BREAKING NEWS: Boss shoots employee at hotel construction site in Gros Islet

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BREAKING NEWS: Boss shoots employee at hotel construction site in Gros Islet

Police are investigating a shooting at a hotel construction site on Pigeon Island, Gros Islet.

Reports are that a construction worker, Lenny Pappius of Cacao, Babonneau, was allegedly shot in both legs by his employer, a contractor, according to law enforcement sources.

The shooting occurred at The Landings Hote construction site at about 11 a.m.

It is alleged that the shooting stemmed from a dispute over wages.

The employee is currently in stable condition at hospital.

His employer has been released from police custody without charge pending further investigations, a reliable source said.

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  1. If there's anyone lazier than a St. Lucian construction worker. It's a St. Lucian construction worker that "smokes". Every 30 miniues, stop to light one up. And then the nigger next to him stop to talk about it.

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  2. Just another story where Lucians would speak their mind, and as soon as the sun rises tomorrow, everyone has forgotten about it. 90% of urll here only care for 24 hours for the most, and then move on.

    Just comment on social media and when it's time to take action, everyone's hidden in their comfort zones.

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  3. Topkek don't say that uh... He is a hard working man... He is a very nice guy at work helps everybody.... The boss a salop

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  4. That's is one thing with that boss your money always on time.. No lie about that... He has gotten swell headed... He was nothing he use to borrow money from curtain guys that is working with him right now.. This man fires his workers for useless reasons... He is abusive for sure.. Insultive for sure... He has a temper.. His wife puts him out several times... He insults his wife an family.. This guy is no good to the public.. Right now they want the workers to be quiet if they say anything about the insedent they get fired immediately... One day after the insedent other workers has gotten fired.. He has a young guy as his sighttech treats that boy like garage O far less his mechanic... This is sad for a family man... This guy said there is no god nor Jesus... He says fuck them.. An I notice he deals with the devil.. He is sick.... Plz am begging y'all don't ever work for this guy

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  5. The police should take the firearm from the employer before he shoots someone else or kills.... Also he should pay the guy's medical bills and compensate the employee.

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  6. Wow who is that contractor?
    I'd like to know so that me or my kids dont work for him ever in this lifetime.
    U dont shoot hungry men on site. They get angry because they are hungry. We the hard working men know this.

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  7. Let the right example be set by the Government. When Contractors work, especially where the work has been executed properly there should be a greater effort on the part of the Ministry Officials to pay. Too many time politics and personal feeling get involved and too many of the officials want bribes just to do their work. Sometimes innocent Contractors and workers ate the ones getting hurt. People often blame the Ministers but most times they have nothing to do with the wicked lazy officials in the Ministries.

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  8. Contractors have the police force by their balls! What colour is the central police station? ANSWER : colours of a construction firm!

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  9. Lenny Pappius of Cacao, Babonneau. Is that you on the news again? Where was your daughter to take photos to plaster them on social media.
    God has a way of teaching people lessons. You and your family only paying for what you'll did. I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about.
    You in a hospital bed now taking a dose of VH, family going up and down, spending money.
    Poor you. I still don't hate you'll and wish you'll the best but before doing WICKEDNESS to people and hurting them and their love ones think twice because "you will be forgiven but not go unpunished".

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  10. Stupid chimp probably got what he deserved. Its high time punks who make idle threats are made to pay for their mouths. Nest time go for the head shot boss man!

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  11. So that's the best solution the contractor could come up with? Shooting the poor guy in his legs? It's not easy for the little man in this country. Some folks work really hard sometimes and when it comes to get paid is endless papishow to get your money. That can be very frustrating and aggravating to most folks. In any event, I think the contractor should be held in custody for seventy two hours like they do many others while they do their investigation. Isn't this what done to the small man for petty and trivial matters?

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  12. There are 3 sides to a story. This man is a hell of a straight employer. He doesn't mess around with employees salary. U work over time u get pay. Salary is at the bank on time. He pays nic. He provides every employee with proper gears. It's unfortunate that this happened. Our young ppl need to get up and smell the coffee. Things are getting harder. Work is scarce. Let's appreciate what we have...

