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Crime/Police

BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in Bois Patat

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Police are investigating a shooting incident in Bois Patat, Castries. Reports are that a man, believed to be in his early 20s, was shot in the leg. He was transported to Victoria Hospital by ambulace in stable condition. Emergency officials received the report at 8 p.m (0)(6)

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UPDATED: Dead body found floating identified

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Police have identified the body found floating in the waters off Gros Islet after 1:30 p.m today, Jan. 19 Police said Mequid Annerville, 29, also known as Aaron and Killer Yute, is suspected of drowning but a post mortem scheduled for tomorrow will determine the cause of death. Annerville is originally from Dennery but resided on Chapel Street, Gros Islet, ...

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“I leave it up to Him” – ‘Chubby’s babymother has forgiven ‘Ninja Dan’ and two co-accused

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The babymother of slain Dwayne ‘Chubby’ James has said she has forgiven popular soca artiste Jonathan ‘Ninja Dan’ St. Rose and his two accused, but she is disappointed in the St. Lucian justice system. After spending seven years and four months on remand, St. Rose, Lynden Blasse and Marvin Nelson were today, Jan. 18 freed after their application to the ...

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Physical restraints

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It is lawful for a police officer or correctional officer to put on a person arrested, whether with or without a warrant, physical restraints, whether by hand cuffs, leg-restraints or other means— (a) whenever such person is being moved from a place of confinement to Court or from Court to a place of confinement; (b) whenever such person is being ...

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Harbouring or aiding criminals

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A person who knowing or having reason to believe that another person has committed or has been convicted of any crime, aids, conceals, or harbours that person, with the intention of enabling him or her to avoid lawful arrest or the execution of his or her sentence, or to escape punishment, is liable— (a) if the crime is punishable with ...

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Escaping or permitting rescue or rescuing

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396.      A person who endeavors to resist or prevent the execution of the law— (a) by escaping from lawful custody for crime; (b) by aiding or permitting any other person to escape from lawful custody for a crime; (c) by permitting himself or herself to be rescued from lawful custody for a crime; (d) by rescuing any other person from ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Escaped Vieux Fort prisoner caught

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Police have caught the man who escaped while being escorted to a court house in Vieux Fort. Dexter Jn Baptiste, alias ‘Chucky’ and ‘Dave,’ escaped around 10 a.m. Monday (Jan 16.) Officers from the Vieux Fort Police Station arrested Jn Baptiste at a beach unharmed, around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. Jn Baptiste who is facing an indictable offence and assisting the ...

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Prisoner’s escape to be probed

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Police are preparing to launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape of prisoner and state witness Dexter Jn Baptiste on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, a well-placed source have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). The source said the matter is subject to an “internal investigation” and “will be” investigated. It is unlikely that the police officers who were ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Pepper-spray church attacker charged

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Police have charged a 33-year-old woman for a pepper-spray attack at a church on Sunday that left three people injured, police sources have confirmed. Anthea Martial, a resident of Richfond, has been charged with casting or throwing a noxious substance based on Section 101 (2) of the Criminal Code. If found guilty, Martial faces a maximum 10 years in prison and ...

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Man caught after robbing tourist in Rodney Bay with fake gun

A wooden replica gun (not the one mentioned in the story).

With the help of citizens, police arrested a young man Monday night (Jan. 16) after he used a fake gun to rob a middle-aged female tourist in Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, an eyewitness told St. Lucia News Online. The incident reportedly occurred around 9 p.m. near a popular restaurant, the source said. The suspect reportedly pulled out a gun after his attempts ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Photos of escaped Vieux Fort prisoner released

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St. Lucia News Online (SNO) has obtained four photos of escaped prisoner Dexter Jn. Baptiste, aka Chucky and Dave of Dennery. Jn. Baptiste, believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s, sprinted away while being escorted by police officers with other prisoners from a police vehicle to a court house in Vieux Fort after 10 a.m. today. Reliable sources ...

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Police Update: Homicide at Bois Patat, Morne Du Don

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PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem examination was conducted upon the body of twenty seven (27) year old resident of Jacmel, Uriaus Anthony, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a shooting incident at Bois Patat on Monday, January 9, 2017. The post mortem, conducted by Dr. Wayne Felicien revealed that he died as a result of traumatic brain injury secondary ...

