Police update on homicide at Vieux Sucre

PRESS RELEASE: On Friday, October 20, 2017, officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station, received a report of an unresponsive male found along the Vieux Sucre Road in Gros Islet, about 9:15p.m.

Ian Celestin, a thirty two (32) year old resident of Vieux Sucre, Gros Islet, was found with an apparent injury to the head. He was escorted to the Gros Islet Polyclinic where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.

Investigations are continuing into this matter. A post mortem examination is scheduled for Monday, October 23, 2017.

This incident brings the number of homicides recorded for the year 2017 to forty three (43).

44 Comments

  1. Chris
    October 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm Reply

    43! Surely this is a record, I am so sad about this.

    1. Anonymous
      October 23, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply

      It’s 44 now because there was a homicide in Mon Repos

  2. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm Reply

    For real am so ashamed

  3. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm Reply

    an alarming 43 homicides…smh

  4. Smh
    October 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply

    Why are you ashamed, death is a part of life whether we accept it or not

    1. Anonymous
      October 23, 2017 at 6:48 pm Reply

      Murder is not part of life.

  5. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Condolences go out to the relatives of the victim. Where is the outrage? Is St. Lucia fast becoming a grave yard? The citizens should mount a massive demonstration to awaken the government and the law enforcement personnel from their deafening silence and inaction. The clergy, private sector, civil organizations, students, and the general public should demand bona fide representation from their MPs. The politicians would only act if the public display their outrage. If the city have to be shut down, on a working day, to send a message to the relevant authorities that the people are totally disgusted with the astronomical level of crime, so let it be. Enough is enough!
    Vibz

  6. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm Reply

    44 homicides for the year so far. And why does it seem so easy for people to kill someone. All those criminals are just out there roaming our streets. Smh!! We know the government cannot stop crime, but they can put stuff in place to have u think before u commit the crime.

    1. Both Sides
      October 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm Reply

      When our officers go out there and a criminal is killed whether by accident for not the whole nation is against them, we do we expect the end result will be when we give criminals reasons to believe they are above the low? St. Lucian think again.

  7. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply

    Some one said it would have been 50.
    44!!!!!!!!!
    Canada 41
    So sad Lucia

    1. Chris
      October 23, 2017 at 5:23 pm Reply

      http://www.edmontonsun.com/2017/09/24/how-edmontons-40-homicides-stack-up-with-the-rest-of-canada

      Toronto : 41

      Toronto is a city in Canada. All the cities combined total about 200 homicides as at September 23rd 2017 . Its unfair to bend the statistics to make a point.

      1. Anonymous
        October 24, 2017 at 10:59 am

        That is a good point bit we can’t compare a continent to a small Island like ST Lucia. That number is too high. Very sad!

      2. Anonymous
        October 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

        Sorry but

      3. The Advocate
        October 28, 2017 at 10:34 am

        Canada is now a continent?

  8. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Am not surprised…..we dont condemn crime and perpetrators of crime……but we paint a negative picture of those who are suppose to enforce the law….end result less enforcement more crime.

    1. Anonymous
      October 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm Reply

      So if I kill someone.what governmenthave to do with dat

      1. Anonymous
        October 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm

        Considering the police are there to serve and protect, and government have the responsibility to implement policies to deal with crime………EVERYTHING

      2. John doe
        October 31, 2017 at 12:05 pm

        You did did not hear when chastanet said that Kenney could stop crime,but he will.

  9. skyy
    October 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply

    These dummies always there to involve the government in evrything. does killing someone have to do with politics. Ignorant fools

    1. Anonymous
      October 24, 2017 at 5:39 am Reply

      You conveniently forget Chastanet got you to vote for him because he said Kenny did not bring down crime but he will do it. These are the facts. People are being killed on average 3 per month, Chastanet says nothing, where the he’ll is he anyway. Kenny did not do it I will. This is not something Chastanet said two years ago.

