Businesses in Vieux Fort have responded to several days of deadly gun violence by either closing early or not opening at all on Saturday.
Renwick and Company declared it was very concerned about the crime, its team members, and its customers.
As a result, the Company announced that its Vieux Fort branch would be closed on Saturday.
In a notice on its Facebook page, Renwick and Company prayed that good sense would prevail.
“We continue to keep the citizens of Vieux Fort, including our valued team members and customers, in our thoughts and prayers for a resolution,” the business establishment said.
S&S announced that it’s Commercial Street, Vieux Fort branch would close at noon Saturday and apologised for any inconvenience.
But the notice did not refer to the spate of murders in the Southern town.
However, La Place Salaizon did indicate that for the safety of its employees and customers, its Vieux Fort Branch would have closed at 3:00 pm.
West Tech Shipping was also among those announcing a closure on Saturday.
The shipping company said its operations on New Dock Road, Vieux Fort, would resume on Monday.
It explained that the decision to close was to safeguard employees and customers.
The actions of the business houses came as terrified Vieux Fort residents braced for a possible fresh cycle of gun violence in the coming days in the community’s gang war.
“Vieux Fort is like a ghost town,” one resident told St Lucia Times.