Fatal stabbing at Barre Denis

An eighteen year old is dead as a result of a stabbing last night at Barre Denis, it has been reported.

The deceased has been identified as Jamal Frederick who sustained a stab wound to the stomach.

The stabbing occurred at around 10 pm, according to information obtained by the Times.

One person is currently assisting the police with investigations into the latest homicide, the 19th so far for the year.


  1. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Now this on hit home..its unbelievable.

  2. Vibz
    March 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Profound condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. It’s always devastating when one loses family members by unnatural causes. This ridiculously high murder rate is frightening. At this rate there may be well over one hundred murders for this year. It’s imperative that the PM make a national address to calm PEOPLE’S fears and to reassure the nation that the government would leave no stone unturned to arrest this alarmingly high spate of murders. For the Prime Minister to remain quizzically silent on this matter, in my opinion, it has become a national scandal. Note, I am not laying blame for this murderous trend at the PM’s feet. I am just imploring him that there’s an urgent need for him to speak out on the present spate of spiraling murders.

    1. Anonymous
      March 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      I concour

  3. 666
    March 11, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Looks like we’ll need to build another cage to house these animals, Bordelais is busting at the seams. The average now is like 2 per week ;(

  4. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Take responsibility for youall own actions stop expecting the PM to do it all

  5. Kamizol
    March 11, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Yep, St Lucia is on its way to being top of the list of countries with the highest murder rates. What can be done to reduce this terrible statistic? We need constructive dialogue here not just emotional diatribe. Don’t start with “bring back hanging!” because research in several countries has shown that the death penalty does not reduce crime.

    What should the government do? What should the community do? I agree with Vibz that the PM should make a national address about this, to begin with, because this has now become a priority in this country. A discussion needs to be had and a plan laid out on how to tackle this huge problem. Now!

    1. Vibs
      March 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Kamizol, you are spot on! I agree with everything you have said. Crime is everybody’s business. Take out the emotions, the politics and let’s be rational and ‘solution oriented’. Again, Not Blaming the Prime Minister for these murders but a leader must lead especially during times of crisis. This is the perfect time for the PM to show his leadership qualities and navigate the Ship of State skillfully and adeptly through turbulent waters.

  6. Joan
    March 11, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Bring an end to violence and hatred and discord. Steady the feet that rush into war and the finger poised on the trigger. Bring justice to the downtrodden, restoration to the marginalized and abused, hope to the hopeless. Guide all those in positions of power—whether that power is political or physical or social—and give them wisdom to use their power wisely. Give them, and all of us, the grace to admit when we are wrong and to seek forgiveness. Give us the grace to forgive.

    Help us see your face in the faces of the people around us. Give us courage to love one another even when love seems like a risk. Give us compassion for those who are unlike us. Teach us to listen to those we disagree with, to hear stories that make us uncomfortable. Heal the hatred in the world around us by healing our own hearts first.

  7. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Abeh bon stleecie

  8. fpjean
    March 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Abeh bon st licee

  9. realist
    March 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Wow…we are now leaving in fear.what is the resolve? Where do we begin?

  10. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Over a cigarette, what’s next?

  11. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Death penalty problem solve.

    1. 666
      March 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      How do you put out fire with more fire? The man who was stabbed to death…wasn’t it a death penalty as well? A death is a death…no?

  12. Let their skin burn.
    March 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Public Flogging…. Blind fold them.tie them in town.. lets every and everybody who wants a turn pass and drop lix on them. Sitting in Borelais is not helping at all. Human beings normally shudder at the thought of being whipped.

  13. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    There is a serious social problem on island ,the police have decided to lie low since the people have chosen the criminal over them, remember impac, when the police responded to a similar upsurge in crime, brought it down to zero, all criminals left town, but athe politician came up with a ploy to win votes said there was a hit list, they saw it, it existed, here comes election things don’t look good, so suddenly there was no deathlist, “I never said I saw one what I said was that somebody told me that they saw one.”

  14. Anonymous
    March 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    To begin with, we must allow the police to do their work as circumstances dictate. If, in the process they shoot and kill someone, let us either keep quiet, or simply say:”This is unfortunate. We hope that the circumstances of this unfortunate matter is fully investigated and justice prevails.” And then we shut up. Leave it at that. But when we start cursing the police and calling for “punishment” without investigation, we are not helping to keep law and order. My own take on police matters is that “silence is golden”.

  15. Concerned Citizen
    March 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    There is obviously a need for more severe penalties associated with certain crimes. We are witnesses to crimes where the perpetrators prior to commiting heinous crimes, have publicly expressed that they have no fear of going to jail. Jail needs to become a nightmare to these sociopaths, instead of the rsort that it seemingly appears to be at present. Prisoners appear fat and well fed, fair complexions… etc Really? we have murderes complaining about the qualtiy of the meals are not to their liking … dust in the cells affect their skin .. etc This is just ridiculous!! these guys need to be sentenced to hard laboor. Let us use them on state infrastucture projects. stop wasting tax payers money feeding them and lets cut down on ahnding out huge contracts to private contractors. Lets revive common sense from its grave.

  16. Anonymous
    March 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

    This is heartbreaking, this is too much! Nothing is being done as far as the change in LAWS on island. Seems like the more the crime rate rises the more nothing is done about it. It’s time for the death penalty, lethal injections, death row whatever returns will give members of our society something to think about before stealing life away from each other. We cannot blame anyone but the youth and persons who commit those crimes but we can voice that our island need change. Change to secure our love ones and to make this place safe once more!! Revisit the various forms of punishment and tighten up whoever is in charge of doing so. STOP THE VIOLENCE!!

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