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Pierre Pays Tribute To The Late Tom Walcott


Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has paid tribute to former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Chairman Tom Walcott, whom he described as a true and faithful soldier.

“Tom Walcott was my friend, advisor, critic, consoler, and epitomised Labour. The news of his death this morning took me on a journey of fond memories, struggles, and victories,” Pierre wrote Thursday on Facebook.

“From my entry into the politics of Saint Lucia, Tom’s unwavering support and loyalty guided me along a path which led me to becoming the Prime Minister of this country, an achievement which I am grateful that he got to witness,” he recalled.

The Prime Minister said Walcott believed in service to his country and his Party.

According to Pierre, a philosophy of “not what my party can do for me, but what I can do for my party” guided the former SLP Chairman.

“That is how much he loved, lived, and breathed the Labour Party.
To his family, friends, and the Saint Lucia Labour Party, accept my sincerest condolences. We have lost a true and faithful soldier, Chairman Emeritus. Rest in peace, my comrade,” Pierre said.

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  1. RIEP Tom Walcot a true Labour Patriot .
    I can’t imagine anyone who must have been more pleased to see his protegy Philip Pierre become Primeminister .
    Labour has lost a champion.
    Tom was Labour to the core.

  2. Choopz. That’s something of National importance?

    Where is Pierre’s Tribute to Sir Leton Thomas, for example.

  3. God is not interested with what party you associated with, but did you live your life for him. Hell is waiting for many who think that.

  4. A great loss to the Party. We should find something to name after him to keep his memory alive. His mentor was another outstanding Engineer Thomas R Theobalds who he worked with and was also educated in Canada. We only honor our heroes after they have passed away. This is so sad. Mr. Theobalds was given the St Lucia Cross posthumously. The same will be done for Chairman Tom Walcott. Better late than never. Again this is my personal opinion. May he rest in perfect peace. Rest with the angels in Heaven.

  5. I was just informed that I’ve lost another friend – Tom Walcott. I’ve known Tom from childhood, I remember when I returned home the first time after so many years, he was one of the first who came over to greet me back; shortly later was Desmond “Sage” Sealy, a sprinter I could never outrun on the Field. It’s not often I get such sad news about my Lucian/Boyhood friends, but that one hurts. I never knew of his interest or depth in Politics, but who ever knew that Tom and John Compton were first cousins? none of this matters now, they’re both gone – May the Lord Bless you both.


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