UPDATE: Death of British national ‘Bob’ Hathaway confirmed; first homicide of 2019

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) — Police said the dead body discovered at a residence in Piat, Grand Riviere, Gros Islet on Sunday, Jan. 13 has been identified as that of British national Robert ‘Bob’ Hathaway, and a homicide investigation is underway.

Hathaway, a businessman and longtime resident of Saint Lucia, was reportedly discovered around midday at his residence by a neighbour. He was 66 years old.

Blood was discovered at the scene, police said.

This is the first homicide for the year, police said.

According to his Facebook account, Hathaway is managing director of Marigot Sunshine Ltd. (Saint Lucia), studied engineering at University of Cambridge, and from Codford Saint Peter, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

His Linkedin profile provided more information: marina and tourism consultant, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; director of Marigot Sunshine Ltd since April 2014; marina manager, Glossy Bay Marina in Canouan from March 2017-Dec. 2017; director-allied sector, Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA) from May 2015-Oct. 2015; director-yachting and marine sector, SLHTA, from Feb. 2009-June 2014; and marina manager, The Marina at Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia, from Oct. 2006-April 2014.

According to Linkedin, Hathaway worked for the Haringey Council in the UK a residential social worker (1974-1979); industrial relations advisor (1979-1984); and general manager-Public Works Department (1984-1989). He served as technical director for Victoria Yachts Limited in Hants, UK (1990-1999) and Northwind Yachts (2002-2003).


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  1. Shame, shame on my fellow Lucian, giving St Lucia a bad name

  2. Didn't know he was divorced.... Wasn't he married to a young woman? Where was she at the time of his death....question why after so long.... What is really going on here😭RIP BOB its sad.... This sounds fishy I smell a rat..... Sounds like an inside thing.....

  3. Condolences to his wife and family. He was a really nice person.

  4. It's a dam shame they always drag poor Helen name down the drain. St.Lucia keep your chin up,and who so ever commit this crime hope you are brought to justice.

  5. This crime was not random. It is connected. You only hear the victim's story but not why...he got murdered.

  6. Looks like a nice guy.

  7. May he rest in perfect peace people we must do better our Police force are really lacking.They do nothing about the murders if it was their own family they might try harder.Where is the justice why are we sleeping on us?Why can't we come as one to stop our crime rates?To me if we had real detectives,they should be able to find some sort of evidence,trust me when I say no crime could be 100% cleared the culprit must have done something that would been left at the crime scene.

    • When all the british colonies were under britain, policing was effective. After the colonial era ended, caribbean politicians have not stepped up on their macroeconomic game. They put all their ebmnergy chasing white people tourism to earn easy money, but had no vision of what was to come to haunt them.

      The chickens are coming home to roost. I was born in st. Kitts-Nevis, but have been traveling to africa, north america, europe and the caribbean since the 1960's.

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  8. You were such a good man Bob and a good friend, I am so sad, our whole family is touched by this.

  9. Was he shot? Stabbed? How that happen? I smell a rat!!! I hope this ain’t no scam for wealth, insurance and shit. This smells fishyyyyyy

  10. The nonsense has began and yet still police officers hands are tied. Instead of talking about being back "Restore Confidence" we are talking about what America wants us to do. I thought we were a sovereign people. Seem like we are a colony of the US.

    • To justify criminality no matter by whom just breeds more. Request the police be competent and professional.

    • Restore confidence majee. That's what got us where we are today Restore Leachy Law and if we have not learn anything over these couple of years if it got lifted tomorrow and we form the ass again don't think for a minute Uncle Sam would not impose it again

  11. Smh

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