A former employee of the Bordelais Correctional Facility believed to be in his 30’s was hacked to death this morning at Belle Vue, Vieux Fort.
The deceased has been identified as Oswald Downes, a father of two.
According to reports, Downes was attacked by 4 men in the early hours of this morning.
He is suspected to have been the victim of an ongoing feud between some persons from Belle Vue and Pierrot, Vieux Fort.
Downes was formally a prison officer at BCF, but is reported to have resigned to apply for the post of accountant from which he is reported to have been dismissed.
It is reported that he was at the jouvert celebration when he was attacked.
One Vieux Fort resident described the attack on Downes as a massacre. “You don’t even slaughter animals like that,” the resident said.