Mother satisfied with sentence

The tearful Mother of  four year old Terrel Joshua Elibox,who drowned in the sea in Vieux Fort on February 22 two years , has told reporters that she is satisfied with the verdict in the case against Canadian, Sahab Jamshidi, who was charged with causing death by gross negligence or recklessness in the death of the child.

Jamshidi was ordered to pay the sum of $75,000 in compensation to the boy’s family or be sent to jail for three years.

The Canadian accused chose to pay up.

Speaking on behalf of the child’s mother, Viola Hunte, who is a friend of the family, told reporters:

“She is satisfied – it was a fair trial.”

“She is okay with it – there is nothing we can do now. No money, sending him to jail won’t change anything. A life was lost and there is nothing that can bring back this life,” Hunte said outside the courthouse today.

Asked whether equal blame should be apportioned to those who were responsible for keeping an eye on the deceased child , Hunte said she did not know about that and did not want to comment on the matter.

According to reports, the child fell into the sea after getting a ride from a kite surfer.

Supporters of the accused Canadian national maintain he was trying to help the child after seeing the youngster struggle in the water.

They said that Jamshidi  was kitesurfing when he spotted the boy bobbing in choppy water and tried to save the child but  could not reach him.

According to them, the Canadian national returned to shore to get help, but it was too late.

The four-year-old boy had been with his family on a church-run beach outing when he drowned.

His body was recovered two days later.

The boy’s family has said he was taken without permission for a kitesurfing ride.


  1. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    She should return the money and not take it!! Now its a fair trial wow! Shocked see what money can do to our brains….

  2. Suga
    February 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    A fair trial cause money y’all wanted.

    1. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm


  3. Not Nice
    February 23, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Don’t worry y’all must pay because the man is innocent,he never took any child.It’s through the family’s negligence the little boy drown and they put the blame on the guy.He was only trying to help the child and now he has to pay $75,000 for the family being negligent,there is a God that family will pay for that.

    1. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      my thoughts exactly

    2. Smh
      February 23, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Ikr.. Can’t nobody explain why the hell a man would bring a 4 year old on kitesurf (waves are rough and he man obviously knows that ) hw ain’t stupid.
      Ppl don’t think… Heart goes out to the family for the loss, but blaming someone’s for urll neglect is not fair,
      That $75000 ain’t gonna change nothing, but sooner or later some consciences will be haunted.

    3. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Exactly . Those Kinda Ppl Won’t See No Light In They Life.

    4. Diamondprincess
      February 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Ikr!! Money they wanted!! The man is innocent chupz

    5. selah
      February 24, 2017 at 7:19 am

      My sentiments exactly “Not Nice” they know very well the man did not take the child kite surfing…yall people are something else..God will deal with all of you all…hope the money lasts forever!! Smh…the monies should be donated to the poor or a fund on behalf of the lil deceased…smh WHAT A SHAME on you all the family!!! Disgusted!!

    6. Really
      February 24, 2017 at 9:17 am

      I So agree with u they wont see any light in that money they MUSSSSST pay for it

  4. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    If He being in prison would not bring satisfaction to the mother she then would be the only one who knows how she feels and what she can accept. She respond to her emotion by accepting the money. This is her choice when it is someone else they will make the choice that suite their thoughts. Even if I would request a different settlement this is hers.

  5. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Soon problems will start because of the money, it’s not a fair trial if you ask know what would be a fair trial,if you allowed the man to go free

  6. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Allow the mother to overcome her pain the way she feels satisfied. Who went to court with her? Who is providing love to her? She knows the answer whilst God read her heart.

  7. Aunty
    February 23, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    One thing I know money can’t bring him back… I hope there will nor be any row row between the father and mother for money …gives them half half.

  8. Mine
    February 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Money is truly the root of evil….an innocent man taking blame for a Christians negligent act but don’t worry the good Lord sees easy it come faster it goes that 75000 will finish with nothing to show n no trace if the guy was innocent…don’t let the devil take ur soul for money…recently u said ur mother should also b blamed now u singing a different solo cuz u see chicken change that’s all ur son worth?

  9. Island girl
    February 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Really money made it a fair trial…… see what money can do to people….. Can that money bring the child……so it seems money is really the root of all evil…… It even makes people forget that they son died in the process and no amount if money can bring him back

  10. Freddy
    February 23, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Remember money is the roots of all evil

  11. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    The Money Will Finish Don’t Worry, But Urll Can’t Neva Leave A Gud Life.

