UPDATE: Police investigating suspected suicide in Vieux Fort

UPDATE: Police investigating suspected suicide in Vieux Fort

Police said they have launched an investigation into the suspected suicide of an elderly man in the south of the island this morning.

According to a police press release, the body of 57-year-old Bertrand Grant aka Bob of La Ressource, Vieux Fort was discovered suspended by a rope from the ceiling of his residence at about 9:00 this morning, Thursday, May 23, 2013.

“Information received suggests he was last seen alive yesterday at about 4 pm,” the release said.

Police said a post mortem will determine the cause of death.

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  1. Why are so many people complaining about the police do very little work to insure the safety of the people of St.lucia,is it because of lack of leadership,no respect for leadership?why policemen are not deceplined,or even fired,as i can see they get the governments money under false pretence,what a shame,POLICE MEN.

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  2. The lack of jobs in Saint Lucia and the frustration of a people who seem to me on my many visits back to the island which I was born on, may be a reason for an increase in suicide rates. Sometimes life seems too much for many and it would surprise me if there are facilities to support those who feel that they have had enough. The saint Lucian government should invest in its people, their mental health, physical health, education and encourage them to feel valued and a part of the greater saint Lucian society. I haven't resided on saint Lucia since the age of three but on my visit with my son last year , I found people to be angry, judgmental, lonely some even emotionally unstable because of a society where everything one does is scrutinized and others tend to not support you if you are going through a bad spell. People seem to much rather speak badly rather than love and support each other. Incidentally when I made this speech to a group of saint Lucian's their response was that I was gay. I thought that was amusing as I am not offended by being referred to as gay. But I am concerned for the mental welfare of most of the people I met in saint Lucia especially young people as a psychologist .

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  3. Is 57 classed as elderly now?! What about those 40 years older in their 90s?? Really really elderly?

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  4. Since when is 57 elderly? It has nothing to do with where the person lives, it's what's going on inside the person. Check on your fellow man people. Offer help if needed and that doesn't always mean money either. BLESSED LOVE

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  5. Ofcourse it's always vf... or the south if some sensitive readers prefer that name... but another tragedy.. #sad

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  6. Please do some serious research on our drinking waters. Something is killing us mentally, physically and emotionally...for goodness sake what's going on back home phew. My heart bleed for my compatriots. If only I had the answer to what's going on I would surely solve it, but I cannot.

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