Trini murdered in St Lucia

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Trini murdered in St Lucia
GUNNED DOWN: Trinidadian Richie Ramdass was gunned down on Old Year's Night in St Lucia.
GUNNED DOWN: Trinidadian Richie Ramdass was gunned down on Old Year’s Night in St Lucia.

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) – A Freeport man who went on vacation in St Lucia, was shot dead on Old Year’s day.

Richie Ramdass, 24, of Siewdass Road was shot dead in a department store at Cantonment Vieux Fort, St Lucia.

Richie’s brother Ravi Ramdass, 28, told Newsday that at about 3 pm on January 1, he received a call from police in St Lucia informing him that his relative Richie Ramdass was shot and killed. “I really thought it was a hoax by my brother,” Ramdass said.

He said the St Lucian police retrieved an identification card from Richie’s wallet and were able to get the information regarding his nationality and address.

Speaking at the Preysal home of his grandmother Gloria Birchand, Ramdass said he only recently applied for a new passport and was told to wait six weeks for it. Ramdass said he will visit the Immigration office in Port of Spain to have his application expedited.

Ramdass said he spoke to his brother two weeks ago and they had an argument regarding his stay in St Lucia. “I begged him to come home for Christmas as our mother kept asking for him,” Ramdass said. News of his brother’s murder has left their mother Nalini ill and in bed.

Ramdass believes his mother had a premonition that something bad had taken place as she went to bed on Old Year’s night rather than stay up to greed the New Year. Ramdass said he and his brother lived with their mother and that his father Sunil Ramdass had separated from his mother several years ago and migrated to New York where he has remarried and has his own family.

Ramdass said his brother worked as a ‘pipe-fitter’ with Super Industrial Services Limited (SIS) in Couva but was off for the holidays and took up an offer to go to St Lucia. “He did not say much, just that he will be taking a vacation and will be back in three weeks,” Ramdass said. An autopsy is expected to be performed today. Ramdass said once he gets his new TT Passport, he will got St Lucia to collect his brother’s body and make preparations for final rites. St Lucian police reported that two men were found dead on Old Year’s Day at Cantonment Vieux Fort. One is said to be a Venezuelan national and the other was Ramdass. St Lucia police said they had no motive for the murders and no arrest has been made.

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  1. Mate looks like a retard, the weakest link in the chain. Therefore, he was dispensable or had to eliminated to protect the higher ups.

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  2. In this picture, this man looks sickly with something. That is not a cute face. It is a sickly looking face.

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  3. Always assuming shit kill the guys thinking there had money on them and saying business went wrong go trini for carnival let them send urll back in body bag Lucians to greedy and envious

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  4. So he going to play like he eh know his brother was running business from Trini to Lucia with a Spanish connection? Steups tun

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    • Prepare to die. If you get bullets, that is part of the deal. If you get death, then I celebrate your departure as just one less reprobate making people's lives miserable in this hell called earth. Good riddance.

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  5. What was this young man doing in St. Lucia for three weeks? Did he had a girlfriend there? Hmm...
    St Lucia should legalized cannabis it will help bring business, money and jobs to the country, instead of homicides. Too many young men dying over..?!?!?

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  6. Two men murdered in St.lucia,one Venezuelan and 1 Trinidadian......My mind telling me there is more we haven't heard yet....My condolences go out to the families.....But we still waiting for the young man who went to Trinidad and got kidnapped by the Venezuelans.....or is it Colombians.....That's a story to wait and hear.

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    • Once you are in the drug business, you always get what you deserve. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Die, you money suckers. Return if possible.

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      • If this was your family member caught up in this..not willingingly and I say that knowing the facts..you wouldn't be so quick to judge and say good riddence. Your deplorable mentality is what makes this world what it has become..im sorry take a look around you drugs are everywhere..stop living in your imagination and wake up to the real world. Whatever the reason, no one deserves to die in this manner whether it be for a good deed or a bad. Period.

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      • 1000 thumbs down will not change anything. Quick and early death is the norm. You are going to die. Every day is a day to die, Road kill.

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    • You ent hear "he was gunned down in a department store" a a the area they find him big up. The Chinese ent even reach vieuxfort yet every street and bush is called a "department store ". What goods were they selling. Handsome boy.Sleep peacefully . Sorry you did not have time to reach the cashier or maybe you reach the cashier at the department store to quick and the security was eager to do his job. Poor jab. Is a nice customer.

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