Saturday, December 7, 2019

Most Viewed Stories of 2018

With almost 10 million page views, 2018 was a year of good and bad. From tropical storm warnings to St. Lucia being recognized as the best island in the Caribbean, St. Lucia Times covered a variety of news stories. However, just like in 2017, one theme stood out head, shoulders, and perhaps even the entire body above the rest – crime and violence.

However, although negative news seemed like the monthly appetizer, main course, and dessert, there were very appealing positive news articles also.

Here’s our ‘most viewed stories of 2018‘ list, based on what our readers chose:

1. Botham Jean Shot Dead by Dallas Police Officer

Date: September 7, 2018. Views: 47,207.

According to local media, at a news conference early Friday morning, Dallas Sgt. Warren Mitchell said the officer was heading home after working a full shift when she walked into an apartment unit she believed was her own.

After entering the unit, she was confronted by a 26-year-old man, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Botham Shem Jean, reports said.

At some point, the officer fired her weapon, hitting him. #justiceforbothamjean. Read more.

2. Five Year Old Chops Older Brother Over Chicken

Date: January 28, 2018. Views: 38,875

police lineA fight over a piece of chicken has left a nine year old boy nursing a cutlass wound to the head.

The boy was struck with a cutlass across the head by his five year old brother in an apparent fight over a piece of chicken, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times. Read more.

3. One dead, child and three others injured in Castries shooting

Date: May 29, 2018. Views: 37,121

One man is dead and four people, including a child, were injured Tuesday afternoon on Peynier Street, Castries,  a senior law enforcement official has confirmed.

The law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the deceased, whom he did not identify, is known to the police.

“This is crazy. He had two guns,” the eyewitness reported. Read more.

4. Vieux Fort Fisherman Killed in Fight Over Fish

Date: May 5, 2018. Views: 33,150

One man is dead and four people, including a child, were injured Tuesday afternoon on Peynier Street, Castries,  a senior law enforcement official has confirmed.

The law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the deceased, whom he did not identify, is known to the police.

“This is crazy. He had two guns,” the eyewitness reported. Read more.

5. Two Bodies Discovered in Vieux Fort

Date: January 1, 2018. Views: 30,870

According to the sources, acting on information, police went to Cantonment where they found a man in a parked vehicle.

The man appeared to have gunshot wounds to the neck and body, it is reported.

The individual,who was still alive, was transported to St Jude Hospital where he died a few hours later, the sources reported. Read more.

However, 2018 wasn’t all bad. Here are the top 3 most viewed ‘good articles’ of 2018:

1. Saint Lucia Recognized as the Best Island in the Caribbean

Date: May 22, 2018. Views: 13,989

saint lucia pitonsSaint Lucia has been recognized as the “Best Island in the Caribbean” by Global Traveler at their Sixth Annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. Global Traveler is a monthly publication that attracts some 300,000 readers and connects with U.S.-based frequent, affluent, international travellers who have an average net worth of $2 million. Read more.

2. Saint Lucian Wins a Slice of Multi-Million Dollar Fortune

Date: June 3, 2018. Views: 13,840

Saint Lucian, Kent Adonai, has been awarded a multi-million pound fortune after a long legal battle, the Mail On Sunday has reported.

The legal battle was over the estate of Adonai’s late employer, Colin Tennant, the third Lord Glenconner, who died eight years ago at the age of 83. Read more.

3. Top Common Entrance Performer April Dagana Feels ‘So Excited!”

Date: July 3, 2018. Views: 8,542

Camille Henry Memorial School student, April Dagana, emerged as the top performer in this year’s Common Entrance Examination with a score of 95.33.

She said she was in tears when she received the news.

“I feel so excited. I  really didn’t even believe if I could have done it myself,” an elated Dagana told reporters.

The legal battle was over the estate of Adonai’s late employer, Colin Tennant, the third Lord Glenconner, who died eight years ago at the age of 83. Read more.

 

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