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Former education minister dies

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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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26 thoughts on “Former education minister dies

  1. spice

    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

    My condolences to his family at this time, he is with the maker now where there is no suffering.......

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  3. E G - LABORIE

    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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  4. Bryan Auguste

    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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  5. Jasso

    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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  6. martin elliot

    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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  7. Watch Dog

    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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