St Lucia records homicide #52

A Morne Du Don man who was stabbed during a knife fight on Saturday has succumbed to his injuries in hospital, taking the island’s homicide count for the year to 52.

Dead is 27-year old Kernius Charlery of Morne Du Don, Castries. His mother says he died in the wee hours of Tuesday morning November 14, at Victoria Hospital.

Police say Charlery was involved in a fight with Miguel Scotland, 26, of Chase Gardens on Saturday evening, Nov. 11 at Odlum City, Bois Patat.

Charlery was stabbed in the neck, while Scotland sustained a stab wound to the chest.

Both men were transported to Victoria Hospital.

Kernius Charlery succumbed to his injuries early Tuesday morning, his mother told St Lucia Times.

“This morning they (hospital officials) called me at 1:20 in the morning at tell me he passed away. So right now, he’s at Rambally Funeral Parlour. So right now I don’t know what to do, what to say, because I don’t know what happened. I wasn’t there,” Charlery’s mother told St Lucia Times.

Kernius Charlery leaves behind one daughter.


  1. Vibz
    November 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Almost speechless! You cannot expect change for the better when the status quo remains the same. It is truly worrisome, with the escalating crime rate, the preponderance of it being murder and rape, the powers that be seem clueless. No national address by the PM to alleviate the fears of the populace, no practical crime fighting efforts or policies. The citizens remain like sitting ducks at the mercy of the hoodlums. Homicides are spiraling out of control with no end in sight. A gloomy statement indeed but true.

  2. anon1
    November 15, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Indeed, does this record setting pace of murders not warrant a national address by our PM or security minister? At least try to show that you are aware of the current situation

  3. Justice
    November 15, 2017 at 11:40 am

    52 was the count of dead bodies for the year of 2011(the highest st lucia has ever seen), the year of operation restore confidence, now the number is back up there without any police intervention. What will be done now? Where are the human rights activists? People are being murdered, I don’t hear the Human Rights activists crying out now, where are they???

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