  12. Sexyslim
    February 23, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Really the mother is satisfied cause money came into play smdh……you can see money is the root of all evil………your son lost his precious life in this but the mother is satisfied…..still can’t believe this……hope she remembers that no amount if money can give her her son back

  13. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    That’s crap and woman (Words deleted) she forgetting when she said he mother to be blamed too so why take money choooooops crappppp I am pissed

    1. SAD
      February 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

      My thoughts exactly if anything she should return the money!JUSTICE was not served rightfully as far as her argument is concerned. Her mother was back lashed the entire time and now she says its a fair trial for a couple dollars!! Money talks people…….I am no one to judge who is right or wrong for the death of this innocent child. First to begin with mom was not present so it all begins with her sending her child to the beach with listen with whom his grandmother (elderly) where was dad nowhere to be found… (should they all be blamed?) should this Canadian man be blamed hell no one knows….foreigners extend themselves all the time, just wish he had no involvement in the search, in the surfing none of it, therefore he would not be caught up in the mix of the innocent child. Mom neglected, daddy neglected, grandma neglected, the persons on the beach neglected everyone is to be blamed hell none of us know the real reason leading up to the death of this baby! After mom’s comments her argument rightfully she should RETURN THE MONEY because she placed no blame on this Canadian man from the get!!! She believed it was grandmother’s fault…AT THE END OF THE DAY, GIVE HIM BACK HIS MONEY! Poor man must be in debt now for the rest of his life because of everyone’s neglect! What will you say now thanks mom I got some money in the bank……

  14. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Is that XCD or USD?

    1. Smh
      February 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      It’s a CANADIAN man involved in a case with ST. LUCIANS… where exactly does US dollars fit into this ?

  15. Ketel
    February 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Stop faking (Words deleted) crying choops the money you der thinking about bring tears of joy to ur eyes stupid how can you be satisfied (Word deleted) will be done soon….

  16. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    SMH….. the boy’s life was worth $75,000

    1. #SuchIsLife
      February 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      My sentiments exactly -_-

  17. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    She is not crying because of no sentence she is dry because of the money the man is gonna give

  18. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Horrible, I’m almost ashamed to say that I am St Lucian..

  19. Citizen
    February 23, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    This is so unfair, all that money and now u satisfied……ooooo lady your life will never be right because u know the guy is innocent. But the good Lord will deal with you’ll

  20. Annie
    February 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    This is so sad you had nothing to say about the rest of the questions ask but you could’ve surely answered about the $75 000 wow. Before you said that your mother should be blamed but the money blind you. The man was innocent trying to save your child life and now he has to pay you for your family negligence. If he didn’t do a thing you’ll would say something else but don’t worry God not sleeping that money finishing so fast in your hand woman you have to wonderful. You’ll too dirty and I sure grandma will want a cut to that old witch

  21. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Will the money bring her son back. How long do you think the money will last. She is going to take that money and spend it on materials stuff. Take that money and do something in your son memory.

  22. Diane
    February 23, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    The justice of the Lord will prevail.

  23. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    sellout for 75k smh

  24. Zee
    February 23, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Sigh ! God doesn’t sleep and he will see it to it that these ppl pay for that. The man is innocent.

  25. Shocked
    February 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I hope he will sell his story if what really happened and get that money back… so much whiffs about this story….

  26. Khayti
    February 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Now whatever happened at least now the guy will be free to go home. His life is worth much more than $75 grand. If he has been unfaired then Nature will take Her course. No wrong goes unpunished. Everyone has got a conscience and money does not silence the conscience. Let’s hope the family of this child could be at peace after this judgement.

  27. Cocoa dee
    February 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Ya’ll seriously going to let the man pay for something he didn’t do? Burn in hell!

  28. live wire
    February 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Hmmm…3yrs? I was taking my 3 yrs n save my 75 grand…bfor she blamed her mother for recklessness now she satisfied with fair trial….the money must finish…she will regret..

  29. Queen Sugar
    February 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    An innocent man won’t plead guilty. The prosecution must have had sufficient evidence to charge him. I would have loved for this case to go to trial so the evidence could have been revealed. Anybody knows?

    1. Justice and Karma...
      February 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Queen, you live on St. Lucia and should know how LONG people stay on remand for cases such as these. The prosecution didn’t have evidence to convict him, his lawyers and the prosecution came to an “arrangement” that would be “agreeable” to everyone. On the advice of his lawyer he changed his plea from not guilty to guilty because this was in his best interest as the case would move swiftly, the family agreed to accepted the money and he would not have to do jail time. He doesn’t live in St. Lucia and would have lost valuable years waiting for a “fair trial” which as we all know can drag on for years. I would have don the very same thing. hard as it would be, this was the lesser of 2 evils. Just remember Justice may be blind but her sister Karma isn’t and we know what they say about her…

    2. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      Perception is not reality

  30. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Wow sick woman money over your child sick sick sick

    1. Shyne1109
      February 23, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Money over her child? Where is the child? He’s gone. She didn’t trade her child for money. She traded jail time for her comfort. Do you really think him going to jail will comfort her in anyway? This was not a murder trial but a case of negligence.

  31. #SuchIsLife
    February 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    This just goes to show that having a good heart can put you in some F#*ked up situations…..|| #GodSeesEverything

  32. she
    February 23, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    The love of money is the root of all evil

    the drunk driver that killed the medical student was only made to pay $10,000

    Guess the mother is thanking God for the better trail!!

