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SLHTA mourns Nereus ‘Cosol’ Francis’ passing


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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – THE St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of Nereus Francis who passed away tragically this week.

The membership and staff of the Association were saddened by the death of Mr. Francis for whom there was much affection throughout the tourism and hospitality industry.

Mr. Francis, who was affectionately known as Cosol, was the proprietor of Cosol St. Lucia Tours, one of St. Lucia’s best known touring service companies. It offered site-seeing excursions to hotel guests and cruiseship passengers.

“On behalf of the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association, I wish to extend our deepest sympthies to Mr. Francis’ family,” said SLHTA CEO, Roderick Cherry. “His death came as quite a shock to us. All of us mourn the passing of a man who was loved and admired by many for his kindness and generosity and his warm personality. He was an excellent tour operator and very popular with his clients who held him in high esteem. Mr. Francis’ death is a great loss to the tourism industry. We know that this is a difficult time for his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

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