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…

MAYOR LINKS CRIME TO LOITERING

Castries Mayor Peterson Francis believes that one way of reducing crime in the city is to enforce existing loitering laws. Violators can be fined up to $1000.00 and up to two years in prison. According to the Castries Mayor Peterson Francis, there are too many idle individuals within the city. They consume alcohol and misbehave, creating situations which could lead to the commission of crimes. It is the duty of law enforcement officials he says to enforce the existing laws. Mr Francis says the laws of the country are there…

STATUS UPDATE

Police say they have received the results of some of the tests done on samples from the Kimberly de Leon murder case. For weeks lawmen have been waiting for the test results which they expect will shed light on what happened the night she was killed The Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime and Intelligence, Wayne Charlery Tuesday gave an update on the Kimberly William De Leon case as well as the more recent murder of British National Robert Hathaway. It is now two months since police Commissioner…

GUN PLAY

Calls are being made for the implementation of tougher gun policies on the island. The call comes from human rights advocate Miss Felicia Brown. The advocates made the comments Tuesday following news that a student of the Corinth secondary School took a gun to class. Law enforcement officials have since launched an investigation into the matter. This is the second recent incident in which students have been found to be in possession of firearms. Just recently, two students of the Clendon Mason Secondary School were arrested after photographs of them…

SAFE AND SOUND

National Security Minister Senator Hermangild Francis says despite the death of a few foreign nationals on the island, St. Lucia remains a safe place for tourists. The minister’s comments follows news that the homicide of British national Bob Hathaway may affect visitor arrivals out of the UK which is the island’s second largest tourist market. Senator Francis has described the incident as unfortunate. Hathaway was found dead at his Piat Grande Riviere residence on Sunday January 13th. While no arrests have been made as yet, Senator Francis says investigators are…

PICTURE THIS

The Ministry of Education is alarmed by photographs being circulated on social media, showing two males students in school uniform, brandishing what appear to be a hand gun and a shot gun. Education officials on Friday said that an investigation has been launched into the matter. While this is not the first such incident, education officials are no less disturbed by this latest case. They are also concerned about the seemingly cavalier attitude of the students in the photographs. Education officials are also wondering how they were able to access…

STILL PENDING

January 17th is exactly five years since the murder of 62 year old Roger Pratt off the coast of Vieux Fort in 2014. In December 2018, a few weeks before the fifth anniversary, Margaret Pratt paid a visit to the island’s Director of Public Prosecutions to get an update on the status of the case as she continues her pursuit for justice. The British couple was vacationing in St. Lucia, and was anchored just off the coast of Vieux Fort; a voyage the two planned for years as it was…