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    Former education minister dies

    SNO - Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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    Hon. Louis George. * Photo credit: stluciaparliament.com

    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).

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    1. spice
      January 3, 2014
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      I remember him as being very forceful in bringing education to every child of our nation. It is because of his hard work at the time, i got to attend secondary school. RIP.

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    2. Shaking My Head
      January 3, 2014
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      My condolences to his family at this time, he is with the maker now where there is no suffering…….

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    3. ti
      January 2, 2014
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      May he rest in perfect peace

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    4. lord put a hand
      January 2, 2014
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      Rest in peace Mr George..you served the country of st Lucia well

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    5. E G - LABORIE
      January 2, 2014
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      HE IS AT PEACE NOW…MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY, AND ESPECIALLY VICTORIA (LALO) HIS SISTER.

      BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN, FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED.

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    6. da girl
      January 2, 2014
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      great man rest in perfect peace sir

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    7. Bryan Auguste
      January 2, 2014
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      A man who held no grudges, no rancour.Spoke the truth in love(Ephesians 4:15). We had some great discussions when I visited in 2009. Deep commitment to education. Was looking forward to meeting him again on my next visit. But God knows best. Condolence to his family. May he rest in peace.

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    8. Jasso
      January 2, 2014
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      He was a great man..helped many while he could.Micoud and Saint Lucia has lost a truly devoted and sincere politician. My condolences to his wife children and extended family.May he rest in perfect peace.

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    9. Wendy Destang
      January 2, 2014
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      MAY YOU REST IN PEACE……

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    10. Carly
      January 2, 2014
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      May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to his family

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    11. Prakash
      January 2, 2014
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      Rest in peace uncle Louis.

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    12. Anonymous
      January 2, 2014
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      A true son of the soil. May he rest in perfect peace

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    13. martin elliot
      January 2, 2014
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      We worked together and achieved significant progress for schools, We doubled contributions to Donnatto school during his tenure, and built more schools than any other minister, with limited resources. A small man, with no feet, but a big shoe to fill!

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    14. Anonymous
      January 2, 2014
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      May his soul rest in perfect peace.R.I.P

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    15. micoudian in usa
      January 2, 2014
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      may his soul rest in peace he’ll be deeply miss

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    16. De Dragon Lady
      January 2, 2014
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      May his soul R.I.E.P.

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    17. Dee
      January 2, 2014
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      Was a great man

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    18. consumer
      January 2, 2014
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      A man noted for his humility and compassion.

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    19. debbie samba
      January 2, 2014
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      May his soul rest in peace

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    20. Amazing
      January 2, 2014
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      Rest in perfect peace.. My condolences to his family.

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    21. Watch Dog
      January 2, 2014
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      A courageous and humble Politician who was prepared as a Minister of Labour to take on the might Sandals Hotel over their resistence to labour representation of their workers. Describing the jobs they offered Saint Lucians at the time as “menial”. He also spearheaded landmark policy changes that allowed Rastafarian youth for the first time to attend public schools with their locks. His reserved nature was mistaken for arrogance. But he was really a warm and very resourceful person. Gods Blessings and Strength to his Family at this time of personal loss.

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    22. Anonymous
      January 2, 2014
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      may he rest in peace.

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    23. DJ
      January 2, 2014
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      may his soul rest in peace

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    24. ST LUCIA I BELONG
      January 2, 2014
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      KOOL AND CALM MAN R.I.P SIR..

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    25. etwaroo
      January 2, 2014
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      He suffered for awhile,May his Soul Rest In Peace.

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    26. Sweets
      January 2, 2014
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      He is in a better place right now, God Bless him and his family!!

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