Top 5 Most Viewed Articles of 2016


One shooting occurred on St. Louis Street resulting in the death of Verna Augustin.

Reliable sources have described the woman, who is believed to be in her early twenties, as a “notorious’ individual.

She was reported to have been killed in a drive by shooting that night.

The other shooting victim was identified as 35 year-old Christopher William.

Sources told the Times that he was shot at Bisee.

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One person was reported dead as a result of a multiple-vehicle collision on the Millennium Highway.

According to information reaching the Times, the collision involved three vehicles – one of them a truck.

The collision occurred at about 7:00 pm, according to the information received by the Times.

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Well informed sources identified one of the two Chaussee Road shooting victims as Bernie Edwardville.

According to information obtained by the Times, a lone shooter shouted Edwardville’s name before opening fire on him with a handgun.

Persons nearby reported hearing a volley of gunshots shortly after 7:00 p.m.

When the shooting was over, both the man identified as Edwardville and a woman who was identified as “Africa”, lay bleeding on the ground.

The female is reported to have been an innocent passerby who was hit by stray bullets.

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One person is dead and two others were wounded in a shooting incident at Pigeon Island in the morning around 12:30 a.m., it was reported.

According to information obtained by the Times, the deceased is 22 year old Matado Len Winters of Balata.

One of the survivors of the shooting has been identified as 24 year old Petrus Ford of Anse La Raye.

The assailants are reported to have arrived on the scene via a boat and sped away after opening fire on the three men in the vehicle.

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Police investigate a double homicide in Vieux Fort where two men were gunned down at about 3:00 a.m.

It is reported that the shooting was carried out by two masked men on foot.

The victims of the shooting were identified as Junior Gilbert and Miguel Theodore, both believed to be in their late twenties.

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  1. Anonymous
    December 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

    This has me on edge. Could you believe the top three stories had to do with shooting, violence, killing and not one to do with sonething educational or meaningful. Awa we. Smh. Afraid for 2017 but will try to build my faith and rebuke that. Lord come to st Lucia and stay there. Sigh.

    1. ...
      December 30, 2016 at 10:07 am

      I said the same thing

  2. Anonymous
    December 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Top five stories sorry

  3. Corb
    December 30, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Just shows we are a nation attracted to violence
    So many other wonderful and inspirational news items which prob got so few views
    How can we move forward as a nation to fight crime and violence when the wider public seem to be attracted to it.
    We need prayers in this country for abetter and more prosperous 2017.

    1. ...
      December 30, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Very true indeed

    2. TheLegend27
      December 30, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      It says Most viewed articles. It is just human nature to show more interest in a violent news story. Stop painting a negative image of our nation. If anything it should be a positive sign that violence has not yet become so common that people don’t pay attention to it.

    3. Xoxo
      December 31, 2016 at 1:04 am

      No, we’re not attracted to it, crime is everybody’s business, it is because we are so concerned about the crime, that it always catches our attention, even when news is being given in the evening, the shooting incident is 90% of the time the first article to be read

  4. Anon1
    December 30, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Well said “Corb” actually it doesn’t surprise me.

    I read the headline and thought to myself I they’re all going to be something to with death and violence.

    What about the GOOD NEWS stories. The media has a part to play by constantly reporting on every single death by violence.

  5. Wam there
    December 30, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Just confirms what I have been saying all along, we relish in opportunities for crime and violence and it is what chacterises our society. The Ramsohy Report confirmed that and Crime and corruption (proper name for white collar crime) is reported and alleged cyclically in our most prestegious institutions such as Parliament and Justice system. But what do we do about it?

    Answer is we glorify crime and its perpetrators, we participate when its convenient and passively abhorr it to mask our own proclivities and treat well known law breakers as heros. We are not even ready to accept that we have a problem, farless to try to fix it.

    Fact is most of our kids and more our adults cant even read so we cannot analyze and rationalize information to get truth in order to solve basic problems. We depend heavily on the old oral tradions of malpalaise, maypwee and even voodoo. Just a primitive people in a modern age trying to cope with modernities such as social media.

    However, cheers to the new year and wishing that more of us would become more information literate and become more discerning of people and our environment.

    1. Anonymous
      January 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Well said. “…we glorify crime and its perpetrators…” In there lies the reason the we love corrupt politicians.

  6. Anonymous
    January 2, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Hope we don’t have any more in 2017 I am hopeful.Please pray