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Police update on 9th homicide of 2017

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of twenty four (24) year old, Keegan Rosemond of Ciceron. Police attached to the Gros Islet Police Station received a report reference to a shooting at Bois D’ Orange, about 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Keegan Rosemond, was found lying sideways with apparent gunshot injuries. He was ...

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UPDATE: Escaped prisoner was also a state witness – police

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  The prisoner who sprinted out of police custody while being brought to a court house in Vieux Fort this morning, was about to appear before the court as a prosecution witness, reliable sources have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). Dexter Jn. Baptiste, aka Dave, is from Dennery and is believed to be in his late 20’s to early 30’s. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Marisule homicide suspect appears in court

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A man who was detained in connection with the homicide of 76-year-old Ann Rose Raymond appeared in a Gros Islet court this morning. Peter Thomas, 43, of Union, Castries, was charged for theft under Section 188 of the criminal code. He was remanded until his next court appearance on Feb. 8. Thomas was picked up by police on Friday at his ...

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UPDATED: Target of Dennery church attack speaks out; suspect arrested

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The target of yesterday’s pepper-spray incident at the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in La Ressorce, Dennery has given her side of the story in an exclusive interview with St. Lucia News Online (SNO). Kernisha Flavien, a resident of Aux Lyons, Dennery, was released from hospital Sunday afternoon while the suspect was arrested this morning. Flavien was among three church members who ...

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Oliver Gobat’s family disappointed with UK Prime Minister

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THE TELEGRAPH (UK) – The family of a prominent British businessman murdered in a suspected contract killing has accused the Prime minister of breaking her personal promise to help them solve the case. Helen, 69, and Theo Gobat, 77, whose son Oliver was killed on a Caribbean island, said they feel “abandoned” by the Government after Theresa May assured St ...

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PHOTOS: Anti-violence vigil and march underway

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A vigil and march organised by the communities of Bois D’Inde and Jacmel is currently underway in Roseau. The vigil’s theme is “Zero Tolerance for Crime: Put on Love”, in response to the recent triple homicide in Jacmel and other crimes in the community and its surroundings, organisers say. The march is expected to end in Morne Ciseaux. Prime Minister Allen ...

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UPDATED: Union man charged with stealing homicide victim’s car

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Police have formally charged a man with stealing the motor vehicle belonging to homicide victim 76-year-old Ann Rose Raymond, also known as Aunty Urita, Lilico or Ma Leo. Peter Thomas, 43, of Union, Castries was charged this afternoon (Jan. 15). He was picked up by police on Friday at his residence. Raymond’s body was discovered by police at her Marisule, Gros ...

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BREAKING NEWS: At least two injured in pepper-spray incident at Dennery church

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The Richfond Police Station is investigating an incident at the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in La Ressource, Dennery this morning which has left at least two church members injured. Police and church members told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the incident, which occurred after 9 a.m.  when church services ended, involved two females. One of the females reportedly pepper-sprayed ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man fatally shot in Bois D’Orange

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St. Lucia has recorded its ninth homicide within 14 days of the new year. Reports are that a man was shot dead in Bois D’ Orange, Gros Islet around 3 am this morning. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Kegan Rosemond from Ciceron, Castries. He was shot in the head, More details soon (40)(50)

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“I am not afraid” – Dr. Ubaldus Raymond defends his credibility

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Senator Dr. Ubaldus Raymond has defended his credibility, after naked photos allegedly belonging to him, were shared on social media. The country’s junior Finance Minister told a news conference on Friday (Jan.13), that he was blackmailed. “There have been attempts to extort monies from me through devious means,” he explained. Dr. Raymond said no amount of threats will cause him ...

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Airport runway reopened after minor incident

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The runway at the George F.L. Charles Airport was closed for about 40 minutes this afternoon, Jan. 12 after a single-engine aircraft’s landing gear issue, airport officials have confirmed. Head of Airports Lambert Remy told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that around 1:45 p.m., a  French-registered PA-32 Cherokee Six  light aircraft busted a tire while landing. Two persons, including the pilot, ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Travel agency in Castries robbed

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Police are investigating an armed robbery in Castries city. Reports are that an individual attached to the travel agency was robbed of an undisclosed sum of cash around 11 a.m.  today. The individual was reportedly on Bridge Street when the incident occurred. When contacted by SNO, the owner of the business confirmed that the incident occurred but requested that we withhold the ...

