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UPDATED: Homicide victim identified (30 photos added)

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Forensic officers examining the body of St. Lucia’s fifth homicide victim in one week.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crime and Intelligence, Milton Desir, said police are unable to confirm at this time speculations that the latest homicide victim was a vagrant or mentally challenged.

Desir said the victim has been identified as Michael Joseph of Cul De Sac, Castries address.

Desir said a motive for the killing has not been confirmed despite information received that it was gang-related.

Joseph was gunned down sometime after 8 p.m. near the Marketing Board in Castries.

A source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that two men – not wearing masks – approached the victim and opened fire then escaped in the craft market.

“They walked up to him and took him out,” the source added.

Initial reports indicated that a homeless/mentally-challenged man was shot while on his way to dump coconut shells in the garbage. This information is not yet confirmed.

This is the fifth homicide of the year and the fifth in one week. There were no homicides in January, February and March.

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215 comments

  1. I feel like I need to cancel my vacation to St. Lucia. This is terrible. I thought it was a safe place to visit. 🙁

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    • cancel the holiday

      St Lucians can be assured that this news has already impacted travel plans and will have long lasting effects on the island economics.

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  2. Getting rid of the witnesses are we? hmmm

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  3. The IMPACS report is out. Now is the time for the corrupt business men and politicians to eliminate those who saw things happen; those who did things on their behalf of others or were paid to execute others; some of those who were spoken to by the investigators and gave material information to implicate others.The DPP will end up with no witnesses and therefore no evidence to hold anyone responsible for those killing. The Commissioner of Police should look in his backyard first before looking elsewhere. It is very easy to just walk up Marchand or any of the suburban areas around Castries and contract or hire an under 20 year old killer. This is not about gang rivalry. The available technology has made it easy for killers to operate very smoothly in finding their targets. One whatsapp message with a photo showing targets position in really time; next the command goes out to execute-mission accomplished.

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  4. There is alot of politics in this.it has to do with the impacs report

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  5. there were many satbbings and shootings from jan to march but the victims were just lucky to survive.in one instancw there was this young man from conway who was brought to the hospital with five gunshot wounds to the torso nd limbs nd he survived.the minister of security coming to the media with all his labour political tricks taking credit for the zero murders fr the yea.now there is five murders in one week,wht do u have to say now minister?

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  6. Wow a Christian country like ours I never thought that there were atheist amongst us.dont get me wrong I respect everyone's opinion .just realized I was being dilousional.however what's happening right now I can bodily say that we brought it on our selves .strating with Mary Francis right down to the mother who habours criminals in her home .aome of the very ppl crying now are those who wanted to see the police necks cut off. Who do u call now ? I suppose the jamacans and the U.S.i am not for the innocent beining brutalized or taken advantage of . But for those criminal elements I say get them out of our country . By any means necessary.now u criminals have started inflicting wounds on the police. Big mistake .

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  7. Uall talking about how st lucia sweet everything expensive and man working for lil money it seems the girls uall getting to make boom with that sweet cause it cheep and have alot of them

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    • I think you need to travel the caribbean and other countries then you can come compare idiot st lucian life easier than alot of countries

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  8. Wonder what the pm is saying now

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  9. Here Lucians, what say you now? In 2010 to 2011 you were in fear walking the streets of Castries, you cried out and your cries were heard. Guess what when all was quiet you cried foul along with that idiot Mary Francis, you shout so loud that you cause the US Government to placed some form of embago on the government and police force. Now you have been given what you requested, guess what we are back to where we were in 2010, 2011. Are you now crying to have the police put themselves in harms way for you again? I would want to say Hell No, but guess what I can't because in the end we will have much more to lose. I am therefore asking for Mary to come out and comment.

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  10. Concerned citizen

    St. Lucians, now is the time to stop gossiping and talking about people's business and stand up for your rights and your country.

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  11. rum,coke&2 ice cube

    I smell a fish.a big spoil fish.something not adding up.i starting to wonder if some of these killings are not stage to roll heads. Operation restore confidence inquest seem to roll some big heads now i am wondering if this is not a welcome distraction for some of those big rolling heads.poor kenny he should have just give the report to the DPP and keep his mouth shut.

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  12. Dem little rats just wantto feel how killing is so out government should find a way to ship them out of our country send dem to the americans so they will ship them to the front lines

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  13. Seriously, 5 murders in under a week. As predicted this horrid time is facing us.

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  14. I wish those idiots would stop with the hell-end of the west bullshit. We're blessed with such a beautiful country and we choose to tarnish its reputation due to some rotten apples.

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  15. Hi my fello sent lucians I'm Maywe Front-tiff, I hv no porblem if bad boys Keying bad boys in the stweets but wif poyice going at bad boys home and just Keying bad boys in the stweets I will not tolerate. Now who don't like it kick my a.... Ooops I mean KISS MY A...

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  16. Defender I drop a tear on that yes young peopl get a passport travel see the world that's not nice the place too small for all that. Try to love each other we need reinforcement to search out all ghettos and surrounding areas for weapons.We need to take the guns away right now is not the time to talk about the police right now its time to lockdown the city nomatter how radical it may seem.These killings need to stop!! Ordinary citizens that pay taxt and live with normalcy have a right to live without fear while walkung the streets of their own country.We say. Curfew for now with surveilance on all ghettos surrounding tje

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  17. Hi my fello sent lucians I'm Maywe Front-tiff, I hv no porblem if bad boys Keying bad boys - but wif poyice going at bad boys home and just Keying bad boys in the stweets I will not tolerate.

