Member of Parliament for the Roseau South Constituency, Joshua Francis has condemned brutal acts of violence, in the wake of a homicide at Loubiere.
Valda Laville, 31, of Marigot, who resided at Loubiere, was brutally murdered at her home on Wednesday 4 January 2017. One male adult of Gullet River in the Kalinago Territory has been detained by police regarding their investigations.
Francis, in a statement to the media on Thursday 5 January, said the community of Loubiere “has been stunned by what appears to be a senseless killing of a young lady at Lahaut road Loubiere”
“We do not know why this perpetrator did what he did. And it is reasonable to conclude that the person who committed this horrible act has a sickness in his mind,” Francis wrote.
He added that the families of the perpetrator must be “in total disbelief that their own would commit such a heinous act” and that Laville’s family must be in total shock.
“The community of Loubiere, particularly our brothers and sisters at Lahaut road are in pain. We are trying to find answers for this horrible situation and over the next few days we will be hurting,” Francis added.
He is therefore calling on the general public to be sensitive to the individuals affected directly or indirectly, and to pray for the families of the alleged perpetrator, the victim and the entire Community of Loubiere.
“As your parliamentary representative, I am personally hurt and wish to sharply condemn such brutal act of violence against another,” he wrote.
“Let us be responsible as a people as we seek answers. We must remember the Almighty God on his throne and to deliver our people and country in his hand,” Francis added.