Education minister extends sympathy to friends and family of drowning victims

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Education minister extends sympathy to friends and family of drowning victims
Minister for Education Gale Rigobert
Minister for Education Gale Rigobert

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert has extended her deepest sympathy and that of her ministry to students and faculty of the Spartan Health Sciences University, following the tragic drowning of three of their own last weekend.

Dr. Rigobert indicated that the unfortunate incident, which occurred off the Cannelles coastline, was a very unfortunate one, claiming two students of the institution and one professor.

“Our hearts go out to the staff and students of Spartan University, as well as the family and friends of the deceased. This is truly a very sad and tough period for students and faculty, and we at the Ministry of Education extend our sincere condolences to them. We pray for God’s guidance and comfort, through this extremely difficult time,” Dr. Rigobert said.

The Education Minister called on Saint Lucians to remember the students and faculty of the Spartan Health Sciences University in their prayers, as they go through this difficult period.

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  1. Government, facing negative publicity in social media, or even for positive PR and media relations, must create a crisis management team. This standing group must be able to deal with adversity with responses issued within a 24-hour period. Issues such as death relating to a school needs a more time sensitive response within a stipulated 24-hour time window. This was too slow.

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