Relatives of Linus Constantine allegedly denied meeting with security officials

Relatives of Linus Constantine allegedly denied meeting with security officials
Linus Constantine
Linus Constantine

The mother of missing 18-year-old youth leader Linus Constantine has said she was denied a meeting with National Security Minister Victor Phillip La Corbiniere and other senior security officials.

Goolaman told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (July 1) that her daughter had made a request on her behalf to meet with La Corbiniere during the first week of June. A date was set for the meeting, but it was cancelled two hours before the meeting.

The distraught mother said she recently made another request to meet with Crime Chief Frances Henry, but was told that only the officer in charge of the case can assist with that. The officer is however on annual leave and the case file has not been passed onto someone else. The crime chief is also on annual leave.

A few weeks earlier, Goolaman also requested to meet with Commissioner of Police Vernon Francois. The woman said she visited the commissioner’s officer herself and was asked to leave a number and a name. However, she was never contacted by anyone regarding that request. A follow-up was done, but with no positive response.

Goolaman told SNO that she continues to get push-around by police officials whenever she tries to get an update into the DNA reports, regarding her son’s case.

“I don’t know if they have something to hide or what is taking them so long to get the results, but every time I call they don’t know anything…nobody knows anything, they never know and that’s what I get every time I call,” she added.

In a previous interview, Goolaman had accused the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) of playing “cat and mouse “with the investigation into her missing son.

Goolaman said she wants some closure to the issue and is urging the police force to fast-track the test. DNA samples were taken from Goolaman and Constantine’s father for testing to determine whether the body found on the Marisule beach matches him.

Since April 28 relatives of the missing teen were told that the results would be ready. However, to date no information regarding this investigation has been revealed or discussed with the family.

Constantine was officially reported missing on April 27. He is originally from Foriesterre, Castries but had three homes. He was last known to be staying by a friend in Corinth, Gros Islet.

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  1. For too long there has been confusion about this lab and DNA. What is really going on there. The other day two ladies were on TV complaining about their brother murder and the lab.

    Are there really competent people working there? Is it solving cases? The police need to come out and speak the truth about the lab. Is tax payers money that running that white elephant

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  2. If the police do not have the results the least they can do as humans and not dogs is to update the family. They might be appreciative of the fact that they are getting feedback rather than a cold shoulder and broken promises.... The authorities need to give the family some sort of information rather than a run around!...... Any human with a heart would want to provide answers in this case.

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  3. Typical behaviour by those in authority. Never in office, never return calls. Unless its a big shot or a tourist then its business as usua and no urgencyl. This is also a Human Rights issue for which the authorities need to be called out. As for our current home affairs minister unless its in the media don't expect any response from him.

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  4. Wait. What would the police gain by withholding results. What would they be trying to hide. As much as anyone understands the family's plight let us not lose sight of he situation. A body was found so badly decomposed that DNA has to be used for identification. This is not done in slu. Let the police do their jobs. Give them a chance. Was the officer and the crime chief to put their lives on hold to sit and wait for results? Case files are not passed on to people. How can there be accountability if that is done. When the results come in im sure the family will be the first to be notified

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  5. Beautiful shut ur ass, 2 months now un no results police officers are to blame to what the hell are yall hidin, if Linus's mother had big name I sure she get sum service abt her son

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  6. i am not surprised by la corbiniere`s incompetence because he didn`t do any better the last time he held that position.

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  7. They won't be blamed if they were doing their jobs. It's always an investigation with no results. Too much slackness in the force! Most of their cases are unsolved ,now tell me who should we blame? Smh stop making it a personal issue and stand for justice. Zot twa situwez!

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  8. Why are urll puttin the blame on the police officer? Oh plz. The officers are not the ones doin the DNA. If the result was in they would inform the family. Urll lucians need to relax and stop blaming the police for everything. They are human beings jus like everybody else. Choops!

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  9. i tell yall if linus mother was of some high status in saint lucia or somewhere else that wouldnt take so long even if everything takes time but she is a lil person so she gets pushed around

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    • de hotel padna they shot and killed and burnt in his jeep...they got to know it was him long days...money run tings in that broke ass country

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  10. i strongly beleive the la corbiniere and alvina should resign from their post theses are two government officials that really cant and dont do their jobs....they get me sick and theses are too curical ministries.......i am an slp supporter but i wont let that blind sight me...these two need to step up or step down from their post.

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  11. The st Lucia police force has a lots to be desired what they need to do is to bring in overseas help to really train these police officers how to handle situations and people the police reminds me of those I see in the African movies rough insensitive and no compassion for people ,we need help and justice that we don't seem to be getting .Jesus take the wheel ....a little compassion in any situation goes a long way

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  12. That is torture inflicted by officials of the state(I am being careful not saying government). The least they could have done is to give the family a hearing. They need to put themself in the parents position. It is hard. May God give them strength.

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  13. I don't know how Linus' mother is coping with this situation but its very devasting and unfair to the family. After so long no positive result can be given to the family. Them police officers eh...SMFH

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