Montoute urged to address overcrowding at Gros Islet cemetery

Press Release:-With time running out to identify new burial plots at the existing Gros Islet Cemetery, where it is increasingly difficult for the people of Gros Islet to bury their dead with dignity, Therold Prudent, the leader of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), is calling upon Lenard Montoute, the parliamentary representative of Gros Islet, to pay greater attention to the constituency which he purports to represent in parliament.

In sounding the alarm bells for expediency in addressing the situation, Mr. Prudent points to an ongoing practice whereby new bodies are sometimes buried on top of existing ones in shallow graves, which does not conform to the traditional or lawful specifications for burial.

The LPM leader is also worried about the health implications for nearby residents, who are forced to deal with the stench of decomposing bodies, along with any future catastrophe which may befall the community of Gros Islet in the event that heavy rains produce mass flooding.

Therefore, given the urgency of the moment, Mr. Prudent is calling Mr. Montoute to outline his plans for the expansion of the Gros Islet Cemetery and, if not, to offer the people of Gros Islet a credible explanation or a plan for a new cemetery, which should have been commissioned during his first tenure as the parliamentary representative for Gros Islet (2006–2011).




  1. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    “a new cemetery, which should have been commissioned during his first tenure as the parliamentary representative for Gros Islet (2006–2011)”.

    Why did you say nothing to the parliamentary rep for Gros Islet during 2011- 2016 since it should have been commissioned since before her time? You bias.

    1. Anonymous
      August 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

      By that logic ministers can blame their predecessors and just do nothing while in office.

      1. Jessica
        August 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

        These are foolish people opposing someone who takes time to advocate on their behalf.
        They know that spider continues to fail thenm yet they are out there with no freaking benefit defending his nonsense.

  2. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    build a hotel over the grave site like “the Bay Gardens did in Rodney Bay. That was a grave yard, now it’s a bar & pool.

  3. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Montoute is so lazy. You think is cemetery he will have time for. He walks into funerals very late just to be noticed

  4. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Agreed with the first comment bias .idiot just want to say he concerns. Emma didn’t do it where was he to complaine.. Idiot.

  5. Anonymous
    August 24, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Once they don’t touch my mom tomb that’s all I care spider have land he should give up one

  6. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    August 24, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Why are they burying anyway…the Soul has already returned to the Maker, burn that darn hideous thing. Remember…ashes to ashes, dust to dust?

    When I become President of the World…which is very soon :D…I will outlaw burials. It stinks!