Walid Juffali dies

Doctor Walid Juffali,Saint Lucia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is dead.

International news reports indicate that he died in Zurich, where he was receiving treatment, on Wednesday.

Juffali’s death came as the new Allen Chastanet administration here said it was reviewing his diplomatic status.

In February this year, Chastanet’s United Workers Party (UWP) which was in opposition, said one of the first things it would do in government was to revoke Juffali’s appointment.

This amid a controversy over the Saudi billionaire’s representation of this country.

The new Saint Lucia government also said it wanted to determine the status of Juffali’s proposed diabetes research centre project here.

A British High Court Judge had ruled that Juffali secured his diplomatic posting with Saint Lucia, solely  to  avoid a multi-million pound divorce suit brought by his super-model ex-wife.

The Telegraph reports that  Juffali’s ex wife, Christina Estrada, 54, who won £75 million from her former husband in the divorce settlement is likely to have the settlement  delayed due to his death..

Estrada was awarded the money earlier this month after the case was brought forward due to the declining health of her ex-husband.

Dr Juffali,  61, who was suffering from terminal cancer, did not attend the hearing.

American-born Ms Estrada was said to be “devastated” at news of her former husband’s death.

She and Dr Juffali, who was chairman of Saudi Arabia’s EA Juffali and Brothers, met in 2000 and married soon afterwards.

Dr Juffali then decided to take another wife, a 25-year-old Lebanese model, and divorced Ms Estrada under Islamic law without her knowledge.

Ms Estrada, who had a daughter with her former partner, had initially asked for £196 million.

She claimed that her ‘reasonable needs’ included a  fifty-five million pounds home in London plus more than one million pounds a year for clothing.



  1. Sad-But-True
    July 23, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Oh Allen, you are Wreaking Havoc even in distant Lands. The countless lives destroyed since being the UWPs Primes Minister is indeed frightening. In one community alone your aura took two lives. And in a distant land, you Vacuumed the life of Another. How many more lives must you claim for BeelZebub?

    1. Anonymous
      July 23, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Holy. Freaking. Crap. Can you STOP being a cancerous twat? Not everything has to be about politics you petty troglodyte!

    2. Hi liar
      July 24, 2016 at 7:52 am

      So now the building in Ciceron can be named after him. I think it is a fitting tribute to him for financing Ti Juffali’s campaign.

    3. Anonymous
      July 24, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Most idiotic comment.

    4. The unknown
      July 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      You’re next sad but true.

  2. Anonymous
    July 23, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Sbt you’re an idiot ok now shut (Words removed) up you freak

  3. Anonymous
    July 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Sad.but.true…u need to see a psychiatrist. Everything is politics for u…stupes

  4. 666
    July 23, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Hope that gold digger is happy.

    1. Don't worry
      July 24, 2016 at 8:01 am

      I’m sure he is apathetic. Joofs stopped bankrolling him after the party lost. No more gold for him and his master to dig.

  5. The Commentator
    July 24, 2016 at 12:16 am

    How convenient. Now Guy Mayers can be appointed as Saint Lucia’s new IMO rep.

  6. fact4life
    July 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I doe see what mate was doing for st. Lucia. Never attended a meeting. Condolences to the family.

  7. Anonymous
    July 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    RIP sir

  8. Anonymous
    July 24, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you sir. God bless. All the best to your family. RIP!!!

  9. Anonymous
    July 24, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Oh boy what next.. Sigh!

  10. jess
    July 25, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I really hope that the SLP goons ESPECIALLY HILAIRE attends the funeral of the man their used to get elections funds from….

  11. Gene Smith
    July 25, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    What is wrong with some of those idiots commenting on this article. Did they go to school on a Sunday.

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