“RUBBISH” – Weekend violence not linked to Frederick’s killing, says reliable sources

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“RUBBISH” – Weekend violence not linked to Frederick’s killing, says reliable sources
Yulanda Frederick (centre) was gunned down on July 1.
Yulanda Frederick (centre) was gunned down on July 1.

Reliable sources in the police force, Leslie Land and surrounding communities have labelled as “rubbish” and “utter nonsense” theories that last weekend’s violence in the inner city is linked to the recent homicide of Yulanda “Jordan” Frederick.

Last weekend, three civilians were shot and injured in three separate incidents, mainly in the Fond Le Grande, Castries community. Only one shooting took place in Leslie Land and it involved a resident from La Toc.

However, a police source with knowledge of the investigations told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) last weekend that none of the shootings are linked to the 35-year-old, who was shot at least 15 times in Leslie Land on Tuesday, July 1.
“The shootings involve two factions in the area of Wilton’s Yard and the slums near Fond Le Grand, and the police officers on the ground are aware of this, so any other insinuations are rubbish, rubbish, lies,” the source said.

“It’s not surprising that Frederick’s death would be used because of the character he was and the timing of his death but no one has begun to war yet over his death. His death killing has nothing to do with what’s going on in the city.

“The security minister (Victor La Corbiniere) needs to get up out of his air-conditioned office and get into the communities with the commissioners and interview people. I am sure he will get a totally different view…. He is too passive as a minister as national security,” the source added.

Persons close to Frederick also echoed similar sentiments. One of the sources say Frederick was not from Leslie Land where he was killed, so there is no reason for the shootings in the area. They claimed he was lured to the area and the killers are believed to be from another community.

“Awa, Jordan is from La Clery. He was only visiting Leslie Land when he was shot. Jordan has no click (crew) from Leslie Land. He lived in La Clery, he grew up La Clery… just pure nonsense them man talking, utter nonsense… If Jordan was from Leslie Land then we could say the war is over Jordan,” the source added.

The source further disclosed that Frederick was aligned to a gang before he went to prison. However, most members of that gang, including its “boss” (gang leader), have been killed.

“The man left prison. Yes he was still rolling with his friends, but he was not in a gang…. I would more say before prison, then there would be a bigger war. But awa, not right now. This war is between them fellas behind Courts (Fond Le Grand) and Graveyard,” the source said.

“The police knows this. They just need to go in and stop the nonsense.”

St. Lucia News Online understands that last weekend’s shooting stemmed from the shooting of a man on July 2 who is linked to the Wilton’s Yard area.

Since that shooting, there has been reprisals which have only placed innocent lives at risk.

The first incident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. on Friday, July 4, and involved 20-year-old Quain Jn Louis of Leslie Land, Castries. He sustained multiple gunshots to the body whilst on Chausee Road, Castries.

The second happened at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday (July 5) when unknown person/persons fired several shots in the Fond Le Grand area. As a result, 51-year-old Michael Gustave of Fond Le Grand, Castries sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The third shooting took place on Sunday, July 6, at about 8:30 p.m. Several shots were discharged in the Leslie Land area. As a result, Mary Claudia Francis of La Toc, Castries sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg.

The source said only one incident involved the Leslie Land area – the shooting of Francis who is not even a resident of Leslie Land.

“Even a fool can see that. The lady from the Marian Home (Francis) was innocent, she was just happening to walk in the area when shooting broke out and she got shot….she from La Toc, not Leslie Land. The first two shootings took place near Chaussee Road and Fond Le Grand, not Leslie Land. Is the minister of national security paying attention?” the source questioned.

The sources further claimed that the minister and the police commissioners should speak the truth at all times and arrest the growing violence in the inner city communities.

“The morale of the force is at its lowest in many years. The US is not making our jobs easier, and neither is the government,” a police source claimed. “Too much cover-up, hiding and band-aid solutions just for the sake of tourism.”

Another source, who lives in the Wilton Yard’s community, said: “The criminals are getting smarter my boy… they using Yulanda shooting as a cover to war… but the police knows better…. Yulanda’s reprisal hasn’t started…. Deh need to go after the right people.”

Sources in Wilton Yard claimed their community is always the target of operations even though the police are aware who the troublemakers are.

“Police can’t stop nothing so stop asking dem to help…dat’s our life, we are soldiers..We on Gaza are not bad people but we are provoked by the b*** nigga who coming by the Grave Yard and bursting shots. It’s time we teach them a lesson…so best advice for your innocent citizens just keep away.

“We not shooting people for Jordan…Jordan not in our crew. We kill for the youth deh shoot in front the Grave Yard …Fellas shooting our pardners and police still coming in the Grave Yard, deh ain’t going Grass Street, Conway and Slums,” the source added.