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  18. That same government that was bragging about not having a homicide in the first 1/4 it was OK for them to do that but now 5 in a week uall asses don't want the people to hold them accountable. Lucia have some very hypocrite people smfh

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  19. Tepa well said,it's looking so bad for St lucia here in the us.

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  20. st lucians are just dont know what they want...one minute they are bashing the officers the other minute they asking for help.. the same one asking for the help if you realize are the same were the same ones who was bashing them...... Bring back OPRC.... i got the police back in bringing back OPRC. Conway grave yard grass street u all deserve to be on a battle field... Bunch of illiterate fools wasting your'll life away....Bringing heartache to urll family and parents... trying to prove what u bad .. chooops.. Police sld kill all urll asses. i aint feeling sorry for none of urll..... You make you bed now lay in the blood....You leave by the gun u die from it....And urll killing each other is making the police job easier one less criminal to worry about..... FOOLS

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  21. st lucians are just dont know what they want...one minute they are bashing the officers the other minute they asking for help.. the same one asking for the help if you realize are the same were the same ones who was bashing them...... Bring back OPRC.... i got the police back in bringing back OPRC. Conway grave yard grass street u all deserve to be on a battle field... Bunch of illiterate fools wasting your'll life away....Bringing heartache to urll family and parents... trying to prove what u bad .. chooops.. Police sld kill all urll asses. i aint feeling sorry for none of urll..... You make you bed now lay in the blood....You leave by the gun u die from it....And urll killing each other is making the police job easier one less criminal to worry about..... FOOLS

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  22. People arm yourself protect yourselves , no authority will do that , please be aware when we walk the streets the Castries . Tired of calling on minister , prime ministers or police .the almighty alone can stop this . Pray for our young men . The Americans or British they ain't coming to save us .
    I am a business owner in Castries just like 2010 -2011 where there were constant murders business took a dive . Last week business was worst than it was then . I don't even have the answers , curfew by police they will all hide and regroup after curfew done . I beg to differ on some general views of our police and ministers involved. That Impac report crushed our force , we don't have police , and you know to some degree I don't blame them . Cah blame anyone but ourselves . We have generation of we don't give a fuck , fuck off , get rich or die trying.
    I want too live , I want to give a fuck.
    Even heard priest suggestion bringing in security forces from around the OCES if our officers are unable of controlling the situation , before I was against but now I thinks that's our only option .
    Young Lucian's please who give a fuck , please get a passport go out experience new lands . This morning we wake to countries capital which horrible smell of death on its streets . This is not we envision for 20 years ago.....

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  23. Truely...... "the stupid white suit" is to preserve the evidence on the body and crime scene.... regardless if the body is decomposed or not.

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  24. That's the after effects of ENROUGE: 19 dead in minibus crash, 4 burnt to death in truck, 5 killed in one week, the WITCHES CONFERENCES HELD in St.lucia chaired by our very own Mrs .. is blighting lucia and has changed from HELEN OF THE WEST to HELL END OF THE WEST: GOG PLEASE PUT A HAND

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    • Why u eh shut your scunt with all ur jesus bs. if god was real he woulda put a hand but its been 6000 ears as yall claim and he eh doing shate. so las bat chou and protect urself instead of cryin to the sky

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      • It's So Funny how you're telling him to stop with the Jesus bs yet you're forcing your atheist bs down our throats.

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  25. christie christophin

    iam praying for u all in St Lucia this is so sad

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  26. If that is who I think it is.... His name is Micah Joseph from Cul D Sac, and he was mentally ill. Not involved in any gang nonsense or such. The most he would do is beg for money to eat. He attended school with me. He was not in a gang.... so I believe the story about the coconuts. R.I.P. Micah:(

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  27. Double the number of SSU and equip them with carbines. Shoot first, ask questions later, and re-establish the rule of law. No mercy, no quarter. Kenny effectively hog-tied the police from takin decisive action. Give the police their power back.

    This five murder story is going viral on the internet around the world, up there in profile with the killings in Africa. Tourism is already starting to sharply drop. Truly a shame.

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    • Calvin.....where you hear the crap about tourism numbers aleady decreasing? On the contrary they have been increasing, not by anything Lorne or his staff are doing though despite what they want you to think. Its because of ebola, isis, terror in Europe, winter in North America, Plane crashes in far East plus cruise ships have no choices, they must come to the Caribbean basin so stop your bullshit comments. You shooting from the hip. I mean are you seriously comparing killings by Al Shabab and Boko Haram to the kds play over here. Get real fool.

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  28. To those critics who thinks the crime situation is as Kenny wants it to be I say stop being stupid. Show me a leader of a country and l will show someone who wants a peaceful country. Kenny may not be able to solve the crime problem but he not the cause of it. Before him there was crime. Look for the cause else where and now you have people shouting for the human rights of criminals their confidence is renewed. outinhuman rights

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    • Kenny empowered the Criminals by his mis handling of the IMPACS report and the continued harassment of businesses by VAT office and the VAt tax itself. Why not a sales tax at 10% that is easier to administer. This man continues to persecute St Lucians and make them want to leave St Lucia. The intelligent ones who have the means to leave will while the bottom will continue to be ignorant, just where the SLP wants them and will continue along the path to destruction. We need a strong leader with the greateer good at heart not the KA types who are just there to enrich themselves and their cohorts.

