Prime Minister's Press Secretary
Friday, October 27, 2006 - Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has called
for a speedy investigation into the tragic death of 70-year-old Maurison
Flavius, the man who died in last Saturday’s incident involving police and a bus
load of commuters along the Castries to Vieux Fort Highway.
The Prime Minister has also extended his “most sincere regrets and condolences”
to the family of the deceased elderly citizen from the south of the island.
In a statement to the Star newspaper today, Prime Minister Anthony said: “Like
the rest of the nation, I am immeasurably distressed by last Saturday evening’s
tragedy involving the police and a busload of commuters.”
“Understandably,” he noted, “I must be careful not to pre-judge the outcome of
an ongoing investigation into the incident.”
Dr. Anthony said he however wished “to publicly express condolences to all the
other casualties and relatives, which have already been expressed privately.”
The Prime Minister also urged the Director of Public Prosecutions (FPP) “to get
to the bottom of the matter in the shortest possible time.”
Prime Minister Anthony indicated that the family of the deceased man has already
been visited by Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Senator Philip La
Corbiniere, on behalf of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Government and People
of Saint Lucia.
Dr. Anthony also indicated that the Government has offered to meet the funeral
expenses of the dead man’s family.