Chastanet condemns Vieux Fort homicide

Chastanet condemns Vieux Fort homicide

Saturday’s Vieux Fort homicide has been condemned by United Workers Party (UWP) leader, Allen Chastanet.

Chastanet described the Vieux Fort homicide, in which Francis Cyrillien was hacked to death by armed bandits as a “horrendous crime”.

He told his audience that Cyrillien was tied up and chopped to death while his girlfriend was knocked out and tied up.


“Thank God her life was spared,” the UWP leader said.

He observed that there has also been an increase in suicides.

“These are all the children of fathers and mothers; all of them have Brothers and Sisters and cousins and friends,” Chastanet declared.

He added:

“I want us to stop and ask ourselves how much hope a person would have lost; how alone a person must feel and the pain and anguish a person must be going through in order to make that decision to commit suicide?”

The former Tourism Minister asserted that with an increase in suicides, one would have thought that Saint Lucia would have had a government of compassion that would raise awareness and tell young people that something was being done for them.

However Chastanet lamented that the government continues to give excuses.

“It is always somebody else’s fault,” the UWP leader said, adding that Saint Lucians deserve much more than they are getting from the government today.

Chastanet declared that the UWP is ready for change, to make the lives of the people better and to live up to their expectations.

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1 Comment

  1. Boujon Guiyave
    March 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm Reply

    The issue of people taking their own lives is a little bit more complex than you would have us believe Golden Balls. The reasons why some resort to this escape from reality permanently is very wide ranging and may even include not knowing how to deal with so called success. For your information coupled with the rise of Japan into the economic power that it is today there was also a rise in young people taking their own lives. How do you explain that?

    Taking your own life is not a beautiful thing. It is a sign of desperation, helplessness and loss of hope and the will to plod on. It is not something you should seek to capitalize on politically. Turn that any way you like it is a sign of shear desperation on your part to seek to benefit from such calamities. just where is your sense of morality man?

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