Opposition Senator Herod Stanislas has said that Soufriere residents are shocked at the death of a male tourist, said to be a French national, at a resort in the community.
The body was discovered on Wednesday, and police have commenced an investigation.
Officials have not released the deceased’s identity, but initial reports indicate his death is being treated as a suspected suicide.
“I heard about it yesterday when they discovered the body and it is a very sad situation,” Senator Herod Stanislas told reporters Thursday.
The United Workers Party (UWP) official also said the death had traumatised management and staff at the resort.
Regarding reports that the tourist’s death might have resulted from suicide, the former Soufriere-Fond St Jacques MP acknowledged that people have problems.
“You may see persons walking the streets thinking that everything is okay, but persons have many problems dealing with,” Stanislas stated.
And he said it was important for people to seek help.
Saint Lucia has a national helpline, #203, that individuals can call to speak to a professional.
The call is free, confidential, and accessible using a landline or mobile telephone.
Call responders are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.