POLICE CALL FOR PUBLIC & PRIVATE SECTOR HELP TO FIGHT CRIME

The Royal St. Police Force has promised to intensify its crime fighting efforts with a special focus on traditional hot spots. That’s the word coming from Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir who also indicated that the law enforcement agency is hoping to work  more closely with the general public and the private sector to achieve its goals. Don Nicholas has that story With limited man power it is imperative that the Royal  St. Lucia Police Force use its resources wisely. To this end Acting Police commissioner Milton Desir says the…

BANDITS HIT SDA L’ABAYEE CHURCH

The L’Abayee Seventh Day Adventist Zion Church and School in Bexon have been hit by bandits for a third. The latest incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning.According to reports, the bandits entered the church and proceeded to the school, the reward for their effort? Just $150.00 in cash.First elder of the Seventh day Adventist Church Mr. Eustace Monrose Monday expressed sadness that yet another church has been hit by bandits.He believes that peo¬ple have lost the fear for God and so feel free to violate what are…

BANDITS HIT SDA L’ABAYEE CHURCH

The L’Abayee Seventh Day Adventist Zion Church and School in Bexon have been hit by bandits for a third. The latest incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning. According to reports, the bandits entered the church and proceeded to the school, the reward for their effort? Just $150.00 in cash. First elder of the Seventh day Adventist Church Mr. Eustace Monrose Monday expressed sadness that yet another church has been hit by bandits. He believes that peo­ple have lost the fear for God and so feel free to…

WIFE OF SLAIN BUSINESSMAN SADDENED BY ARREST OF TWO YOUNG MEN IN CONNECTION WITH HUSBAND’S MURDER

The wife of 51 year old Cedars resident and businessman, Stan Pistol says she is saddened that day’s away from the celebration of Mother’s Day, a mother will have to spend the day knowing her sons are behind bars facing murder charges. Reuben and Donovan Ismael, both of George Charles Boulevard, Castries were arrested and charged for the April 15th fatal shooting of Stan Pistol at his Cedars Road business. The two men have been remanded to the Bordalais Correctional Facility. Stan Pistol was killed at the Kross-Roads Minimart during…

CALLS FOR TOUGHER GUN LAWS AFTER CHINESE RESTAURANT ROBBERY

Human rights advocate Felicia Browne is calling for a revision of existing penalties for gun related offences. Miss Browne’s comments follow the armed robbery of the Sea Town Chinese Restaurant on Brazil Street Castries on Sunday. The incident which was caught on camera shows two men, one armed with a knife and the other a hand gun robbing the establishment of an undisclosed sum of cash as well as drinks. According to sources in the Criminal Investigations Department, the incident occurred about 7:45 pm on Sunday May5th. In the nearly…

POLICE HAVE A PLAN TO TACKLE GUN PLAY IN MARCHAND

A recent spike in gun and gang violence within the Marchland community has law enforcement concerned.  Law men say measures have been put in place to address the situation. Recent gun violence in the area has left one man dead and at least three others nursing gunshot injuries. Area businesses have also expressed concern for their safety and that of their customers. The Royal St. Lucia Police Force has devised a strategic plan to combat the recent spike in gun crimes especially in the community of Marchand. Recent shootings have…

THREE IN CUSTODY FOR TWO HOMICIDES

St. Lucia recorded two homicides within two hours   of each other  On Monday April 29, 2019 about 8:00 p.m. officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, responded to a report of a shooting at Marc, Bexon. On arrival, officers were informed of three males having sustained gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were conveyed to a local medical facility for treatment, where they are currently admitted. The third victim, who was discovered with no apparent signs of life, was pronounced dead on the scene by an attending medical practitioner.…

PRISON OFFICER SHOT. CALLS FOR MORE SECURITY FOR BCF STAFF

The Saint Lucia Correctional Service Welfare Association President Mr. Garvin Toussaint wants the safety of correctional officers to be given urgent attention after this week’s shooting of an officer in Vieux-Fort The female Correctional Officer was hospitalized after being shot Thursday morning on her way to work. According to reports, the young woman was walking towards a pick up point to wait for the staff bus when a vehicle approached her. One of the occupants reportedly called her by name and discharged multiple rounds in her direction. She was hit once in…

PWA PRESIDENT SAYS COPS NEED HELP

Police are investigating a series of shooting incidents over the Easter weekend. Many of these incidents occurred in the marching community. In one case a Tous Rouge man was rushed to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday. Since then two other people have sustained gunshot wounds to their legs. Meanwhile the Marchand Police station is struggling with resource limitations which is affecting their ability to respond to the situation The President of the Police Welfare Association, Travis CHICOT says, the spate of shootings in the Marchand area is of…

CITY SHOOTING LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD

One man is dead after being shot this afternoon. The incident occurred about 1:00 pm on the corner of Broglie and Brazil streets.  Witnesses say the deceased and another man were walking along Broglie Street when a gunman opened fire on the two, one escaped unhurt. What was an ordinary day in downtown Castries was interrupted by the sound of gunshots that sent people scurrying for cover. The intended targets appeared to be two men walking along Broglie Street. One of the men collapsed under the hail of bullets while…