Clifton and Billy Lewis

Clifton and David ‘Billy’ Lewis

The brothers who were swept away by the currents of the river in Bath Estate, have still not been found.

David and Clifton Lewis were swept away by the raging river at Bath Estate during Tropical Storm Erika which struck Dominica on August 27. The two were in Clifton’s Paradise Valley, Bath Estate house when disaster struck. Paradise Valley has since been declared a special disaster area and residents were told to evacuate.

Clifton’s daughter Terisa Lewis said the family heard a crashing sound and called out to the brothers who were at the back of the house at the time. Upon investigating, they realised that the part of the house where the men were had been undermined and had broken off.

Terisa described her 56-year-old dad as an active, caring and good person. The husband of Jacintha Lewis and father of three, many know him as a pan-man, playing steelpan for tourists. He is also recognised as calypsonian ‘Cocoa Tea’.

David ‘Billy’ Lewis and his wife’ Delicia Lewis’ residence is at Kingshill.

Proprietor of Green’s Wholesale, Paul Green and former Roseau Parliamentary Representative Norris Prevost both spoke glowingly about David Lewis, a Ministry employee.

Prevost described him as a fine example of man and as a positive, helpful person.

Green described David as helpful, trustworthy and well loved.

Green who expressed great sadness at what has happened, said David had taken him to the airport before the storm and had promised to pick him up on his return.

David Lewis who up to the time of his disappearance was an office attendant at Ministry of Tourism, is known by many as calypsonian ‘Vision’.