stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados


‘He Helped To Shape The Media Industry In Saint Lucia’


A condolence book for Winston Springer Sr. is open for signing in the Government Information Service (GIS) lobby.

The former journalist and presenter for the Government Information Service died this week.

“We welcome members of the public whose lives he has touched to express condolences,” a government statement on his passing said.

“He was a cherished colleague known for his outstanding contributions to the media landscape of our country. As a former General Manager of Radio Saint Lucia, he helped to shape the media industry in Saint Lucia. He was a pillar of the community, providing a voice for the people and promoting national development through his work in communications and outreach,” the statement observed.

It said Winston Springer Sr. will be remembered for his dedication to his profession and his unwavering commitment to his country.

” His contributions to Saint Lucia will not be forgotten, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come,” the statement noted.

The Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Creative Industries, Culture, and Information extended ‘deepest condolences’ on Springer’s passing.

” He was a cherished colleague, known for his outstanding contributions to the media landscape of our country,” it said.

The ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) also expressed its condolences, recalling that Winston co-hosted with Michael Gaspard for Parliamentary Sittings and was well-known for his diction and wittiness when presenting on national issues.

“His death was sudden, but his memory will live on,” the SLP stated.

Please note that comments are moderated. When commenting, please remember: 1) be respectful of all, 2) don't make accusations or post anything that is unverified, 3) don't include foul language, 4) limit links, 5) use words, not volume, and 6) don't add promotional content. Comments that do not meet the above criteria or adhere to our "Commenting Policy" will not be published.


  1. He had his weaknesses like all of us, but he was generally a good man. My grandmother always told me that if you can’t say good things about somebody, say nothing. Death is not a time to spew hate. St. Lucians must put aside the callous and uncaring attitude to life, and say something good for once. All of us must depart this life and if it’s our wish for our soul to rest in peace, we must wish it for Winston Springer as well. He only committed one serious crime in his life time, and that is, to swing political allegiance. Please leave him for God.

  2. @ Amani. Since when switching one’s political allegiance became a serious crime? Why is is that politicians can change their stripes and ordinary people can’t do the same? Compton, the Bousquet’s, Mallet, Cenac, Lewis, Frederick, Flood, King, switched sides. Why do we vote for politicians that switch sides but want to throw mud at each other merely for changing our political allegiance? If a politician does not deliver and you decide not to vote for him/her again, is that a crime? You’re not listening to your grandmother mother.

  3. RIP Springer. Well spoken, gentle and articulate but with obvious entrenched loyalties. I’m sure he was a nice guy but certainly journalists should be fair and balanced despite their biases. Not sure that he was helping shape the independent media as he certainly wasn’t independent or objective being firmly part of the SLP propaganda machinery.

  4. Winston was a real gentleman
    He contributed much to our St.Lucia
    A true St.Lucian.
    And he was a dear friend of mine
    May his memory last long


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Want News Alerts on Your Mobile Device? Join Our WhatsApp ChannelJoin
+ +
Send this to a friend