Veteran Newspaper Vendor Dies

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Veteran newspaper vendor, Bertram Emmanuel, died Thursday night in hospital, relatives have confirmed.

He was in his fifties.

A family member told St Lucia Times that Emmanuel suffered a stroke last week.

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And the relative said a doctor later informed the family that he had COVID-19.

The Rose Hill, Castries resident regularly sold newspapers in Castries for some two decades.

The National Council of and for Persons With Disabilities elected him as its Public Relations Officer in October, 2020.

Bertram Emmanuel (Far right front) and NCPD Executive

His family recalls that he loved his children.

They also said he loved sports, especially cricket.

But they said the former St Mary’s College student suffered from dystonia.

It’s┬ádisorder in which a person’s muscles contract uncontrollably.

The contraction causes the affected body part to twist involuntarily, resulting in repetitive movements or abnormal postures.

 

 

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