Friday 22 February, 2019

Police investigating death of popular tour operator 'Cosol'


"Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Nereus Francis alias “Cosol”, a fifty one (51) year old resident of La Retraite, Gros Islet, originally of La Guerre, Babonneau.

Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station proceeded to the La Feuillet, Gros Islet Road, about 10:40 p.m. on Monday, July 09, 2018. On arrival, the body of Nereus Francis was discovered beneath his Toyota Land Cruiser Prado registration number TX 825 and appeared to be lifeless. Medical assistance was sought and he was pronounced dead at the Victoria Hospital by a medical practitioner.

A post mortem examination is scheduled for a subsequent date. Further information will be provided as to the manner of death in a subsequent press release.

The Royal St. Lucia Police Force wishes to extend condolences to the family and friends of the deceased."


Police are investigating the death of Nereus ‘Cosol’ Francis.

Details have not fully emerged but it’s reported that Francis, who operated Cosol St Lucia Tours, was shot or shot at in Mongiraud on Monday night, causing him to crash his vehicle into a ditch, which ended up pinned on him.

The incident was reported at about 10:30 pm. The 51-year-old from Babonneau’s tour company has a 5-star rating on Trip Adviser with over 2000 reviews.

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