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Victim Of Fatal Shooting In Jacmel Identified


The victim of Thursday’s shooting at Jacmel during a funeral has been identified as Cuthbert Albert, alias ‘Coffee’.

Multiple gunshots rang out as people attended the funeral of a young man from the community.

“They had just put the body in the tomb and were about to close it when we heard the gunshots,” a funeral attendee told St Lucia Times.

“People started leaving afterwards,” the attendee recalled.

The resident declared that Thursday’s fatal shooting made people feel unsafe.

Videos on social media showed the victim of the fatal shooting lying face down in the cemetery while a woman wailed in the background.

“Right now, I am scared of the community. They will shoot and not care who gets hit by a stray bullet,” one resident told St Lucia Times.

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  1. Well what do ppl expect when there is no punishment for crimes such as these…if you steal you deserve to have a hand chopped off,do it again & off goes the other hand…You commit shootings whether it be a attempted or murder itself then the law should HANG the criminal publicly (trust me they’ll learn)…Can’t afford to send these criminals on vacation @ BCF…Set examples!!!

  2. I guess we got what we wanted and wished. Btw we are too busy protecting the victory to protect all u. Man will openly enter a mass crowd event in broad daylight and shoot a man multiple times. But somebody will open their mouth and tell me the government is or has performed well.

  3. Very soon the police will have to be at funerals to protect the people . Those criminals refuse to go and work for 3 dollars an hour as st lucia do not have a minimum wage

  4. Why blame crimes on wages/jobs, lots of us do not have the education required for higher paying jobs?????

  5. Anonymous don’t mind this “fire burn” talking crap about minimum wage. Lass parlay bayteez. I want to know if all the countries where minimum wage is in effect, do people not commit crime there? People have made up their minds to be criminals so this has nothing to do with minimum wage.

  6. They don’t pay $3 an hour in Martinique…not even with the under the table jobs. Scum still commit crimes out there.

  7. Anonymous you need to remain quiet as you are one who exploit the workforce with wages as low as 2 dollars an hour and you coming and talk nonsense about education , you should be a shame of yourself

  8. Unless people become afraid to commit crimes, crimes will be committed unabated. The laws must be amended to accommodate harsher punishments, the rate of apprehension must increase drastically and maximum punishments unleashed on perpetrators of crimes.

  9. Education and wages cant be blamed for this. Many people have high paying wages from having experience and not education so dont fool yourself. I know many poor people who struggle and dont make the choice to live a life of crime. I do however know that by now st.lucia should be in a position to start doing better in forensics. After all its a technological era. Where are the cctv cameras? But i wouldnt expect it soon because up to now parking meters are lying somewhere uninstalled and lightbulbs in lamp posts cant be changed. And dont tell me it costs alot of money to do this because alot of money is spent elsewhere. I believe that if there is a decrease in crime then other things may fall in place.


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