Former Speaker Hospitalized
Parliament on Tuesday issued a statement following reports Saturday that former House Speaker Matthew Roberts was hospitalized. “The Parliament of Saint Lucia has, with deep regret, learnt of the hospitalization of former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Matthew Roberts. Whilst the details surrounding the incident are not yet known, we wish Mr. Roberts a speedy and full recovery,” the statement said.
Reports are that the former Speaker of the House of Assembly was hospitalized after he was found along a roadside in Bexon early Saturday morning with a stab wound.
Police earlier this week confirmed that they are now investigating a report that Roberts stopped his vehicle to offer someone a ride. The police say he was later found in a pool of blood and it is believed that he was also robbed and pushed out of his vehicle, which was later found abandoned in the Cul De Sac area.
Former Speaker of the House Matthew Roberts.