Former Saint Lucia Ambassador Doctor Joseph Edsel Edmunds has praised new developments taking place in Soufriere in a letter to St Lucia Times.
“I was pleased to read about the various multi sector new developments in Soufriere being brought about by the people of the town together with our Government and Civic Leaders,” Edmunds wrote.
According to the former Ambassador of Saint Lucia to the UN, OAS, and US and former member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, the transformation development, present and future thrusts, will give new life and dimension to a small town so rich in history.
He asserted that the Majestic Pitons of geological significance and grandeur, the curative waters of the Sulphur Springs once used by the French troops and now by our tourists and our people are manifestations of the gems of St Lucia.
“We must not forget that Soufriere was the birthplace of and an eminent legal luminary in the person of Sir Darnley Alexander, former Chief Justice of Ghana. (I presume that his place is physically manifested as a monument in his home town),” Edmunds wrote.
He recalled visiting ‘this quaint town’ many years ago after going through winding roads to visit the Morgan family, and sometimes staying at the only two “town hotels” .
“I also recall admiring the two ‘light skin ladies” who operated the “plug in” telephone exchange system at the corner of one of the streets. I salute my Soufriere friends who are still alive.”
“Soufriere, my skin and respiratory system can probably do with the enrichment and rejuvenation of your environment,” Edmunds declared.