Despite efforts by the Traffic Department of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force aimed at reducing vehicular accidents, Saint Lucia continues to record alarming rates of such incidents which involves fatalities.
Two road fatalities occurred yesterday bringing the total so far for the year to six.
The first was a young male driver who lost his life along the Choc highway in the early morning hours, while the second was along the Mon Repos, Micoud highway at about 12:45 p.m., a Dennery mini-bus driver.
Twenty-three-year-old Sherwin Charlemagne of Rock Hall, Castries was the fifth road fatality for the year.
It was reported that two persons were on board the vehicle at the time including Charlemagne and a female teenager.
According to reports, the female was found lying on the ground in the presence of bystanders. She was placed on a spine board and transferred to the ambulance for an assessment. Charlemagne was found lying on his back, trapped in the vehicle.
In the second road fatality, the minibus driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Meanwhile on Thursday, March 2 about 5:30 a.m., officers attached to the Gros Islet Operations Team and Special Services Unit conducted an operation in Bocage, Castries.
During the operation, a search was executed on the premises occupied by a 28- year-old male and a 41- year-old female of Bocage, Castries, which resulted in the recovery of one 9mm Luger pistol and one round of ammunition.
Both individuals were arrested and escorted to the Rodney Bay Police Station where they remain in custody. Charges are expected to be laid shortly.
Regarding the Independence Day shooting death of 28-year-old Kevin St. Holl of Jacmel, police this week arrested two men in connection with that incident.
The men have been identified as Jeomani Pierre and Seth Sampson of Marigot. They were formally charged following an investigation conducted by the Major Crimes Unit. They were charged for causing the death of St. Holl and the attempted murder of a second male injured during the incident which occurred in Soufriere. Both men have been remanded in custody pending further case management.