St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday defended his decision to meet with United states President Donald Trump on the ongoing economic and political situation in Venezuela, saying, “At the end of the day I was elected by St Lucians to represent St Lucia.”
Chastanet, along with the Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica, his Bahamas counterpart, Dr Hubert Minnis and the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise held a two-hour meeting with Trump at his private residence in Miami last Friday.
Poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott, as died.
Walcott passed away at his home in Cap Estate, north St Lucia about 7:30 a.m. today after a prolonged illness. He was 87.
Family members confirmed his death to St Lucian journalists this morning.
Ernie Seon, a St Lucian journalist who works with the Caribbean Media Corporation, told CNC3 that Walcott had been suffering with kidney problems and had been on a dialysis machine for some time now.
Comedian and television personality Errol Fabien is in hospital in St Lucia after being involved in a vehicular accident on Tuesday night.
Reports indicate that Fabien was in a taxi which was hit from behind by another vehicle.