A woman from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who sent her daughter to live with a relative in St. Lucia three years ago, is sick worried after been unable to reach anyone about the welfare of her child since 2014.
Andrea Morgan, a resident of Kingstown, St. Vincent, reached out to St. Lucia News Online (SNO) this week after running out of options to find six-year-old Andrean Amanda Morgan. Calls to the child’s relatives in St. Lucia have gone to voicemail or have gone unanswered.
She said the police authorities in St. Lucia have been asking her to come St. Lucia but she cannot afford to travel at this time.
Boyfriend killed in St. Lucia
The 28-year-old mother of two said Andrean’s father, Dwight Henry, a St. Lucian, was killed by police in Marigot, St. Lucia during 2011.
The couple had met while Henry was living in St Vincent, in the village of Petit Bordel, where she was also living at the time.
According to Morgan, when Andrean was three years old, Dwight’s brother, Michael Tyrone Henry, came to St. Vincent and persuaded her to give him the child to raise.
“He came over here and said he wanted to see his brother’ child. He told me he will take care of her, he will take her to England with him, she will get a better life,” Morgan said.
The mother agreed. However, later on Morgan said she learned that her daughter was moved from Uncle Michael and placed in the care of her deceased father’s grandmother, Justina Henry.
“He (Michael) said he was going to take care of her because that was his brother’s only child, then he leave the child with the grandparents.”
The grandmother died in 2014 and the child was reportedly put in the care of an Elizabeth Henry. That was the last time Morgan said she heard about her daughter.
Michael, the uncle, who initially took the toddler to St. Lucia, eventually went back to England, Morgan said
“I am not getting anyone. Am calling, no phones working, going straight to voice mail
Nobody calling me,” said the distraught mother. This scenario has been going on for months.
Morgan said she has never visited St. Lucia, and having not worked for the past five months, she is unable to travel at this time.
“I have another daughter too, who lost her father two years ago. A tree fell on him so I am a single mom,” she noted. Her other daughter is eight years old.
The police in St. Lucia has been unable to find her daughter. A police source in St. Lucia confirmed that Morgan did make contact.
“I called the police station, I give them information and they told me they will check around. Every time I call is nothing. They said I need to come St. Lucia to look for her.”
Asked which police station she contacted, Morgan replied: “I look for police station numbers online. When I called they put me on to Marigot station. That was last year, late down.”
Morgan is asking anyone with information about her child to call her at 1-784-531-6592.
She said she misses her daughter a lot, because not only has she not heard the young one’s voice in three years, but she has no photos of her.
“I cannot sleep at nights. I just wanna know if she is okay,” Morgan said.