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  29. sometimes to have to break the law to solve crime. so if getting ride of all dem boss killers in grave yard ,grass street ,conway etc.lets do it to keep our country clean.or else innocent lives will go down

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  30. Let all citizens pray for St.Lucia. Let the police implement a curfew in Castries. Let us stop this non sense on our knees.

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  31. Where is the national security minister.smh

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  32. Put up the cameras around the City

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  33. there is more to this than meets THE teye

    Its a gang war the police letting dem kill each other first no officials has spoken about the spike in the murders occurring here, its sad that the cowards behind the masks can walk n kill people just so y did they move central police station there anyways

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  34. This website is more dangerous than the spate of killings in St. Lucia

    And I really hope the Government amend laws against purported News-websites like this to prevent the dissemination or sensationalizing of such negative reporting that will be used against us as a tourist destination.

    As one knows our economy depends on tourism. The world has become a small place due to technology and especially social media etc.

    As much as the crime situation here is alarming. I believe the news-websites like this, has the responsibility to understand they also play a negative role in this and will ultimately hurt and destroy this country's tourism altogether.

    We cannot continue to allow strangers into our island and their agenda is to ensure our demise or by wanting to compare us to their hell-hole.

    We as people must be vigilant and deal with them!

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    • Mr A....B or whatever you call yourself you are a most ignorant commentator. Why not report crime? Should we brush it under the carpet and pretend it does not exist? We need to do something about it in a holistic manner and not hide the fact that crime is out of control. If you were to travel to Venezuela for example would you not want to know what you should expect? Stop being ignorant and think outside the box.

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      • You are too "little" to reply to my comments.

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      • @Aware, I totally agree with you. I'm from a neighbouring island and would love to know if the country I plan on visiting is safe.

        Nobody wants to destroy your country, but people need to know that they're safe wherever they are. The last time I visited, I went for long strolls in somewhat lonely places. I'll never do it again. I'll be more cautious next time. I certainly would not want to stay in area that has gangs.

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    • for a website so dangerous which allows you to vent you should be happy, get a grip fool

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    • Allow strangers? You fool. The only strangers allowed in here were those Jamaicans writing some report on he say she say. Only countries who hide crime and the truth are countries like China, Cuba etc.

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    • Like I said your comments and intelligence are too minuscule to even attempt replying to me.

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  35. The idiots who keep asking for Mary Francis. As much as we don't like her, understand her ROLL!! She is a human rights lawyer. Wth is wrong with st.Lucian's. Day after day you all reveal more ignorance. To the idiot who said if dead people don't have rights, if you were smart enough you would know that once the person is dead, its no longer the person. Its the state against the criminal. Yes we need prayers but prayers without action means nothing. We pray and go back to our old ways and I'm included. We really need these gun men to b dealt with.

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  36. ST LUCIA NEEDS TO TIGHTEN ITS BELT RAID EVERY HOUSE AND TAKE GUNS AWAY THERE IS ENOUGH MAN POWER TO DO SO !!

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  37. I hope this is not some type of gang initiation. This sort of thing was big in LA about 15 years ago. To join the gang you had to murder a stranger in broad daylight without hiding. This is not looking good. You can thank the soucier of "operation restore confidence".

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  38. It Is really sad when we politicize crime and blame Governments....politicians come and go. We parents are the ones who are to be blamed. We raise our children poorly....Some support their kids in corruption because of benefits. Human life has no value to those criminals. Our values have all gone down the drain. Prayers are slowly being removed from schools...children have no respect for themselves much less others. This generation needs help...serious help....its High time we realise that crime is not the answer.....come on young men and women....We All are capable of doing good!!!!

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  39. Stupid St Lucians

    When the cops doing their job, restoring peace, the "foolish" St Lucians get angry! But, they are the first ones to cry help, or blame Tom, Dick and Harry..They don't know what the hell they want. Now, wait until a family member gets killed from a stray bullet or even robbed and raped, only then will politicians stop the fighting and focus on what's important for St Lucia and St Lucian's safety, remember we depend on TOURISM! I have many friends abroad and they are now looking to vacation elsewhere! What a damn shame! Stop fighting with your own kind and start working together. Politicians, STOP FIGHTING! IT IS CHILDISH! The world is laughing at your immaturity! Allow the cops to do their job!! Why should we be terrified to walk the streets of Castries? Oh by the way, tourist go shopping in Castries too! Stop this madness before it gets out of hand, and innocent people start losing their lives!

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  40. what the f... is going on,5 murders within a week in a country of 170,000 population,the govt needs to bring out stronger laws to combat these criminals,it only needs a stray bullet to strike a visitor,thousands depend on the tourism dollar,the security minister needs to get off his fat backside and earn his salary,parliament recalled to have emergency debtate ,so both sides can find a way to combate this worrying state.

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  41. Vernon Francois it is time to come back to work

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  42. This is nonsense now.we are too ignorant and stupid also cuz whichever government that was in power the report had to come out.stop blaming the f###ing prime minister and let's try to make st Lucia a better place .NONSENSE

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  43. Mary Francis bla bla,the government bla bla bla,the police bla bla bla,Kenny Anthony bla bla bla Yall lucians are real assholes tothe core you can't blame them for what is goin on.or blame Kenny for the impacs report it wz the cry of the very same damn Lucians Luke Yall who pleaded for justice so Yall got it now yalll onto sum other bullshit Yall mind is jus .. up in confusion Yall eh knw wat Yall want

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  44. hell end of the west

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  45. “We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

    ― Winston Churchill

    The police knew the war was about to start and they have all the info. However since you cannot use force in executing a legal search warrant.

