UPDATE: St. Lucia PM declares weekend of mourning; political campaign suspended following tragic bus crash

Remnants of crashed bus. Photo credit: St. Lucia Star

Prime Minister of St. Lucia Stephenson King has declared a weekend of mourning following a tragic bush crash which left 17 people dead.

The decision was taken during an emergency session of cabinet earlier today in the aftermath of what has been described as a “national tragedy.”

Additionally all flags on Government buildings and business places were ordered be flown at half mast during the entire weekend (over the three day period).

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 has been declared a National Day of Remembrance. During that day there will be an Ecumenical Service to be held at the Desruisseux Roman Catholic Church from 5:00 pm.

An official Message of condolence will also place on the Government of Saint Lucian website.

During the weekend all political and public social events has been ordered suspended and the government called all patriotic Saint Lucians to observe fully the weekend of mourning as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy.

The Government of Saint Lucia said it has began putting measures in place to support and to comfort the bereaved.  The Ministry of Education has taken steps to make counseling services available to the students of the affected schools.  Through the Division of Human Services, arrangements are also being made to make such services available to the affected households, families and communities.

The catastrophe occurred in the Choiseul community of Morne Sion around 8:00 pm on Thursday evening.

Reports are that the bus was returning to Labayee from Choiseul after a funeral; but detoured to Delcer to pay respects to the family of the deceased. They were driving down the Morne Sion Road heading south to Choiseul village when the bus did not make the left turn, careening over the cliff and landing straight onto the beach, 120 feet below.

When rescuers arrived on the scene, three strewn bodies were seen on the beach being washed by the waves; two of them were apparently dead; but the third was showing signs of life. She was taken to the hospital but she didn’t make it.

However it wasn’t until the capsized bus – which was partially submerged by the wave action – was turned over that the full horror story struck. The first victim hoisted was a two-year old boy followed by a series of wet dead bodies. They were all put to lay on the beach.

The final count is now 17.

Emotional screams of sadness filled the air. A gentleman from Gertrine is reported to have lost his three children.

Minister of National Security and Home Affairs Guy Mayers has described the accident as one of the worst in the country’s history.

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Map of where the accident occurred.

 

Black dot indicates general area of crash
The bus drove through where the red bus is parked
Remnants of the bus
Residents found one body
A section of the precipice
This is where the bus drove through
This is where the bus drove through after leaving the road
The top of the cliff
The precipice the bus went over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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405 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 28, 2012

    my sincere condolences t0 family of lex and the others who passed away.

  2. Anonymous
    December 15, 2011

    :( :( :( :( :( :( really sadmy brothers and sisters!!!!!!!

  3. Mary Johnson Andre
    November 21, 2011

    Condolences to the family and friends of all those persons who lost their lives in that mind boggling tragedy. We mourn with you St. Lucia our caribbean partner. God is in control of every thing and he alone knows why this happened.

  4. Lucille Francis
    November 17, 2011

    Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the victims of this tragic accident. We were deeply sadden by the news. We pray for hope comfort and peace for our Lucian brothers and sisters in this trying time. May God be with the families at this time for it is only He that can give them the strength to get through this tragedy. R.I.P.

    From the Francis and Etiene family in London

  5. rose petal
    November 17, 2011

    i am from barbados i wa in st lucia from the 14 my b day time the 31 came back home i was very upset in hearing this news to see i come from a country where ever one is so nice and polite to all what a sadness my heart goes out to all the families in vole and my the bodies souls R I P

  6. Mutsie
    November 16, 2011

    :oops: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: So very sad words can’t describe, my heart and preys is with all of the bereaved family.

    • Anonymous
      November 17, 2011

      my condolences to the familes. I’m from Barbados.

      :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  7. ruffla dorvil
    November 15, 2011

    what can i say may their soul r i p

  8. thomas daniel
    November 15, 2011

    I’m from st. lucia but i live in England. It is heartbreaking and very sad, none of it makes sense how this can happen. My condolenses 2 the family and may GOD b with them an keep them strong.

  9. hariett
    November 15, 2011

    God gives life and he takes it away
    He is the Potter and I am the clay
    When I view the last sunset and cross over the sea
    I know the sunrise will be waiting for me

    Oh what a sunrise its going to be

  10. Idaelia
    November 14, 2011

    I am from Barbados and i have visited St. Lucia 19 times i consider it as home away from home, I have felt the pain of the families and pray for them. may GOD watch over them. May they rest in Peace.

