Five die in ‘Bloody Sunday’ in St. Lucia

People react the scene of a shooting in the community of Jacmel in St. Lucia on Sunday. Photo: SNO

Five people died in St. Lucia on Sunday, January, 8, which has been described as ‘Bloody Sunday.’

Three men were shot in the community of Jacmel, which according to reports may be gang related.

Gillan Charles, 37 and Dequan Joseph, 16, died on the spot, while Kyle Richards, later died of his wounds at hospital.

Earlier a woman stabbed her boyfriend to death in Grande Riviere, Corinth, reportedly over text messages.

In a separate incident, a man was shot dead by the police in Marigot.

Also Shermia Clercin, 28, of Arundel Hill who was shot multiple times last week, died of her wound at about 4:00 on Sunday morning.

Media reports suggest she was shot in a case of mistaken identity.

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24 Comments

  1. riley
    January 11, 2017

    If it was Dominica they would blame Skerritt for the shootings.

  2. The Truth Be Told
    January 10, 2017

    They are brazen and on a Sunday, to commit murder over drugs. It shows their type; what is contained in their heart and mind. They have family. They do not think of others, their future and their eternal judgment.
    The youths must be taught to stay away from bad company. Do not befriend them. Attend school, study diligently that one day they will obtain employment to also build up their country and the economy.
    They should know those who live by the gun will die by the gun. They will not escape. When some wanted to change their life, they were sought out and murdered. More than once it occurred in Toronto.
    The man who was murdered in Toronto on Sunday morning was a young black man. Another was murdered; shot and was buried on Saturday.
    Everyone must learn. Too few are good, sincere people. When people learn to treat others with dignity and respect, probably their society will change. Until then, expect matters to grow worst. This is worldwide.

  3. The Darkness
    January 10, 2017

    St.Lucia… Peace be with you…

    R.I.Ps all who died.

  4. The Truth Be Told
    January 10, 2017

    I have heard that St. Lucia is worst than Dominica in crimes.
    Some people think nothing of killing others. One day they will pay for it.
    While I am at it, :lol: read the following:

    Toronto’s metro population has breached six million according to Statistics Canada.
    According to data the agency released Wednesday, there were 6,055,724 people in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area on July 1, 2014.
    We recently completed a census. .

    Guess what? Toronto recorded its first murder at the weekend. I do think this one was drug related – guns and drugs. I think it is a black person who was murdered.
    Dominica recorded its second murder; St. Lucia its fifth or sixth. The latter or more :?: .
    Look at your small population and you are ahead of Toronto with all these millions of people. Am I to say Toronto is safer than the small islands?.
    Governments of the islands must do their utmost to eradicate crimes/murders.

  5. Just Passing Through
    January 10, 2017

    It is only because we are on social media and have immediate news releases we say we are so shocked when we hear of a murder or another crime. Yet many of us leave our so called peaceful homeland and live comfortable in places where there are so many of these killings happening everyday.

    Murder, sexual abuse, incest, spousal abuse have always happened in the Caribbean. What do we have all the police stations for, only for drunk and disorderly behavior at Carnival time? I believe because of social media, we are quick to hear such things as soon as they occur; but these things were always there. Just read the Bible, you will find them in the Good Book for thousands of years.

    Before something could have happened in Scotts Head and if you live in Capuchin you may never know about it and vice versa. Today something happens in Goodwill you can know about inAmerica or London even before it is known in New Town because of Social Media.

    It only saddens me to know.

    • The Truth Be Told
      January 10, 2017

      Even though these things were always there, think of what happened to those who are long gone who committed them.
      We cannot use this as an excuse and looking back on what occurred in those days. Too many do. Our duty is to help make our environment better.
      Let me inform you further. You know Sodom and Gomorrah is in the Holy Bible. You know what God did to that country
      It is shocking that what occurred in Sodom and Gomorrah is occurring today I reiterate, we cannot use this as an excuse to say it happened in those days.
      Know this. You know God was not patient with those who offended Him in those days. I have considered the only reason why today God is patient it is because of His Blessed Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ whom He sent to earth to help us obtain eternal salvation. However, we must not take God for granted for when we least expect it, He will cleanse the world with fire and brimstone. He promised to cleanse the world by fire

  6. Dominik
    January 9, 2017

    Sad may the rest in peace. At least st.lucia is developing nicely there government is using their funds wisely. Unlike Dominica govt bunch of empty promises. A lil hand out here n there.

  7. January 9, 2017

    Bloody Sunday…five dead…no six! St. Lucia’s gang violence is a scourge and a curse on that beautiful little Island. Yet we have some young people here in Dominica who are so desperate to identify with this gangster mentality and lifestyle. At the slightest provocation they will tell you all about your mother’s private parts and just what they are willing to do to you. My people should we send some of our wanna-be gangsters over to St. Lucia to tell some real gangsters about their mother’s so and so? Parents please try to stop these young men now before it is too late for them. Look at how these young people are dying in St. Lucia…it’s senseless!!!

  8. UDOHREADYET
    January 9, 2017

    The price of developing a country who’s people are not ready for it Academically nor business wise. All their hotels and stores are owned by Foreigners. Gangs, drugs and crime is fast money for them.

  9. freedom fighter
    January 9, 2017

    But that’s six death if I can read clearly

    • Humility
      January 10, 2017

      It is six, but five incidents happened on Sunday and the individuals died on that same day. The sixth person was shot earlier in the week and died the Sunday. I had the same thought also.

  10. beautiful lady
    January 9, 2017

    It’s a sad situation in the Caribbean and the other countries

  11. j
    January 9, 2017

    Lucia infront and we behind lets see who going to win at the end of the year

    • Looking in
      January 10, 2017

      I hope you’ll be there to find out the results.
      Makak bwa

  12. January 9, 2017

    :cry: sad caise

  13. Anonymous
    January 9, 2017

    Wonderful promotion for the tourism industry. no wonder, you are resorting to selling passports instead. May the good lord have mercy on us Caribbean people.

    • tasha
      January 9, 2017

      Reading is fundamental douche… They are talking about St Lucia.. I swear you people are seating on your heads because you clearly don’t read and understand….

      • Me
        January 9, 2017

        Indeed , reading is essential. They are selling passports in st. Lucia also, if you didn’t know. They have their own CBI prgramme, competing with Dominica.

      • LawieBawie
        January 9, 2017

        Hey Tasha. Anonymous is correct….St.Lucia also participates in the Citizenship By Investment program. Check out this website: http://www.aaa-ii.com/st-lucia/

      • %
        January 9, 2017

        Do you know what the blogger means,or you are giving it your Dominican meaning?The blogger seem to be right,and you seem to be wrong.

      • Tizhan
        January 9, 2017

        Sitting not seating :-? :oops: :lol:

    • #767
      January 9, 2017

      Learn to read and understand….fool..

    • Da4real
      January 9, 2017

      Shut up you IDIOT… DO YOU READ AT ALL?

  14. Dominican Passports
    January 9, 2017

    New year, New pace

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