Mayor meets with funeral homes

Press Release:-His Lordship Peterson D. Francis invited the three local funeral homes, namely Crick’s, Lazarus and Rambally’s to a meeting on Monday afternoon.

The meeting chaired by Mayor Peterson D. Francis sought to address a plethora of issues which has been plaguing the funeral homes and the Castries Constituency Council by extension.

“The problems associated with the administration of the Choc Cemetery were brought to my attention upon assuming office. Some individuals have been involved in high handedness, collecting monies under the carpet and accommodating customers without the knowledge of Council in some instances. This cannot be fair to a grieving family. It cannot and will not be business as usual. This must be done in a structured manner”, said Mayor Peterson Francis.

The Mayor has promised better coordination of burials, appointing a point person to manage the facility, reductions on tombs and burials and minimizing workers’ overtime which would in turn reduce the cost to funeral homes.

As such, His Lordship intends to improve the service provided at the Choc Cemetery.

Last year in an effort to lessen the high cost of engaging contractors, a backhoe was procured to conduct works at the Choc Cemetery.

Mayor Francis indicated that the meeting is the first of many to come and emphasized the need to not only improve the service provided but to also make it comfortable and affordable for families.


  1. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    what nonsense is that! his lordship! who wrote that nonsese

    1. Anonymous
      January 24, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      LOL. I was thinking the same thing. Then I say, maybe there are somethings you don’t know about. Maybe it is one of these times where you learn something new everyday.
      By George, I thought I was in London , England.

      1. Happy
        January 24, 2017 at 7:24 pm


  2. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I think the discussion was about how best to make “bread on the dead” whilst ensuring that undertakers and the City Council profit from their dead business.

  3. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Even His Lordship would like to rest comfortably when his time comes so it cannot be business as usual.

  4. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    His lordship? Omg

  5. Anonymous
    January 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Left the man alone he is Lordship lol he is the ship.

  6. Sad-But-True
    January 24, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Nice, Evil Chastanet is expecting more to be harvested.

  7. truth
    January 24, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Comment:it is time they remove the dead hotel on the beach. this is the first thing a tourist sees when he/she comes in. they have extended the cemetery to the airport. should we have a tidal wave, can u imagine the mess we could have.
    these people who are planning this country are doing wrongly

    1. Anonymous
      January 25, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Many tourists see cemeteries are interesting historic attractions. As for the tsunami (tidal wave), such a disaster will make a mess with the living as well.

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