country.... Block the routes.
    The above will not eliminate violent crime but at least we as citizens could see the government trying something.
    Ministers claiming to be under threat did not work under the previous administration and will not work for the current administration..

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  4. I’m going to make this very short , my condolences to the family of this young man . We all are humans we all are brothers , sisters, mothers, fathers etc. How would you feel if someone take the life of your child regardless how this child is ? I’ve read all the posts on there everyone is entitled to his or her opinions however, the negativity that surrounds our mind , body, spirit really doesn’t make it better or rather said solve any of the current problems we’re facing on our island . With those individuals pointing fingers at the politicians are very unethical and uneducated. Why don’t we join heads together and bring peace and harmony instead of criticizing one another for irrelevant reasons why don’t y’all try to work with the community and bring some useful information rather than ignorance ? It’s so sad how our relationship on this island has been destroyed. Please our brothers and sisters stop criticizing one another and live in harmony, peace , equality, freedom and I think our island will heal . Everyone should have equal justice . Give it a thought and stop the ignorance it won’t make the island any better working together will make it better the government , the police can’t do it alone we all must join hands and participate in the healing process . Thanks and all the best for 2018 love y’all

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    • The people of St Lucia need to help each other very quickly or this haven of an island will become a smaller version of Jamaica with reduced tourism,that in turn results in less employment and more gettos.you then one way will to have government run hotels so all the money stays in the country. A gun amnesty does work to a certain degree, criminals won't turn in all their guns but you will get some of the streets. Street lighting has proven to reduce crime in the UK along with CCTV. But the most important thing is education, education, education, all this costs money I know. So start with government run hotels,you have enough people who work in the tourism industry and know what visitors like. I hope this problem does get resolved before it's too late.
      You have a beautiful island.

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  5. He was my nephew my sister's son. He was worthless. He killed before. He threatened to kill my brothers in public.
    He said he kill already so he will kill them and go and spend time in prison again.
    What goes around comes around.
    Please don't blame the government for his death. Remember what goes around comes around. Karma is a BITCH.
    RIP. Rise If Please.

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  6. So the US already is not supporting our crime fighting. I say we do it as we can....let the police do what they did before to quell this nonsense

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  7. My bold prediction: This year will end with the Homicide count at 62, if we were to continue at this rate with no action or response. Sad but true.

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  8. The government is clueless. The ministers individually and collectively are incompetent. The country is on auto pilot.

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  9. @ Johnson....sackway karbwit...go and learn to spell you stupid uneducated monkey.underneath bushes u living. Chasnet should have never open his mouth and said "Kenny didn't make you'll safe but I will" .so yes evidently ppl will blame him and call his name. It's ppl like you country come to town all you see is yellow. Shut ur arse up ... Stupidness...who gave u access to the internet... chps

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  10. We need another Restore Confidence regardless what the USA says. Who feels it knows it. Let the officers do their work.

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  11. It is rather sad and unfortunate that this lack of respect or appreciation for life is so prevalent in our sweet little country. It is indeed disheartening. Every other day, another life taken (not lost but taken). Sadly, the killers reside amongst us. They may be the brother or cousin or friend or neighbour or son or colleague of someone reading this very comment. It may more than likely be someone reading this article as well (I do think the killers keep tabs on developments relating to their crime). We as a people must speak and act against these unforgivable acts. Someone say something. Sayit to someone who can say it to someone....but say it never the less. So many know who doing the killings, yet say nothing. Sad........ht.

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  12. What hypocracy! The shoes are on the other feet now and some of us can't accept the truth. You see we talk a lot of nonsence and politicize everyhing. I remember during the reign of the former administration every crime commited was the fault of Kenny Anthony....Yes the flambos were the ones saying it and it was justified right??So tell me why the hell now you have a problem when the Competence of this administration is questioned???Chasnet promised to make St. Lucia safer....these were his words so why can't he be held accountable for his pronouncements. Sometimes is better to shut up and just do what we can.....quite fankly this administration does not have a clue as to how to do anything in this country!

