Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tourist In Distress Praises Castries Mayor, City Police

A Polish tourist who found himself in distress while visiting Castries Friday, has showered praise on Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis and the City Police.

“I would really like to thank the Mayor, the officers and the City for taking so good care of me,” Jacek Kocarva said in an interview with St Lucia Times.

The 56 year old, on his fist ever visit here, injured himself.

He said while he was walking along Laborie Street he fell when he attempted to cross a drain, dislocating his arm and twisting his ankle.

Kocarva said that two ‘extremely kind and thoughtful’ City Police Officers came to his rescue.

One of the officers used his private vehicle to transport him to Victoria Hospital due to the unavailability of an ambulance, it was reported.

“One of them stayed with me in the hospital all the time – I can’t thank them enough. One of them helped me to get into the car, to get out of the car and he made sure that I was really taken care of. So I would really like to thank both of them, the Mayor and the City for providing such a wonderful service to people in need – like me,” the Polish visitor told St Lucia Times.

“Now my dislocated arm is no longer dislocated but I have to keep it in a sling for two weeks,” Kocarva disclosed.

The visitor who was rescued out of his distress indicated that it would take time for his ankle to heal.

“But I feel – Oh my God, so much better than before because I was crying all the time. Now the Doctors and the nurses and the two gentlemen from the police, they were really fantastic,” Kocarva told St Lucia Times.

He said he cannot thank them all enough.

The visitor revealed that he is scheduled to travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday for one day, then to Barbados.

“I love it so much here and I really must come back to this country which has people who are so helpful. It is something that I haven’t experienced for many, many years,”  Kocarva declared.


    • Yes, this is exactly what the Lord seeks from us daily, that be do good to our fellowmen, not just the visitors but our locals alike. He sees all that we do and will reward us for our good and bad.

    • Did the gentleman mentioned any of that being the cause of his misfortune? He fell in a drain. It happens even to us St Lucians. Wish well for your country.

    • Visitors all over the world fall in drains all the time. So what’s the big deal? Why should the CCC be sued? Did we ever promise Tourists they wouldn’t fall in drains? So he fell in a drain we have emergency services. Glad he came out of it and his injuries will heal.

  1. If u want to see negative in that it’s you but there are too many positives to only see the negatives. Sad sad sad but hope all goes well in the end and let’s create safer streets as well as our sidewalks.

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