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  13. Its really crazy that the situation cannot be solved with dialoge. Because we have no way of expressing ourselves. The situation was out of control weeks ago. If the boss was happy with the work he would have paid him extra.
    When the employee shouted the boss shouldnt have gone to his level. And why is the boss carrying a firearm to work. Why not a pen and a check book and a level.
    The boss is a poor manager cant manage his emotions or whats happebing with the workers. I suggest the landings removes him because its to hotel not the wild west.
    I hope that boss can pay the worker 12 hrs a day including sat untill he gets on his feet again.

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    • The contractors are using the funds for other purposes whilst delaying the hard working gys who helps them to make the money

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  14. I feel it for construction workers. Reporting to the Labour Department is a waste of bus money and time. AND NOW, dishonest and abusive contractors taking matters in their own hands. I hope that labourer gets a hefty compensation for this avoidable pay dispute! I was not there but most times labourers make noise is because they are robbed of their hard earned Bread!

    Hope landings sues the contractor as well!

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  15. If was the fella that shot the contractor all hell break loose .you why didn't they hold him for 72 hours hmmm.

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    • Would expression with the mouth equals two gun shoot wounds to a human body? Who then was the frustrated one? It surely could not be the wounded employee. Bosses likes to take great advantage over employees who are the hard working ones who causes their business to succeed. God is not sleeping. Judgement will prevail.

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  16. We need to get the facts before we cast judgement on people. We do not know what transpired. The police wouldn't release anyone if they knew there was intent.

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    • That's your thinking pal. How come we know the victim's name and address and nothing about the shooter except that he was "THE BOSS"

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    • Yeah right!!! The police, like everything in St. Lucia respects money, class, skin colour, and connections. But I await the "facts".

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    • New Testament Verse of the Day:

      "If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities."
      – Luke 16: 10

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    • THE POLICE SHPULD NOT HAVE RELEASED THIS MAN ... THAT WAS 1. EXCESSIVE FORCE , O E BULLET IN A LEG IS ENOUGH .. AFTER THE FIRST ONE YOU ARE SHOOTING A MAN ON THE GROUND IN HIS OTHER GOOD LEG.... THEY NEED TO SHOOT HIM IN BOTH HIS FOR#*NG LEGS AND SEE WHAT HE WILL SAY .... BELIEVE THEY BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE ... HOW CAN YOU CRIPPLE. A MAN FOR TALKI G FOR HIS MONEY HE WORK FOR IN THAT HOT SAINT LUCIAN SUNNN ... Those talking has never worked construction and get a story for your money while you expected to work like nothing happened

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  17. If nothing happens to ....., then it goes to show workers has no rights in this country. the police needs to do some real investigation into that. that boss is the devil himself, always cursing his workers like there is no tomorrow. every min of every day, working the fellas from sun up to late night. 30 mins break. lenny is one of the hardest worker anyone can find.

    PLEASE find justice for the workers in this country

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    • You waiting for anything to happen? You forget where you living? We still waiting on the Gajadahar thing with the massive explosion, ppl house get damage, ppl health affected, some died, still what have you heard? Where was the justice? Remember the white restaurant owner that slapped the beach vendor or spat on her or whatever specific horrible actions he committed against her? Where is the justice till now? The storys are many. We shout, we rant we rage and then as usual we move on with no justice, no change, we just put out tail between our legs and move on.

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  18. Dem babonneau boys nah easy u know... once a group of dem came on a construction site in d area n demanded a job or no work wud continue... n they lazy want to take smoke break every hr

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  19. Right now it aint making no sense. My padna go get fired and some other Lucian go come in and do the work for less. Its time for all Lucians to step up because all of us is dogs.

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  20. Lucians too fast to talk. A lot of them have stink work ethic, saying all kinds of shit behind the boss back, raising other workers against him, or outright sabotage. Sa ni deyeh

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  21. People who is to say the employer was acting in self defence? Do you believe he would shoot the man in both legs just because he owed the worker and the worker was demanding his money the employer had no other recourse but to shoot him in both his legs? That is so unreal. Well from what I am reading, this is what some of you are implying happened.

