The Castries Constituency Council (CCC), has issued an apology to an 87 year old Castries resident, who Wednesday morning fell on the sidewalk outside the Vendors Arcade.
The victim, identified as Oliver Henry of Arundel Hill, fell on his face after his walking stick slid on a metal strip that covers a drain, according to eyewitnesses.
He had to be rushed to Victoria Hospital after sustaining a suspected broken nose and cuts to both hands.
“We wish to sympathise with the victim at this time and to apologise for the mishap,” CCC Communications and Press Manager, Jason Hullingseed told St Lucia Times.
Hullingseed acknowledged that most of the sidewalks in Castries are in dire need of repairs.
“The overall goal is to reconstruct most of those sidewalks and as a matter of fact, we have been working feverishly on our sidewalk rehabilitation programme,” he disclosed.
According to Hullingseed, the project will come on stream very soon.
“We have been in dialogue with the ministry through the project of the OECS and we are just awaiting word so that we can begin the rehabilitation of most of those sidewalks within the City of Castries.”
In the meantime, Hullingseed urged members of the public to exercise caution whenever using the sidewalks.
“Tread cautiously,” he advised.