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Man Searches For Family In Saint Lucia

Image of Damon Gilbert with partner Sandra Leah Mitchelson. The UK resident is searching for his family in Saint Lucia.

A SAINT LUCIAN man is making a final attempt to find his family. Damon Gilbert, who resides in the United Kingdom, wrote to The VOICE Newspaper recently in a desperate attempt to find long lost loved ones. In his email tagged, ‘Last Hope of Family Search’, Damon spoke about his last trip to Saint Lucia in December 31, 2018, with his partner Sandra Leah Mitchelson.

Image of Damon Gilbert with partner Sandra Leah Mitchelson. The UK resident is searching for his family in Saint Lucia.
Damon Gilbert with partner Sandra Leah Mitchelson. The UK resident is searching for his family in Saint Lucia.

“I am writing to you in hope that your newspaper can help me find my family,” he appealed. “My last trip was not long enough to find more information. I live in the UK and my father is from the island. We travelled to the National Archives in Vigie and got some information, sadly not enough to trace.”

Damon’s father is Joseph Gilbert known as “Coco”. According to the UK resident, “He married my mother Sylvia Rita Hadlow on 20 June 1969 at Castries Registry Office. The witnesses were my grandmother RolisiaFelicien and my uncle Arnold St. Martin.”

Damon left the island when he was six-months-old and returned to the UK after the marriage of his parents broke down.

“I know I must have some siblings or cousins who I would dearly love to meet, as I have never met my dad or even seen a photograph of him,” he said. “I don’t even know if he is still alive. I would love to hear from anyone who has any information.”

Image of Damon Gilbert as a baby (born 09/01/1972).
Damon Gilbert as a baby (born 09/01/1972).

Anyone with information can reach out to Sandra Leah Mitchelson on Facebook, or email the editor@thevoiceslu.com!

Note: Mr. Damon Gilbert has since found his family.

Kayra Williams was born on the island of St Lucia on April 6, 1989. From the moment she learned to read, she spent every waking moment with her nose buried in whatever literature she could find, choosing often fiction novels and deciding early on that she wanted to be just like the authors in the pages that mimicked real life.

Her voracity for words led to numerous creative writing awards in primary and secondary school, and thereafter, she accepted a job offer with the Star Newspaper at the age of 17.Read full bio...

2 Comments

  1. I know his family very well and I left some information on his facebook page. Ask him to check it out.

    ROSIE FREGIS

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