CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- Police here were preparing to charge two
suspects with murder and attempted murder following their alleged
rampage in a Castries cathedral that left two dead and dozens
injured Dec. 31.
The two men are suspected of attacking and setting fire to
churchgoers during a New Year's Eve service in the Cathedral of the
According to local authorities, the suspects told police they
were Rastafarian prophets working against corruption in the Roman
St. Lucia is an independent nation and a member of the British
Commonweath, located in the Windward Islands. It is home to several
upscale vacation resorts and is a frequent port call for many
It was unclear whether the attack would have any impact on
tourism; officials stressed that the rampage was an isolated
The St. Lucia Tourist Board did not immediatley return phone
calls from Travel Weekly.