CASTRIES, St. Lucia — Police in St. Lucia say a murder charge has been laid in the slaying of a 75-year-old tourist from Prince Edward Island who was attacked as he walked with his wife on a beach.
Cpl. Aniel Innocent, a spokeswoman for the Royal St. Lucia Police, says Curtis Joseph was charged today before a first district court magistrate in the capital city with murdering Colin Peter on Nov. 15.
She says Joseph, a resident of Castries, is accused of bludgeoning the tourist with a blunt object.
Peter was on the Caribbean island researching one of his ancestors —William Peter — a Canadian merchant who became a major local businessman when he moved to St. Lucia in 1890.
When much of Castries was rebuilt in 1948 after a devastating fire, a central boulevard and a prominent business district was named after William Peter.
Prime Minister Kenny Anthony described Colin Peter’s killing as extremely tragic.
... More to come, full details in the print edition of The Guardian on Wednesday.