    They need to remember, Leahy doesn't live or vote here. I DO

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  46. Well this is crazy.you say he didn't believe it was going to stay like i that .police b carefull fellas.penny soon be. You to forget what he said n come uobwith another list.

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  47. Every is trying blame somebody but we are a strong nation.Who ever is doing this shit needs to stop or I will come home with junior

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  48. We need not blame no politician teacher pastor priest or police for what is going on right now,but our self as parents not raising our children with dicipline /good up brings from home.When last. We took our children to church or ask them to pray i guess bacannal carnival more important now when last we did that?

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  49. Mighty God intervene in this once called SWEET ST. LUCIA island, u r the only one who can put a stop to these killing take full control Mighty God.Lord u timing is not ours but how long would these violence continue, take charge Lord.God b mercyful to ur people n give them a change of heart.

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  50. What effect are all these murders going to have on the tourist industry our island depend on?

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    • I visited St. Lucia a few years back and while on a bus heading to I asked a fellow passenger to tell me the best place to get off to get to the Bay Gardens Mall. She stopped the bus for me and warned me to be careful. I found it a bit strange at the time that she would issue such a warning, but was grateful nonetheless.

      We do have crime too, but this makes it a little scary to visit. The thought of being hit by a stray bullet in bright daylight while shopping in Castries is a little too much.

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  51. People are dying and you all f.. Lucia talking politics. What is wrong with you people the next stray bullet can be anyone's own. Let me see your family talk politics if you are next

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  52. Jesus take the wheel. I pray that this bleeding stops and healing will be in effect. Who gives you the right to take some one else's life? Don't you think that judgement day will not come to your house? God deliver St.Lucia from the evil ones. Btw the police need to review some of those comments as part of their on going investigations.Again, Jesus take the wheel.

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  53. Thank God I eh know police cause all them shate eh call for

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  54. That Gaza person the cops should hold ur ass... U little slug stop hiding behind the grave yard stop playing games with the innocent ppl life in he grave yard... Y don't u go back to ur mama's house idot

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  55. Better days are here.

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  56. Why the stupid white suit for just a fresh murder. Body is not decomposed

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  57. Pure bull I agree with u. So y can't the people blame the government now. That's wat they were put in power for. But some jackasses will say y blame the government

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    • But you're so small minded, you wouldn't even c y u can't blame government ! Smh .everybody wants to blame Kenny for putting out his speech on what everybody wanted to know.. Which ever police officers were involved in those CRIMINAL acts should pay fr what they did...#bottomline Orc didn't stop crime, did it? Crime still continued even after the operation ! Nothing happened for these 3 months and we Should thank god for that.. I don't see any reason to blame this man for crime happening right now.. Stop making excuses for these dumb ass criminals...#inowan

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      • Kenny is exactly the one to blame for his ridiculous policies. Remember years ago he made a comment that he would tell foreign Governments that the UWP Government was not to be trusted and he would have told them not to assist with AId. Aben me lee atchelma. Now it come back to haunt the Government. Remember it is st lucia that wil suffer and not the UWP government. That man is one salop PM.

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  58. Its time we see that change starts from ourselves .. change out mind set then we might inspire others to change .. other than that its just gonna be a cycle with no progress .. sad reality is that things aint gonna get better..
    We gotta deal with that

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    • So by us changing ourselves it will stop the murders? Right now your comment makes no sense as we need to deal with the criminal element once and for all. Look at the Singapore model and give it to our police. As for that Desir cop talking crap about Parenting. At this point good parenting will not stop or abate the crime situation, it is good policing Desir. Plus I dont trust you as Crime Chief. You need to look at your own home first to catch the white collar criminal. BTW I heard yoll lost the appeal at the privvy council.

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  59. This gospel at fond or this coming Saturday is a good thing. Bring Jesus in the land

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  60. Pshhhhh Thanks to Kenny

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  61. Mr.la combinerre was praising his effort in the three months that there wasn't any murders now I wonder what he is saying now

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  62. Conway slums grass street yall kno yall cah walk the. Street stop shootin up grave yrd playin bad shootin innocent ...walk in town gaza man will eat all yall food 1 by 1

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  63. Get Scotland Yard to investigate from ministers right down to ghettos. That's bullshit now. Stop all the baccanal and go down on your knees and pray for each other

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  64. The guys in the slums strt the war again..deh kno abt the graveyrd they kno grve yrd kill everybody but they think bcuz rhey hv guns deh can shoot up up the block ...but i dnt think des sameguys will walk under the cdc or the market ..gaza hv the street on lock litterly no jokes conwayslums grass street dem mun cah walk the street

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    • Gaza affiliate are you proud of this? Please help me to understand the purpose and meaning of neighbors killing each other. Is this what you really want for St Lucia. Wouldn't you prefer an opportunity to be able to feed your family and to grow old with all your friend and to reminisce about the fun you guys had whilst growing up? You encourage them to kill and to die instead. Come on Gaza affiliate, you can do better. Help your friends to stay alive, help yourself to stay alive.

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  65. I predict 5 more homocides next week.

