Injured Cub-Scout back home

Injured cub-scout, Nick Joseph, arrived back home from Guyana last night in the company of his mother.

They were met at the airport by Saint Lucia’s Scout Commissioner, Robert Augustin.

Eight-year old Joseph and another scout, Darnell Ajani Matthew, were injured in an accident on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown on July 26, during the Caribbean Cuboree, which was being hosted in Guyana.

They were both hit by a vehicle.

Matthew was treated and released and returned to St. Lucia.

Saint Lucia’s delegation to the Cuboree returned home when the event was over.

However, eight year old Joseph was seriously injured and underwent intensive treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

nick-omari-josephWhile hospitalized he received a visit from President David Granger to check on his recovery.

Granger is the Patron of the Scout Association of Guyana.

The injured child is expected to be further cared for by physicians here.

He is reported to be recovering well, talking and walking – although his gait is said to be a little slower than usual.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet was reported to have been closely monitoring the developments and commended the Guyana Government for providing its full support in the wake of the accident.

The driver of the vehicle which hit the cub-scouts was jailed for ten months.

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