UPDATE: Homicide victim identified

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UPDATE: Homicide victim identified

Police have identified identified the latest homicide victim, who was gunned down in Black Mallet, Marchand in Castries on Saturday evening, November 18, as 33-year-old Anthony Francois, also known as Barrel.

Reports are that shots were heard in the direction of a grey Nissan Note motor vehicle shortly before 8 p.m.

The vehicle came to a stop when it ran into a wall.

A male was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat with two gunshot wounds – to the head and stomach.

According to sources, the victim had no identification documents in his possession at the time, but he was later identified as Francois, who is believed to be in his 30’s.

Police are investigating.

This is the 54th homicide for the year.

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  1. If we suppose that all of you are right on the subject of crime, that in itself would lead to more crime. Everyone is either ratcheted up in politics or too tied up in crime themselves. according to the best sources the origin of crime is tied up in poverty, lack of opportunities and inequality, and as far as I can see all of them lead to the other. Do we have money? No we don't; as the lack of money is the common denominator in all these problems. Even the basic such as funding our police and justice system seems to elude us because of our poverty.

    So what do we need to do in such a case?
    I guess try to get richer.
    Does that happen overnight?
    No.
    But can we wait or have some patience?
    I doubt.
    Why?
    Because of politics.

    So politics may be the single biggest issue which prevents us from arriving at a census, jus as with everything else.

    My conclusion: Politics is destroying our country not crime.

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  2. According to sanflood thoes criminals that doing the killings are afraid to die,so start hanging them again..dat will help a bit and if url afraid to go n check on the area bring me along n i will put everything in place..start to break necks by 3

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  3. I tell you all already when you see lucians in their mess leave the people, don't say nothing. You in foreign? Enjoy your life. You a run away you ain't hearing.

    Crime rate sky rocket no worries. Let them handle their shit !! and say praise god you not in that shit !!.

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    • Wish I cud have thumbs down that lame ass comment 100 Tyms.. Bruh.. U cnt b so I mean not cuz u foreign means u must not care.. Like seriously ? ?

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  4. Everything is politics. Pray for the youngsters, instead of talking politics in my head. Parents need to train their young men from a very young age to pray and work for what you want instead of robbing and killing for things that do not belong to them. God bless our beautiful island.

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  5. Just another case of you live by the gun you die by it he was on bail for killing Haily with no mask in marigot a few years ago

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  6. All these jackass saint Lucia people making excuse about crime happens every where is just plain ignorant and foolish to say the least !!

    A man enter the constituency office of Prime Minister Stevenson King at the time and shoot someone. Where the hell in the world can that BS happen and you not going to jail for life?... The only place in the world I know is SAINT LUCIA OBVIOUSLY... They never even get the individual. So Just shut up, please shut up. IDIOTS

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    • Shut ur a$$ and open your mind...worse happening in alot of places...you morons jus like to amplify things...do we have terror attacks?...NO!..are citizens afraid to be in public areas?....NO..!

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      • U shut ur aas not cuz there ain't terrorist attacks means lucians safe.. Pssh some people ain't even wan go to crowded events yo only cuz dey fear a gun war will burst and they will b part of it. So u learn to keep ur anus shut if u ain't got nu. Good to same u dumb asshole?

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        • Shut up JELL CACA!...WE NEED TO SHIP YOUR @SS WEH THERE IS REAL CRIME TO SEE IF YOU WILL BE PRIVILEGE TO BEAT UR DIRTY SCUNT HERE!

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    • It happened in the US where a gunman even shot a congressman. These people are more VIP than the PM of St. Lucia, they even have their own police force. So who is immune from world violence? Don't let your ignorance mess with your head.

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      • And what happen to the gun man after that? That's the point!, you idiots are so frigging ignorant, trying to make a case "oh it happened there so it's ok for it to happen here." JACKASS !! Balloon head !!

