The alarm is being raised again over the number of suicides this year. On Wednesday police responded to the apparent suicide of 20-year-old Barnard Mortley of Maynard Hill, Marchand, Castries. On that day at about 7:00 p.m. a family member discovered Mortley suspended from his bedroom ceiling. He was transported to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On Tuesday evening lawmen attached to the Marigot Police Station received a report of a suspected suicide this time in La Croix, Maingot. Sixty-two year old Gabriel Rene was discovered hanging, by his son and daughterin-law. The STAR has learnt that Rene left behind a note.
The island has witnessed a spate of suicides this year with the youngest being a 15-year old female.