LATEST SHOOTING LEADS TO CALLS FOR TOUGHER LAWS

Meanwhile the Stan Pistol murder has prompted one Water Works resident to challenge policy makers to come up with some “tough on crime” policies, to help citizens feel safer while serving as a deterrent to criminal elements. According to Mr Timothy James the crime situation demands urgent action by the government. 51 year old Stan Pistol was robbed and gunned down Wednesday evening while at one of his businesses. On January 14th, 20 year old Hendi Calderon was shot and killed in Lacoudou a few yards away from where Pistol…

BUSINESSMAN SHOT DAYS SHY OF HIS BIRTHDAY

A wine shop owner was shot dead and robbed Wednesday evening, bringing the homicide figures to 7 for 2019. The shooting victim has been identified as 51 year old Cedars resident, Stan Pistol. According to the victim’s wife, she was in the process of parking her vehicle to join her husband at Cross Roads Mini Mart when she heard the sound of gunshots. Seconds later, she discovered her husband’s bullet riddled body in a pool of his own blood. Mrs. Grandalene Pistol says she and her husband have been married…

MAN FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE HEAD

A twenty-eight year old male is nursing a gunshot wound to the head after a lone gunman opened fire on him Wednesday evening while he was asleep. The incident occurred around 11:30 pm at Morne Serpent in Grande Riviere Gros Islet. The victim has been identified as Robert Stanley, a photographer by profession. Wednesday’s shooting was the second to occur in the area in the span of two days. Stanley’s relatives believe the intended target was a family friend who frequents the home. Relatives remain adamant that Robert Stanley was…

CHAMBER CONCERNED ABOUT CYBER SECURITY

Representatives of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture have been speaking to the business community on how to protect themselves from cyber attacks in light of a reported 55% surge in cyber attacks on businesses the world over. According to  an October 2018 report from  cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes  banking Trojan attacks were up 84% making them the most popular form of malware attack for both businesses and consumers. More alarmingly, it shows a shift in the way hackers choose to target vulnerable users as the types of…

GUYANESE NATIONAL STABBED TO DEATH

Police are investigating a stabbing over the weekend the claimed the life of a Guyanese national. On Sunday February 24, 2019 about 5:00 a.m. officers attached to the Marchand Police Station, responded to a report of a stabbing at Bagatelle, Castries. Michael Pooran, a twenty six (26) year old Guyanese National, residing in Bagatelle, Castries was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital, via ambulance, after having allegedly sustained several stab wounds about his body. He was later formally pronounced dead by a medical practitioner. A post mortem examination is scheduled for…

MOTHER OF MURDER VICTIM FRUSTRATED WITH POLICE

The mother of murder victim Kimberly Williams De Leon is not happy with police handling of her daughter’s case. More specifically, she says the total lack of communication from the police department on the status of her daughter’s case. The 42 year old mother of two was shot and killed on October 28th 2018 at her home at her Morne Fortune. Miss Mary Williams, mother of the Kimberly De Leon says it is already stressful dealing with the violent nature of her daughter’s death but the stress is being amplified…

FATHER DIES WHILE SEEKING JUSTICE FOR HIS DEAD SON

Harlan Inglis, the father of deceased 22 year old Shakadan Daniel has himself passed away…still convinced that his son was murdered. 22 year old Chakadan Daniel was found dead while locked-up at the Micoud Police Station. For years his father has been calling for those he believed to responsible for his son’s death to be brought to justice. In 2014 Harlan Inglis filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and on July 24th 2015, an inquest into the death of Chakadan Daniel declared that the 22-year-old…

VENDORS’ PRESIDENT SAYS VISITOR CRIME EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

The President of the St. Lucia Craft and Dry Goods Vendors Association has reacted to Saturday’s robbery of two Canadians on their first trip to St. Lucia. Mr Peter Isaac is calling on citizens to play their part in reducing attacks on visitors and crime in general. The Canadian couple has vowed never to return to St. Lucia after they were robbed of their belongings in Castries on Saturday February 9th. Just recently president of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Michel Paige said that despite recent attacks on cruise ship visitors by bandits,…

FAMILY OF SLAIN SYRIAN BUSINESSMAN SPEAKS OUT

Family members of the late Souheil Wassouf  are still trying to come to terms with his untimely death . Wassouf was shot  Monday around 3 PM  while selling goods in his vehicle. George Habib cousin of the deceased 49 year old Souheil Wassouf says he was a very good man who was family oriented and very nice to every body.  Wassouf was shot while selling items in his vehicle Mr. Habib says he enjoyed a very close relationship with the deceased who was doing  his best to support  his family …

NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER SUPPORTS DEATH PENALTY

National Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis has reiterated his support for the death penalty. Senator Francis who has always been an advocate for tougher penalties to deal with serious crimes made the comments ahead of the reopening of the Nyerah Court at Vigie on Monday. Don Nicholas reports National Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis made it clear that he has always been a proponent of the death penalty. He says persons who take lives should have theirs taken, as long as the penalty remains on the law books Mr. Francis…