Consultant Pathologist, Doctor Stephen King has declared that too much blood is being shed in this country.
He spoke against the backdrop of a spate of homicides being recorded locally.
King disclosed that since 1989 he has performed some 6,500 post mortems throughout the region, over 600 of them being in connection with homicides.
He asserted that all the tears that families shed don’t wash away the blood or the pain.
“When you lose a loved one – you lose your child to a homicide, to somebody stabbing, shooting, raping or strangling your child; let me tell you, you think your grieving process is easy, especially when the justice system operates in a way that you may not see the justice?” King stated Monday night during the MBC Television programme Police Insight.
“There are a lot of problems in the society – a lot of pain, unresolved,” he noted.
“For us to do anything, we must transform that pain – that anger and channel it into a different place to make changes,” King asserted.
According to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), Saint Lucia has recorded 7 homicides so far for this year.