2017 in Review: Homicide Record Shattered
Update: Another homicide has been recorded since posting, bringing the tally to 57.
2017 will be remembered in many ways but perhaps will be defined as the year St Lucia’s homicide record was broken.
With days still remaining on the calendar, we can only hope that the count will still stand at 56 as the clock strikes to ring in the new year.
We hope that 2018 sees a significant reduction in bloodshed and that the leaders and stakeholders in the country can come together to fight the scourge.
Looking back at some of this year’s homicides can be sobering but we need to take stock of the lives we have lost and what the responses have been from our political leaders, from the police and others in society.