    • Anonymous
      November 15, 2011

      I am from Goodwill, Dominica but currently residing in de Outer-National. My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and we also pray and support the ST LUCIA people as a nation during this tragic time. God has a purpose some how in this scenario. I believe that the ST Lucia government need to have mechanical experts and investigators to carefully examine the crash site and also the remnants of the bus to see if there was some kind of mechanical steering or brake failure which could have been a factor in this Bus Crash. I analyzed the photos and images carefully and the bus left the main road entirely and drove thru the yard of a nearby house and then plunged over the precipice. Does not make sense to me. The Bus had to have lights to see the bend in the road. If the driver was too fast, there would have been squeal tire marks somewhere on the road. It is a weird tragedy. Lord have mercee !! Then again, looking at the way the driver drove through the yard of that near by house, it also appears to me that the driver may have mistaken the yard area for the regular road….and then, the question still comes back………couldn’t he have seen the road that there was this horse shoe curve ahead? The Bus had head lamps obviously. Jah have mercee !!

      (Herbie J)

  11. sammy
    November 14, 2011

    My heart goes out to the families. Some people do not know the right thing to say when there is a tragedy so we have to excuse them. But my advise to the people in St.lucia who are close to the families, don’t feel obligated to make a comment, just sitting and listening may be good enough.

  12. unknown
    November 14, 2011

    :( oh LORD i can feel de family pain :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
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  13. Joann
    November 14, 2011

    I am so sorry to the families that have lost their loved ones, only you can know what you are going through. Everything happens for a reason, and in God we must trust that he had other plans for these individuals. No one knows what really happened and why it happened. No survivors to tell the story. We as a people, must not judge or make assumptions as to what happened. This is the time that we should comfort the families who were stricken by such a horrible lost. It breaks my heart to think how horrified these people must have felt as they fell to their death and could do nothing about it. Though I have never been to St. Lucia, I hope to visit there one day. I have a wonderful friend Hayden who lives there. I am from St. Thomas, VI.

  14. questions
    November 14, 2011

    I’m looking that picture where bus drove through past the house… doesn’t make sense to me. Except if driving very fast, brakes give way and driver not knowing the road did not swerve. Could the driver have dozed off for one reason or the other???

    Accident doesn’t feel right to me. Just saying.

    Heartfelt condolences to St. Lucia. Tragedies like these will never be understood.

    • Darius
      November 14, 2011

      It looks like he thought the driweway was the road. It would be interesting to know if there was anyone home and how fast he drove past their windows.

  15. sad
    November 14, 2011

    My heart felt prays goes out to the familes,friends and the people of st lucia may you find comfort in God our father.May your souls rest in peace.

  16. Mari Gramling
    November 14, 2011

    From Antigua, much love and many condolences. This tragedy is unimaginable.

  17. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011

    may the lord have mercy on each and everyone

  18. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011

    my heart goes out to the families and friend of the deceased may they rest in peace

  19. princess
    November 14, 2011

    2 children unaccounted for now? A 6 month old, and 4 year old?
    My heart breaks. :( This just doesn’t make any sense.

  20. Anonymous
    November 14, 2011

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
    May the lord grant the families peace within their hearts in this time of sorrow. My prayers goes out to all of you.

  21. Pookie
    November 14, 2011

    I’m a St Lucian and when I first got the news via BBM I was in denial and I had to question if this was actually true. After getting enough proof tears began to run down my eyes, thinking about how terrifying it must have been for those victims of the accident.. My heart and prayers goes out to everyone who has been touched by this tragic incident. Everyone may be puzzled but God alone knows what happened.. May their souls RIP

  22. November 14, 2011

    I am from St.Thomas, VI. I have been to your beautiful island of St. Lucia twice. I was very saddened to read of this tragic accident. My sympathy goes out to all the families involved!!

  23. Sunshine
    November 13, 2011

    TO THE PPL OR ST. LUCIA WE ALL FEEL UR PAIN AS ONE PPL MAY THERE SOUL REST IN PEACE (RIP) FROM THE REST OF THE OECS COUNTRY WE ARE ONE PPL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GONE TO SOONNNNNNNNNNN………………………..

  24. Victor
    November 13, 2011

    Peace and comfort to all who lost loved ones.. Gods’ blessing be with you all

  25. FERNUDA
    November 13, 2011

    FROM BROOKLYN NY: MY HEART IS ACHING. FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE DECEASED, JUST TRY TO BE STRONG. LEAVE EVERYTHING IN GODS MIGHTY HAND. HE KNOWS BEST. MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU ALL

  26. Yjoseph
    November 13, 2011

    My deepest sympathy goes out to St. Lucia. Even if we don’t any of the deceased or families, we are all emotionally effected by this loss. I don’t know what happen that night, but it is clearly an accident. God bless!