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  66. The tiny amounts at which bail is granted can never be a deterrent for criminal activity and crime.

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  67. Chief keef u made a comment last tym about police holding the wrong ppl and you'll will kill again. I hope they find out who u are and arrest your behind

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  68. Govt is to be blamed as much as the one pulling the trigger. They are the ones with the power to effect change. Stiffer penalty for crimes, re enforcing our borders, outreach programs and jobs for the youth, better housing, schools and health care for all and last but not least .... Ridding castries of all these ghetto areas and re-instituting the death penalty.

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  69. Are we really really saying that extra judicial killings are the answer to crime? Really omg....are the christians asleep on God's work time or are they so caught up in what they get and beg for that they no longer can recognize wrong.....are always going to see in symbols and colours? Wow Jesus wept!

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  70. Impact of the impacs “During the period between 2008 and 2010, Saint Lucia experienced an unprecedented wave of homicides and violent crimes, particularly in the northern half of the island. Our citizens were deeply disturbed by these horrific crimes and the seeming helplessness of our law enforcement agencies to bring them under control.
    “On May 30th, 2010, in an address to the nation, former Prime Minister Stephenson King launched what became known as “Operation Restore Confidence”, ostensibly to restore confidence in the Police Force and to provide a safer environment for the citizens of Saint Lucia. The former Prime Minister warned criminals that “There will be no refuge, no stone will be left unturned and there will be no hiding place for anyone.”
    “The former Prime Minister announced the formation of a Special Task Force of Police Officers and a change in the command structure of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ausbert Regis was transferred, albeit unlawfully, and replaced by Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crime, Mr. Vernon Francois, initially in an acting capacity. Mr. Francois was subsequently confirmed in his position by my administration. Several other appointments were made but for the purposes of this address it is not necessary to mention them here.
    “The Task Force quickly became fully operational. It was placed under the direct command of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Mr. Moses Charles.
    “When these decisions were taken, ministerial responsibility for the Police was assigned to the former Minister of Home Affairs, Senator Guy Myers who briefed the public on the changes effected by his Government.
    “Between 2010 and 2011, twelve persons met their deaths following encounters with officers of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. The largest number of the civilian casualties occurred in the Castries Basin, allegedly during the execution of duly authorized search warrants.
    “These deaths attracted the attention of the United States of America, among others. In their Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Saint Lucia for 2011, the US State Department reported, among other things, that “the most serious human rights problems included reports of unlawful police killings” [Page 1]. The same Report added that there were “12 potentially unlawful fatal police shootings during the year.”[Page 1]
    “APPLICATION OF LEAHY LAW
    “Consequent on the State Department’s Report, the United States Government proceeded to apply to Saint Lucia what has come to be widely known as the “Leahy Law.” There are three key provisions of this law, appearing in different Acts, all of which are of concern to us.
    “The first states that “ No assistance shall be furnished … to any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of State has credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights.”[Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended].
    “The second goes on to say, “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to support any training program involving a unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary of Defense has received credible information from the Department of State that the unit has committed a gross violation of human rights, unless all necessary corrective steps have been taken.”[DOD Appropriations Act for FY 2012(Div. A, P.L.112-74), Sec.8058.]
    “The third provision states that where funds are withheld from any unit “the Secretary of State shall promptly inform the foreign government of the basis for such action and shall, to the maximum extent practicable, assist the foreign government in taking effective measures to bring the responsible members of the security forces to justice.” [Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, section 620M.]
    “Upon application of these foregoing provisions, the United States ceased all financial and technical assistance to our Coast Guard. This meant that the Government of Saint Lucia was now solely responsible for the maintenance of its Coast Guard Fleet. Other sanctions soon followed. The Government of Saint Lucia could not purchase ammunition from the United States for its American made weapons. Members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force could no longer participate in any training programme sponsored or financed by the United States. Our Police Officers were also denied participation in training activities in the Regional Security System (RSS), our own regional organization, once the training programme was sponsored or financed by the United States.
    “There were still more consequences. The visa of the former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Moses Charles was revoked. It is to be recalled that he was in charge of Operations when the alleged “extra judicial killings” took place. Further, though the visa of the Commissioner of Police, Vernon Francois, was not revoked he was nonetheless denied entry to the United States even to attend security meetings with officials of the United States.
    “The stark reality we confront is that the United States will only lift those sanctions if in their judgment “all necessary corrective steps have been taken.” The fact remains that for a tainted unit or member of such a unit to become eligible for training again, the Secretary of State must determine and report to the United States Congress that the Government of the affected country, in this case Saint Lucia, is taking effective steps to bring the responsible members of the security forces unit to justice.
    “In effect, if the sanctions are to be removed, we must show proof that we are taking corrective steps to deal with the situation.
    “IMPACS INVESTIGATION
    “Faced with these very serious national security issues and the urgent need to confront a problem that was compromising the integrity of our country, I announced on August 30, 2014, that the Government had secured, through the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), the services of a team of investigators from the Jamaican Constabulary Force to investigate all instances of alleged “extra judicial killings” by members of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.
    “The team comprised eight investigators. Included among them were a ballistic expert, a legal advisor, a data entry specialist, a cyber-crime analyst, and detective investigators.
    “Since the receipt of the report, the Cabinet of Ministers has been studying its implications and recommendations. A copy of the report has also been shared with the United States Government.
    “There are those who glibly suggested that the government simply make the report a public document. Others have pronounced that we lacked the courage to implement, in total, the findings of the report. I reiterate that neither this Prime Minister nor the Government that I have the honour to lead will shirk its responsibilities in ensuring that our country abides by the rule of law.”
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    • Ask Venezuela for assistance. Is it not the same USA that your Government so often give the cold shoulder that you are crying after now? We live here and feel the effect of crime on everything so what you said above is nothing we have not heard of before. What about the police killings in Jamaica. 75 weere killed by police in the capture of Dudas Coke and what did the USa do? Zip. So dont come with that crap about Leahy Law. THat is the USa business not ours. This Government is not ready yet to stand up to foreign powers. Go think again whoever you are. Think about VAT and what it is doing to businesses, think about jobs that we are losing and hotel closing. Why not give some of our local businesses that concession you are giving to the foreigners. Man get the heck outa her with your bullshit.

