Within 10 minutes after St. Lucia News Online (SNO) published a story about a woman who hadn’t seen her child in three years, help began to pour in from the St. Lucian public.
Andrea Morgan, 28 of Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines had told SNO in an exclusive interview, that for the past year, she has been unable to get in touch with the relatives of her daughter in St. Lucia. Calls to their phones have gone unanswered or have gone to voicemail. And no one had returned her call or had attempted to get in touch with her.
Morgan said when her daughter, named Andrean Amanda Morgan, was three years old, the child’s uncle came to St. Vincent and persuaded her to have him take the child to St. Lucia, and then to the United Kingdom.
The mother agreed. However, since then, the child has been passed from one household to another in St. Lucia, until she lost all contact with them.
Of note, the child’s father, Dwight Henry, a St. Lucian, was killed by police in 2011. Initially, Morgan said she was told that Dwight was killed when she was two months pregnant. However, after the article was published today, she discovered that this was all a lie, and that in fact Dwight was still alive when the child was born, but was killed the following year.
After SNO published the story today, Oct. 22, several relatives contacted Morgan, as well as our newsroom, indicating that her daughter, who is now six years old, is alive and well.
The child is now staying with a friend of a relative in La Croix after moving from house to house over the past three years.
Morgan has since received several photos of her daughter. Previously, she had no photographs of her daughter.
She also spoke to the daughter for the first time in three years.
“She acting shy,” said the overjoyed mother, who said she feels “very good” about finding her child.
“I am going to try and get a ticket as soon as possible,” she said.
Several St. Lucians have offered to pay Morgan’s travel expenses to St. Lucia.