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Part of building collapses, no one hurt

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A small portion of the American Drywall building in Vide Boutielle collapsed on three parked vehicles this morning. The vehicles were unoccupied when the incident occurred after 9 a.m. Police were seen taking statements from the drivers of the vehicles. (0)(0)

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BREAKING NEWS: Wounded man refuses to cooperate with police

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A male who sustained wounds from an apparent attack or altercation this evening has been uncooperative with police. Reliable sources told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the Babonneau Police Station was responding to a domestic issue in Paix Bouche, Babonneau, around 8 p.m, when the police noticed a man passing by, bleeding from “slash” wounds to the right side ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in Black Mallet

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Police have been called to the scene of a shooting in Black Mallet, Marchand, Castries this evening between 7pm and 8pm. Reports are that a male was shot in the leg. He however managed to escape his attackers. No further details available (0)(4)

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Government mulls setting up National Defence Force

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In an effort to combat crime, the Allen Chastanet-led government said it is mulling the creation of a National Defense Force and the restructuring of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF). Chastanet made this disclosure in a post on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, stating that his government’s goal is to create a safe, peaceful environment, where the rule ...

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Families of Jacmel shooting victims devastated

From left: Kyle Simon, Gillan Charles (aka Gideon), and Dequan Joseph.

The families of three men who were gunned down on Sunday in Jacmel are devastated and looking for answers from the police. Speaking for the first time to the media since the incident, the mother of 37-year-old Gillan Charles claims that he might have been “at the wrong place at the wrong time”. “He was a very, very loving son…. ...

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Bonnetterre woman tied up, vehicle stolen

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Police are investigating a home invasion in Bonnetterre, Gros Islet on Monday, Jan. 9 in which a woman was tied up and her vehicle stolen. The incident occurred after 3 p.m. The name of the victim and additional details have not been disclosed. The burglars reportedly took off with the woman’s silver 2016 Kia Sportage, which has since been recovered. No one ...

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Still no sign of missing Cedar Heights man

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Tomorrow, Jan. 11 will make one week since 46-year-old David Renee of Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort was reported missing. Family members are appealing to members of the public who may have any information about his disappearance, to contact the police. “It’s really painful for me,” said his brother Curtis Renee in an interview with HTS. “It’s not easy. All I ...

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Post-mortem result for man shot by police at Marigot revealed

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PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem was conducted upon the body of Yves Rene, a thirty nine (39) year old resident of Fond Mange, Marigot, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a shooting incident involving the police, on Sunday, January 8, 2017. The post mortem examination, conducted by Dr. Stephen King, revealed that Yves Rene died as a result of ...

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Rock thrown into moving vehicle in Marisule

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Five occupants of an SUV escaped injuries when a rock was thrown into their moving vehicle while driving on the highway through Marisule, Gros Islet on Sunday. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m., just after the Courts building, as the vehicle was heading towards Castries, one of the occupants, who preferred anonymity, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). “… The ...

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PM brought to tears by weekend murders

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said he was brought to tears as a result of the homicides over the weekend. In a post on his Facebook page, Chastanet said he will be meeting with the police and the ministry responsible for social and family development to “see how best we can deal with this alarming situation”. “It is heart-breaking to have ...

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Post mortem results for St. Martin released

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PRESS RELEASE – A post mortem was conducted upon the body of Jeremie St. Martin, a twenty one year old resident of Gros Islet, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a shooting incident, at Gros Islet, on Friday, January 6, 2017. The post mortem examination, conducted by Dr. Wayne Felicien, revealed that Jeremie St. Martin died as a result of ...

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Shermiah Clercine – second homicide victim of 2017: police

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a resident of Arundel Hill, namely Shermiah Clercin. Police received a report reference to a shooting at Leslie Land, about 11:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017. Shermiah Clercin, who allegedly sustained four gunshot wounds to the chest, was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital where he was admitted ...

