Bus driver attacked, girlfriend gang raped

Gros Islet bus drivers are angry over crimes being committed against them, including the armed robbery last week of a colleague and the gang rape of his girlfriend.

The Public Relations Officer of the Gros Islet Minibus Owners Association, Thomas St Louis, told St Lucia Times that the association is concerned about the crime situation in this country.

St Louis noted that bus drivers are not immune to attacks by criminals.

“Our members are being attacked too often,” St Louis declared.

Thomas St Louis

Thomas St Louis

He recalled that last week a driver went with his girlfriend to the Pigeon Point area when three masked men attacked the couple.

The PRO of the Gros Islet Minibus Owners Association told St Lucia Times that the bandits robbed the driver, tied him up and took his girlfriend from him.

“They abused her, raped her – three of them. Even when he begged to just rob him and  leave the girl along, the three of them raped her – it never made the news,” an obviously incensed St Louis stated.

He said drivers are extremely angry about the situation.

St Louis disclosed that on Monday afternoon another driver was attacked by an unknown individual.

He said the assailant hit the driver on the head with a stone.

“The guy is unconscious at Tapion Hospital as we speak,” St Louis said.

He said he wanted to commend National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, who Thursday came out in support of capital punishment and asserted that the courts were giving a slap on the wrist to some criminals.

“This is my country – I love Saint Lucia and some of us are being naive when it comes to the criminal elements – we make excuses for criminals and we harbour them, when we the hard working citizens are held ransom by these guys,” St Louis declared.

He asserted that as a citizen, he deserves the right to work in an environment where he can achieve for himself and his family.

“We blame government for everything when these criminals have to be blamed,” St Louis said.

“This used to be the Helen of the West, now it is the wild, wild, west,” he asserted, adding that everyone has a gun and people are angry.

St Louis said that currently he is demotivated and does not want to invest.

Bus drivers

Bus drivers



  1. Redz
    September 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I believe that it’s time to have a money less bus system like Barbados. Use tickets to get by in that way the drivers wouldn’t be robbed. Hopefully.

    1. Aa
      September 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      U pay bus in barbados love. Its $2. U pay the government buses n u get a receipt. Dats the blue buses. But the others u pay the comductors

      1. Anonymous
        September 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        Lol. You mistake Trini. For babados

      2. kkk
        September 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm

        they dont even do that in trini. i did that in london trini i had to pay cash .

      3. Godfather
        September 16, 2017 at 7:17 pm

        In Trini u pay the maxi (red band) and the government bus works on the ticket system.

    2. Anonymous
      September 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      I agreed

    3. I Drink And I Know Things
      September 18, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      You pay cash for buses in Barbados. The cash is held on the bus inside an enclosed safe. Trinidad also has a cash bus system. Only the Government buses require you to buy a ticket before hand.

      In any case, comparing our payment system to other countries doesnt matter. The robbers would still attack a bus driver if they find him in a vulnerable situation and peceive them to have a wallet full of fares collected.

      The problem the bus drivers face are the same for anyone with a vehicle who decides to go in a secluded area. These criminals operate in the open and we law abiding citizens have to fear where we can go and at one time of day. In fact, they rob you at times and places where most would feel safe. I’ve been robbed during the day on the Babonneau bus stop in front of spectators.

      Stop asking law abiding citizens to change their lifestyle and business to accommodate criminals.

      These criminals target anyone they think they can over power. We need to fight back. Take back our streets. We know who these people are but we are either afraid or protect them. It’s time we start giving harsh sentences to robbers. And if they rape or kill in the process, death penalty should be an option.

      1. i am JERRY SPRINGER
        September 22, 2017 at 10:56 am

        The court system suck ((: it is corrupt from head to toe.. that is why the criminals can operate. clean the courts and we good to go.
        it is because the legal system sucks, vigilante is alive!

        so when it comes to the father of crime,,, you are the father!

  2. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm


  3. bUTCH
    September 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm


    1. Unknown
      September 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      I totally agree

    2. kkk
      September 15, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      i second that comment !! 10000%

    3. Concerned Lucian
      September 16, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Yes it’s time. USA have fun most wanted list…terrorist list but they have problem with our list…time we do what’s best for the good people of saint lucia. Tell the USA go investigate all their crimes against black people by their police officers because they not helping our security in anyway right now. Their are the real crime against humanity.

    4. Anonymous
      September 17, 2017 at 7:32 am


    5. Anonymous
      September 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      OOOOOOOHHHH i support that comment 100000%!! bring it bloody well back and u will see how they will behave themselves

    6. Anonymous
      September 19, 2017 at 8:48 am

      so darn true

    7. Anonymous
      September 22, 2017 at 11:15 am

      So what was Restore Confidence?