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    • how about correcting the idiots who blamed Kenny instead of now suggesting its chastnet chpzzzz lucians can just be so sickening sometimes

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  13. The watcher
    O God our helping age is passed people of our little island of St. Lucia where we new as sweet Helen once apon a time now it's no more we now can call it hell in the west. Citizen of this country let's not get ourselves fooled by polititions and politics no gov't or opposition can stop what is going on with our youth gang der now it's the DRUGS AND THERE LEADER'S WITCH SITS IN THERE OFFICE'S AND GIVE THEIR COMMAND GO GET HIM OUT. Young men it's time that you stop killing each other there are other ways and means to settle down with your friends and family over everything O PLEASE GOD PUT A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR AND LOVE PEACE JOY BACK IN OUR YOUTH'S IN OUR ISLAND .

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  14. I seat here and I read everybody’s opinion. Some blame the Prime minister , others blame security , but what no one understands is that these things has to take place. These things are destined to happen ; it is in the bible. There is little that we can do. We can try to reduce on the distribution of drugs and what not but do we really think we can reduce on Satan tempting persons to kill ? No

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    • You need a wake up call if reality. We have the God given strength to change this. Rather than sit hopelessly and pronounce that it's the work of the devil, let's wake up and call on our administration to stop sniffling hope in our country. Encourage them to restore morality by disciplining the thieves amongst their ranks. Take a moral stance on Elements like Ubaldus. Equip the courts to work faster to dispense justice. Initiate a parenting program for our youth. Do meaningful things. Not throw up or hands in the air as if we can't do anything. Wake up.

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  15. everthing is politically in this country, somebody stab a parson it's politics they blame it on chastanet , somebody hang them self they blame it on kenny st lucians let's stop blame each other and start sending our kids to church , cuz the good book said train up a child in the way that he should grow and he will not depart from it, cuz as far as I can see we are not teaching our kids to pray or go to church, our kids are eating fire , if we the parents do not do our part and blame it on the government , and expects our st Lucia to be crime free in your mouth we are breeding monster so people let's us pray for each other espically our young people, remember we are each other keeper

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  16. The Government comprise of every citizen who lives on the Island, don't know how a population of a $170k plus can allow 54 people to die and blame it on parliamentarian, Lucians watch your bread are familiar words yet we still complain about the people we elected, if you elected the poison you alone have the antidote

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  17. What ever they did to win the election...isn't that what they use to say when labour won?I don't know people tell me.ALL MINISTERS ON VACATION.WHERE IS OUR PRIME MINISTER? WHY HIS NOT SAYING SOMETHING TO THE NATION..WTF IS GOING ON?THIS MAN IS A CLOWN I SWEAR..

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  18. The degree of air headed people in this comment section worries me....all of you blaming politics for our crime situation should be neutered,spayed or placed in front of a fire line... Your degree of stupidity is the reason red and yellow still exist.

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  19. People don't you realise what's happening? ..
    Right now this is about Mary Francis and all the others involved in reporting our hard working police officers yes I said it Mary Francis and the other drunken one., Brother to former police commissioner Francois.. the attorney ( name forgotten) anyway to summarize ..... IMPACS

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  20. Impacs is on the head of the police so let the criminals kill each other, less work for the police. If these were innocent people getting killed fine but all of them in their thing together so In my eye they doing a wonderful job for the police and the ppl of st Lucia. One less criminal to worry about.

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  21. What does the government have to do with that when you'll against development but all you want the government to create jobs talk to your children stop robbing people cause when people put their nees down and given you'll thief's payers you must die

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  22. You people just dont get it! This crimes being committed has nothing to do with government or a prime minister or a minister in a government of any side or color. No methods put in place by police or kenny or chas will curb this upserge. The problem is society. Most people know the individual or individuals involved in these killings but they do or say nothing well other than cast blame on the government. Now in reality no matter what measures are put in place these criminals will find a way to go around it and still commit the crimes why? Because their minds are already been made up as to do what ever they want to do. No government can chance the mind of a criminal who has already planned to commit his acts. Tell me how do you prevent a guy from going out there to kill another? Firstly you have to already know before hands that he has planned to do so. How do you know who he is before he commit the crimes. How do you know who he is about to go kill? We have to be more realistic when making comments especially casting blame on the authority or government. We also have to remember that our government is a reflection of us as a people. And if we cant stop these criminal elements and we are the ones on the streets how do we expect the man who SITS in an office pushing paper to stop it. What we need to do is come together and say enough is enough and report any strange activity or behaviors of individuals we know who are trouble makers.

