St Lucia has recorded its first suicide for the new year.
Police say a 56 year old Bouton, Soufriere man who was found dead at his home, actually committed suicide.
Police found the body of Rufus Charles last Sunday and were then treating his as a sudden death.
However, the results of a post mortem examination conducted on the body on Tuesday , revealed a large quantity of a green substance in his throat and stomach.
The official cause of death has now been declared as “Ingestion of Toxic Substance”, Police said.