Acting Governor General visits injured Cub Scout

Cub Scout, Nick Joseph, who was badly injured in Guyana while attending a Cuboree, received a visit Thursday from Acting Governor General, Mac Donald Dixon.

Saint Lucia’s Scout Commissioner, Robert Augustin, was also in attendance.

Augustin told the Times that the injured Joseph is doing well.

“He is seeing the Saint Lucian Doctor to whom he was referred and he has been asked to get a CT scan to determine the latest on his injury,” Augustin disclosed.

He added that based on the procedure it will be determined what further treatment the boy needs.

The Saint Lucia Scout Commissioner told the Times it was unfortunate that Joseph has been unable to attend school.


(Nick and Scout Commissioner pose for selfie)

Nevertheless he disclosed that the boy is in touch with his teachers and class mates so that he does not miss out too much on his schooling.

The child’s medical expenses were borne by the Guyana government while he was in Guyana, with the President of that country visiting him several times.

However Augustin revealed that since returning to Saint Lucia the medical expenses have been borne by Joseph’s mother.

He told the Times that the Acting Governor General has promised to use his influence to assist.

Describing the injured child as being naturally quiet, Augustin said that Joseph is still reserved.

“One cannot say that the accident has caused him to be more reserved than before,” he explained, adding that the child is longing to be back at school.

Eight-year old Joseph and another scout, Saint Lucian  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.

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.

He returned home last month.

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