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Police Probe Fatal Shooting In Vieux Fort

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Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Vieux Fort in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

According to initial reports, after sustaining gunshot injuries off New Dock Road, the deceased ran through an alley onto Clarke Street, leaving a trail of blood and collapsed near a business house.

He has been identified as 23-year-old Jeffery Junior Mc Farlene of West Hall Group, Vieux Fort.

Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) emergency personnel responded at about 2:11 am after learning of the incident.

On the scene, the emergency crew found the deceased on the sidewalk.

The fatal shooting has pushed Saint Lucia’s homicide toll so far in 2024 to thirteen.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. No comment since homicides are now part of our daily lives. Allow the government hacks to spin and comment as they wish. I will speak silently at the polls next election.

  2. Let them free a renowned criminal and sign peace treaty with VF criminals again. The only way to get rid of the problem is to get rid of the problem!!! No scrap metal can’t disguise that.

  3. You probably know of someone who had a vehicle with a major problem, and tried to fix it on their own. Even though they were pretty competent, they couldn’t fix the problem. They then brought it to a series of “under the breadfruit tree” mechanics who mended the problem for short durations. They finally brought the vehicle to the dealership that fixed the problem once and for all. This is St. Lucia’s case. We are at the stage of going from one “under the breadfruit tree” mechanic to the other.

    We have had a crime symposium before. We have had consultations, discussions, reaches, negotiations, and demonstrations before. They all came to nought. We even had pretenders before…LaCorbs, What’s His Name and Pierre. Crime is only getting worse. It’s about time we go to the dealership. The cheap will get expensive. Get a professional. No more reaches, discussions etc. At this point, it should be a wrap to anyone with a working brain.

  4. So this additional murder means that the murder rate is running at around 60% more than the previous 3 years. Plus these 3 years under the SLP were the most lethal in our history.
    In total we have had around 230 MURDERS in Fair Helen under the SLP.
    What is their responce? They say has nothing to do with them, check the police! The sputtering, incompetent, clueless SLP leader has washed his hands of the safety of our people and our internal security . He and his Cabinet of misfits could not care less as long as they can feed off the trough and of government access to wealth.
    Inflation and cost of living killing us, poor potholed dangerous roads, murder every other day and you all just wipe your hands of any responsibility.
    You cannot tackle criminality because that is your mileau. You are comfortable with corruption, crime and disorder. This is how you got into power by causing kakanez!

    When will dormant St Lucians wake up ?

  5. So what’s the plan to curb the crime especially in the south? Just read an Article where El Salvador took several measures in curbing crime & the crime actually went down…They didn’t take the “it’s happening everywhere” approach or let’s not piss off the US on how we do things whilst our ppl & communities suffer.

    Is there any plan other than let’s leave it up to the police because “I am not a police officer,my father was a police officer?”…Nothing? No plan at all apart from a Big Raid once in a blue with none of the high powered rifles being found.Go read how El Salvador tackled its huge crime problem since like the PM said “it’s happening everywhere” as if oh well,T&T,Jamaica have crime so let me put Lucia in it too & do NOTHING.

  6. Yet another life lost St Lucians we need to stand against these senseless killings. We need to hold the authorities responsible because nothing or very little is happening in the south in particular the officer in charge needs to resign. Not one day of peace in Vieux Fort. Everyday firearms are being discharge for fun smh in Bruce ville and environs.

  7. Here we go again….are the knee benders praying, braying, braying hard enough? Like I said before, until the government implement policies that will make the criminals very uncomfortable, this will continue…. sadly there will be more to come….it is the state of our reality…

  8. Well what did I say on Mondays shooting it’s only Monday the weekend don’t come yet AND THE WEEKEND NOT END YET so for all who wants to get upset HOLD YOUR BREATH there will be more Saturday night specials today and tomorrow. For the record there were police out patrolling YES THEN WRERE CLOSE BY but of course when gunfire erupts everybody scatter so the police don’t know who when they arrive so there you go even when the police is close by they don’t care. Again this was NOT A ROBBERY, Malay zinc fence business so as long as “it’s them” and it’s “over there” and it stays “over there” stiff upper lips don’t care. Bunt chicken and bwoboday on both streets are the norm on Friday nights so poor people always.

  9. The young people of the south will never leave their homes and go and work for the capitalist thieves who exploit the workforce for wages as low as 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour . So they rather live a life of crime to make fast money

  10. @Minimum wage. “Young people of the South will never leave their homes and go work for a capitalist thieves who exploit the workforce for wages as low a 3EC to 5EC dollars an hour. So they rather live a life of crime to make fast money “. YOU JACKASS !!! THE LEVEL OF YOUR TESTICULAR FORTITUDE IS SO BLATANT AND REPUGNANT THERE IS SHAME TO YOUR GAME.

