STORY OF INTEREST: Magistrate shot by masked assailants in St. Lucia

Magistrate Ann Marie Smith. *BVI News photo

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Police were on Thursday investigating the shooting of city magistrate, Ann Marie Smith, by two masked assailants in the Marisule area of Castries.

Magistrate Smith, who has worked here for the past four years, had just entered her vehicle with her four-year-old daughter when she was fired upon by two men who emerged from the nearby bushes.


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  1. April 3, 2012

    this will soon start in dominica .it is not a wish but it will .even with police…..criminals have it too easy…

  2. April 9, 2010

    Thank God you’re alive. Their intention wasn’t to scare you, by taking a leg.

    They only missed! Think of life more seriously now.

  3. Anonymous
    April 9, 2010

    thats a message for those magistrate that easy on criminals

  4. spirit
    April 9, 2010

    This is y we want more margisrates like tiyani.. All them man should have their piece plus police security.

  5. Kalinago
    April 9, 2010

    I lived and work in St. Lucia for a number of years and it is really sad to see how the crime rate seems to be spiraling out of control. It is very sad.

    I hope those in governance of our little piece of paradise, Dominica, take heed and put measures in place to curtail such hideous crimes.

    • local
      April 10, 2010

      Kalinago you are so right. I watch st.lucia news on youtube and it surprises me of how the crime rate is so high and alot of lives are taken. We must be thankful to the almighty God that our lovely Dominica is not as bad and it remains that way. Hope the Magistrate is alright and the criminals are found and put to justice

  6. Fairplay
    April 9, 2010

    All magistrates and judges should have continuous police protection.You cannot be sending people to jail and be walking or driving around as a normal person.

  7. tm
    April 9, 2010

    I mean, the lady had her daughter with her and you heartless ppl did not even turn back when you saw that little girl! Shame……….

  8. veronique
    April 9, 2010

    wish you speedy recovery. God bless.

    April 9, 2010


  10. freetalk
    April 9, 2010

    What is this world coming to?

  11. de caribbean change
    April 8, 2010

    Please, please, bring back the death penalty in the islands. It is high time that we get those thugs and hoodlums taken to the gallows and hanged at 7.00 in the morning. Please, please, hanging is a deterrent if you use it. Please, please, bring back the death penalty, Mr. Prime Ministers. I am sick and tired of all this nonsense and senseless murders going on in the islands.

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