Justice for Oliver Gobat to be pursued tirelessly

Justice for Oliver Gobat to be pursued tirelessly
Local hotelier Oliver Gobat. Photo credit: www.caribbean360.com.
Local hotelier Oliver Gobat. Photo credit: www.caribbean360.com.

A Facebook page named “Justice for Ollie Gobat” has been created in memory of hotelier and property developer Oliver “Ollie” Gobat who was murdered on Friday, April 25, 2014.

The page, which was created on June 30, will be used to provide updates on the case and information-sharing/tips to solve the murder.

The creators of the Facebook page said they want those responsible for Gobat’s murder “brought to justice and to improve our law and order”.

“We are determined to bring those responsible for Ollie’s murder to justice and to improve law and order in St. Lucia,” according to information on the page.

“Oliver Gobat was a gifted, kind, loving, generous and loyal soul who was taken away from us far too soon by evil perpetrators. This page is to share all the many memories and photos we had with Ollie, and also as a forum for us to update everyone as to what is happening with the case and for sharing any information anyone may have that may help. We will also be putting up a confidential telephone number shortly for anyone that would wish to leave information anonymously.”

Gobat’s parents had released a statement confirming that the charred body found in a burnt Range Rover in Cap Estate, Gros Islet was their 38-year-old son, who was reported missing the same night the remains were found.

Though his parents have identified the body, the local police are yet to release an official statement on the autopsy results and the identity of the body.

However, family and friends are determined to seek justice for the St. Lucian-born, British-raised multi-millionaire, who was the executive director at Cap Maison hotel in Cap Estate.

“It is simply not right that the evil perpetrators are walking around free after committing such a dreadful and heinous crime. Of course we hope that helping get closure for this crime will also bring forward other information for other ghastly unsolved murders,” according to a statement promoting the page.

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  1. We should stop talking about the crime in St. Lucia. Scaring people away from our country. Crime do happen no matter where on earth you are. I come to St. Lucia about once a year. I usually rent a car and if I cannot rent one I walk and go everywhere. From grave yard to, Wiltons yard, Leslie Land, Hospital road, Marchand, tou rouge, Marchand Boulevard all over and walk and go anywhere I want to go no matter night or day. There are some places I rather not go but if I have a reason to go. Say to visit a friend or family member that is where I will be and I don't care what will happen. They still have some crimes where innocent people got killed. But, the majority of the murderers in St. Lucia are of people that had it coming to them one way or the other. It's not years ago. Technology has increase and people have guns on the streets. You do someone something in St. Lucia nowadays and they going to get back at you one way or the other and if it means killing you they will not think twice to shoot you. If a crime is properly planned I don't think forensic will help. The police already know the motive for most of those murders. I think that is the reason why they are not trying to pursue some of those cases. You reap what you sow. Sa ou fair c'est sa ou wear. St. Lucia is not like those countries where mad people just come up to a school or some public place and start spraying bullets into innocent civilians. Though we all think about the negative. Yet here in St. Lucia we are still blessed.. Karma is a bitch...

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  2. @ Yaad Chick and @ Fem.. My sentiments here too. I don't live here is St. Lucia but I am from here. I was telling my brother's wife the same thing. How someone will just kill someone like that at random. Without any motive. Not a robbery but a planned hit. What about that Landings property? I feel that is just a big front. Like the prime minister was saying and we all know that this property is in receivership. Which means.. Receivership is a situation in which an institution or enterprise is being held by a receiver, a person "placed in the custodial responsibility for the property of others, including tangible and intangible assets and rights," especially in cases where a company cannot meet its financial obligations or enters into bankruptcy. I smell money laundering.. Sa ou fair sa ou wear. Take that put in your pipe and smoke it..

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  3. What a load of hogwash. Would someone, randomly, for no apparent reason, set an individual's vehicle on fire while the individual is still inside? If this crime does not scream "illegal activity gone awry", I don't know what does. People should be aware of the dangers/consequences of getting themselves involved in illicit activities and fraternizing with shady characters. This incident seems eerily similar to a scene straight out of a gangster or mafia film; not that I am glorifying the manner of death, but we do often reap what we sow.

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  4. You'll sure is mate body that there. Unless they can positively ID him, I eh go be surprised if he try and disappear and make it look like he dead.

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  5. Why does it takes so long for a crime to be sloved in St.Lucia?
    Dont we have detectives and investigaters on island? Why is the justice system so backward? How many unsloved murders do we have thus far?
    Are Lucians so heartless nowadays that might know something and knows the pain that families are going through and yet still everyone keep mute.Papa God Lucians aint easy.hope that everyone with unsloved cases find justice soon oh Lord.Helen where did we go wrong? Peace my People.

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    • Justice system so backward? Is Saint Lucia the only country with unsolved crime?
      I dont know why we are so quick to blame the police and say they are not doing their job. I believe that they are making the best out of the tools they are given to work with. There is no real support system for the police. Our crime lab.... what crime lab?

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      • Well it's not only about the crime lab it's about collecting evidence, processing evidence and interviewing witnesses. However, the biggest problems lies with the courts.
        A failing institution which clearly does not serves it's purpose, with cases backed up in the system from 1912; and criminals getting released for serious crimes after two year. And oh, how could I forget a weak security minister (lacorbinaire) that has no vision or plan in place for crime fighting. When citizens vote to put individuals in power these are the things that should be looked at a discuss. STOP PUTTING IDIOTS IN POWER ELSE YOU GONNA GET FAILING RESULTS!

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  6. A B - please go and tell the police of your concerns rather than hide behind your keyboard. Sounds like you are in the know..

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  7. Really?
    After you are aware of that happened, kept information from the Police and now you believe that a FaceBook page is now your "Sherlock Holmes?"

    You aren't fooling anyone.

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    • Quite right, AB...they didn't wanted the police to get involved...they thought, perhaps, with their wealth, they could do a better job than the police.

      May his soul RIP, tho.

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      • of course they will do a better job than those arrogant police men/women in St.Lucia. St.Lucia is falling apart and you people still not changing.

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  8. What u sow is what u will harvest no one is saying he was not a good person but he was not robbed of any thing an the way he was killed looks like the job of a pro killer on a directed target that was marked for a deal that gone bad even COCO JIM SNOW can see that

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    • I couldnt agree more. the manner in which he was killed is that of a pro. Ive seen murders like that on many shows like 48 hours. a shot to the head and then a burnt vehicle to clear all the forensic evidence. surely not some small time criminal... a pro at work. I wouldnt be surprised if it was done by someone abroad with some dirty link.

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