Bus driver recovering after attack

A Gros Islet minibus driver, identified as Simber Sealy,also known as ‘Ebu’ or ‘Ebo’, is said to be slowly recovering after being attacked on Sunday, September 10, 2017, a relative has disclosed.

According to the relative, a man hit Sealy on the head with a stone in an unprovoked attack at Gros Islet.

The relative told St Lucia Times  Sunday that according to information, the bus driver was accused by a man of driving his vehicle very close to a cyclist.

The relative said the person who made the accusation was not the cyclist, but another  individual.

He said he was told that after Sealy drove off, the accuser, who also had a cycle, placed it in the path of the bus, took up a stone which he concealed behind his back, opened the door on the driver’s side of the vehicle and hit Sealy with the object.

The relative told St Lucia Times that the entire incident was witnessed by a lone passenger who was in the minibus at the time.

He said as far as he knew, the victim had no previous issues with the assailant.

Sealy was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating the incident which prompted a statement of concern last week from the Gros Islet Minibus Owners Association, about escalating crime.

The Public Relations Officer of the Association, Thomas St Louis, disclosed that in addition to the attack on Sealy, a bus driver was attacked, tied up and robbed by three bandits recently, while the man’s girlfriend was gang raped despite appeals to the criminals to leave her alone.

St Louis said that incident happened in the area of Pigeon Point.


  1. Anonymous
    September 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

    About time people turned on mini bus drivers give the some of their own medicine. They all drive like they haven’t got a brain cell between them. They are a danger to all other drivers if it were up to me I’d ban them from driving for life!!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous
    September 18, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Am so sorry to hearr that. When I hear this things happening in our little island I wonder if this people are humans or animals. How can you attack an individual in such a horrific manner someone who’s done no harm to you. My the lord have mercy

  3. Anonymous
    September 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I conquer. I remember once I didn’t allow one to pass he was so mad started cursing I drove slowly in front of him on purpose. They do a lot of things on that gros islet route especially.

  4. Anonymous
    September 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    We have to learn that all bus drivers or individuals aint the same ,peter cannot pay for paul,there are some good drivers and he is one of them

  5. Anonymous
    September 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    The bias drivers need to check them self…cause they think the road is for them alone…And always driveing fast…they always think the road is for them alone