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  22. Why was the contractor released. He shot someone, is he the law. Why was he released , that goes to show u, money talks. Big shot contractor vs little mar-le-way employee.

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    • Did you read the part that says "pending further investigations." You were not there! let the police do their job! we so quick to point fingers and add our little 2 cents. Big shot contractor my foot. you'll just watching a lil CSI and feel you'll top investigator. SMFH

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      • Smfh ... ---pending investigation ... HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SHOT? ....one was enough that is already excessive force ... one bullet is enough to out down a man .... both legs ??? ... What if he can never walk again ... how is this man supposed to work and feed him self and his family ...#*%*! That contractor !!!!

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    • Don't you think that the police needs to have all the evidence before preferring charges? So you would like for the police to rush to charge only for the case to go down the drain, that is if the employer was not acting in self defence?

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      • THe police are able to hold you for at least 24 hours without charges. If was a lil mah lay way he still inside. We all know it.

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      • SELF DEFENSE IS ONE BULLET NOT TWO ... IN EACH LEG ... BECAUSE A MAN TALKING FOR HIS RIGHT ... HIS HARD EARNED MONEY

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    • while i agree with you that the 'poor man' often gets shafted, did it ever occur to you that the contractor may have acted in self defense? did it occur to you that the 'poor man' in this case may have aggravated the situation and may have assaulted the contractor? did you consider that the contractor may have taken steps to de-escalate the situation prior to resorting to the use of a firearm? try to apply a balanced dispassionate approach before posting. alternatively, you can get the facts first.

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  23. smdh after you owe d man you shooting him again. i think its high time these damn employers have repect for their employess when it comes to their wages. nuff of them just crooks and just borboling people and if you see the life stlye of living in big house and living nice driving big vehicles and you have to work hard and suffer and when you ask for your money is shate they have you on most of them not paying you

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    • Then the labourer should go to the labor department. That is what they are there for. Look they owe him, shot him, and he has to pay the hospital and for sure he is fired.

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      • I do not care what you all say St.Lucia law is for the creme de la creme......The lower class suck salt,such lawless little island. I despise for that so unfair.

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      • Which labor department? lol lol St. Lucia have dat? You have to walk for years to get a lil birth certificate is labor department that working? Not even VH that working properly, I will depend on labor department? Choops tun.

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      • dont fool your self let me tell you something these people in the labour department dont do nothing for you unless you working in some big company that have a union. it has been over five years now a man owe me and i went to them before that and they did nothing for me. and the guys still owes me up to this day that guy in charge of that place is a joke

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      • What shate you talking .... people need to talk for their right ... and that's all the employee was doing .... why shoot him twice ? One bullet is enough ... a man cannot walk with one bullet in his leg ... You shooting him in each leg ??? Who made you GOD ? To cripple a man so ... bull shit!!!

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    • who will be the witness.of course they would drop it .not only talk that matter.the workers have to give a statement to the police.you think the workers want to lose their job..no.so no stament..they have to drop de man

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  24. Wow, too bad it had to go this far.

    Fews years ago I had to mediate a really bad situation at a construction site in Rodney Bay where the foreman was about to shoot a labourer who was coming at him with a Cutlass.

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  25. So they could not go to the police one had to shoot the other in both legs. These people need to take conflict mediation courses. Now one going to be charged, the other in the hospital and the salary dispute is still unsolved. Smh.

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      • HE HAS THE RIGHT YOU JACKASS YOU FULL OF IT. Too many of these contractors are too dam teeeef especially the GOVERMENT APPOINTED ONES that gets the spoils after elections. Right now I looking for the contractor that work on my house, bad bad workmanship, I have find the money all over again to undo the wrongs, he don't pay the fellows, he ran up how much credit at Home Depot and True Value and can't pay them he can't show his face in the South he suppose to go to court to answer the magistrate in January now he run off to hide in Miami. ST LUCIA FULL OF THEM

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