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Dillan Joseph sustained single stab wound – police

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a twenty five (25) year old resident of Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, namely Dillan Joseph. Police received a report reference to a stabbing at Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Dillan Joseph, who allegedly received a single stab wound, was pronounced dead ...

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Police report on Jacmel triple homicide

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PRESS RELEASE – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three individuals after a shooting incident in Bois Den, Jacmel. Police received a report reference to a shooting at Jacmel, about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Two individuals, namely Gillan Charles, a thirty seven (37) year old and Dequan Joseph, a sixteen (16) year old both ...

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Marigot police shooting under investigation

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PRESS RELEASE – On Sunday, January 8, 2016, during a police operation, at Fond Mange, Marigot, thirty nine (39) year old Yves Rene alias “Nazarene”, was fatally shot. He was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner at 11:52 a.m. A post mortem is scheduled for later today. Investigations have commenced into this ...

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British man brutally attacked at Soufriere waterfall

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A British man who was left fighting for his life after being attacked by bandits in Soufriere has been released from local hospital. Jude St. Prix, from London, had his arm slashed in a sickening machete attack as he intervened to stop the bandits from robbing patrons who were visiting his ‘New Jerusalem’ pool and spa retreat in Zenon, near ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal shooting at Bois Patat

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Police are investigating the island’s eighth homicide in nine days. Five homicides occurred yesterday. The body of a young man, identified as Urias Anthony, aka Outclear, of Jacmel, was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head at a dwelling house in Bois Patat, Castries today. According to sources, police are investigating whether his death is linked to yesterday’s triple homicide ...

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Fatal Jacmel shooting may be gang related (video)

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  A source close to the families of two of the men who were killed execution-style at Jacmel on Sunday, claims that the incident may be gang related, especially since two of the deceased were known to be in “bad business”. The source, who was at first reluctant to speak with St. Lucia News Online (SNO), said he cannot say ...

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Dequan was not a gangster, says relative (updated)

Dequan Joseph and his baby nephew. Joseph was reportedly visiting his nephew when he was gunned down along with several others in Bois Den, Jacmel on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

A family member has denied that 16-year-old Dequan Joseph, one of the victims of Sunday’s triple homicide in Bois Den, Jacmel, was involved in gang activity. Following the shooting deaths of Gillan Charles aka Gideon, Kyle Richard, and Dequan, members of the public and law enforcement sources have suggested that the murders may be gang related. However, Odita Joseph, who ...

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UPDATED: Grand Riviere fatal stabbing began with fight reportedly over ‘text message’

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A man was fatally stabbed by his girlfriend in Grand Riviere, Gros Islet earlier tonight. The dead man has been identified as 25-year-old Dillan Joseph aka Peacock. The incident reportedly occurred in the vicinity of the Rainbow 2000 bar. One close neighbour claims that the victim went through his girlfriend’s phone and found “something that he was not suppose to ...

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BLOODY SUNDAY: Three dead after shooting in Jacmel

From left: Kyle Simon, Gillian Charles (aka Gideon), and Dequan Joseph.

Three males were fatally shot at a garage in Bois Den, Jacmel on Sunday (Jan. 8) afternoon, sources have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO). The dead men have been identified as 16-year-old Dequan Joseph, 37-year-old Gillan Charles aka Banton and Gideon, and Kyle Richard. Joseph and Charles died on the spot while Richard succumbed to his injuries at Victoria Hospital. ...

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Marigot police shooting: Eyewitnesses describe how it all happened

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As tensions flare in Marigot, over the shooting death of a 38-year-old man by a police officer, several eyewitnesses have come forward to lash out at the police for the incident. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, one eyewitness named Mario told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the victim of Sunday’s shooting, Yves Rene, was innocent and didn’t ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot dead in Marigot (VIDEO)

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  A man was reportedly shot and killed by police on Sunday (Jan. 8) in Marigot. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Yves Rene, aka Nazarene. The incident happened after 11:30 a.m., according to reports. No further details available at this time. (12)(3)

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UPDATED: Leslie Land shooting victim succumbs

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  Twenty-eight-year-old Shermiah Clercin aka Eboo, who was shot multiple times on Monday (Jan.2) at Leslie Land, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning, according to reports. Clercin, a father of two, was discovered lying in a pool of blood when emergency officials arrived with an ambulance to transport him to hospital. He reportedly sustained gunshot wounds to the upper body. The shooting ...