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    • I agree 120%. We are so quick to blame the government and bring politics but we have to first look at ourselves because they are just 'representatives' of us. We have the real power to put a stop to anything we do not like in our country. As a collective, we as citizens have even more power than one single person in this fight against crime. We are all concerned. Let us not just wait and play the blame game. That will not solve anything. What strategies can we as citizens use to help fight crime in our country? Any suggestions?

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  23. PM and the is focused on bringing in foreign deals...always out negotiating our patrimony...WE are not his priority....never has been.

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  24. Give the man a break .you stupid st.lucian .what does that have to do with the priminster.let eveybody put 50 dollors to buy cctv to put on the street of slucia and the goverment do the rest.

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  25. Yes let's all blame the government instead of doing anything ourselves or taking responsibility. That makes sense

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    • It should be a combination of both. When people are sick you do not expect them to heal themselves.
      This is the reason for hospitals.
      Whenever some people feel they can get away with crime they will start doing to gain power and money.
      Government must put measures in place to let criminals know that they will be caught and the level of crime will reduce.

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    • What can ordinary citizens do against gunslinging gangsters? They have guns while we can't get. If we see and we talk our lives are in danger. Do you expect the Royal St Lucia Police Farce to protect you? There is nothing ordinary citizens can do without facing severe repercussions.

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  26. Not a word from our prime minister nor his cabinet. Lots of persons have indicated that they're not voting. I'm one of them. Plz rake note

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    • Actually wrong approach. We need to vote them out. Granted the alternative is not any better but if we vote out non performing parties every time they will eventually get the message.

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    • The PM is not the one doing the shooting voting him nor out will not change the situation. People in the communities who knows exactly what is happening that should speak out and make the change. No amount of laws or jobs, police or change of Government will change crime. CRIME IS THE PEOPLE's BUSINESS. They have run their business to win or lose, profit or gain. It is the people themselves that have to either change or STOP CRIME. When will Lucians OPEN THEIR EYES and stop being hypocrites and jealous of each other, and seeking easy money. Yes Satan you are at work.

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      • Chastanet promise the citizens of St Lucia, if elected, he (Chastanet) will rid of crime on the island. So how has Chastanet address this current problem/ issue? No one is hearing from him, and is yet to address the nation.

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  27. Chastanet promised the people of St Lucia, there would be a reduction in crime, but it seem to me more crimes have been committed since he has taken office. Chastanet is the Donald Trump of St Lucia , it's ALL about Chastanet. Hopefully citizens of St lucia , at some point will say enough is enough and pass a vote of NO confidence in the current government administration.

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  28. R.I.P and lord help the family cop with this difficult situation, be strong and have faith

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  29. We st Lucians are politically divided, we point fingers , get stupid with each other while we all are sinking, don’t think that when the ship is sinking it will go down with only one color no!!!!! We all going down with it.

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    • That's what the idiots don't realise. No matter colour we all in the same ship. When it goes down we all die.

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  30. Mr chansnet you said Kenny couldn't you would venee Bart chouw Dee uh barguy..... Wtf is going on here now....

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  31. That's exactly what he said. Everything g he said he would so, now he is doing the complete opposite. Lord have mercy. I want my vote back!

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  32. Mr. PM I think you should forget about the dolphin park and DSH for now and focus on the crime situation.

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  33. Yes the homicide rate soars while we try hard to jail the police officers who braved the streets during ORC. I am not surprised at this development. We seem more comfortable with the criminals enforcing the laws of the land. A brainless minister who calls for consultation when the need is for action. A I police force which is too afraid to take on the criminals in fear that they become the next target of IMPACS. So where does that leave us the law abiding citizens? Wondering whose turn is it next to die? How sad.

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    • To be fair it was Kenny who go and open his [email protected]$ to the Americans. It is clearly he who created that environment of fear amongst the police. Granted, extra judicial killings was law breaking but we got the results. Philippines is doing the same thing yet no issue with the USA. Thank you Kenny.

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    • Question: Did the police follow the law of the land?
      In criminal law there is something called ENTRAPMENT. ORC was not implemented with the law of the land
      Don't get me wrong I supported ORC. what we know now is not the way things are done in a country with laws

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    • Chastanet is too busy spending tax payers money, traveling the world. Chastanet has spent more time overseas than he has in st lucia since taking office, so he could careless what's going on in St Lucia

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      • The government need to put their ears to the ground. That's theistake SLP made. Listen to the people. It doesn't matter who is in government, your lone vote didn't take you to HOA. Please represent well and take heed. PBL (Pawole born larwee)

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