PHOTO UPDATE: Homicide in Barre Denis

PHOTO UPDATE: Homicide in Barre Denis
Jamal Frederick
Jamal Frederick

St. Lucia’s homicide rate continues to skyrocket this year with the island recording its third homicide in six days, and its 19th since the start of 2017.

The latest victim, 19-year-old Jamal Frederick aka Edo and Edovic, was stabbed by a known male around 9:30 p.m. Friday in Barre Denis, a well-placed source said.

Frederick was pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital.

The suspect is currently in police custody.

No further details are available.

This is the third homicide for the week.

On Sunday, March 5, 31-year-old mother Sophianna Edwards was stabbed to death by her boyfriend Peter Donovan, who appeared in court on Friday, charged with non-capital murder. The incident occurred at a house in Ciceron, Castries. It was Edwards’ birthday.

On Wednesday, March 8, as St. Lucia observed International Women’s Day, the nude lifeless body of 52-year-old Virgil Roberts was found in a house in Cantonement, Augier, Vieux Fort. Police said her body bore marks of violence “all over”. Her boyfriend was detained for questioning.

Jamal Frederick
Jamal Frederick

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  1. Fathers need to play a Better roll in the lives of their children because a lot of the young men grow up without a father and they.grow up very angry and when you hear the shout they unleach that anger on everybody.fathers please even though you are not with their mothers take part in the up bringing of your kid because they are the future


  2. We need our leaders to take a strong standsense on crimes.There is no press conference when these things happen u hear about it today tomorrow it's dead no follow up means nothing anymore.


    • Great comment! Some people would say what can politicians do to stop this. You have just given them the answer. They need to address this crime problem especially as we are so heavily reliant on tourism.


  3. I love your island. I traveled to a lot of places throughout the Caribbean and I was really hoping to purchase property in the next few years and move there. But with all this crime, it is really giving me second thoughts. I pray for the people of St. Lucia. They are truly some of the nicest people I have met in the Caribbean. I hope the government and people can fight back to stop this. RIP young man.


    • Thank you for loving our island. If it is giving you second thoughts please don't move to our island because we will never hear the end of it if you move here and something bad happen to you.

      You foreigners always blast St.Lucia in the news anyway when something goes wrong.

      Thanks for the love we appreciate it.


      • Why do you have to turn what this man said into something negative ? Why do you need to group him with other foreigners who have had bad experiences in the country. Please, find the message in what he is saying. He is praying for our healing , and he is saying that something needs to be done about the crime. Stop telling ppl "you foreigners" what does that even mean?


  4. RIP Jamal I barely knew you but you were so sweet...sad to see you go so soon. St. Lucia our sweet St. Lucia. What have you become.. ?


  5. Those in government breaking get laws everyday. No Deputy Speaker, Ubaldus have his balls all over Facebook and no outrage because to us that is small crime. Only when people die we all come out saying omg.

    Make up your minds. You either want a law abiding society or you don't. Crime is crime and the law is the law no matter who. Why so much outrage when an ordinary citizens break the law and we all pretend it's okay when government break it. RIP young man but at this rate we can all sit back and ND wonder if we next because Saint Lucia is LAWLESS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.


  6. This is just a reflection of the frustration people are experiencing in the country presently. People are unemployed, poorly educated and powerless. The statement elected `for the people by the people` has little significance in this country when all the voices on the DSH project in the south are silenced and our patrimony is being given away with consultation. People have reached a boiling point and the slightest provocation results in senseless killing. People need to concentrate on the bigger issues, leadership. They need to unify to get the government to represent their causes and not let their leaders operate only in interests of their own pockets. A government should represent the interests of all its people not just those who voted for them because that`s democracy. NICE workers dismissed, computer program for schools ended, WINTEX pulling out are all examples of decisions made in the interest of party and not country, one set of leaders trying to undo what has been done by another. In the interest of the country, if something that has been instituted by another government is good, it should be built on not torn down; no need to reinvent the wheel. Sick of this petty politics that is threatening to ruin this country and the general populace should be too. Stop being distracted by insignificant issues like forwarding pictures of gruesome murder scenes and pornographic content and focus on putting the country back together from the top down.

    Meanwhile, Grenada achieves the position of being the most educated in the Caribbean. Congratulations Grenada! It would be nice to see, in Saint Lucia, a thrust to develop our people similarly instead of focusing purely and unconscionably on a highly vulnerable industry like Tourism at the expense of our patrimony.


  7. I am planniing to move back to St Lucia but honestly I am afraid for my husband and I. Is this what we have resorted to no more walking away no more apologies just taking anothers life? St lucians plz behave!!




    • Did you mean to put a "?" after this statement? It can easily be misinterpreted, sounds like you're saying everywhere has crime so nothing's wrong if we have crime too... and I don't think that's what you meant. Punctuation marks are important 🙂


  9. St. Lucia let us return to the Living God. Let us go back to basic and obedience to statutes and laws, that's the only way to obtain peace. This is the channel for love.


    • Don't think this will help, we are in the last days according to the bible. Im not surprised of all these killings.


      • We're always in the last days. The last days was apparently 2000 years ago, then 1500 years ago, then 2012. Geez you people.


  10. Well well well. Where was the campaign promise to make Saint Lucia safe again? People were killing each other because the Police Force had no morale and no support from the government. They were killing because Kenny was no creating jobs.

    Nine months later, what the hell has this Government done to make me safer. Fed up.


  11. Live life love life there's a God,know one in the world can't stop crime,even if they put back the gallows,one thing I can say watch ur serounding watch ur friends trust no one watch who u talk to An lime with course ur shadow will eat u alive


  12. Meanwhile authorities are more focused on DSH and Dolphins than to come up with a strategy to curb the sad crime situation.