Leader of the Opposition Dr. Gale T C Rigobert said she is saddened by the events of Friday, November 13, Paris, France where gunmen have attacked innocent civilians at several locations including inside a Paris Concert Hall.
Reports are that over 120 people are confirmed dead and several are seriously injured.
In a statement, Dr. Rigobert extended “her condolences to the government and people of France, and especially to the families of the victims of Friday’s attacks, on behalf of herself and the people of Saint Lucia”.
Dr. Rigobert said Saint Lucians are particularly touched by the event as “we share a Francophone connection with the European country”.
“The people of Saint Lucia share a long and lasting bond with the people of France, given our rich French heritage,” Dr.Rigobert said. “Today’s terrorist attack is further proof that States in the West are not untouched by the ideological, religious and political battles that rage on thousands of miles away in the Middle East.”
Dr. Rigobert has called on residents and citizens of Saint Lucia to stand in solidarity with France and join in praying for the people of that country.