MIN OF EDUCATION MONITORS ACCIDENT INVOLVING ST. LUCIAN STUDENTS IN GUYANA
Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development Hon. Gale Rigobert has expressed her gratitude, and that of the Government of Saint Lucia, to the President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, David Granger, for agreeing to have his government bear all of the cost associated with treatment and well-being of Nick Omar Joseph, an eight-year-old Saint Lucian Cub Scout seriously injured in a road accident, whilst attending a ‘Cuboree’ in Guyana.
Dr. Rigobert said the Ministry of Education, which has been in touch with the organisers of the ‘Cuboree’ and officials of the Government of Guyana, continues to be updated regularly on Nick Joseph’s condition. Dr. Rigobert expressed sadness at the turn of events, and said her heart goes out to the families of Nick Joseph and Darnell Matthew, a nine-year-old Cub Scout also involved in the road accident who suffered minor injuries.
The Ministry of Education will continue to monitor the situation and provide any support, where necessary, to ensure young Joseph makes a full recovery and safely returns to Saint Lucia.