More than 14 in Micoud sick from food poisoning

More than fourteen persons were treated for suspected food poisoning last night, after  consuming chicken roti from a vendor, it has been reported.

The incident occurred at Micoud near a ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) event, according to reports reaching the Times.

Sources have said that several of the persons who became ill were seen at a medical station at the SLP event, staffed by a Doctor and two nurses.

St Jude Hospital is reported to have treated fourteen persons who were subsequently discharged, while Victoria Hospital (VH) has reported treating three individuals for symptoms that included diarrhea.

However VH officials could not say whether the three cases were related to the Micoud event.

Four persons were transported to hospital via ambulances from the Micoud and Vieux Fort Fire stations.

It is reported that the patrons began feeling ill after consuming chicken rotis sold by a female vendor.

The problem was reportedly only recognized after the woman had sold all the estimated twenty-five of the items she had brought to the event.


  1. Doormat
    May 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Oh Gosh…I don’t mean to be political but nutting going right for Labour & their supporters. Hope they get better quick.

    1. Boujon Guiyave
      May 23, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Is the vendor a SLP supporter? We all know Micoud is staunchly UWP! So could it be a little sabotage? UWP will stop at nothing to get back in power after the sound thrashing at the last elections.

    2. Lmao
      May 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      A flambeau vendor was the one selling it…. did you guys send her?

  2. observer
    May 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Your name says it all, you people are so ignorant. My God.

  3. Annoyed
    May 23, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Always finding a way to put down SLP but it ain’t gonna work

  4. Anonymous
    May 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Smh u guys are ridiculous so it was uwp female who sold da roti jus to get bk at slp it s aready time for this to be over with

  5. Red flag
    May 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Eh lanjet mana zort route sat key fete Kenny Kenny Kenny. Kenny bwzen nou poo vote 6 6 16 ek e parkai fair when poo chewya boo. Father God bless the soul of my pm.

  6. Ly
    May 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    You all layba hacks why you all eh say that Kenny needs you all soul to win.14 was sent to st.jude and another 3 to vh equal 17 in total for 17 constituency. Stop attacking flambeaus for SLP ills

  7. Anonymous
    May 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Hey Labours can’t cook

  8. No vote
    May 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Smh…vendors came from.all over St lucia
    Why does everything have to be politics

  9. young citizen
    May 23, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    The rotis were probably prepared with maybe wat ever ingredients turn sour,yyy everything has to be politics..pplc um on, crime we blame kenny,death kenny,anything kenny.y i havent heard ‘i lost my job’ bcuz of kenny…its our tongues that cause that downfall for us.stop blamin SLP n UWP

  10. Anonymous
    May 23, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Curry is something that has to be cooked properly first before it can be added to food. A lot if people don’t cook their curry they just pour it in the food. Potato when it oxidizes can be harmful together with undercooked curry. This causes nasty vomiting, diarrhea and cramps.

  11. canaries london
    May 24, 2016 at 7:36 am

    What is going on in St Lucia? Are people out to get supporters of the Labour party? Why are people serving food that is unfit for human consumption? Before someone serves food, they need to make sure that the food is properly cooked and ready to be served. The food must also meet the requirements set out by the health and safety board in St Lucia.
    Imagine buying food to eat and ending up in a hospital due to food poisoning. There needs to be an investigation into how this person/s were allowed to sell such rotten grub. This is happening at a political rally of the party in power and I am beginning to wonder whether this was a deliberate attempt to silence or even hospitalise supporters of the party so they won’t have a say in the political process – they will not be able to express their franchise come election day as they will be too ill to vote or worst taking the dirt nap.

    Now there is another incident involving a supporter being stabbed on his way to a meeting. It looks like people are out to get the labour supporters come what may before June 6th. There is a lot of petty jealousy going on and people will resort to anything to see their party triumph. When this is not happening they will use whatever means at their disposal to do just that. This food poisoning incident is not an accident. If this involved one person I could understand, but this was not an isolated case. It involved several persons and the police need to get to the bottom of this. They need to investigate how this was allowed to happen. No stones should be left unturned in doing so.
    The person/s who served the food need to be looked into and if possible have her food license revoked. We are dealing with people’s lives. NO one should have to end up in A and E after consuming food served in outside establishments.

    Just this week someone in the UK was sent to prison after his restaurant served food to an unsuspecting customer who had an allergic reaction to nuts. He was found guilty of manslaughter and given 6 years. I would not even begin to imagine what would happen if the folks who ate that food had all died as a result. What then? Would the authorities have taken any action? I empathise with all the victims and hope they make a full recovery and be restored back to full health. People need to be careful what they eat out there. The food safety regime should inspect every food establishment at random. They need to so so every day if possible so incidents like this do not happen again. We cannot afford to lose our citizens to food poisoning. No Way!

    May peace reign during this election campaign. Let’s hope that no other ugly incidents rear it’s ugly head again. Everyone has a right to support their party and to attend meetings without fear and intimidation by others. This is an election and not a war.
    Peace and love St Lucia.

  12. unemployed 26 yr old young person
    May 24, 2016 at 9:54 am

    i second ‘young citizen’ and ‘anonymous’
    just because the food was sold in the micoud community doesn’t mean the vendor is UWP supporter trying to sabotage SLP.
    i am a young person from micoud and i will tell you that everything was set up from the day before and early the morning. for all you all know, the food might have been prepared the day before and wasn’t refrigerated, or it wasn’t cooked properly.


    i swear this party thing is tearing our island apart! i don’t care for either one of them because which ever is in power it is same nonsense!
    i listen to some of the things both parties say and i have just one thing to tell all of you…
    I AM SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING Y’ALL BAD TALK EACH OTHER AND TRYING TO PUT EACH OTHER DOWN!! instead of going at each other’s throats and focusing on your opposing parties, why don’t y’all focus on what y’all plan to do to better our country!!