Pierre expresses condolences for Saint Lucians overseas killed by COVID-19

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Pierre expresses condolences for Saint Lucians overseas killed by COVID-19
Pierre (St. Lucia Star Newspaper photo)
Pierre (St. Lucia Star Newspaper photo)

(St. Lucia News Online) — Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre has expressed condolences for the “unfortunate loss” of Saint Lucians and citizens of the Caribbean diaspora to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

At least 18 Saint Lucians in the diaspora have died and over 50 have fallen ill to the virus, according to Saturday’s statistics from the Saint Lucia Diaspora Affairs Unit.

“On behalf of the people of Saint Lucia and the members and supporters of the Saint Lucia Labour Party, I offer my most sincere condolences for the unfortunate loss of these many lives,” Pierre said Sunday on his official Facebook page.

Pierre said as Saint Lucia mourns their passing, he trusts that their memories and contributions to their homeland will be honoured and remembered.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party political leader said he”strongly believes” COVID-19 will be defeated.

“We are indeed living in extraordinary times that will test each of us, but I strongly believe that with faith, discipline and the spirit of cooperation, we can and will overcome COVID-19,” he said.

BELOW IS PIERRE’S FULL MESSAGE

A number of Saint Lucians and citizens of the Caribbean diaspora have succumbed to the novel coronavirus. On behalf of the people of Saint Lucia and the members and supporters of the Saint Lucia Labour Party, I offer my most sincere condolences for the unfortunate loss of these many lives.

As Saint Lucia mourns the passing of our citizens in the diaspora, I trust that their memories will be honoured and their contributions to our homeland will be remembered.

We are indeed living in extraordinary times that will test each of us, but I strongly believe that with faith, discipline and the spirit of cooperation, we can and will overcome COVID-19.

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