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Vieux Fort man missing, vehicle found in remote area

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A search is underway for a single father of two. David Renee, 46, was last seen on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 4 at his home in Cedar Heights, Vieux Fort, his sister Lindy Renee told St. Lucia News Online on Saturday. She said a passerby, a woman who knows him, reported seeing him at his residence around 7 p.m. ...

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St. Lucia’s first homicide victim identified

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The young man who was fatally shot this morning (Jan. 6) in the town of Gros Islet has been identified. According to reliable sources, the dead man is 21-year-old Jeremy St. Martin, also known as Jay. Reports are that the shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. This is St. Lucia’s first homicide for the new year. St. Martin was a former ...

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Gov’t to pour more resources into judicial system

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In an effort to help reduce the high incidence of crime on Saint Lucia, the government plans to place more resources towards helping to improve the current judicial system. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said his administration will see to it that more judges and legal support staff are hired this year, in order to make the judicial system stronger and ...

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One dead following shooting in Gros Islet

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Police are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead. Officers discovered 21-year-old dead from an apparent bullet wound. The lawmen were informed by residents of the shooting around 3 a.m. Friday. The victim was discovered in a house located at the corners of Bridge and St. George Streets in Gros Islet. The man was transported to hospital where ...

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Police investigating armed robbery at Castries gas station

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Police are searching for two males who robbed a gas station at gunpoint. Police Press Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent Gregory Alexander, said on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 3, the two makes men entered the Jn Marie gas station on Lance Road, Castries , near the George F. L. Charles Airport. They brandished guns at the security guard and tied ...

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Two males, one female attempt suicide

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With only four days into the new year, Saint Lucia has already recorded three separate attempted suicides. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) was informed that two males and one female attempted to take their own lives. The most recent incident occurred today (Jan.4), when a man from Micoud believed to be in his 30s, consumed a poisonous substance and was ...

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Alleged burglary at Soufriere clothing store

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The window of a small clothing store located opposite the Soufriere Catholic Church was shattered after a burglar reportedly threw a rock through the glass to enter the shop. A resident of the area told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the discovery was made on Wednesday morning by several people who were passing the area on their way to ...

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Video of wounded youth emerges

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A video has emerged of one of the alleged victims of Tuesday’s chopping/stabbing incident in Castries city. In the six-second video, a bloody young man sits on a bench holding his left wrist. Though details are sketchy, it was reported that at least two young males sustained injuries during an altercation at the Soufriere bus stand, near the Castries market after ...

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Young man stabbed at Vieux Fort night club

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A 20-year-old Vieux Fort man underwent emergency surgery Tuesday morning (Jan.3) after he was stabbed at a popular beach bar/night club, just outside the town, relatives have disclosed. McGelan Joseph of Lewis Street, Vieux Fort is currently in serious but stable condition at St. Jude Hospital, relatives say. Mina Joseph told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that her brother was attacked by ...

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Men stabbed, chopped in Castries

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Two young males were rushed to hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 3 following an altercation near the Castries market. The incident reportedly occurred around 3 p.m. Reports reaching St. Lucia News Online (SNO) are that two men were involved in fight at the Soufriere bus stand. Weapons were drawn during the fight and both men sustained stab and chop wounds, an ...

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Man shot in Castries

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STAFF REPORT – Police are investigating the shooting of a young man at Leslie Land, Castries around 11 p.m. Monday night. The man reportedly sustained gunshot wounds to the upper body and was transported to hospital by ambulance in a semi-conscious state. His condition is not yet known. No further details available. (13)(4)

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Chef stabbed and robbed in Castries

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STAFF REPORT – A 56-year-old father of five is hoping for a safer New Year after he was stabbed and robbed on Friday night (Dec. 30) at a Castries city bus stop. William Biscette, a chef, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that he was attacked by two young males while sitting at the Monchy bus stop, around 10:15 p.m. “I ...

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