Sarah: Laborie murderer needs to be ‘hounded’

External Affairs Minister, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, has told reporters that the person or persons responsible for the murder of a Laborie woman last week need to be ‘hounded’ and brought to justice.

“What is important is that this person or persons need to be found, need to be hounded wherever they are hiding and be brought to justice,” the minister told a news conference Monday.

“They must feel the full weight of the law descending upon them, and I think it is a responsibility of every Saint Lucia citizen to do what we have to do to find the perpetrators,” Flood-Beaubrun, who is an Attorney at Law stated.

“Somebody must know something. Somebody must have heard about something and the police cannot solve crime unless they get assistance and of course,ย  the government needs to provide the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force with every support it needs” the minister observed.

She expressed confidence that this would happen.

Flood-Beaubrun, said that her thoughts and prayers go out to the relatives of murder victim, Saadia Byron, 32.

Reported missing since Thursday night, the mother of three was found murdered on Saturday, her semi-nude body roughly 100 yards from her home buried in a shallow grave made of rocks.

Flood-Beaubrun declared that like every right thinking person in this country, she is troubled that this could happen in Saint Lucia.

“We can’t bring Saadia back, unfortunately, but we can make sure our communities are safer by finding criminals and dealing with them in the appropriate way in accordance with the law,” the minister stated.


She observed that men are physically stronger than women.

“I was thinking to myself that the only reason why this man got away with this is because his victim could not fight him off, because I am sure that she would have put up a good fight,” the minister told reporters.

She asserted that biologically and ‘factually’ men are stronger than women.

Noting that she was speaking generally about violence against women, Flood-Beaubrun spoke out against men who misuse their physical strength given to them by God to protect, defend and fend for women, to instead violate females in such a ‘heinous’ manner.




  1. Patriotic
    November 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm Reply

    How ironic that the deceased victim of murder received a rapid response from Police to her makeshift burial site but no response to her complaints to Police about being stalked whilst she was alive!
    Law enforcement here is as efficient as funeral homes in taking care of the dead victims of crime but seem lethargic in protecting the living from the criminals who have no regard for life.

    1. [email protected]
      November 13, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply

      You need to keep quiet and understand how the police and the justice system operates
      . Persons will come to the station to fileca report, the only thing they want most times is a warning.after that warning issued upon the suspect, they will return next day,officer warn him again.the police cannot force that person to go to court,but only warn the suspect what mr or miss patriotic you want the police to do.

      1. Just too sad
        November 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        You seem to know a lot. Are you from or affiliated with the Laborie Police Station? Cause you sure seem to take this personally. But they are responsible to an extent for what happened to her. It is a fact that our officers can be too complacent and they do like to write off these incidents as โ€˜man and woman tingโ€™.
        I feel for this woman and her family. She tried to keep herself safe, but was let down miserably. I hope the animal/s rot on earth and in hell.

  2. Victim
    November 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply

    Amen sister!! Amen!!
    Couldn’t have said it much better!!

    1. [email protected]
      November 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm Reply

      Did she ever asked for the matter to go to court.if yall eh know what yall talking about keep quiet and if there is aomwthing the police can do instead of warning please tell them but theyvcannot force anyone to go to court. Go to the laborie station andcaak what course of action the lady wanted instead of yall prople talking nonsense.

    November 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply

    cmon ppl speak every piece info provided unbbehalf of sadia can go a long way this community along with its environs of young women teenage girls and lower are at great risk we never know he could be in our homes everyday lets keep our eyes open to enable fewer risks just imagine the person who did this to this dear woman is picking up your child from school or comes to your shop all the time comes to your house off and on or perhaps your next door neighbour

  4. John
    November 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Oh Sarah shut your face!!! You and your government refuse to do anything about crime and some of the criminals possibly sitting around you in cabinet. Get a life and have Hermangild do his job.

  5. Not proactive
    November 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm Reply

    This was my exact thought – Quick to respond to the dead and NO response to the living.

  6. Not proactive
    November 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Sarah is bias to females as made no comments for the deaths of the males and only now commenting as is a female. WE are all Lucians/humans Sarah, irrespective of our gender. Where are the solutions!!! Not proactive again!!