St. Lucia News Online interviewed the majority of our sources last weekend during the shootings, but was waiting to get a comment from the national security minister or police commissioner before releasing this information. However, our meeting and interview with the security minister, which was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. today, July 9, was postponed by the minister’s office.

A planned meeting and interview with the police commissioner last month was postponed by the top cop at the last minute.

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  1. The guys are not stupid! It is you ordinary St. Lucians who are stupid. People will always do what they believe in whether good or absolutley absurd. It is up to the police and the fools that we elect to do whats right and have an effective service. Failure in that regard is a failure of the state. Guess what? Who vote for these fools and assume that they are good leaders or even care about you. Is it the colour that they wear at elections or the bag of groceries that they carry? I am sure everybody remember the incident when the current minister of Justice went and campaign in that area when he went up against Frederick. Think he doesn't know the problem? Fools will die as fools.

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  2. SL has gone crazy. Gaza, Slums, Wilton Yard...this is crazy. Right behind Courts and ting...Bring back Operation Restore Confidence

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  3. Lol LA COBIAH. Lol ok Kenny, Jadia try the oldest trick in the book, shuffle the cabinet. Atleast try something. All u in Mary Isaac ass n up Chastanet butt whiles I am being asked to not traverse the same roads my taxes paying.

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  4. Boy if you not in st Lucia why the hell you come to that place. There is no law and Order in that place.

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  5. So what I have deduced is that there is a Gaza territory in Wilton's Yard/GraveYard and also one in the Marc/Bexon area. Will the "soldiers" of the other Gaza strongholds kindly identify their areas, so that innocent civilians may avoid these hotspots? Unbelievable. You people think you are invincible because of your supposed bad-boy persona and bravado. We are all flesh and blood underneath it all and no one is bulletproof; maybe you all should be mindful of this.

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  6. Everybody no graveyard fellas is the root of all damn troubles, all the officers know that n they playing gor gor, they no all what going on, y all the sides against graveyards, nobody eh like them.idiots, and they always deh to come n talk shit on the tv, how much bigger fellas jus giving little fellas guns to gone do shate!!! but they stupid cause they are the ones Dying like lil fool, u should c them especially on a friday checking to c whose belongings should be theirs.

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  7. Why St. lucians so copy cat? Gaza. really? how come we only copy other people's bad habits?

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    • is that really the issue whether its Gaza or Gully or who knows where. St.Lucians know how to knit-pick pappishow, but the real issues we play them no mind. didnt you hear the guy say stay away from there...."so best advice for your innocent citizens just keep away." Heed the warning. cuz i will not be caught dead (literally) there.

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  8. Be careful what you do and how you behave in your youth cause whether good or bad it will surely follow you when you least expect.

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    • Some people get arrested now in their 50's, 60's even 70's for things they did in their teens.

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  9. Blame de police for every ... ting. Yall graveyard conway grassstreet slums,cemetery n slab fellas just ... stupid n worthless. Doh worry all of yall go die young! Only when yall realise yall gaining a little age like 30 plus yall playing yall want to change but people doesnt forget wat yall do them. They coming for yall! A bunch of bullars yall are.!!

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  10. I agree that La Corbiniere or La Corbiah needs to open those stupid sleepy eyes of his and more assertive. Richard Frederick did an absolutely marvelous job with the factions that were warring in the inner city areas now which one of these SLP jokers have the gonads to even think of going to link up with these guys - NONE NADA ZILCH. So the problems will continue since there is no dialogue with these people not even Stanley Felix - where is he in all that - no comment - the usual phrase. Something needs to be done people. Now the innocent people are starting to get caught up in the crossfire and we need to be protected. COME ON KENNY get some help from Mary Isaac on this and La Corbiah too - let's get serious. Every time it's the same story - there will be zero tolerance when it comes to crime - PLEEEEEASSSSS

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  11. So this is urban warfare , young man or woman who gave the info thank you, you have shed more light than the police or minister of justice have years. So officers the grave yard getting shot up, go in the slums don't go In the grave yard looking for the shooter, so why is the Slums, grass street and Conway getting privilege treatment. This makes no sense this is suppose to be intelligence guided policing , sounds very retarded.......

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  12. yeh, too many cover ups in Lucia to protect the tourists - instead of putting proper crime prevention and punishments in place.

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  13. “The police knows this. They just need to go in and stop the nonsense.”
    Did I read just read that? Well they can bring Mary Francis along with a stop sign.

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  14. That home affairs minister needs a ........to know what day and year it is people are frustrated with him and his sleepy eyes on their TV HE NEED TO WAKE UP

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  15. This source have so much info and they keeping it to themselves. They think the police have super powers. the police is gardere man

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