St. Lucia mourns Chef Harry

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St. Lucia mourns Chef Harry

PRESS RELEASE – The Government of Saint Lucia joins the people of Saint Lucia in mourning the death of the world renowned chef and philanthropist, Edward ‘Chef Harry’ Joseph, who passed away at the age of 78.

Chef Harry, as he is affectionately known, has touched many lives through his unflinching generosity. He has left an indelible mark on his friends and employees, as well as various organizations that have benefitted from his kindness and generosity.

His former employees, many of whom were first introduced to the hotel sector through gaining employment at his establishment, continue to speak of him with deep respect, affection and admiration. For them and for many, he was a father, god-father and a friend.

During his lifetime, Chef Harry made an outstanding contribution to the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA), the tourism sector and the wider society.

He was renowned for his excellent culinary skills and was the owner of one of Saint Lucia’s most talked about and frequented small hotels, the Green Parrot Hotel located at Morne Fortune.

Many will remember him as the quintessential performer and entertainer, ever willing to please his admiring guests.

As The Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries said, “The whole tourism Industry will mourn the loss of Chef who was an icon in the sector and in many ways helped to shape and transform what St Lucia Tourism is all about.”

The interests of Chef Harry went beyond Tourism. He played a vital role in creating awareness about the island’s national bird, the Amazona Versi-Color, particularly at a time when it faced extinction.

Chef Harry is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurial and Private Excellence from the Saint Lucia Industrial and Small Business Association (SLISBA), and was officially inducted as an Honorary Member of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association in July 2011.

The Government of Saint Lucia named the road leading to his establishment as “Chef Harry Drive” in his honour. He was also a recipient of an MBE, awarded by Her Majesty the Queen.

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  1. Only found out that Chef Harry is no longer with us. Rest in peace big man. My wife and I were planning to go and see him in. Oct this year as we would be celebration g our silver wedding anniversary, we got married at The Green Parrot in Oct 1992.

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  2. Chef Harry,Hey thanks man for the contribution you made to our country.Have a safe journey and may god be with all you familiy.

    Kind Regards

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  3. Sorry to bust your bubble sniffin dog, but the only "home" he will be going to is 6 feet (or so) under. No one goes to heaven at death neither will any angels be escorting either his or the "souls of the faithfully departed" to the heavenly sanctuary. This is purely a man-made doctrine spurred by demonic influences to deceive people and is devoid of an ounce of biblical truth. All dead and interred people are currently in their graves awaiting either the First resurrection to eternal life or the Second one to eternal damnation.

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  4. @pragmatic) hey at least he contributed some thing to SLU but what have u done to make SLU/lucians better besides LAVA UR LANG doh forget ur bible says judge not if u doh wana b judge so watch it d same stick u think dat beat him go beat u to some day do u comprehend ur bible idiot

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  5. My dedication to (CHEF HARRY) is a song call (I DID IT MY WAY)by Frank Sinatra,It goes like this.AN NOW D END IS HERE AN SO HE FACE THE FINAL CURTAIN MY FRIENDS HE STATED HIS CASE HE SAY IT CLEAR OF WHICH HE WAS CERTAIN HE LIVED A LIFE THAT WAS FULL AN TRAVEL EACH AND EVERY BY WAY BUT MORE MUCH MORE THAN THIS HE DID IT HIS WAY. Goodbye chef from the many lives u help an change now go on home with dignity

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  6. Wonderful accolades...good for him. I only hope he was able to secure the only accolade which really matters - a place in the first resurrection. "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man" Ecclesiastes 12:13

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