  10. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    It’s obvious that the police department is on long leave. They are missing in action and are just not functioning. We need to change the senior personnel and have the courage to ask a friendly government like the French to assist us in that area and even provide us with some people to head the police. Hermangild im afraid had been most disappointing I really thought he would have made a difference.

  11. Justice
    October 23, 2017 at 3:32 pm Reply

    Investigations are continuing. That is like a stick record. Such a shame all our police are left to do is put up crime scene tape and ask for public support. Yes that is important but police cannot be expected to have investigative success with meagre resources. Between crime and our poor health system now embroiled in two hospitals being in ‘stuck’ mode, poor Helen she really in dire straits.

  12. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm Reply

    What is your solution to it , because you guys want us to have a voo Doo government and police all so , when police take action you guys want call for impact , what you guys want them to do ah with you all man
    My

  13. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

    RIP Ian!

  14. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

    It was 52 couple years ago…. I didn’t hear none of u’all beating y’all A$$ then,Political hacks

    1. Anonymous
      October 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm Reply

      Are you seriously making a comparison for murder victims ?

    2. Sam
      October 23, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply

      You sound like a hack!

      1. Anonymous
        October 28, 2017 at 11:03 am

        so far not even a press release from the PM.

    3. Anonymous
      October 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm Reply

      Babes before you call ppl political hacks. 52 was under the uwp government. Now in my opinion I don’t give a rat ass who (uwp/slp) is in power something needs to be done about the crime. Both administrations sit on thw behinds and act like they don’t know about the crime happening on the island. They play a blind eye to it.

  15. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Outrageous! Too many murderers whose lives are given over to the forces of darkness. God is far remote from them so crime is the answer. This nation needs to repent and give their lives over to God. That is the only solution.

  16. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm Reply

    The government must start fighting this crime wave with DRONES AndCAMARAS!

  17. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm Reply

    We need help from a friendly country like France.

  18. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Replace the top brass of the police including home affairs

  19. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm Reply

    SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE DONE! The authorities must allocate more funding and resources towards preventing and combating crime. Stop talking and do something, please! We are living in fear in St. Lucia while the criminals are having a field day.

  20. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply

    We once had restore confidence which helped by the way now we need restore order in the same way but this time do it secretly. We can’t allow a handful of criminals to hold a whole country hostage

    1. Anonymous
      October 24, 2017 at 11:47 am Reply

      You are clueless!

  21. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 5:56 pm Reply

    2010 and 2017 similarities anyone?

    1. Bewildered
      October 23, 2017 at 6:17 pm Reply

      Yep

  22. Both Sides
    October 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm Reply

    When our officers go out there and a criminal is killed whether by accident for not the whole nation is against them. What do we expect the end result will be when we give criminals reasons to believe they are above the law?
    Officers act there is a problem, officers don’t act there is still a problem and we blame the government in power at the time. St. Lucian think again and know what you want for your country.

  23. Anonymous
    October 23, 2017 at 7:49 pm Reply

    Was he escorted to the poly clinic alive?and then pronounced dead ?

  24. Chris
    October 24, 2017 at 5:34 am Reply

    but why so much [murders] happening in Gros Islet???

  25. Anonymous
    October 24, 2017 at 7:54 am Reply

    Y’all stuck on 43 homicides when the number have been higher in past…

  26. Anonymous
    October 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Them police officers a perthetic all they do is target innocent ppl on the streets like always harrassing ppl for vehicle tents and theirs are no better. They not setting no examples for we lucians am a proud Lucian but wat I’ve seen them officers b doing is sickening, they need to do their jobs and stop harassing innocent ppl and stop friending bad boys n doing they dirty jobs.I’m in the police force and if I’ve to start talking even the pm going dwn from forma to now useless politicians. And lucians need to stand for they rights action speaks louder than words

  27. Anonymous
    October 28, 2017 at 7:22 am Reply

    Hahaha…the white man fool you all…you all wanted a white man .now the white man sleep in peace..his home is well protected..he don’t have a care in the world…he must be saying kill each other good four you’ll. .white man don’t give a dam

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