  4. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Murder, rape and robberies are becoming too common in St. Lucia. Serious measures have to be implemented to eradicate these social abnormalities as soon as yesterday. The time for talk is over. Urgent and decisive policies and action are needed. Not enough attention is being given to galloping phenomenon. The present ruling regime is dealing with this most serious matter haphazardly. There are no methodical or systematic policies and programs in place to curtail gruesome attacks on people’s person .


    1. Anonymous
      September 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

      the workers r ready by the policy makers r afraid.

  5. jarvo
    September 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    that tough as a man if u rob me u rob me but you rape my girl you boy i eh lying uh .. tell u dem days watch where and how u rolling night time.. be aware too dem days i eh even going out before.. Jah go repay…there’s alot of criminals rapists and murderers walking amongst up better believe it

    1. tet cal
      September 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      i believe u brother before my girl and i use to go out but now i chill to much nonsense going on in st lucia i retire

  6. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Have the big buses therefore you will have no need to pay the drivers,but you will put the money down in a slop

    1. Anonymous
      September 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Don’t think those guys went for money. There is no bus route at Pigeon Point. They were out to rape and kill.

  7. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    This is really a sad state we are in. The word of God say if a people that are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways….I will heal their land.” I don’t know how we are going to fix our mess so we can call upon God. It’s no lie I feel pain for the driver and especially his girlfriend. But I must encourage you driver to stand by her side. Help her through her pain. I know it maybe tough but remember God .

  8. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Now the time has come to understand is not government that causing these things. When Mary Francis stop blaming complaining cretisizing and most Of all stop talking .and let the operations restore confidence do what they have to do …when the SLP stop blaming complaining cretisizing every thing comes their way st.Lucian’s will see the light at the other end of the tunnel.

    1. Anonymous
      September 16, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Wait so when UWP was criticizing, blaming and complaining about everything the SLP was doing it’s okay. Their leader said he could handle crime it has gotten worse. Now it’s not the government fault but Mary Francis and opposition fault? Why wasn’t it they way a year and 4 months ago

  9. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    They need to hang these criminals

  10. Jay
    September 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    AIDS is really and these thugs could very well be already infected. The victims must seek help quickly and I hope prophylactics will at least be administered as well as psychological assistance….it will be needed. These thugs need to be stopped once and for all. It’s extremely sad and will affect the tourism industry.

  11. Citizens Arrest
    September 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    We much take our country back from these criminals. Kill or be killed

  12. B
    September 15, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    If that Bus driver had gone and park at his Home or his Girlfriend House that eould never Happen .Anytime the So call Criminals see a M plate .TX and H plate to them is likely you have Money so you have to Safeguard yourselfpark places where you will be Safe

    1. Anonymous
      September 15, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      So all the rapes and robberies that occurs inside people’s houses what’s the excuse for this? It doesn’t matter where you are the thieves and the rapist will do as they please because they know they will get away with it. And people like you encourage slackness. People should be able to roam and be safe.

    2. Cc
      September 16, 2017 at 9:13 am

      What a damn comment. People should have the right to go wherever they please at whatever time. Being parked by a beach at 2am in the morning or 4pm in the afternoon doesnt give anyone the right to take u or Rob you.

  13. Justice
    September 15, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    In all that talk about harsh sentences and death penalty you first have to arrest the perpetrator, charge him, present the evidence and secure a conviction. Only then we can talk sentencing.

    How many rape and murder cases unsolved and now cold cases. When last we hear a murder or rape trial completed and the perpetrator(s) convicted and sentenced. Is either lack of evidence, no evidence or case fall down due to a technicality.

    1. The Advocate
      September 16, 2017 at 6:44 am

      We know how slow the wheel of the justice system is here. Some of these criminals get to walk free, thanks to the likes of Mary Francis and Martinus Francois et al. They family may hurt but I love that they are taking each other out this year. I just wish they will not bring any other citizen of god’s standing in on their messes.

      The can keep playing bull’s eye with each other.

  14. Anonymous
    September 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm


    1. Anonymous
      September 15, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      They roam in threes….that is why when I see three men or boys together my guard is always up.

  15. 666 - No Political Affiliation
    September 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Use the ‘5 whys’ technique and you will find the answer to all your social ills.