  7. Patriotic
    November 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm Reply

    Imagine the anguish and emotional trauma that the criminals have inflicted on the victim’s children who would be waiting for their mother’s arrival only to realize days later that she was violently murdered by a predator on the prowl (for sex). How does a normal man maintain an erection whilst trying to force himself on a woman who is saying no and resisting him with all her strength and life? How would that man feel if he was pounced upon by another male intent on sodomising him without his consent? I say that we should get rid of the criminals in our midst and that we should oil the gallows and the legal mechanisms that send criminal predators to the gallows. We must purge this land of the criminal element that is stripping sweet Helen of her tranquillity, dignity and precious life. Enough is enough

    1. Chris Byron
      November 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm Reply

      I do agree to you comments

  8. Christy
    November 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Does St Lucia have an anonymous phone line that people can ring in and tell what they see or know? without fear?

  9. Daniel
    November 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply

    When police stop leaking out info bout how they get evidence and the whereabouts of ppl involve in crime.ppl won’t be afraid to talk.

  10. Chris Byron
    November 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm Reply

    Many people in here needs to keep shut my sister never told police to just warn. People just like to talk. The police just don’t like doing their jobs instead the police would say these words “me man n woman thing I’m not getting involved” (in creole) I’ve heard it with my own ears

  11. Mathew Ishmael
    November 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm Reply

    Chris Byron may you find peace and strength through God.
    I so agree with you. I worked with them at Central Police Station and other out districts, and you are so right, they would say to people go and solve your problems the police I not getting involved, I found myself in hot water when I told a supervisor that was wrong. We are now in the twenty first century and instead of getting better it’s getting worst. Gone are the days when St Lucia was safe and the few men who would assault and kill women, they would be caught and brought to justice. One would think with all the modern technologies of today the solving of crime would be more effective, but not at all. It is sad that the public cannot trust the police because of the lack and bridge of trust. But I pray to God that we the st Lucian community will again come together as one in other to bring the perpetrator/s to justice. My heart goes out to her kids and families. May God strengthen and help all families get closure in bringing them to justice

  12. Lisa love
    November 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Its a sad story and i feel ur pain to the families i say may god guide you thru the midst of it all. I also think we need to stop the blame game especially towards the Police. I have also witness women in domestic situations coming to make reports for further references also. Sometimes the police beg them to go to court but they refuse. Sometime the police arrest and charge the suspect while those victims refused to attend court. Yes it happens at the end of the day its what the victim wants. Today u arrest and charge all nice, tomorrow the victims are back together and yes this is the trend over and over. Stop blashing the Police ask questions seek clarification… i have hope that the police will solve this murder as they have ssolved a number of murders which we dnt speak about them. Give them crudos when they deserve with the little resources they are left to function with…

  13. LucianGemini
    November 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Yes Sarah, the murderer should be hounded, by law enforcement!!!!
    GOSL must give the police the leadership, training and tools to do their jobs in a timely and satisfactory manner. Ensure the public structures –
    Hearings etc, to help build public confidence in them.

  14. Just too sad
    November 13, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    You seem to know a lot. Are you from or affiliated with the Laborie Police Station? Cause you sure seem to take this personally. But they are responsible to an extent for what happened to her. It is a fact that our officers can be too complacent and they do like to write off these incidents as ‘man and woman ting’.

    I feel for this woman and her family. She tried to keep herself safe, but was let down miserably. I hope the animal/s rot on earth and in hell.

  15. Yute
    November 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

    The police Ave to take blame y would I say that is not now the girl bwen reporting that she been raped by one guy they never took one step or put him on bond if they had put him on bond thw girl would b alive

  16. Jay
    November 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Please please please get the kids into therapy. It is a shame that these monsters live amongst the citizens.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  17. Help.
    November 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm Reply

    We need human rights .where is Mary Francis. our lives are being cut short one by one .

  18. Firing Squad
    November 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Capital Punishment. By firing squad.

  19. anonymous citizen
    November 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm Reply

    SOME OF U GUYS SOUND SO PATHETIC!!! Why are u guys blaming the police.. y’all watch too much damn Criminal minds or tv.. what resources do they have to solve majority of the crime… they are not GOD… some of y’all sound so stupid and uneducated.. How about y’all start with providing information to the police to help stop the crimes. I’m sick of y’all ppl talking about police not doing anything…. y’all see and hear things but keep shut but turn around and bash the police… What about when they solve crimes, I don’t hear the praises… How about y’all stop sending the criminals to join the force…Smh…. Start by stating positive comments or tips on here that could help the police or help solve crimes… Stop the negativity u fools.

  20. Mercedes Vo Van Kiet
    November 14, 2017 at 5:38 am Reply

    i think so the government needs to provide the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force with every support it needsโ€ the minister observed.

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