No money to bury Ikel; persons encouraged to bring donations to funeral home

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No money to bury Ikel; persons encouraged to bring donations to funeral home
Ikel's mother, Anne Marie.
Ikel’s mother, Anne Marie.

Mother of Ikel ‘Marlon’ Emmanuel, the famous Facebook mock-reporter, has said she has no money to bury her son.

Ann Marie Emmanus, a resident of Ciceron, Castries, can hardly get by financially on a daily basis. She sometimes sells items by the market and tries to survive on a monthly stipend working with a children’s home in Ciceron via the NICE (National Initiative to Create Employment) programme. St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the stipend from this programme could be as low as $500 EC per month.

Emmanus had also sought assistance to bury her son from the Welfare Department but an official told St. Lucia News Online that her son was not a member of the Department.

The official explained that persons on the welfare programme normally get a stipend from government based on a budget allocation. The official added that it would be difficult to use those monies to assist in burying persons who are not in the programme as this would deplete their financial resources.

“If we do that we would not have the additional monies to assist people who are part of the programme …,” the official noted.

However, the official has been very helpful in sourcing alternative assistance for burying Emmanuel.

The department was instrumental in communicating with Rambally’s on behalf of Emmanuel’s mother.

Persons desirous of assisting with the burial can visit Rambally’s Funeral Parlour to make donations. The company has agreed to accept the donations.

The burial package is almost $5,400. This includes $1,840 for the public hole; $3,450 – the cheapest burial package at the funeral home and $100 for the cathedral.

Emmanuel died at Victoria Hospital on July 1o. He was 33.

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  1. @ lucian scholar...it is not "to begin u're sentence"..because u're is "you are"...you should have written "to begin your "ur" sentence.....yall fink yall too damn bright. ..sackway tonneh tun!!

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  2. A public burial hole in Vieux Fort is about 500 bucks from what I know recently cut down on de cost and see where u can start

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  3. With all the useless talk why not one thousand (1000) of us each nonate $5.00 to come up with $5000.00 and the rest be given as a discount from the funeral home to give the brother a decent funural.

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  4. "I Will miss ur videos" but where are the support and assistance to the family so that he could "R.I.P" . So sad...

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  5. The Rep for ciceron is quite a generous man. Considering that Ikel was more a people's person than Jadia i think that something could have been arranged. The family have links to the Rep considering that Ikel was in the front line of the campaign with his red shirt. If was Frederick or King i am sure that they would contribute. So why do we say that all politicians are the same? Not that i support any.

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  6. I am not sure if the persons who commented about his death, how much they will miss him, were speaking from the heart.

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  7. Now every one talking B S To all of u when he was alive the videos was great laughter.Just take time and donate so he can be buried.
    give something please.

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  8. It's sad but true. Mostly all the comments about suggestion of where to get funds to bury him.yet when most of the people were taking their phones and recording him and having a good laugh. Most who when heard he died felt bad cause when they reach home no more ikel t make them laugh. Yet none can comment and say ok ill pushy hands in my pocket and at least donate a dollar. We criticize others but we need to look within our hearts and see where we are wrong. Smh. Free laughter to make Ur day go well yet can't help the family of the man who made u guys smile daily.

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  9. The government of a country is its people..... u, me and every other citizen.... so stop looking to blame the monkeys we put to represent us no matter which party is in power and step up and make change. Let's make a difference and help one another out....

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  10. Lucians are a bunch of hypocrites! All the RIPs, we will miss your videos. Now is time to put you'll money where you'll mouth is...you'll silent. Giving the lady bullshit advise. Where Ikel work in his life to have contributed to NIC that would entitle him to receive bebefits. Choopz!! $5, $10 won't kill you'll. Too much reliance on govt. Shate man! When we can make a difference!

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  11. Lucians are a bunch of hypocrites! All the RIPs, we will miss your videos. Now is time to put you'll money from you'll mouth is...you'll silent. Giving the lady bullshit advise. Where Ikel work in his life to have contributed to NIC that would entitle him to receive bebefits. Choopz!! $5, $10 won't kill you'll. Too much reliance on govt. Shate man! When we can make a difference!

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  12. I have a tomb in Mopo it holds 8 persons. Only my mom is burried in there. I only have to pay 100 bucks to get it opened.

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  13. Out of the kindness of their heart rambally could have at least took a percentage off the burial package for the poor lady. Im sure if someone in power on the island were to die discounts would have been given to the family. It doesn't hurt to be nice at times. God will surly reward u in the end

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  14. Put him on layaway at Crick or Rambally, pay them little by little they will hold the body till you finish pay case close.

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  15. Lady S u stand grammatically incorrect by using the term 'they' instead of 'there' to begin ure sentence. need i say.that yhe story should've been rrad in its entirety. The welfare state of st.lucia is not reaponsible for his burial because of its regulations, but come what may.he should be given a fair burial as a citizen of the state in need of assistance. Do not be so quick to put a stone in holr just because it is open. Food for thought!

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    • @Lucian Scholar,You are correcting Lady S on her grammar but you have at least six words spelt wrong,no capital letter after a full-stop,the letter "I" by its self should always be written in capital,the name St.Lucia should always begin with capital"S".You also have a full-stop in the middle of a sentence. Take off the boulder in your eye before you take off the pebble in someone's eye. Food for thought. SMFH.

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      • LAFAO... and he/she should change his/her name from "lucian scholar" to "primary school drop out." The mother should open a bank account for donations. Please advertise the account #. I am willing to help.

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        • correction LMFAO...and he/she should change his/her name from “lucian scholar” to “primary school drop out.” The mother should open a bank account for donations. Please advertise the account #. I am willing to help. - See more at: https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/no-money-to-bury-ikel-persons-encouraged-to-bring-donations-to-funeral-home/#comment-111532

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  16. Jadia Jn Piere, Can you assist please. The Gov't assisted you with over $40.000.00 of tax payers money for your MEDICAL BILLS. Can you assist this lady. I don't think that's too much to ask.

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  17. No other funeral package or funeral home is cheaper than this? We'll see what we can do. Nous meme c'est nous meme. We have to help each other

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  18. What a load of crap fuses! Shouldn't the criteria to be a member a human being and citizen? The government spending millions on projects and can't bury a citizen who's family can't afford.

    There is definitely something wrong with this picture......

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  19. Lucians refuse to read and try to understand. The lady is asking for assistance. She have no gun to anybody head. If u want to help please do so but stop giving u all useless suggestions. Am sure is after she try all means and get turned down she decide to come out to the public.

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  20. Assistance can be obtained from the Ministry responsible for Human Services and Welfare.

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      • I sure did. Fact is the Department cannot refuse to provide assistance to a needy case. My understanding of the National Public assistance Act is that Government must assist the family and claim reimbursement afterward. Read the Act.

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        • You rightly said it; according to "your understanding......." but my dear your understand is wrong and maybe you need someone with better understanding to explain to you how the assistance works and stop giving the public wrong information. Like "Merrick" asked you...Did you read the story? then again I don't expect you to write with sense cause again your understanding is not that of the average man.

          On top of all of that all of you are making comments but no one is saying ill give x amount and like someone said we like to depend on Government too much, we all enjoyed his videos

          St Lucian News Online is there an alternative place where I can make a donation?

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  21. THEY HAVE A PLACE U CAN GO MY LADY FOR PEOPLE WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO BURY THEIR LOVE ONES BUT MORNING TIME U GETTING BURIED

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