Cop charged in fatal shooting is a former Kaiso King

The police officer charged in connection with the  January 8, 2017 fatal shooting of civilian, Yves Rene alias “Nazarene”, 39, is a former police calypso monarch.

Gilroy ‘Gillo’ Gaston was charged under section 92 of the criminal code of Saint Lucia with causing death by gross negligence death of  Rene at Fond Mange, Marigot, during a police operation.

The officer has been ordered to report to the Micoud police station every Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of and and surrender his travel documents.

He is  also not supposed to leave the state.

‘Gillo’ won the 2015 Kaiso Headquarters held at Chesterfield Grounds, with a song entitled ‘2030’ in which he outlined what he would do as Police Commissioner if he were appointed to the position.

He also went on to win the inter Commercial House competition that year with the same song.




A police officer has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at Fond Mange, Marigot, on Sunday January 8,  2017.

The police officer has been identified as Gilroy Gaston.

According to information obtained by the Times, Gaston has been bailed in the sum of $15,000 and is required to report to the Micoud police station.

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, during a police operation, at Fond Mange, Marigot, thirty nine (39) year old  was fatally shot.

He was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner at 11:52 a.m. .

An investigation was launched into the death under the guidance of the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.


  1. Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    People need to be educated on how to deal with the police when u are stopped by them alot of people don’t know how to deal with that,they hear police and most of them panic.We need public service announcements.

  2. Matthew Alexander
    February 17, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Officer, I feel for you and your family although I am not familiar with the case. I rather suspect that you are being used as a scapegoat by those inept leaders of the Government to impress critics of the Police Force. God be with you!

  3. Ken Howell
    February 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    (Word deleted) People must understand the frustration of the police these criminals give the police so much trouble, they constantly tease and give the officers backchat imagine u tell a man stop and he running as an officer, people need to learn to obey rules. If you eh put yourself in certain positions police wouldn’t trouble you. I’m 31 years and never has the police have reason to stop or strip search me. We need to behave ourselves as citizens.

    1. Anonymous
      February 17, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Ken Howell I totally agree with you.

  4. Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    What about the other people who committed the murders for 2017
    We want results.I have not heard of any updates concerning them

  5. John vdhal
    February 17, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Its sad no matter which way you watch it. In the heat of the moment officers must make life changing decisions. I pray for peace and guidance for the young man. We need the real criminals who pose a risk to society to be dealt with.

  6. Lucian
    February 18, 2017 at 12:35 am

    It crazy how we st.Lucian look at things I understand the individual is dead ,it hard for the family
    But look at it this way all the good that this office has done for this country has been wash away by on bad thing man gilo stay strong the one above is not a police he is the one in control.
    There will be some point in time when we need the police we will never get the response from them remember that they are fustrated and we all knows y

  7. OK then
    February 18, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    What about the girl that stabbed the guy in grande reviere? Nothing is being done and she’s back to her normal life. Think it’s fair for some to suffer the consequences and others dont?