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Residents In Shock After Double Homicide

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Tuesday’s discovery at Crownlands, Deglos, of the bodies of two men with apparent gunshot wounds has left community residents in shock.

Police have identified the deceased as Brinattos Stephen of Bruceville, Vieux Fort, and Shawn Paul of Black Street, Micoud.

Investigators have appealed to the public for information regarding the deaths, which have taken Saint Lucia’s homicide toll to 24 so far for the year.

“It was like a shock there to us, you check it? Now everybody have to watch out what time we leaving, what time we coming in. We have young people, you check it? We don’t know what to do,” a young Deglos male told reporters.

“Too much crime, you check it? That must stop,” the youth, who requested anonymity, asserted

He urged the Government to create jobs for ‘ the Ghetto youth,’ declaring that no crime would occur once young people get gainful employment.

Another male resident recalled seeing two ‘brand name’ slippers and a cap on the road after noon on Tuesday and assumed that ‘something fishy’ had occurred.

“When I arrived at home my cousin told me in that area was a dead body,” the resident recalled.

He told reporters he later learned that police had found a second body in the vicinity.

“It’s scary,” the man, who also requested anonymity, declared.

He blamed the killings on gangland activity.

In addition, the resident suggested that the fatal shootings occurred elsewhere, and someone dumped the bodies in Deglos.

A third resident decried the violence, asserting that Deglo is a calm community.

Police reported discovering one body at about 3:10 pm when they responded to a homicide report.

About two hours later, officers found the second body while combing the scene.

A police release on the two latest homicides appealed to the public to provide information anonymously by dialing 555 (the Crime Hotline) or by utilising the RSLPF Crime Hotline Application, available at the Google Play Store.

PHOTO: Brinattos Stephen

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14 COMMENTS

  1. “declaring that no crime would occur once young people get gainful employment.”

    Dude there was far more poverty in St. Lucia decades ago and people did not turn to guns. Some of y’all young ones are just too effing lazy, useless and entitled. You can’t find a job yet you choose to kill? So many other things you could have done. Why not beg? Why not do menial jobs and get some money in y’all hands. Y’all too damn useless and entitled.

  2. Well good jobs in my opinion the only jobs that are available for young people is working at a hotel, or security and gas station for 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour can that pay a monthly rent or buy you a shirt, pants or shoes or pay your water bill or light bill or take you to the supermarket . No wonder men in their 40s are still living at their mothers home where is the minimum wage that the prime minister promise on independence day . How can you have over 65 present of private sector workers earning wages as low as 3 to 5 EC dollars an hour in them modern time shame on the 2 political parties…

  3. Why government have to create jobs for ghetto yutes. Why take tax payers money and give ghetto man to buy weed and gun to put on the street.

  4. These Politricktians in St.Lucia Uwp and Slp are all the Same .Talk. Talk on TV and Social Media .The Police Force have not been Given the Requisit tools.to Combat Crime in St.Lucia .This eye Witnesses Come Foward with information .When eye Witnesses give Information they have to attend Court then who will protect them .The So called Criminals Have more intelligence than the police .They Execute their goals Successfully .These Investigations come to a Dead end after 24 Hours .The Government of the Day Refuse to make laws Banning all Gangs in St.Lucia .Politricktians in St.Lucia have interest in these So called Gangs .Both Political Parties

  5. It is unfortunate how we simplify the solutions to the crime issues in St Lucia.

    Most of the young men involve in these crimes never completed primary or secondary school. They are not interested in learning a trade, they refuse to work for less than a $1000. Per week. The interest is in getting rich fast, own a car after working for one week and the list goes on.

    My experience is that most of them do not want to work they just want a job. That is short term employment.

    We should be encouraging these young men to stay in school, learn a trade, get qualified and certified instead of demanding government create employment for them by paying them $100 per. day for being on site for 4 hrs a day while groups of 7 gather around the one or two who are actively working.
    Isn’t it interesting that the young ladies are finding employment despite being from the getto also.

  6. This is not about lack of employment or increasing minimum wage. The perpetrators are criminals and they need to be treated as such. They are choosing to commit criminal offenses. This is a choice that they have made. They need to be brought to justice to face the consequences for their heinous criminal acts.

  7. Why should government take the whip lash for trigger Happy persons ?, I work for $4:00 and get my bills paid and eat daily….I don’t need government to do crap for me, I have life….I’m not happy bout the killings in my land but those murdered were as a consequence (opinion)….get up, work and stop complaining.

  8. It’s a shame, these young people are not patriotic. They don’t even care about the reputation of their country overseas, they are selfish and concerned with only themselves. It’s very easy to blame the government (their scapegoat) for their criminal activity. You provide opportunities for them, they take no advantage of these opportunities. They know and understand that if caught, they will be at the correctional facility enjoying Taxpayers money. One way or the other, good law Abiding citizens are the victims of these hoodlums. They must come to an end eventually. GOD is awesome!!

  9. Them police to dirty they the guy is an eye witness an them give them all the information that they needed an just drop them in street like dogs to die without no protection

  10. Because the eye never stop of seeing and the grave never satisfied ❗
    Those generations before,we even the poorest, but never lacks nothing and died in peace, neither there was No Wages for man neither beast !!
    Neither will I against the Slaves for a deserved wage for their labor, but there is a problème, before me there was, but no favor was granted, after me there is, when it is their power to act !!

  11. I am reposting this article because it speaks truth —

    Just saying April 3, 2024 At 6:37 pm you are correct

    “declaring that no crime would occur once young people get gainful employment.”

    Dude there was far more poverty in St. Lucia decades ago and people did not turn to guns. Some of y’all young ones are just too effing lazy, useless and entitled. You can’t find a job yet you choose to kill? So many other things you could have done. Why not beg? Why not do menial jobs and get some money in y’all hands. Y’all too damn useless and entitled.

  12. DEUTÉRONOMY has even the best offer !!
    Now what Deutéronome is commanding us today is not too difficult for us or beyond our reach.
    It is not in heaven,so that we have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it so we may obey it..
    Nor it is beyond the sea,so that we have to ask, ” Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it ?”
    No, the word is very near us ;it is in our mouth and in our heart so we may obey it..
    See, I set before you today Life and prosperity, death and destruction..
    For I command you today to love ❤️ the LORD our GOD,to walk in his ways,and to keep his commandement,decrees and laws ;then we will live and increase and our GOD will bless us in the land..
    But if our heart turns away and we are not obedient,and if we are drawn away..
    Deut..declares to us this day that we will certainally be destroyed..
    We will not live long in the land..
    This day I call heaven and earth 🌈as a Witness against you that I have set before you LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSINGS AND CURSES..
    Now chose life,so that you and your children may live and you may love your the LORD your God,listen to his voice,and hold fast to him..
    ‼️For the LORD is your life,and he will give you/we and I many years in safety in the land..

  13. Listen! Why do we blame the youth so much! It is their wayward parents whose attitudes leave less to be desired. Just recently, I observed a young man belching out expletives to a woman; his two young children at the back of his vehicle greedily observing his rancour; not against that woman in particular, but it could be extended to his mother, grandmother, his wife, his daughter etc. all women in his life . . .no respect whatsoever. Did he forget he had two spongy learners at his back!!! These are the ones who create those beasts! So, don’t blame the youth, blame those who train them badly. Poor examples for parenting.

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