  11. When Cruise Ships and International Flights Stop coming to St.Lucia then those Responsible for Cleaning the Country with that Mess in Criminal Activity Island wide will know what time it is. The Judiciary System is a Joke. The Prime Minister Should Revisit the Firearm Act it is not working .Ask for outside Assistsnce to Construct More Structures at Bordelais to House Prisoners

  12. I don’t know why people making a fuss, criminals wiping out criminals, less stress for police and law enforcement. RIP to the gangsters.

  13. Can we please give the Police more tools? Can we please gv them another vehicle. Please this time invite all the reps and senators, invite the governor general too. Also hold the ceremony in Vfort and gv it to the Police in Vfort. Can’t wait for our PM to hold another Press Relase or Conference, invite the media and then hand over vehicle keys to the Police in Vfort. Make sure KDA and the mayor are there too.

  14. Honestly we need to stop blaming the crime situation on the minimum wage:

    PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME:

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME A MAN GOT IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW FOR WORKING FOR 5 DOLARS AN HOUR ?

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A MAN COULD NOT AFFORD TO BUY A POUND OF SUGAR BECAUSE HE WAS WORKING FOR 5 DOLLARS AN HOUR?

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A MAN COULD NOT AFFORD TO BUY A SHORT OF BOUNTY RUM BECAUSE HE WAS WORKING FOR 5 DOLLARS AN HOUR???

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A MAN COULD NOT AFFORD TO BUY A POUND OF CHICKEN BACKS BECAUSE HE WAS WORKING FOR 5 DOLLARS AN HOUR???

    I CAN CONTINUE WITH MANY MORE EXAMPLES

    SO NOW PLEASE TELL WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A MAN GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR DEALING DRUGS, ROBBING OR KILLING SOMEONE FOR MONEY

    WHEN YOU ALL HAVE THE ASNSWER LET KNOW PLEASE

  15. @Poule Fou: You are right when you make tje observation that once “They finally brought the vehicle to the dealership that fixed the problem once and for all”!!! I hope all Lucians will come to realise that Jesus Christ is the Real Deal –“The Real Dealership” that this totally messed-up and broken down nation needs at this time! Yes, we people need to turn to God if we are going to be restored to a nation of peace, joy, goodness, etc.! We will never be repaired until we repent of our evil ways, and turn to obey God who says to us, “Thou shall not kill, Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou shall not steal, Thou shall not bear false witness (or lie), Thou shall not covet”!!! This is the truth, my fellow Lucians –and we must encourage every Lucian to seek to live by these lasting principles of God! That’s our only hope!!!

  16. I just come off the road there are police all over the place I saw a good friend of mine that live close by to me he told me they are under so much pressure last night is 14hrs he work they were out patrolling in two and three when they got the call and got there within minutes , but when they reach everybody run off already, he confirm what I have been saying personal Vendetta’s and gang warfare poses. A huge challenge to them and people afraid to talk.

  17. @Lucian Low Grade – the public refuse to talk to the police. The police broke the trust between them and the public. The blame is solely on the police.
    We need a way to re-establish the trust. Asking the public to call or report about homicides will not cut it. The Authorities have done nothing to repair the trust. This is not an automatic fix now and it will not be an automatic fix in the future. There is work to be done and the Authorities need to start immediately. Without the public this war is for the criminals to win. When you talk to your neighbour about the public, ask him to look in the mirror. Whatever appears in the mirror is who broke the trust relationship with the public

  18. Bray harder, god ain’t hearing you…bray harder like a constipated episode when you try to relieve yourself of a turd that got too hard from eating to much dry bread and not having enough roughage….bray harder, I am cheering you on….BRAY HARDER…and if braying don’t work one usual excuse is: people must make a constant decision to change to accept jesus or god… Then I would reply and say, well in that case braying won’t work no matter how hard you bray….braying or no braying, people won’t change because they have not made that conscious decision to change…so what is the point of braying? Only fools will make a suggestion so ridiculous, it confounds all reason and logic….

    So if people have to make a conscious decision to change then it says that there is something inherent in people that has caused them to make such a decision to commit crime …then the answer to this societal scourge is not praying, braying braying but instituting change in society from the womb to the grave. Giving people the right tools to make the right choices… eliminating poverty, education, creating a well balanced society….but carry on braying…it won’t change a thing…if you look at global stat for violent crime, the figures show that usually persons from poorer backgrounds commit more crime on average, they usually have low educational achievements, have dysfunctional families from generation to generation…etc etc .it is sad to say it but I will say it…… These violent crimes will happen again and again and again until Saint Lucia as a society does things differently….the true definition of madness is repeating the same action over and over hoping for a different result.( Albert Einstein)….. And braying is such madness….but by all means carry on braying…you will just sound like a Z…@…C….K……..@….$…..$ and nothing will come of it…..

    1) Identify the issue.
    2) formulate a solution
    3) implement and take action
    4) in time analyse for effectiveness of action and adjust if necessary.
    5) repeat.

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