Murder In Vieux Fort

Saint Lucia Police are investigating a murder in Vieux Fort.

According to law enforcement sources, a lone gunman shot dead a male individual at the Vieux Fort Fisheries Complex about 8.00 p.m Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Melvin George, said to be in his thirties.

George is reported to have been cleaning fish at the time that he was shot.

Sources told St Lucia Times that the gunman, who was on foot, fled the scene after  shooting the victim in the head.

“He just ran through the complex and in running through, shot his victim and kept running,” Saint Lucia Times was informed.

It was reported that the gunman was wearing a ‘hoodie’.

A video that was posted on social media shortly after the shooting shows a body  in a pool of blood on the ground while a woman wails in the background.

Saint Lucia has so far recorded three murders for the year.

 

 

21 COMMENTS

  1. Miss Mary, whose rights was it? The day will come, when a government will stand up against these criminals; just like the King government did in 2010, or there about, when the task force was created, and was called ORC!

    • Zabo, Ms. Mary alone cannot do it. It takes the efforts of all St. Lucians with the willingness of the powers that be, to bring about real changes. The whole of the country has to express their outrage and disgust with the status quo. There should be massive demonstrations to show the government and the criminals that Lucians are ready to take back their country. The citizens should not rely on the opposition to organize any demonstration. The business sector, the clergy, the youth, all of civil society should rise up and demand better. Lives are at stake. Sitting back and complaining is not an option. A very strong message should be sent to these criminals that all decent minded St. Lucians will ensure that they (the criminals) would have hell to pay for their criminal ways. The strongest message will be sent to the government also, do something to bring about a change or get out. Things just cannot remain the same. Too many families are mourning.

  2. I concur with Lucia man ban hoodies just as caumoflage…I remember seeing police strip a girl off her caumoflage at a canival parade in vfor yrs ago..smh..but yes bring it on for hoodies…
    Now yes the gallows at the correctional facility…is it for exhibition??? For acheitectural purposes?? Or a must have to compliment the structure?? Or for the sake of saying we have one??
    Why is it not in operation?
    The many people on death row/life sentences…the over populated cells..inmates waiting years in green to be in blue..I believe the hanging law should be reinforced. This is the only way these criminals will behave.They will see we mean business.Until then no 100000000 of patrol police officers will help curb crime because its not possible.
    Its now a crisis/intervention..Shooting in the fisheries complex-crisis…then police have been sent to patrol the complex-intervention..
    The crime must happen for police to know where to be stationed..so bring back the hanging whoever is the admin of the day/whoever has the power to do so..

  3. Its past time for the police to have a serious shake up in Shanty Town and other known crime hot spots. Bring back ORC! We cannot allow a few criminal elements to take over our country

  4. Hoodies should have been banned a long time ago. I can’t recall when it last iced outside. Their presence serve a security threat to citizens.
    This lapse and others, are simple indicators, of how much planning is placed into security of our people. The whole approach is founded on slow reaction. Always “bodoos!”

  5. Sincerest condolences to the relatives of the deceased. St. Lucia is a murderous country. Hoodies are not the problem, guns are. One can easily disguise oneself by simply wearing a cap low down on the face, a face mask, a shirt over the head and so many other disguises. The border is too porous, the intelligence is too weak, the public cooperation with the police is not strong. These are some of the contributing factors to the unacceptable rise in gun violence. Of course there are other factors like youth unemployment, lack of proper parenting, police indifference, etc. With no new initiatives from the powers that be, the citizens have become sitting ducks at the mercy of the criminals. It’s unconscionable for the Minister of National Security to still firmly hold on to his position with shootings, robberies, car theft, attempted kidnappings every day . Does the PM really care? This is a cabinet of loose cannons and indolent, clueless people.

    • Agreed. Anyone asking for the banning of hoodies clearly has no clue. Before guns, people killed with cutlasses. And before that with knives. And before that with swords, arrows, sticks and stones. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. And humans have been killing each other as long as they existed. The only thing that stops people from engaging in any activity is fear of consequence. When from the law of God or the law of man. If your pastors and priests and other church leaders rape, steal and exploit, the populace views them as morally bankrupt. They no longer serve as an example to others and the fear consequences of not following God’s laws diminishes. If the police cannot arrest and prosecute anyone then the fear of man’s law diminishes. And then we end up in the situation we are in now. Our politicians, religious leaders and law enforcers are morally bankrupt. The system is broken and we are merely reaping what we have been sowing.

  6. Huh? How can hoodies be a problem? How much on the surface can we can with our conversation on crime?

  7. Waiiiit a man just got shot and we are debating hoodies? Hoodies! Soooo another man will get shot…the perp will be wearing a mask. Let’s argue about banning masks. Oo another one is shot. The perp was wearing sunglasses. You know what? Let’s just ban sunglasses. Come on Lucians. Hoodies are not the problem. Let’s dig deeper.

  8. These murders have nothing to do with hoddies is about guns. WHO IS BRING THE GUNS AND THE DRUGS IN ST. LUCIA? WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ILLEGALS IN ST. LUCIA? WHO IS ALLOWING THEM IN? I SUSPECT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE A LOT TO DO WITH THIS HUGH CRIME PROBLEM THEY ARE INVOLVED. OUR BEAUTIFUL ISLAND IS BEING DESTROYED BY FOREIGN ENTITIES THIS WHITE LEADER THAT WAS PLACE IN POWER BY THE PEOPLE. DON’T GIVE A DAME” SO SAD. HE GAVE THE COUNTRY AWAY. HE IS ALWAYS IN CANADA ON HOLIDAY WITH HIS WHITE FAMILY. SHAME, SHAME,

  9. It might be a good idea to put a police or security officer at the V/Fort Fisheries complex.
    Speak on it.
    mahlo

  10. They need to get rid of all these hoodies in st lucia this is causing all the shootings. Guns dont kill people hoodies do.

  11. Hoodies do not cause crime. They simply enable it; just like abandoned empty houses, dark tinted car windows, poor lighting, loitering spots in high crime areas, unused ladders lying against buildings etc. Law enforcement must consider what are the advantages and disadvantages of those liabilities. When a large cluster of liabilities occur, they create unsafe conditions such as St. Lucians are experiencing. What is the value of the hoodie in tropical St. Lucia? Some of the risks such as unemployment will not be eliminated immediately. However, risks that can be mitigated should be.

  12. Breaking news, hoodies is the cause of crime in St. Lucia, and should be banned! 😂🤣🤣😂😂🤣🤣. WTH is this crap? So was it a lash of hoodie that killed him? People stop being ridiculous. Time to stop making excuses and deal with the constant corruption in our little island that is enabling the induction of illegal weapons into sweet St. Lucia.

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