  27. sad
    November 13, 2011

    many don’t realize that 2 families were totally wiped out.The bus driver,with his girl friend and their 3 children. a mother,her boyfriend and her 7 children(3 for the man who spoke to the media). 2 other boys were on the bus but whose mother said that she was not aware that they had gone to the funeral in the first place. my heart goes out to her. I pray that God will give her the strength she needs to go thru this tradegy. May God be with all the families.

  28. DOMINICAN
    November 13, 2011

    I EMPATHISE WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS AND MY OTHER ST LUCIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS. I JUST HAD A TRAGIC LOSS IN MY FAMILY, SO I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE DEEP EMPTINESS AND SADNESS THAT ENVELOPE ME AT TIMES. ONE THING I CAN ASSURE YOU THOUGH IS THAT YOU SHOULD CONTINUE PRAYING TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD FOR HELP, COMFORT AND CONSOLATION. BECAUSE, WHEN ALL THE ATTENTION STOPS COMING FROM MAN, GOD CONTINUES TO UPHOLD YOU IN HIS MIGHTY HANDS. PRAYER WORKS! BELEIVE ME IT DOES.THE TEARS ARE ROLLING AS I AM WRITNG. :cry:

  29. Pmc
    November 13, 2011

    From The People of Bermuda, we send our condolences also. I can’t imagine the effect somthing like this has on a small population. Blessing.

  30. November 13, 2011

    :oops: :oops: :oops: :cry: :cry: :cry: In A Time Like This We All Have To Bear With What Happend In St.Lucia Because In May 22 Of 1975 The Nature Island Of Dominica Was Face With The Same Situation So We Truly Know What You St.Lucians Are Going Thru In This Time We Extend Our Deepest Simpathys To You All The Families And Loved Ones Remember That God is With You Be Strong It’s Really Heartaccing For You In This Time..

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2011

      Thank you, brethren.

  31. Anonymous
    November 13, 2011

    WE ARE LIKE PASTING WIND SEE TODAY GONE TOMORROW BUT IT IS WHAT WE DO WE ARE REMEMBER AND MISSED FOR !!! WE THINK WE ARE HERE FOR EVER AND LIVE LIKE THAT,I AM SAD FOR THE FAMILY AND DO HOPE THAT SORROW WILL NEVER LET THEM FORGET THIER RELATIVES!!!

  32. Dennis Francois .
    November 13, 2011

    Condolences from my family in NC to the bereaved loved one who departed their lives in such a tragic way, God bless our rayers are with you.

    • Francois Family .
      November 13, 2011

      On behalf of the entire Francois Family,in the US. Belgium,Holland, St.Crois we sincerely thank the Dominican people for allowing us the opportunity to extend our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families of lost souls who departed this life. Sincere thanks from our entire family. May God Bless you and continue to keep up the good work.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Only our sister island, La Dominique, would write our tragic story in such a sensitive and gentle way. Thank you, so much.

  33. Tino Martin Francois
    November 13, 2011

    Condolenes to the bereaved families from NC.

    • Wheat & Agella Lubin
      November 13, 2011

      Accept our sympathy on behalf of our family to the bereaved families. Our prayers are with you from Delaware God Bless.

    • MSG.Francois Jr.
      November 13, 2011

      On behalf of my family we extend our sympathy to the families of the deceased our prayers are with you and the St.Lucian community. God bless.

      • SGT..Francois .
        November 13, 2011

        On behalf of my family condlences goes out to the bereaved families of the deceased our prayers arewith you Continue to trust God regardless the circumstance. God bless.

  34. natty
    November 13, 2011

    This is a tragedy yet a crime. This driver was from that area. Drove there all the time yet drove off the road like that. In the photos you can see no evidence he put on the brakes or tire marks showing he tried to correct or get back on the road. I have many conspiricy theories behind what happened there eh… bullshit. What a loss for all the families grieving

    • marie
      November 13, 2011

      i was in st lucia earlier this year and also knew the driver i do not belive that he would kill these people, to the point i would have asked him to take me airport when returning to uk, but his bus was off the road before i left trusted his driving only wicked people can think wicked things. god bless these people and i pray they can rest in peace and may he have mercy on your soul

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2011

      U all saying what u all want. Who told u that the driver was from the area. Stop spreading propaganda.

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2011

      stop the gossip. U dere like u have no feelings. u trying to play police, psychic and what ever else. u don,t even no that the driver was not from the area. Get your facts straight b4 u post crap on the net.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      No such thing. Just a horrible accident. Thanks for caring enough to stop by.

  35. Bannerman Family
    November 13, 2011

    Condolences from my family to those who have lost their loved ones my prayers are with you coming from Holland

    • Alvie
      November 13, 2011

      Condolences goes out to the families of the deceased.My prayers are with the families and the community.

