Threats reported against Soufriere Hospital nurses

Police are investigating reports of threats against Soufriere Hospital nurses, apparently as part of their probe into two fires within less than a month at the Soufriere Hospital

Health and Wellness Minister, Mary Isaac, told St Lucia Times that she has heard of the reported threats.

“But the Saint Lucia that I know, I am hoping that these are just frivolous threats, if they were ever made. And also I know that our nurses are not afraid – they are not fearful or anything like that. They live in a very safe community and I am hoping that it continues to be so,” Isaac stated.

She spoke following Saturday evening’s devastating fire at the Soufriere Hospital .

Isaac  said she was told that  calls were made to’ certain individuals’ and they were threatened.

But she told St Lucia Times  that she did  not know the exact nature of the threats.

“I would hate to even want to elaborate on that because I think these were frivolous threats. We live in a very safe society and I just prefer that we keep it that way, the Minister explained.

She said that he did not know that the threats were ‘real’.

Nevertheless, Isaac disclosed that the police are handling the matter.

She said she did not want to cause a stir.

“If  threats were made as a result of the fire or after the first fire, the police are saying that those threats – the people are being interviewed and questioned so that is also going to form part of the investigation if those threats were made. So the police will determine how real they were and that sort of thing,” the Minister observed.

Saturday evening’s fire at the Soufriere Hospital was the second in less than a month.

A blaze on November 9, 2017 destroyed the records room of the health care institution, forcing the temporary relocation of hospital operations.

A well informed source told St Lucia Times that just before the November 9 fire, a message was sent to the telephone of at least one nurse.

According to the source, the message read: “You all cannot hear – you all will feel.”

Health and Wellness Minister, Mary Isaac, asked whether she suspected arson in the two Soufriere Hospital fires said:”I will reserved that for later, because I do not want to  sort of preempt any report.”




  1. Broken
    December 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    The devil is at hand.

    A government that can’t hear will feel ……..
    I rest my case.
    Is now talk will run.

  2. Clyde
    December 3, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This sounds like the same Labour Party rhetoric “if you cannot hear you will feel”

    1. Misty
      December 3, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      So, somebody makes a comment, with NO identity and it’s ‘labour party rhetoric’?

    2. guava jelly
      December 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Sounds like Bonnie to me

  3. Shate Alone
    December 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Threats are not frivolous Madam Minister. You and your government take crime for a joke. That is why the rate of crime is on the increase and women in particular suffer the worst of these crimes and many never live to tell their story. You can sit in your fancy home/office and claim that the nurses are nor afraid but what have you done to protect them and their families???. Yes you heard the report but chose out of your lazy convenience to remain in denial. Let’s see what you do to protect them…#voteforme #iwillprotect you #shatealone

  4. Disgusted
    December 3, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Mary Isaac is a lunatic, this women is a threat to her own self is people like her who started the demolish of St. Jude Hospital saga. This women is not fit for office, this women is not fit for anything. Allen and the entire UWP need to go. Call elections now.

  5. guava jelly
    December 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    WHO IS THE HE SHE TALKING ABOUT, THAT DID NOT KNOW THAT THE THREATS WERE REAL, Or are you mixing up the two ministers of health or is Mary Issac a Shim,(She/He) . Please let us not go there. this is fake information coming from fake people. this whole story should be ignored before it end up like the coolie story. Distraction, Distraction, Distraction.
    Guava Jelly.

  6. Kelba
    December 3, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    You mean that a govt that doesn’t listen to the devil, will feel? The govt should not have a problem with that.

  7. Triton
    December 4, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Mary Issac where do you live? I ask that in relation to one of your comments “we live in a very safe society “. Really!!?

    1. God'sChild
      December 4, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Ikrr!! This woman is a damn joke!! Safe? Safe in what sense!? These people use words and I’m beginning to feel like they don’t know the meaning of any of them.. Uhvaitay tan Mary is a lunatic! Chooops.. God help our country!

    2. Amused
      December 4, 2017 at 9:11 am

      I know right! Tell that to sadia byrons family

    3. Anonymous
      December 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Thank you! Was wondering the same…

  8. No sides
    December 4, 2017 at 6:18 am

    This story sounds so made up. Ok let’s give it the benefit of the doubt that these threats were made. I would like to kno how that person got several nurses numbers, are they posted somewhere? Smh. Point number 2, you can call somebody on private but u cannot send a private message. So if the message was sent then you’ll should have the number the threat came from. So to me this sounds a bit overrated and unsensible to me. Just another cheap politics trick to try to imply that the slp are the ones sabotaging the hospital. There’re not saying it directly but that’s what There’re implying. But who am I to blow against the wind.

  9. Unknown
    December 4, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Safe society? Oh my, my doors are locked from by 6 pm. What are you talking about safe society.

    1. God'sChild
      December 4, 2017 at 8:39 am


  10. Topkek
    December 4, 2017 at 7:58 am

    This is an empty , poorly wrotten article that is solely aimed at causing panic and chaos. All disrespect to to the author for creating and spreading this cancer.

  11. God'sChild
    December 4, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I am so tired of everything that’s happening in St. Lucia. We’re being treated as pawns on a chest board. We’re beimg treated as a big joke! We have no rights except when it comes to vote! Slp isn’t in power but yet Still they’re being blamed for everything .Ti chas and his group of minions doesn’t give about our country or its development. All they care about is their pockets. MARY ISACC MEM u r a waste of space! Where is the “very safe society” u speak of? Where? How? Do u not watch the same news that we all watch? Ou par ka kopwan luhglay? The crime rate is rampant. More things r happening! Stranger things at that! So sit and analyze the state of this country b4 u open ur trap to let nonesense out. CHOOOOPSS. NONESENSE!!! GOD PLEASE HELP OUR COUNTRY WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF GUIDANCE!

  12. Boog
    December 4, 2017 at 9:08 am

    We are a safe society?? Wow where have you been? Give me some of what u smoking!

  13. Varna
    December 4, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Clueless Crazy Mary… the reason people take crime for a joke in this country is because we have a LAWLESS government who has zero respect for the constitution, a government that is corrupt and dishonest, one with a minister who openly admits that if he has to commit a crime he will do it alone. What else can we expect from the citizens when the person who should lead by example are behaving like criminals? Lawlessness is the order of the day in this country…so if there are threats against the nurses it only goes to show that criminals are embolden by the actions of the leaders of this country! Shame on Helen

  14. Lucian Terrorist
    December 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    What is so safe about our communities Mary?we have fifty six murders so far don’t talk about daylight robbery and lawlessness .Are you for real Mary?

  15. Unknown anonymous
    December 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Not nobody else that did but GUY JOSEPH , y’all need to use y’all head , y’all did not see how fast he got there , trying to have all contracts for his self , when by right government worker/minister are not suppose to have contracts