Since I can't post this on the old closed thread I'll try a new one and see how long it lasts. I had a chat this week with a St Lucia
based friend, and he gave me the story as he heard it from the customs
man who is in charge of watching the Frenchman's boat, and its a bit different than what has been posted.
The story goes that the Frenchman had taken one of the local hookers out to his boat for an evening of recreation, and the local who showed up was her pimp. There was an altercation of sorts, and the local was found floating dead in the water
the next morning. The Frenchman admitted the altercation and also told the police that he was glad the local was dead. After a year in jail, he had a hearing and he is now scheduled for trial in 4 YEARS.
man's take was that 4 years from now he will be told to leave and never return--my take is that if he was thinking with the right head
he would have sailed the 21 miles to Martinique