    1. Anonymous
      February 24, 2017 at 12:13 am

      he wasn’t drunk, the judgement is on the court website read it. certain things about the medical students were not reveal to the public.

      1. she
        February 28, 2017 at 11:09 am

        send me the link

  33. she
    February 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    ** trial

  34. Ms london
    February 23, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Oh my God this is soo unfair!! Poor guy 😑really?? How in the he’ll is the guy responsible for the death of this child? He tried to help and even placed his own life at risk to help the child and that’s the reward he’s getting? That’s the thank you? I’m soo disgusted by this God knows. And the mother should be ashamed of herself even to mention she’s a Christian. GOD IS WIDE AWAKE!! KARMA KNOWS EVERYONE’S ADDRESS .

  35. Snd
    February 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    How money over her child ?? Wat can she do for the child right now. The is gone n is never coming bk she might as well recover the funeral money bk u no if the lady was traumatize by what happened n had to pay ther

    1. Anonymous
      February 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      These so called Christians are the most dangerous people. They lie, they cheat.

  36. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    The mother will never see light with that money no way on God’s green earth will i ever be satisfied with $75k if it was my child. But there are so many definitions of a mother and this one is an old mother hen .

  37. Merciful
    February 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    The grandmother should had been charged to for reckless endangerment. She was responsible for the well being of the child.

  38. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Well she just put a price value on her child’s head smh

  39. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    If the grandmother know that the man is innocent and have to pay the price for her own neglect well shame on her and she have to remember that the world is round…

  40. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    This is so ridiculous.. Its becuz of the family’s neglect this happened…poor jab the Canadian they get somebody to blame their neglecgence on..

  41. Shyne1109
    February 23, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Everyone talking about she took money instead of sending the man to jail. In what way does sending the man to jail help her? Tell me people I am listening. None of you’ll can say. If she thinks that the money will bring her some relief it’s all good. She can now start her life over. Everyone talking about money is the root to all evil is just ignorant. She lost her child and had major set backs. Jail time does nothing to the healing process for her. I’m sure the money will bring her some comfort.

    1. Evans
      February 24, 2017 at 2:20 am

      Agreed, some people are just so ignorant, it’s a sad saturation all around, him going to jail would help her? She lost her baby I don’t know what it feels like and that’s something that I don’t wish on any mom how many of y’all big mouths out there would say no I’m good don’t want any money cuz he’s innocent, PLEASEEE

  42. Sad-But-True
    February 23, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    What an embarrassment.
    Hope you all die!

  43. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Well 3yrs comes like she made a good decision a bill or 2 can pay on the 75gs Lucian’s some of u are 2 bias and judgemental.

  44. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Chubby’s baby momma is cool with this. I just asked her.

  45. Stupidness
    February 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    $75, 000 !! But why ? The almighty God is good. With all that money sure she won’t contribute to the School the child attended. So the guy’s lawyer couldn’t advice him to do 3 years in jail and not pay the “mama uh wahjé” any $75, 000 to have her (Word deleted) saying she’s satisfied.

  46. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Lucians like too much money may the souls rot in hell

  47. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    They own children getting rape and they takeing bribes to shut (Words deleted) up

  48. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Really $75000 equal fair trial???

  49. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 12:12 am

    What kind of mother are u ? The money will never make u a better person u will go straight to hell for putting the man through that when u know he was only trying to help . The money and ur son will hunt u for the rest of ur life.

  50. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 1:27 am


  51. lucian boy758
    February 24, 2017 at 1:57 am

    of course she will say its fair because (Words deleted) hear money….

  52. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 5:49 am

    CHING CHING in her pocket but her son is gone
    see what money does to people

  53. Society
    February 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I know for sure….if it was me or you….i would be on remand still.. Birty James….is on remand still…6yrs now and goin…Not a word not a word

  54. Me
    February 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

    One day soon you’ll will pay for that (Word deleted) you’ll know the dame man is innocent. But now money is involve it was a fair trial? (Words deleted)

  55. L
    February 24, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    For trying to save a life the good Samaritan gets charged ?? To the family I say, when you guys finally face god u can’t pay god $75000 for your sins. Its so damn obvious how neglectful the boys family were, u are to blame for his death!! I hope it haunts u forever. This makes me wonder if you see a child drowning in the future in slu should you let em drown and go about your business? Or perhaps even better run or swim the opposite direction. Maybe that’s the lesson the jury in slu is teaching?

    1. Anonymous
      February 26, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Oh well let them drown cause u might rot in jail

    2. Anonymous
      February 26, 2017 at 8:19 am

      The man innocent!

  56. Anonymous
    February 25, 2017 at 8:35 am

    The mother should be the one blamed or the persons responsible for looking after the child

  57. Anonymous
    February 26, 2017 at 8:15 am

    It’s impossible for anyone to go kite surfing with anyone on their back or front….God will judge that family…As for our justice system….smh