Former Minister of Education Louis Bertrand George is dead.
George, a resident of Micoud, passed away at St. Jude’s Hospital in Vieux Fort this morning about 8:00 after a long illness.
He was 63.
Deputy Political Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) and Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North, Dr. Gale Rigobert, confirmed the passing when St. Lucia News Online contacted her this morning.
She described George as a “courageous and resilient” politician.
In 2009, George was awarded the Saint Lucia Cross for contribution to national development, especially to the field of education.
George was also a leader of the Opposition (UWP).