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Old 23-01-2014, 05:42   #181
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Mark... what many don't realise is there's often a 'family connection' in these islands...
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Re: St Lucia murder

The latest article almost sounds like the police are considering the murder an unfortunate accident, like the poor unemployed thieves didn't mean to do it... as if it was Mr. Pratt's fault that his head and ribs got in the way of the thieve's fists, and then he fell in the water and drowned because he was unconscious.
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The latest article almost sounds like the police are considering the murder an unfortunate accident, like the poor unemployed thieves didn't mean to do it... Like it was Mr. Pratt's fault that his head and ribs got in the way of the thieve's fists, and then he fell in the water and drowned because he was unconscious.
The daily mail will do anything they can to encourage outrage, it's a nasty rag of a paper. There may well be much more said by the police which would give a different slant. Better to go closer to the source than the mail before judging.
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The daily mail will do anything they can to encourage outrage, it's a nasty rag of a paper. There may well be much more said by the police which would give a different slant. Better to go closer to the source than the mail before judging.
You are right of course.

Anyway I do know places when the sympathy of locals go to the locals and the people from outside (not necessary foreigners) are more or less disregarded, perceived mainly as a source of income and so on, and so on...

It is a good Greek word for it - xenophobia.

I simply do not know if it is the case for St. Lucia and other places in Caribbean.

But it is important to know. There are different reasons for high crime rates in different places. But the strangers are normally somewhat outside of local problems and can be on the same or even on less level of possible danger than local people. When xenophobia comes to equation all strangers are in more danger.

It is like in some big cities and their areas of higher crime rate.
When walking the street the local is in danger, but the person from the other part of the city is in much more danger - just because being strange to neighbourhood.

When xenophobia extends to the authorities, law enforcement and so on - it is the worst situation. The strangers are just marked targets for attack.

So it is worth to know, what the local attitude is. Of course not using the Daily Mail as a source of knowledge
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A message from one local....
http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/let...u-roger-pratt/

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Strange letter!
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Wilson Jn. Baptiste
Wilson is currently CEO of Gems of St. Lucia, headquartered in New York, which is an enterprise designed to market the best of St. Lucia’s hospitality and tourism products, entertainment and leisure. Wilson is an experienced tourism professional with a background in the North American and Caribbean Markets. He is skilled in management, with emphasis in accounting, product development and marketing.
Wilson holds a BS in Hotel and Tourism Administration and an MS in Tourism Management, from New York University. In addition, he also holds a Certificate of Specialization in Financial and Managerial Accounting from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel association. Wilson also conceptualized the Global Conference on St. Lucia where he presented the concepts, St. Lucia’s Global Skills Bank and St. Lucia’s Global Development Fund.
Wilson has also worked in the financial services sector in New York and served as a Consultant with the United Nations Development Program.
Interesting letter.
But to call the author local is probably not so right, I think.

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Not so strange.. if you think about it..


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Wilson is currently CEO of Gems of St. Lucia, headquartered in New York, which is an enterprise designed to market the best of St. Lucia’s hospitality and tourism products, entertainment and leisure. Wilson is an experienced tourism professional with a background in the North American and Caribbean Markets. He is skilled in management, with emphasis in accounting, product development and marketing.
Wilson holds a BS in Hotel and Tourism Administration and an MS in Tourism Management, from New York University. In addition, he also holds a Certificate of Specialization in Financial and Managerial Accounting from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel association. Wilson also conceptualized the Global Conference on St. Lucia where he presented the concepts, St. Lucia’s Global Skills Bank and St. Lucia’s Global Development Fund.
Wilson has also worked in the financial services sector in New York and served as a Consultant with the United Nations Development Program.


Tomaz.. ya beat me to it... lol
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I nearly believed that letter till i read who the writer is:
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Wilson is currently CEO of Gems of St. Lucia, headquartered in New York, which is an enterprise designed to market the best of St. Lucia’s hospitality and tourism products, entertainment and leisure. Wilson is an experienced tourism professional with a background in the North American and Caribbean Markets. He is skilled in management, with emphasis in accounting, product development and marketing.

Wilson holds a BS in Hotel and Tourism Administration and an MS in Tourism Management, from New York University. In addition, he also holds a Certificate of Specialization in Financial and Managerial Accounting from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel association. Wilson also conceptualized the Global Conference on St. Lucia where he presented the concepts, St. Lucia’s Global Skills Bank and St. Lucia’s Global Development Fund.

Wilson has also worked in the financial services sector in New York and served as a Consultant with the United Nations Development Program.
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Interesting letter.
But to call the author local is probably not so right, I think.

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Ah, I should have dug a bit deeper..

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Letter to the Editor: We love you Roger Pratt | St. Lucia News Online

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Interesting LTTE, and comments following. Thanks for the link. The last time I was in St. Lucia was the winter of Comet Kohoutek, 73-74, aboard my sister and brother-in-law's 33' sloop Maica. I was just 16 then, and my experience in the Windwards hooked me on cruising. Even then, St. Lucia could be dangerous, especially after dark.
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Hmmmm at least we are all critically analysing this case!
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Hmmmm at least we are all critically analysing this case!
And we three with Boatie posted the same within five minutes
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I read who wrote it but its still a strange letter. Imagine the victims family reading it. There is no love in that letter.
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I read who wrote it but its still a strange letter. Imagine the victims family reading it. There is no love in that letter.
Yes there is...
To the tune of an oldie but goldie...

Don't take your dosh away from me..
and leave me here in misery..
I'll be sad and Oh so Blue..
Your $$$'s mean so much to me...
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