Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the first homicide in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the year 2021.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Jason Martin, a 47-year-old mason, of Belmont, who died on Wednesday, after being chopped.

Police said that about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Martin and another man, also of Belmont, got into an altercation and Martin received a single chop wound to his left foot.

Martin later went to his home where his niece later found him in a pool of blood.

Officers from the Calliaqua Police Station were alerted and they visited the scene at Martin’s home.

Martin was rushed to the Levi Latham Health Centre to seek medical attention and was later transferred to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted on the body to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Martin’s death marks the first homicide for the year 2021.

Persons with information pertaining to this investigation are asked to calls 1784-456-1339, 1784-458-4200 or any police station or speak with any police officer with whom you are comfortable with.

All information will be treated confidentially, police said in a press statement.

4 replies on “Belmont man dies after being chopped”

  1. With all that is going on in SVG people still find time for killing.. Wake up Vincentians and stop acting like buffoons, this is why people call black people savages and the like.
    I moved there from foreign but had to move back home.
    People are nonsensical and too backward in their thinking.
    Its a real shame as vincy is a beautiful island but a lot of the people just so ridiculous and don’t know how to behave decently.

    1. I agree every word you said, you would of thought this is UK or USA. I born in UK but luv St.vincent, comon ST.V fix up

  2. These are the kid of things that cause Allah to be upset with Vincentian and he will hit then with diseases and pestilence. There sin has provoke wrath upon the land of the blessed. Wake up Vincentian your crime against the Holy one has reached enormous proportions. This is our Sodom. Vincentian now has a Sodomite religion. Some of them are dressed up in garbed are servants of the law of the land. Allah will hit them with pestilence my people turn from your wicked ways.

  3. It was alleged that one man was killed around villa area today. The question, why are Vincentians so violent to each other? Why in the case of an altercation or a dispute the only solution is to kill? Why we not abhorrent to the idea that one should kill one another. Why politicians and other stakeholders not address the issue of the application of capital punishment? Statistics have shown that over 60 percent of prisoners’ who are serving long sentences are there for murder or manslaughter. Why are we so tolerant of these miscreants continue to be a burden on society without contributing to their own upkeep ? Why hard labor is no longer on our books? These may be provoking questions but they are worth while addressing. The question is why?

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