The Trinidad Newsday newspaper reports that relatives of Richie Ramdass, 24, who was shot dead in St Lucia are pleading with the authorities to help them fly his body home.

Ramdass was one of two men killed on December 31st, along the St Jude Highway in Vieux-Fort, St Lucia. The other victim was a 26 year old Venezuelan national. Ramdass’ brother, Ravi, told Newsday, he would like Trinidad’s Minister of Foreign Affairs to help the family to bring the body back to Trinidad as they could not afford to do so. He said he contacted the Minister’s office on Friday but was told to send a written request. Ramdass said he would like to give his brother a good send-off but he does not have the money.