Law enforcement officials have identified the Grande Riviere, Dennery, chopping victim as Clayton Justin, 49, of Morne Panche.
Reliable sources told the Times that at about 1:00 p.m. this afternoon Justin and a sixty-three year old man were at a bar having a drink when an argument occurred.
Both men are reported to have exchanged blows, when Justin was struck with a cutlass in the area of his neck and fell to the ground.
His lifeless body was later discovered by the police, according to reports.
The alleged assailant is said to have surrendered to the police and is currently in custody at the Richfond police station.
Saint Lucia has so far recorded 16 homicides for this year.