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  7. Ikr please Jesus come down I hope you already have your one way ticket to heaven .. all of this was said in the Bible just praise God.. live life and wait

    (9)(11)

  8. Whow. This crime situation is out of hand. I leave in St. Lucia and I did say St. Lucians make the biggest mistake of their lives by voting this man Chastanet. Yes he is not the one doing it but he has the power in his hands to change and amend the crime laws. Awah not a word not word from this empty man. His campaign was Kenny Kenny cannot deal with the crime but I will and I will make St. Lucia safe. Lol Chastanet where the hell are u to deal with the crime.

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    • So you're saying Chastanet or the police can stop people from committing crime. No matter the punishment crimes will be committed. What we need is better trained, better equipped and all around better police officers to solve crimes. Consequence is what those animals understand. Give them some serious consequences. That can only happen if they are caught and prosecuted. And you know about the consequences of Kenny opening his behind to the Americans. A police force that is now afraid to act. Place was dead quiet after restore confidence because the criminals were afraid.

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      • You said "Yes", Hurricane Chastenet will bring down crime rate . . . and voted for him. You were fooled. You blamed Kenny and LaCorbinere for not being able to halt crime and you voted for the Hurricane. So yes, my friend, we are asking the Hurricane to cash-in what he has promised. We were not fooled!

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      • Police can only do damage. In order to prevent all this negative behavior parents, teachers and the country's leaders need to take a stand to invest in the future of their youth. Young people who are occupied in sports or in other extracurricular activities like music, church chorals, dance groups, mentorship programs etc, are always less violent. IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP. So when we fail to guide our youth, give them positive role models, or allow them to have motivating programs we fail them.
        We fail our youth. As parents we need to take the time to teach and set examples. Don't wait for police to set them straight, it is our job to prepare them to be good people in society. Train them up from young.

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  9. Well we had operation restore confidence which was proving to be the the answer to our problem however inhumane it was or we can thought it was , can we bring this back plz

    (52)(3)

  10. We supposed to have our drivers license with us when driving.
    Police on the road checking dat all the time.
    Now look they have to try to ID you.

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  11. See I told my friends That there are going to have over 60 homicides by year end. And it's going to be a fact. Now here is the biggest problem facing the citizens of this country. The police force and the justice system are the ones who have their security in paril. The police have absolutely no resources to help with crime fighting, not a clue in and training in gang dismemberment tactics. Seriously they cannot be everywhere hoping a gang shooting will happen. The gang members track the police more than the police track them. But the government needs to equip the police force with a new unit that is well trained and have first hand knowledge to help the regular police drain these swamps where these frogs lives and protect our land and people. Currently the police force is by under performing with lack of resources and not enough pay to help them take their jobs serious. Give them good incentive so they can have the will be go out here and catch some ? frogs too. Government be smart and have those who want to invest in the country contribute to the security of the country first before any deal is sign. So therefore their can be guaranteed their investment is protected and the country has a good security system that will protect its citizens and foreigners to. Again the country needs a central court house a big one too where all differe court cases can be heard. Start working on these things now call emergency meetings with stakeholders and get shit off an running as early as possible. Or else St. ?? will be in big trouble. Our homeland security is falling apart.

    (37)(6)

    • Sorry , but it is not there . it has fallen apart .. the wheels are off the trolley. No justice , no peace.Police force .... is a total waste of resources/ no value for money. It seams to me this government don't have the required knowledge to sort things out . We are in deep doodle.

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      • So I guess you expected the government to stop crime after a year in office? You're the doodle here. We spent a year under one budget without any allocation for seriously tackling some of the elements leading to criminality. We need to get this economy rolling so that we can get all on the wish list that you have submitted. Whether this or another government, they will struggle without money. There is no single solution to a crime problem; and crime is not a homicide figure because every time there is a homicide people talk about crime. They don't care how many farmers or bakers have lost their earnings due to robbery, the rapes, the buggeries, the embezzlements, even the peeing in the streets causes us to loose business and spend more money.

        So you see; you people have no idea what crime is farless know what it would take to control it.

