Prime Min­is­ter Allen Chas­tanet reaches out to in­jured cub scout in Guyana

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

Two days af­ter ar­riv­ing in Guyana, eight-year-old Saint Lu­cian Nick Joseph found him­self vic­tim of a se­ri­ous ve­hic­u­lar ac­ci­dent on July 26th 2016.

Joseph, who was apart of a three-mem­ber con­tin­gency rep­re­sent­ing Saint Lu­cia in the 14th Caribbean Jam­boree (Cu­boree) in Guyana, was crit­i­cally in­jured.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred out­side of the Head­quar­ters of the Scout as­so­ci­a­tion of Guyana. It in­volved a woman who is said to have driven the wrong way up a one-way street. Ac­cord­ing to the De­maera Waves, a lo­cal on­line news source in Guyana, “The woman has been ar­rested as part of the probe into the in­ci­dent.”

The eight-year-old Saint Lu­cian, as at Wed­nes­day, was said to have been out of the in­ten­sive care unit of the Guyana Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Cor­po­ra­tion (GPHC). News of this prompted an im­me­di­ate com­mu­nique from the Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter here in Saint Lu­cia.

The state­ment ad­vised that the Prime Min­is­ter Hon­ourable Allen Chas­tanet had been closely mon­i­tor­ing the eight year olds’ con­di­tion, with his of­fice cit­ing on­go­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion his mother to mon­i­tor his full re­cov­ery.

“On Tues­day his mother, Delia Fin­is­tere, was in good spir­its as she pro­vided an up­date that her son is due to be dis­charged from the hos­pi­tal this week,” said Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Clau­dia Mon­louis.

The of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter has ex­tended a hand of com­men­da­tion to the Guyanese Govern­ment with spe­cial thanks to the Pres­i­dent, His Ex­cel­lency David Granger, who vis­ited the young Saint Lu­cian and his mother at the hos­pi­tal.

Prime Min­is­ter Allen Chas­tanet: His per­sonal in­ter­est in the case of an 8-year-old vis­it­ing Guyana has been widely ap­pre­ci­ated.

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