Call for police probe into food poisoning

A relative of one of the victims of Sunday’s food poisoning incident has called for a police probe.

The woman, who spoke to the Times on condition of anonymity, recalled that her Aunt complained of feeling unwell shortly after consuming a roti bought from a female vendor at a ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) meeting in Micoud.

The woman said her Aunt began sweating and vomiting.

She told the Times that some people began fainting.

“It was chaotic,” the woman recounted.

By her estimation, some 34 persons were affected.

St Jude hospital treated fourteen individuals and sent them home, while Victoria Hospital has confirmed treating three persons for suspected food poisoning.

But the hospital could not say whether the cases were related to the Micoud incident.

The Fire stations at Micoud and Vieux Fort have confirmed taking four people to St Jude hospital via ambulance.

The woman said when they went looking for the vendor, she had already left.

However, she did not believe that the vendor, whom she claimed was a supporter of the opposition,  deliberately set out to harm anyone, but may have cooked the rotis early in the morning and by afternoon, the items may have become unfit for human consumption.

“Everybody wants to make a bread,” the woman told the Times.





  1. Anonymous
    May 24, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Lady call for ministry of health probe. Since when the police is health inspector?

  2. Justice
    May 24, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Exactly. Where is the intelligence and investigative arm of the ministry of health?

    Contaminated food for public consumption is a very serious matter. It can lead to deaths.
    It is things like that the ministry of heath needs to wake up to to. We are in 2016.
    But poor jab that ministry struggling just like the police.

  3. Rebel
    May 24, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I agree that contaminated food is a serious matter, but how can this woman tell police that the vendor is a supporter of the opposition, why do people have to make everything a political matter? People are sick and somehow people cannot leave politics out of it. So this is a matter where member of the ruling party will say the opposition tried to poison them, now this can prove to be even more serious that the sick people

  4. Anonymous
    May 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    True talk my bro. Judge not so you wouldn’t be judged