The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert is saddened by the events of yesterday in Paris, France, where gunmen have attacked innocent civilians inside a Paris Concert Hall and at other venues around the French capital.
Our information is that over 150 people are confirmed dead in the terrorist attack.
Dr. Rigobert extends her condolences to the government and people of France, and especially the families of the victims of yesterday’s attacks, on behalf of herself and the people of Saint Lucia.
The Leader of the Opposition says we, in Saint Lucia, are particularly touched by the event, as we share a Francophone connection with the European country.
“The people of Saint Lucia share a long and lasting bond with the people of France, given our rich French heritage,” Dr.Rigobert said.
“The events of Friday November 13 are further proof that States in the West are not untouched by the ideological, religious and political battles that rage on thousands of miles away in the Middle East.
Dr. Rigobert has called on residents and citizens of Saint Lucia to stand in solidarity with France and join in praying for the people of that country.