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…

COPS APPEAL FOR PATIENCE. SAY DE LEON MURDER CASE STILL ACTIVE

The Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is appealing for patience from the public as investigations into the shooting death of 42 year old Kimberly William De Leon continues. Law enforcement officials have been heavily criticized by the public and the victim’s family for the lack of progress on the investigation. Assistant Commissioner of police with responsibility for crime Mr Wayne Charlery says the police ‘s silence on the case is a strategic move; He says the case remains open. The senior police officer says contrary to what is being…

AMBER GUYGER TRIAL DELAYED BUT LAWYERS NOT CONCERNED

The trial of Amber Guyger for her role in the death of Botham Jean has been delayed an additional six weeks and is now scheduled to begin on September 23rd. Despite the delay, attorneys for the Jean family say they are not concerned. Guyger, a former Dallas police officer is accused of fatally shooting St. Lucian national, 26 year old Botham Jean inside his apartment on September 6th, 2018. Following the fatal shooting, Amber Guyger was arrested and charged three days later for manslaughter. She was later indicted by a…

BREAK-IN PROMPTS CALLS FOR TOUGHER SECURITY AT GOV. BUILDINGS

Labour Minister Stephenson King says all government offices should be heavily secured and has called for a review of security protocols at those buildings. The minister’s comments come days after the Labour Department at Barnard Hill was broken into. According to Mr. King, the break in appeared to be an attack on an employee of the Labour Department. While he said there were a few personal items missing, minister King says the matter is in the hands of the police. Reports are that a number of important documents including passports…

POLICE SAY CITIZENS GETTING BETTER AT CONFLICT RESOLUTION

A senior police officer has attributed lower homicide figures for the first quarter of 2019 to better conflict resolution skills among citizens. The observation comes from Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr Wayne Charlery. So far, the island has recorded seven homicides for the year. During the period January to March 2018, St. Lucia recorded six homicides. In 2016, the island recorded eight homicides for the same period and similar figures were recorded in 2017, even though the island recorded a record breaking 60 homicides by the end of that year.…

CITY POLICE CATCH PHONE SNATCHER AFTER FOOT CHASE

City Police nabbed a robber who snatched a cellphone from a visitor on Tuesday morning.  The thief believed to be in his late 20’s was chased around the City until he was apprehended by the unrelenting officers from the City Constabulary. Castries Mayor Petersen Francis says this is exactly what the City Police are there to do. He  was full of praise for the officers and congratulated them on a job well executed. The visitor was brought to the Castries Constituencies Council office where she met with the Constabulary Officers…

NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DE LEON MURDER CASE

The Royal St. Lucia Police Force says the investigation into the death of 42 year old Kimberly William De Leon is ongoing but they are no closer to making an arrest. The mother of two was shot and killed on October 29th, 2018 in her home at Chef Harry Drive, Morne Fortune. Reliable sources have confirmed that the husband of 42 year old Kimberly William De Leon -a police officer, who was initially a person of interest in the case- has been given additional leave. While the De Leon investigation appears to…

PM SAYS CRIME & SUICIDE PREVENTION STILL PRIORITY AREAS

Crime and suicide, especially by young people, were among the topics addressed by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet as he delivered his address to Parliament on Tuesday. Prime Minister Chastanet promised that his Government would do more to bring about a reduction in both. Already the Ministry of Health is reporting a decrease in suicide figures over the last year. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet addressed the case of 51 year old Stan Pistol who was murdered at his place of business on March 13, 2019. Mr. Joseph operated a Cross Roads…

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…