Son of St Kitts’ Government Minister Murdered

Police in  St Kitts and Nevis are searching for the men who fatally shot Public Infrastructure, Posts, Urban Development and Transport, Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd’s son Monday night. Minister Liburd’s  32-year-old son Mickail ‘Mitch’ Liburd was reportedly ambushed by masked gunmen who opened fire on him as he got out of his car, around 10:15 p.m. He tried to escape but collapsed in nearby bushes and died at the scene. In a statement issued Tuesday, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has called on anyone with information about the murder to assist police in their investigations. He also offered condolences to Minister Liburd, whom he described as his “trusted colleague and confidant”. “My Team Unity Government and I lift up our beloved colleague and his whole family in prayer and ask God to heal the unimaginable heartbreak of having to bury a child. Minister Liburd can count on us to give him the emotional support needed during this incredibly painful time,” he said. “While tragedy knocks us to our knees, it also brings us closer to the people in our lives who will always be around to hold us by the hand and pick us up off the ground after we’ve fallen into despair. Patches, I am here for you, the country stands with you, and our Cabinet will only grow closer in this ordeal.” Liburd is the 20th person to be killed in the twin-island federation this year.