WILL KENNY BOW FOR GOBAT’S SAKE?
relevant authority that the death penalty will not be sought,” a police spokesperson told the BBC.
This week Ollie Gobat’s family doubled a reward for information leading to the capture of his killers. Initially the reward was EC$250,000 but it has since been raised to EC$500,000.
Ollie Gobat was born in Saint Lucia but grew up in the UK before returning to Saint Lucia to become involved in the hotel industry. His badly charred remains were discovered in his burned-out vehicle on April 25 in Cap Estate. There has been no related arrest.
Meanwhile, Kenny Anthony has repeatedly expressed his unwavering support for capital punishment! This week he declined a British journalist’s offer to comment on the matter. The STAR also sought a comment through his acting press secretary Terry Finisterre who informed us that the prime minister would not be offering any statement on the matter at this time.
Dominic Raab, British Conservative MP: He is calling
on the British Government to assist Saint Lucia in solving Ollie Gobat’s murder, by first dialoguing with
Saint Lucia’s prime minister.
Kenny Anthony, prime minister of Saint Lucia: This week he would not confirm or deny Britain’s offer to help in the Gobat case on condition that persons found guilty would not be handed the death penalty.