The Gobat family rewards St. Lucian Youth
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Maybe this is just a ruse, don’t you think? If the powers that be leak the report themselves it would be a good reason why it won’t see the light of day in a courtroom because information in the public domain might influence potential jurors. So this could be an out from this whole mess of a report which the DPP said in the first place did not contain anything which could be pursued in a court of law.
That’s it ? This the best you could have done ? So in earnest, House Negro, there is nothing positive about ‘today’s’ Africa that you could have written; only the worst things about the whole continent of Africa that displease you. Frankly, I think you are illiterate in regards to the knowledge of your culture and as to why so many countries in Africa are still in bondage today. I suggest you read the works of Mandela and Garvey and top that off with the daring visions of Gaddafi. Wheel and come again Boss yuh nuh ready yet. Add to the list Cuba’s intervention in Angola and just maybe you might connect the dots.
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Where are the social programmes that are supposed to take care of such cases? How quickly taxpayers’ monies were found to fly a certain press secretary overseas for medical treatment. Even though the individual’s salary was twice that of most employed Saint Lucians. So what of the poor who cannot even afford panadol.
It remains to be seen whether Monchery can walk the walk amidst all the controversy surrounding the police.
I heard the new police commissioner on TV saying that there will be no political interference in the force. How exactly will he prevent this? It is well known that there has been political interference in the operations of the RSLPF for some time now.
O Vinny ! Where are thou, old boy? Every circus needs a clown.
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Last Saturday Cap Maison was host venue to the Oliver “Ollie” Gobat award ceremony of the Gobat Fund, launched last November. Ollie Gobat, who was Saint Lucianborn and an avid sportsman, was murdered two years ago and the matter is still unsolved. His parents, who have been on-island for 43 years, felt it appropriate, despite the tragedy, to ‘give back to the youth of St Lucia’.
“We have been supporting the sporting associations and have provided coaching and equipment. He will live on in people’s memory as a very fine example of a sportsman himself and an upright young man,” Helen Gobat told the STAR. “We are just looking to support as many people as possible, and it has so far been successful, having backed the youth sailing programme, paying for a coach for four months. And we have five cricketers going off to a tournament in the northern Caribbean in the summer.”
The STAR was also informed that young tennis star Meghan Williams will be travelling to Martinique for an ITF tennis tournament.
The Gobat Fund recently hosted a special event: “We had a spectacular day at the St. Lucia Golf Club on 19th March and raised EC$37,000 in one day,” said Helen Gobat. Including monies raised from a golf tournament in England, the fund has so far distributed EC$48,600 with monies shared among hundreds of children, rather than to one recipient.
When asked about the success of the fund website, Helen Gobat expressed her satisfaction with its efficiency. “The website is voluntary and we do get persons contacting us through it and also via e-mail and the telephone.”
On a more sombre note the Gobats also spoke about the progress of the murder investigation. Ollie Gobat’s father, Theo Gobat shared that ‘very, very little has been done’.
Added Helen: “I think there is forensic work ongoing which is almost complete; that is about all we can say really. I am very disappointed with the progress within two years. One would have hoped that things would have developed, but they haven’t.”
“Ollie was a wonderful sportsman; he played squash and tennis. He was a very proud sportsman born in Vieux Fort, had a huge passion for the country, so I think to remember his name now and by providing help to sportsmen and women, is the most appropriate thing to do to keep his memory alive,” declared Theo Gobat.
Young Morne Stars athletes, pictured with Theo and Helen Gobat, receive support from the Gobat Fund.