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  71. Strange when there was no crime (murders) the government was given praise for that so y now they can't take Blane as killing spike. Some stupid @#£ lucians

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  72. Five for dis week hmm give the police da ok to get rid of them young muders when da police kill 1,2 da rest must behave. Just now even the innocent children getting caught in that as well as old people the police really need to fuxking do sum bout dat cause if da eh cheak even dem da go target when it get to hot

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  73. Where is Mary,,,, Or is she quite contrary .Restore confidence was not the proper way to keep the criminals at Bay . Im waiting for " operation Restore stayfree " lets see If it works. Thats What u get When you undermine the police. Criminal minds...!!

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  74. Give the police the ok to start back killing dem cause more innocent people going to die that gang war start grave yard den da streets nowto conway its going to get ugly so i hope da police hve enough body bags smh

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  75. Those 2 same gun men just went conway an do havok now im scared to walk in conway with my son da cum conway birst shots beat a zombie burn house what da... is going on now oh god im so scated to walk da streets s because of what young boys taking over chops what da police doing bout that its just getting uglier day by day n trust me thats just da beginning

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  76. June people like you shouldn't be commenting. It will never hit home for you

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  77. Put a hand father

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  78. Father cover us with your blood, not the blood of the evil one. Father God we need u now to put peace between these young people that is killing each other. Father take our country in to your hands and free us from these criminals.
    Sad, sad sad
    Stop this senseless killing what is happening

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  79. When police doing their work people complaining when crime start hitting the roof police not doing their job smh. Lord you alone know why we are in this mess.

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    • We are in this mess because we pray to God and Jesus to sort out the mess and then Blame the Devil for everything bad.
      We the people need to take the action. We need to guide and discipline our children. We need to stop looking the other way when we see something wrong. We need to be active in helping the disadvantaged. We need to cultivate a culture where values are in people and their lives and not the imported overpriced things that create envy and greed. We need to tell our children that love is time and not a new IPhone! We need to spend time with the elderly. We need to be responsible and accountable.

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  80. OMG - AGAIN

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  81. Smh coom on my peeps let lift our island up in prayers 🙂

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  82. When will dis end, we need to repent give god url life

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  83. Peace shut up! Who do you want them to blame. Freaking hypocrites. Dont you think iys parents and government who are responsible for all that shit. Smch

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  84. Oho i dont believe thats how my sweet little island get

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  85. So once u have a gun in your waist you involved in crime.? And how conway in dat you all just talking

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  86. When u take criminals like ja police to investigate our police,,u up to trouble,,watch out,,,the pm need to bring the police together,not divide them,,

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  87. Huh #5 wth is happening here?
    Aa jusso with dem criminals

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  88. Maybe the jamaican police should come and investigate these latest homicides since they came 2 years after orc and had all the evidence that was not there before...

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  89. How the f... is the government urll blaming. Bunch of ass like ppl

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  90. its like the same people doing all this killing same two unmask-men and all victims shot in the head wow heart less yutes on the streets .Yute be wise try do a positive and cool out on the killing let the ppl of the country live iree .

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  91. After I scared of chausee rd now I have to add castries on a whole...look like castries turn ground zero. Lord what next-generation....what kenny saying....public
    holiday of prayer....

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  92. Regarding Mary people should try to understand her point as was intended. You can't have restore confidence by breaking the law. You do restore confidence within the constraints of the law. Otherwise it would present a corrupt governmental arm.They can arrest using only necessary force and they need to ensure the judicial process is strict fair and fast. Also that prison sentences are hellishly full of hard physical labour since the death penalty is off our options. Let them biuld our roads and schools in chains and housing schemes for the homeless.

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  93. In the days of imperial rome there were colosseume where the people would gather to watch gladiators fight to the death.
    the crowd would roar and jeer the fighters on as they saw blood being spilled.look like Our modern day societies have a similar lust for blood.Bob Marley asked the question how long shall they kill our prophet.lucky dube answered the question where he said the enemy is standing a side and look while we are slaughtering killing our brothers.are we that blood thirsty ,on this island that we call home.

