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Statement By The Saint Lucia Labour Party On The Passing Of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

It is with a feeling of deep sadness and regret that the world woke up on Saturday, November 26, 2016 to the sad news of the death of the Great Father, Patriot and Hero of the Cuban People, Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.

Commander Castro will be remembered by many as the world’s most consistent, committed, fearless and revolutionary leader who fought for the liberation and well-being of the people of Cuba, the Americas, and indeed the entire world.

The people of Saint Lucia will be eternally grateful to Comrade Fidel for transforming the lives of hundreds of Saint Lucians through interventions like the Scholarship Education Programme, Miracle Eye Care Program, and numerous other initiatives.

Comrade Castro was a tireless fighter for health, education, social, human and economic development for all people, particularly the rural and less privileged. His revolutionary spirit will continue to live once oppression, exploitation and poverty exists in the world.

The Political Leader, executive and members of the Saint Lucia Party express sincere and deepest condolences to Comrade President Raul Castro, the Government and people of Cuba and members of the Cuban Communist Party during this time of deep grief and reflection.

May the spirit of Comrade Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz continue to guide us all.

Philip J. Pierre,
Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party
Leader of the Opposition

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