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  12. Well there is nothing wrong in calling Jesus name the Bible is being full field it is happening gods words are being seen so we need to call on him.we have some people in this land they do not understand what it is to be with God.we know that those things will happen but by praying and asking God to be part of our life he will protect us but we need to pray.we are in the last days.believe it or not this is my opinion and I know he said in the last days we would see many things and it is happening the prime minister cannot do a thing but God can he can do.when we hear of those crimes think the ministers cannot do a thing but God can.people are loose their loved ones and it is not easy but God knows best.drugs has taken over crime will happen and you find so many police are involve in the drugs they use the young boys and when their jobs are done they give guns to others to go out there to get the young boys out so every thing stay to them.we have a lot of dirty police.that is why we need to pray and never let go of God .some times there are people that know but going to the police you doing the wrong thing so some times they keep quiet.lets pray and never stop praying especially for our children let's cover them with the blood of Jesus there is no better blood than gods own

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  13. (Lucian pride)
    That's alot of wishful thinking .. I too would like those things you mentioned to happen but they're not going to happen
    WHY you ask .... One word ..IMPACS
    AND SERIOUSLY I DONT BLAME THE POLICE .. SO NOW UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE TO WATCH MY BACK
    THANKS MARY.. DONT WORRY .. anyone remember what the mother pig said to its young ??

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  14. Jesus is not a liar, the Bible spoke about those things so it have to happen go read y'all Bible and stop the Jesus Jesus put a hand cause that will not change anything.

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    • Really scorpion queen n all ur followers... Jesus is not a liar ok but yet still Jesus put a hand will not change anything? So who u wana call? To me that's the same Bible that spoke abt the flood in Noah's time and the raining of fire and brimestone in Sodom and Gomorrah....hmmm we are only a matter of time...till then Lord put a hand....save us from our sons that alone u can do Lord....no one else

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  15. I'm a st.lucian currently living abroad and to tell the truth i'm going through mixed emotions ( anger, fear) to read these weekly news of criminal activities. This has gotten so ridiculous now...this is not the home I left behind. And what hurts the most is that there is no equal counteracting force or movement taking place against this unfortunate crisis. Where are the demonstrations, the neighborhood watch, the so called hangout blocks; the police shoulds get tougherror on these guys to disperse from this places, after school programs for our youths, more certified skills and sporting programs geared towards the young males, make farming more attractive and figure out ways to incorporate the youths.....create avenues to geared towards marking our youths (human resources is what st.lucia has in abundance).

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    • Me too man, I have big time mix emotions about this place, AM SORRY!! But try telling these people that they quick to tell you crime happens every where... same people that crying day and night to stop the violence!

      That's why all that foreign investment BS is just a show, ain't nobody in their right mind gonna invest their business in this crime riddle country unless it's hotels.

      I see fellas I go to school with who was abroad come back and open a little business in the place before long bandits on camera breaking down the man door, holding security hostage to break an enter.

      What they ain't checking is crime happens every where but at least criminals getting caught and being sent to prison not so in this hell hole.

      St. Lucia is a perfect place to film an episode of unsolved mysteries !!

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    • I'm a St. Lucian too, living abroad. What is happening home is disturbing me. The quiet, peaceful place I left is being made into hell hole. This thing has really shaken me. Where have we gone wrong?

      This present situation has been building up for many years. It didn't happen overnight. Yet the politicians chose to do little about it. As a matter of fact, their silly response was, "do not politicize crime." They politicize finance, health, tourism etc and yet this one is taboo. What absurdity! Those criminals walking around the place with guns are amazingly still getting bail. Can one imagine that?

      There is no deterrence in the place. Add no death penalty, bail for criminals with guns, poor policing and poor governance...what do you get? There is no generous crime tips hotline, few vehicle roadside checks, and no mandatory sentencing for gun violations. Presto! Damn chaos. There is also a slew of idiotic people in high places. This upcoming crime symposium I predict will go nowhere. Simply, there is NO ONE on the island who can make the tough decisions required to kill crime. In my time home, there were quite a few people who were willing and able to make tough decisions.

