Sunday, November 17, 2019

Parliament Observes Moment Of Silence For Deceased Stevedore

The parliament of Saint Lucia Thursday observed a moment of silence for a stevedore who died earlier in the day after a tragic accident on the Castries wharf.

Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Stephenson King, called for the observance of the moment of silence before he made his contribution to the house on the 2019-2020 appropriations bill.

Stephenson King

King drew to the attention of the house that there had been a fatal accident at Port Castries aboard the MV Baltis Klipper  about 12.10 p.m.

According to the Castries North MP, the incident involved a stevedore aboard the vessel.

He told the house it was alleged that a full 40 foot container which was being loaded made contact with the stevedore, squeezing him in the process.

“He was transported immediately to Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead,” King stated.

He extended condolences to the family of the deceased on behalf of the government, parliament, the Department of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour and his own behalf.

“Mr. Speaker, I further beg your indulgence to pause for a brief moment in silence,” he said.

After a brief pause, the Speaker of the house, Andy Daniel, gently interrupted.

“Honourable member, I know you said we would pause. Can we all stand?” He asked, whereupon the MPs present rose to their feet to observe the moment of silence.

Family members have identified the deceased stevedore as Wilson Joseph, 54, of Old Victoria Road.

(Story updated to correct spelling of name of the vessel)

 

 

 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. 04/12/2019
    I Proclaim on the rooftop that the “King is coming”! I announce to the ends of the earth, that the “King is coming”. And that the days of Noah are here. “I am coming for those who have laid their burdens down” …. In the name of Jesus.
    The Father says: I have not wasted one moment of your life even your missteps. I will bring order from chaos; I will bring beauty from ashes. You have travelled a rocky journey, but I am straightening and smoothing the path I have created for you in this new. No longer will you stumble over something that you could not see. I will give you new eyes that will allow you to see in the spirit, the pitfalls before you arrive to that spot. I will remove the blind curves that have caught you off guard in the past. When you get distracted by things that are not of me, I will call you back to my ways. I desire an authentic relationship with you. You are not a servant; I have called you friend. I am sharing all that I have with you. I have taken you this far. Do you think I can take you even further if you remain fully focused on my leading?
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    Do not allow the twisting and dismissing of my word to enter your hearts. Do not believe the lie that my word is not relevant to the current world you live in. My word stands for all generations. Do not buy into the mindset that I am asking you to be comfortable with the world. I have called you to be set apart, holly and righteous. The enemy of your soul wants you to be blind and deaf so that you come into agreement with whatever comes against my word. You cannot live with a divided mind nor sit on a fence, that does not mean that you must treat sin with hatred or malice. You can speak the truth in love as I have instructed you to. It is my job to heal the lost and set them free, my spirit will speak to their hearts and mind. You just need to be a safe vessel for me to work through. I require a willing vessel that will go into difficult and challenging areas for my name sake.
    * These are the words of – Yahushua.
    Do you know him, he knows you? Repent; be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, those of you who have not done so, for when the books are closed, no one will be able to enter in. God is sending warnings after warnings. We are in the End Times and he does not want ANY ONE to Perish. Time is running out, get saved now while you have time. He is the only way to salvation. Amend your ways and you will be allowed to remain in the land. Let those who have ears to hear and those who have eyes to see. Repent now! Remain strong, bold, courageous and steadfast in your faith.

    • I am being to get this feeling that you are a moron. Nobody reads your s*** and I can’t understand why st.lucia times keeps posting your nonsense. The next time please send your articles to the Star.

  2. Shut up with you bible pushing bull****. Religion and god has brought mor suffering on people than you think.

  3. I cant understand why ppl like burner and jazz are posting these kinda comments…let an earthquake mash up this place n see how much God url will call..the King is coming soon. death respects no one…..we all some day will meet our Maker..the one who created this world…certainly not us

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