IMPACS!

DID PAT JOSEPH PRE­DICT PO­LICE DIS­AS­TER?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - FRONT PAGE -

Nearly twenty-five years ago po­lice marks­men opened fire on a group of ba­nana farm­ers who were protest­ing at De­nier Riviere for higher wages. Two young men, barely 21 years old, lost their lives. Sixty fel­low demon­stra­tors, many mem­bers of the Ba­nana Sal­va­tion Com­mit­tee, were se­ri­ously wounded. An in­quest blamed “mis­ad­ven­ture” for the fa­tal­i­ties. Pa­trick Joseph (pic­tured) was in 1993 gen­eral sec­re­tary of the BSC!

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