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  94. when they had operation restore confident ..they nail the said government to the cross
    They involve The USA now like they give the snipers rite...now we all need jesus everyday is not when things happen crying jesus fix it
    cause he there watching and in this country self just watch the life .casino.strip clubs etc..plus some so call preachers say they coming in to pray and is money making..remember ppl jesus when you see that great wrath god will allow to fall on stlucia we will understand our selve those of us who will b alive to tell

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  95. tierd od dem shate

    Its time for police to just kill dem rats... An mothers im waitin for url to cum an cry my son was a gud person... POLICE KILL DEM

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  96. Father lord I pray for my island st.lucia. I deliver those who resort to violence as a means to resolve conflict. Father u have blessed us, I am so fearful that these individuals actions will lead to us losing our blessings. Times are hard tourism is our main income earner these acts of violence can affect our image thereby negatively impacting our economy. I pray for our police officers that they may bring calm and control to the situation. I pray for the civilians who may become vitcims and also those are living in fear right now. I pray for the families of the five vitcims who have lost their lives in that ordeal. I pray that our people will turn to you rather than a riffle. Violence can't solve or bring about peace. May you guude those in authority to find solutions rather than play the blame fame. Watch over
    our island in christ precious name.
    Amen

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  97. In the first days in March when the news broke that St. Lucia had no recorded a homicide in two months I distinctly remember the Security Minister La Corbinere jumped to the news saying it was as a result of some strategies he had organized. He gave nothing or no one else credit.

    Today he is as silent as they come. Not a peep from him and his strategies

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  98. Sooo sorry for Lucia!

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  99. grow up St. Lucia..

    right now we have Operation No Confidence... we cah walk the streets

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  100. Bring back ORC!! Thats shate now! Fuck the rights of those crimimals! The victims dont have rights too???

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  101. keep your culture!!

    SEY LAVIE SEY LAMOORE!!

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  102. Am not surprised. Better days are here. Police doing what they were asked to do, nothing. Now it's back to being scared to walk in Castries again. King i criticized you but u at least restored my confidence. What does the PM and his buddies have to say. We may soon get some Trini police here, i suspect. lol

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  103. I say cancell carnival. St. Lucia is not fit to have carnival festivities this year!!!

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  104. concerned citizen

    Zort day ban hypocrite. . Before it was police brutality but now you'll crying for help. RSLPF, take a seat back n let them finish what they started. ..Let me see what our PM will say on his next interview. ..SMH, u guys had peace n quiet but you'll just had to mess up everything. ..Me lee un chew zort, pwen !

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    • Well said lucians r confused piece of shit when the police doing their job their complain in. When they on a go slow is the same shit. As for myself just allow the gang member to kill each other

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    • sad
      that is so serious and you treat with scant regard

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  105. This is what happen when people like MARY FRANCIS can't shut the ... up

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  106. concerned citizen

    From helen of the west to hell end of the west ...Wats happening to the sweet lil Paradise called st.lucia

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  107. All you idiots must mix politics and crime

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  108. Please god please we need à helping hand,let us not play the blame game but let us all pray for our st lucia

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  109. At concerned citizen HW U CAN MENTION CONWAY.....HW IS CONWAY

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  110. Omg .St lucia is not so beautiful Anymore .

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  111. Omg what is going on. Am starting to wonder if this is really gang wars or gang initiations. This is so sad.

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  112. Start hanging some ... in prison and others will cool out

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  113. Wtf, ppl the shit going too far now sum needs to be done

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  114. So it is not the 4 guys in custody.

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  115. Hebrews wakeup. ........keep the commandments of "I am that I am"

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  116. where are the informers when we need them because they know who is doing the shooting. Some of the family members or neighbours seeing or hearing stuff and they eh talking. Remember the poor mother who died Rockhall innocently for her son's crime. Please step forward and inform and be a rat for the safety of our nation. pay the informers MR PM or get the americans to help with the funds, the Jamaica investigators too.

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    • Informers aren't saying anything Cuz for some reason when they inform, the criminals knowing who the informer is !! -_-

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  117. some san andreas shit these days aye?

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  118. Ask yourself - who benefits from these killings? Could it be people looking for vindication?Could it be revenge against informants?

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  119. There are alot of things which are about to come out soon

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  120. Corn way fellar always doin doin sum coward shooting deh kill 2 cellars infront deh block an run inside look 1 across marketing board deh alone deh staying to do all deh petty crime real recognize real if u from the streets check the 3 murdas around dat block smfh

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  121. Bring back guy mayers and Stephenson king to curb this sh$t. Kenny open the flood gates :

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  122. I love my PM and PiP.

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  123. Wake up Lucian we are living in
    Perilous times

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  124. Y'all took credit for two months no murder I hope y'all take the credit for 5 murders one week jackasses. Over to you Wayne vitalvis...San honte

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  125. Wo yo yoy ban feh

    Bargii vini show

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  126. This is sad to see pplndyin in da streets and my kids have to grow up not knowin how sweet their country is while every one is startin to live in fear #lordhelpus

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  127. dem lil assholes have gud aim now.no inocent by standers getting hurt.gud

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  128. If u asses ain't mentioning a yard name Ul cunt eh good. Stop the blame game. It getting pointless..government has none to do woth these killings...and ul arent exactly who does wat...so shut the ..k up

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  129. Ca wait for Mary Francis to beg for Operation Restore Confidence to cone back....unless it hit home she eh go shut her trap

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  130. This was a mentally challenged young twenty something year old. What is Lucia coming to. Mary Francis where are you

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  131. OK let's give jack his jacket. Should we blame the government or should we blame the ones who pull the trigger? We St Lucians need to stop blaming the ministers and start blaming the ones who do the crimes. All these shootings are related. We all know it's a gang warfare and now we need peace. Where is the human rights lawyer now that people are being shot. Wake up St Lucia!!