    For example: 1) Why did he rob the bank? Because he was broke. 2) Why was he broke? Because he doesn’t have a job. 3) Why doesn’t he have a job? Because the economy is in the toilet. 4) Why is the economy so bad? Because politicians are clueless and self-centered. 5) Why are they clueless? Because we elect smooth-talkers…things like that.

    It is a very effective tool, and we can use it to find the root of any problem in our lives. Hanging a criminal will only be replaced by another, find the root of your cancer and treat it.

    1. The Advocate
      September 16, 2017 at 6:55 am

      I was with you until we got to answer number 3

      The reasons they are without a job is because they 1. Prefer to sit on the block and hustle where they make quick money rather than finding menial work, which is normally where their qualifications land them/ learning a trade.
      And why that is is because in school, they were daydreaming on becoming millionaires rather than laying attention to the lessons taught.
      Why would they daydream of such? The substance of movies, of course. Everyone has a big house/houses, vehicles and the works.

      1. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
        September 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        I said, for example…did you not see that?

    2. Anonymous
      September 22, 2017 at 11:19 am

      So why do we elect smooth talkers?

  16. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 4:02 am

    we need to make saint lucia very unsafe for CRIMINALS and their LOVE ONES….make them feel what we feel when their attck out love ones.

  17. A Voter
    September 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Chastanet has only delivered CRIME in St. Lucia. The two go hand in hand.

  18. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Make these fellas hang themselves on the square.Chupse time ppl do something come dennery.

  19. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 7:49 am

    But if they roam in threes as people suggest, then they may be the same people doing those raping crimes. They are very sick and they need the noose around their neck. now for those that know them or suspect them, start giving these fellas up. They think they are a law unto themsleves. this is so sad and sickenin

  20. Concerned Lucian
    September 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I’m tired of us blaming no work. They just lazy and what to live large…but I eh see one criminal that rolling on the block that looking like he worth anything….sorry but the more they steal more drug they still..they still POOR. I don’t see them taking that money to invest in a piece of land, their child education, birth control…upgrading their environment and standard of living. Instead they buy gold chain some marginally name brand items that they still don’t look good in and perhaps five cars that will depreciate. Poverty is a mindset….getting out if it does not start with money…starts with a change of mine

    1. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
      September 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Research has found that poverty is a disease…no joke.

  21. Money J
    September 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    The judges need to start imposing the death penalty…….simple as that.

  22. Tired
    September 16, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    The way this story came out I thought the incident happened while the guy was on route. These guys have no right to hurt rob rape harm anyone but at the same time we need to take caution. Your girlfriend the two of you should have or could have been home..

  23. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Where if Mary Francis. She’s rather silent. If was the police that had shoot a criminal she’ll be demanding justice from the highest power.

  24. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 8:04 am

    When we drivers start taking matters into our own hands that’s when she’ll come n defend the criminals. Years now I applied for a firearm yet all little (Word deleted) have it robbing ppl everyday.

  25. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 10:23 am

    The policing system in Saint Lucia needs updating in keeping with current trend. Given the lack of resources of the Police the media should be used to have persons suspected of criminal offenses and wanted persons to report to the police stations, their pictures should be plastered on Facebook and other social media detailing what they are needed for so that their friends and associates can encourage them to report in. This is being done in Jamaica where persons of interest to the police are are requested to report in. They can come in with their lawyers.

  26. sane thought
    September 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    St. Lucia!

    Until these c rooks and wanna be crooks fear the laws. There will never be safety for us hard working. Somebody has to die. These that say death is not a deterrent to criminal activity are too stupid for words, they are bleeding hearts brainwashed. Death is the only answer to slow these bastards down. Mary Francis. Unqualified in a position of authority.

    1. Anonymous
      September 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      That contribution was more insane than sane.

  27. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    In st.lucia we get off and ran

  28. family to the 2
    September 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    i am only now getting to know that driver is a friend of the family and his girl is indeed family but god thats y crime and evil will never stop cause u 3 **** would be doing anal with each other and then cut each others penis till urll kill urself through slow torture trust me

  29. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    The guy was a normal citizen at the time because he wasn’t on duty. I don’t know why they stressing on him being a bus driver.

  30. no
    September 18, 2017 at 9:48 am

    and while you talk rubbish… you fellow lucians know exactly who did this, and do NOT do anything! shame on YOU LOOSHIANS, blaming politicians, economy, whoever you can – just not yourselfes!!!

  31. Pretty
    September 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Michael chastanet once said on his show while in opposition is because of no work and poverty causes crime. Never forget, it is only coming back to haunt them.

    1. Anonymous
      September 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

      So why stop DSH?