St. Lucian in the US embarks on drive to support evicted single father

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St. Lucian in the US embarks on drive to support evicted single father
Eliud Mathurin speaking to HTS news.
Eliud Mathurin speaking to HTS news.

Eliud Mathurin, a single father of three whose Cas En Bas, Gros Islet home was demolished on court order last week, has been receiving support from the public.

That support is evidently growing as Clarita Emmanuel, a St. Lucian residing in the US, has embarked on a drive to raise funds for the single father and his children who are reportedly still unable to attend school due to the incident.

Emmanuel, who is originally from Laborie but residing in San Francisco, said she was touched by Mathurin’s unfortunate incident and hence decided to lend a hand.

She is therefore soliciting donations from St. Lucians living in the US via the website gofundme.com/39upvg.

Her friend, Bynta Ernest, who resides here, is also in on the initiative and will ensure that the funds get to the family.

“I don’t know the details of the family land dispute but it is clear that three innocent children don’t have a home to go to, a bed to sleep in or the necessities needed on a daily basis. Based on the news reports, the children are not able to attend school because of the current situation,” Emmanuel states on the website.

Mathurin and his children.

“My heart goes out to the family and I sincerely hope that those who are able will donate to the family so that they can get back on their feet. As a St. Lucian living abroad, I wanted a facility to be able to donate to the family and I thought that there are other St. Lucians or friends out there who would also like to donate. The online fundraising service takes a service fee for their services. Other than that, all funds will go to the family,” the website further stated.

The accumulated funds will eventually be handed over to Mathurin.

Emmanuel can be reached by telephone at 408-475-0658.

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  1. the question we got too ask ourselves why waited so many years for this to be done for what reson

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  2. I used to work for a lawyers who always told me that the worse cases are those for family land. It is so sad, because most times there is more than enough land to share. The funny thing about thse land issues is that the heirs get the land for free. There are cases where a parent dies and one sibling grabs everything. We can't go nowhere or even get burried on our property, sometimes we don't live long to enjoy so I don't see all the fuss in this world for so much material things and don't know why and that the only mandate given to us by our father is to love one another as he loves us. If we do we will treat each other fairly.

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  3. many people will say that Eluid deserves what happened.... but its sad to see that we are forgetting the three children who barely understand that they are homeless and have no food to eat... i'm only 13 and it hurts my heart to see this happening in our little country st lucia....all for a piece of land which will remain there after we rot... if i had money i would definitely contribute..... soo sad

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  4. Well done Clarita Emmanuel, good example for the rest of us that can do something in such situations to follow.

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  5. It's amazing how so few people comment on stories like these but say something about politics and they're all over it like flies on sh*t!!!

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    • It's so true. If it was some political story that was there you would have seen the amount of crap written. Now we want to hear their views they have nothing constructive to say. I tell you everything for these people is political motivated.

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