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    • Lucians in foreign countries react like where ever they are don't have crime smh. I am not supporting it but don't act like their homeland has so much crime and where they are don't have. When most times our yearly murder rate dont even compare to that of the bigger countries. So if u can feel safe over there. I don't see any reason to be living in suspense if u were to return to your country. Some st Lucians just quick to complain about their country and praise others. Lack of national pride. I am a st Lucian and I spend most of my time abroad. No crime can make me stay away from my country.

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      • Stop being an idiot. Some of you are too sensitive and defensive.People like you will not help us at home recognise that there is an URGENT problem. Our crime rate (meaning our population size is considered) is way higher than cities with more than a million residents. Potential tourists are choosing other safer destinations. It is painful because it will affect every one of us either directly or indirectly.

        Your comments are a true reflection of the attitudes of students in the modern day classrooms. If this generation of parents is like you, then I can understand why we are in this HORRIBLE STATE. Darling, clean the dirt in your eye and ear. Look and listen! The person who commented above did not take sides but expressed disappointment. He/she has every right to. Make a decision to be part of the solution and stop adding to the excuses.

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      • St. Lucia has had 54 murders with its tiny population. If a populated foreign city has 58 murders in the same time frame that doesn't make st. Lucia the safer location. We cannot continue to make blanket statements and assumptions and hope to tackle our crime situation. Here's an example using basic math. Chicago the most violent U.S. city by far has had 616 homicides so far, its population is 2.732 million. (616/2,732,000)=(x/100,000), that leaves a murder rate of around 22. Doing the same math for St. Lucia (54/178,000)=(x/100,000) that gives us a rate of about 30... So now that the theory of crime is everywhere and all the places where lucians in foreign live is more dangerous has been debunked, let's push our representatives to take a serious stance on violence. Some days I wish I could become a politician in the hopes of saving my country, but people wouldn't vote for me because I would get accused of bringing down my country when I raise social issues.

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        • Citizen 21,
          Thank you for putting things into perspective. I have heard this stupid excuse too many times. It's also coming from people who are supposedly smart.

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      • No sides, shut up YOU DONKEY !! People complaining about the crime rate Jackass coming and talk about Lack of national pride. I DON'T GET IT DONKEY !!

        Every where have crime but people are being arrested and investigated and sent to prison for lengthy periods of time in other countries.

        Mad unsolved murders in the place, rape on the rise, even police are accuse of raping people too... And you on here trying to MAKE A CASE FOR... "NATIONAL PRIDE."

        That's why you the biggest DONKEY !! may be you just want people to know you live abroad and you visit Saint Lucia often, good for you... Other people have legitimate concerns.

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      • Exactly. They are always quick to say "I am a Lucian staying abroad." So what?! Its just unfortunate these things are getting out of control. I studied abroad and worked after. Many times I would get amber alert texts, many times there were shootings at labor day parade right there in front of us. Drug busts in our building, police helicopters surrounding the place like some movie. So stop making these damn comments like overs is not as bad. You don't even realize at the same.time these types of comments are being made, you are labeling your own country as the worst

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      • ok, so they have a million people and less than 60 crimes for a million plus people and you have 100,000 and 60 a year. at the rate we going, stupid black men will be extinct soon.

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    • ORC would have been the best solution. Today they would have think twice or four times before shooting or taken lives so openly. Up to those who put up themselves in theses categories. Lucians complaining about and want to charge the police. Well this is what they wanted here it comes. Sorry Lord.

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    • I get your drift i am living here and i can say this much - these senseless killing is also propelled by rotten law enforcement personnel and also our stone age law and most of all our incompetent magistrate. The law enforcement department in St. Lucia knows every criminal character within it's borders. Our court system is so corrupt that criminals get another chance to roam the streets when they are place before the court for crimes they have committed. Space will not permit, but in short when this country start to jail people across the board from govenor right down then things will chance but for now god is about to turn his back on this rock.

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