Scout Commissioner reassures parents after Guyana mishap

Saint Lucia’s National Scout Commissioner, Robert Augustin, has been reassuring parents here whose children are attending the Caribbean Cuboree event in Guyana, after a mishap that injured Saint Lucian participants.

“I just want to assure the parents of the other Cubs that everyone else is safe,” Augustin said.

News reports from Guyana indicate that three visiting cub scouts from St Lucia were struck down and injured Tuesday outside the Scout Association of Guyana headquarters on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown.

According to the reports, Guyana Police confirmed that a woman drove up the one way in car PSS 1236 shortly after an altercation with a guard at the nearby North Georgetown Primary School about her mode of dress on arrival to register a student.

The woman has been arrested as part of the probe into the incident.

Demerara Waves has reported that eight year old Nick Omari Joseph and nine year old Darnell Matthews were injured, while an unnamed female scout leader sustained bruises.

Matthew’s condition is listed as serious due to spinal and head injuries because the car pinned him down in a gutter, the publication said.

Saint Lucia’s National Scout Commissioner, Robert Augustin, told the Times that the minor case was treated and released, while the other injured boy was kept in hospital for further treatment.

He said the parents of the affected youngsters have been kept informed, while the parent of the boy who was seriously injured left for Guyana yesterday on an early flight.


“All of the participants at the camp are safe and not directly affected by the incident because not everybody was there,” Augustin disclosed.

He said he has been in touch with at least one Doctor in Guyana.

Saint Lucia has a contingent of fifteen participants at the Caribbean Cuboree in Guyana  being held from July 24 -29, 2016.

The contingent consists of four leaders and eleven Cubs.


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