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  132. Bodies going down n sum businessman shaking hand ......
    Da devil is working speedy

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  133. Oh Mary where are you? They have human rights too you know,not only when police shoot them.

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    • Yeah baby, STOP BEING IGNORANT, THIS IS A CRIMINAL MATTER NOT A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE !!

      Human Rights cases I usually brought against a STATE, REGIME, ORGANIZATION, TERRORIST GROUP,GOVERNMENT, MILITANT GROUP, etc, etc.

      Do some research before making ignorant and uniformed comments !!

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      • Human rights charges can be brought against anyone or any group.Your human rights can be violated by your neighbour just as by the police or government. You need to do your own research.

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        • Scruff McGruff, STOP PLAYING SMART AND NOT BEING CLEVER.

          I, said "Human Rights cases I usually...". KEY WORD "USUALLY". The Authorities will not charge someone for killing another, with a human rights violation. THIS A CRIMINAL MATTER.

          I understand why people may be upset that the police reputation is on the line, and as a result one has to trad carefully.

          STOP TALKING FOOLISHNESS !! NONE OF THESE GUYS WILL BE CHARGED WITH A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS !! I PROMISE YOU !!

          SO STOP THE STUPID TALK !!

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  134. O get something better to say stop blaming the government ,if you can't say something good just keep your cool,let come together and pray for the families and for our country .o god take control for you have the power.

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  135. This one hv a gun that one hv a gun, man they go shoot each other for fun, but when the men kill the men all that remain is women /it is then I go take the chance & kill them with romance bcuz the only gun I got is the gun inside me pants

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  136. Lord help us but tonight dere lot of yourl in bacanal!! *red*do yourl nastiness then ask god for help...lucians fools!

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  137. What was the point of advertising and celebrating a crime free period.

    Jackass political figures!

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  138. Lord!! St lucia needs you now!!!

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  139. Mayb a lil ORC (Operation Restore Confidence) wud help.. Hmm. Unless lucians want da states to cum n "curb" da crime rate for them. But how cn they curb ours whilst theirs is on da rise.. Btw the victims dnt hve human rights? Oh Mary dnt represent dead ppl? Or she dnt speak bout it cuz she cnt make a buck talkin bout those killed by criminals? Hmm. Oh Mary.I hohope if one of those shooters get killed by an officer trying to protect himself i eh hear ur mouth

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  140. when will thing thing stop, let's call on the Heavely Father, please!

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  141. I swear on d life of that yute
    Nuff body dropping people wont walk the streets anymore.

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  142. Lucians had a million tings to say wen operation restore confidence was in place now look dem same dogs jus killin ppl now yall crying government and police eh doin nun . Make up yall minds

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  143. .concerned citizen

    OUR COUNTRY NEEDS HEALING. LORD PUT A HAND.

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  144. This time who their kill and where he from.... Just sad

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  145. Call Mary Francis

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  146. be alert always

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  147. The only reason that can happen is because they know they have full protection that's what Kenny wanted

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  148. this is getting out of hand....jah put a hand!!!....those young assholes don't have nuffinqq better to do..but kill...smhhh......if is kill Yall wanna kill join the u.s army...

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  149. All them salops that killing people need to be executed in their Mc

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  150. I wanna hear some family member come on tv and say he was not involved in crime and ting. Just like Asha Emanuel was not, but a gun was found on hia waist band when he was picked up by da coroner. Wonder why this was never mentioned in da news.... You live by da gun you die by da blood chat gun... #whovexlose

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  151. lucians watchin tomuch TV so sad

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  152. That's 4kt up, we need to put a stop to this. Our beautiful island is becoming a battle field 4 those who hv to regard 4 the future of our children. We Lucians hv to do something

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  153. Dead dead dead

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  154. Slp govermemt started to celebrate too fast when we went for 2 months without a murder. I knew there was something behind these murders. I believe if the governement was ao prepared to talk credit for the 2 months of no murder they may as well admit that their strategy to combat crime is no longer working

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    • No sense putting the dont like check mark besides my comment.sacway son hont. You cant have your cake and it it too. If the two months of no murders was good for the slp then they must also accept when things are not going right.
      MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH WHEN I SEE PEOPLE ARE MORE INTERESTED IN DEFENDING COLOUR AND SYMBOL THAN COUNTRY. BUNCH OF SICK PEOPLE. SAN HONT.

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  155. I wonder what our lying PM will say now. He just finished condeming the Police Force so i guess he will go and plead with the criminals to give us a chance like he did before

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  156. st.lucia is now the wild wild west

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  157. OMG ....lord we need your help ...

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  158. Lord, forgive us, have mercy upon us father.

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  159. The bible states "As in the days of Noe just as it is the end of time." Seek GOD.

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  160. Damn not again

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  161. having fun

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  162. Really the devil is working. So ppl we hv to rally. and oray fir the nation the devil is not sleeping

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    • The Devil asked me to inform you that this was not his doing. He is currently tied up and busy with corrupt Governments and he has his hands full with Mugabe, Putin, US Government and some other Countries, he does not have the time for gangs, druglords and criminals on small islands

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  163. Five and counting..... Meanwhile am sipping on some chichima tea

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  164. NOT AGAIN THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS

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  165. OMG.Not again!

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  166. concerned citizen

    Oh shoot. That Graveyard vs Conway rivalry is at an all time high.

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  167. Oh come on
    This is scary

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  168. What the f . This can't be happening.

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