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