Former Education Minister, Arsene James, has died, the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) has announced.
James, a former MP for Micoud South and a former School Principal, died in Martinique Sunday, a government official said.
James, who also served as leader of the opposition, was flown to Martinique Saturday after having been hospitalised here last week, the official told St Lucia Times.
“We regret the loss of Hon Arsene James who has departed from this life. Mr. James distinguished himself as a statesman of extraordinary ilk. His life epitomized “service” – as a community leader, teacher, principal, Parliamentarian and Government Minister,” a post on the UWP Facebook page said.
“Let us pray for his family and friends, that God will comfort them during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.”