BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - AS the Federation continues to come to grips with the shocking death of two innocent children on Friday (Feb. 9), Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew has expressed condolences to the family and all those impacted by the loss.
Dr. Drew, who is away for his wedding in Barbados, described the double homicide as “a sad moment for the community of St. Peter’s and the entire country. I pray for God's comfort and love to envelop the family members at this time”.
Word broke in the early hours of Friday (Feb. 9) evening that a mother was found tied up and her two children were dead.
Police in a statement said, which is still present on their facebook page, said it responded to the home of “thirty-five (35)-year-old Colander Caines, the mother, Police found four (4)-year-old Calaysia Caines (female) and six (6)-month-old Kevon Caines (male) in a bedroom. Both were unresponsive and subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene. Ms Caines was found alive in another bedroom”.
The incident has sparked many speculations and rumours which have been spreading throughout the Federation.
“This calls for all of us to really work together as a people and as a community to support each other, so that things like these would not happen in our community,” Dr. Drew said.
Law enforcement confirmed that they are treating the incident as a homicide, which would bring the number to four for 2024. That number comes against the backdrop of the Federation reporting 31 for 2023.
“...let us express our love. Let us express our care to those who are hurting,” Dr. Drew urged.