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The deceased, Camarlay Troae. (Photo: Facebook)
The deceased, Camarlay Troae. (Photo: Facebook)
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Police have ruled as the sixth homicide in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for 2021, the death of a 22-year-old man whom they described as a “semi-lunatic”.

The dead man is Camarlay Troae, of Spring Village.

Police said that according to investigations, “some unknown person(s) with malice aforethought caused the death of Troae by allegedly stabbing him about his body with a sharp object”. 

The incident occurred at Spring Village between Tuesday and Thursday.

“A post mortem examination is to be conducted on the body to ascertain the exact cause of death,” police further said in a press release.  

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Persons with information that can assist with this investigation are asked to telephone 1-784-456-1339, 1-784-458-2229, or any police station in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Person can also speak with any police officer with whom they are comfortable.

“All information will be treated confidentially,” police siad.

10 replies on “Cops rule death of ‘semi-lunatic’ a homicide”

  1. Susan Dallas says:

    The police spokesperson needs to uze better language when describing someone with mental health issues as a person not as a “semi lunatic. Poor adjective,people all over the world is reading our newspaper.

    1. The article could have also been better researched. The police don’t constitute a mental health authority and ‘semi-lunatic’ isn’t a recognized diagnosis.

  2. A 22-year-old found dead with multiple stab wounds about his body, I wonder what the cause of death could be; I wonder how many detectives working on this case?

  3. I agree with Susan’s comments.
    You cannot describe a mentally challenged individual in that way (semi lunatic) there are better words.
    This is so insensitive and not right, think how the family must feel reading about a loved one in this descriptive manner.
    SVG seems to have learned nothing, and these types of people are like a joke to them.
    Grow up people.

  4. The use of such terms to describe a person is appalling. What or who is a semi-lunatic? Os the intention to minimize the importance of the victim?

  5. Michael Maharaj says:

    As a professional, putting out a statement to the country and the world, this statement must be looked at and edited if it needs to be, our country is small, but we should use our minds in the way that world sees us, they must respect us, words can be interpreted in soo many different ways.

  6. Niron Jeffrey says:

    I spent part of my childhood in St. Vincent and whilst things have changed globally, this is the first case of a homicide in my parents village. Also who ever is responsible for reporting this news needs to report it in a sensitive delicate manner. Describing someone as a half lunatic is unprofessional & insensitive with regard to the deceased relatives

  7. Anslem Kirby says:

    I am appalled and ashamed of the insensitity towards our fellow Vincentian! How dare you use such disparaging term to describe someone’s deceased family member? Maybe we will get a comprehensive apology and withdrawal from whoever is the head. ..maybe. Who will speak for the dead?

  8. Fiona Jeffrey says:

    What can you say about this tradegy, that has taken place, firstly a young man lost his life at the hands of another person. It’s so sad that when he was alive his needs weren’t met by the government, and as someone who took the time to visit the so called facilities that are provided, its really disappointing and disgraceful about the treatment this poor young man received.
    Secondly the news reporter should have researched the back story, proof read, and edit the story before rushing it out to the press, because now all everyone is going to remember is his poor description of the young man.
    I grew up in Spring Village and even though I may not have always agreed with some of my experiences, the one thing I will plead with all of you is to learn more about the different types of mental health illnesses, and stop using derogatory terms to describe people that have mental health issues and illnesses.

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