  36. jovon
    November 13, 2011

    boy 17 people die papa :oops: :-?

  37. Lucille
    November 13, 2011

    From London
    Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the dead, May God comfort them in the difficult time. God bless.

  38. November 13, 2011

    May God who comforts us, comforts the families during their time of loss. Time is a healer,one day at a time.

  39. Susan in Trinidad
    November 13, 2011

    Our deepest sympathy and our prayers for the people who have lost loved ones and for all the people of St. Lucia. This is such a tragic event for all St. Lucians and the diaspora. Our hearts go out to you. Jesus bless and comfort you all.

  40. FERA
    November 13, 2011

    greetings st.lucia. hope everyone is praying continuously for the families. another day has gone by and yet still mourning now is like today. may god continue to bless and keep them and i will talk to some of them today on the phone ,to share my love and concerns. :cry: :cry: :cry: lucian in london.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Thank you, brethren.

  41. jackie pappin
    November 13, 2011

    Life is so short yet we take it for granted. We must put aside our differences . God loves us and he told us to love each other. To the families who lost loved ones and the people of ST. Lucia, trust in the lord and he will always comfort u in times of sorrow. Let’s not judge each other but instead pray for each other and love each other. May god bless and keep u all. Love from me and my family. We are praying for u all.

  42. Rey
    November 13, 2011

    Some of us here in barbados are still in shock at what has happened. This reminds me of the tragedy at Horsehill few years ago. We should all continue to pray for those who lost their lives, their families and friends. Do celebrate the past lives which were lost and find peace, love and care always for one another. Accidents do happen sometimes without justifyable reasons and lives can be taken in an untimely manner. Trust in God. Love all u Caribbean people.

  43. gee
    November 13, 2011

    DOMINICA mourns with u ! may our good lord comfort u guys.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      We know. One love.

  44. sancha
    November 13, 2011

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
    Its just detrimental hearing such bout ur homeland whilst being overseas.I cant even begin to comprehend such…but I pray God have his way and may his strength comfort and love of the Holy spirit embrace first the families who suffered direct loss..and us as one nation to remain as one..Trusting God and Praying for the better.Have your way Lord

  45. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    I think this accident was cause by drinking and driving. So sad.

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2011

      it’s the same thing stop judging people when you don’t know the facts. you must be a st. Lucian that is why you are anonymous.At the moment they need prayers not criticism.

    • Anonymous
      November 17, 2011

      Don’t say what you don’t know. Get your facts straight before you open your mouth to spew crap!!!

    • calentia edwardson
      November 17, 2011

      Don’t say what you don’t know. Before you open your trap to spew venom get your facts straight!!!

  46. joy
    November 12, 2011

    Condolensces to the family of those who have died. It’s such a tragic lost and i can imagine very heart renching. I really feel for you…….In your time of grief please rest on the shoulders of our Lord and Saviour, he is our strength and our salvation

  47. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    from Grenada to our lucian friends may god strengthen u it this your most trying time we are praying for you

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2011

      Thank you for caring.

  48. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    I send my blessing an prayer to the familys an friends of the lifes that were lost in the accident

  49. Orohn
    November 12, 2011

    Lord of heaven i pray that you will help the people from St.Lucia. father help the people i am feelling sad all now. my heart is broken and some people are feelling sad too.Lord protect your people save them Lord as the days go by. Be with them touch them.. O FATHER YOU ARE HOLY AND MIGHTY imageing all this sorrows and pain you have take for us, o father thank you for doing all this things.help all the people who are sad and comfort them. AMEN

  50. Boi who tell u dat?
    November 12, 2011

    On a serious note this looks like a Murder/Sucuide. A kamikazi attack… But then again i hate to jump to conclusions and create useless conspiracy theories so let’s just call it a freak accident. Heart goes out to the familys of the ones lost.

  51. dominica
    November 12, 2011

    SO SORRRY FOR YR LOST KEEP U IN MY PRAYS :( :cry:

  52. god
    November 12, 2011

    st.lucia u not alone the caribbean is with you all GOD BLESS YOU ST.LUCIA…. :( :(

  53. lit
    November 12, 2011

    What a sad story!! I sympathize with the people of St. Lucia..It’s heartbreaking..
    Looking at the pics it left me to wonder how this happened..it’s really puzzling..
    I pray that the family and friends of the lost lives will find comfort and strength in God..
    As a Dominican, I feel very proud of the people of Dominica for giving so much support to the people of St. Lucia.. Dominica and St. Lucia always have a special bond, and I hope it remains that way!!
    Peace and love to all!!!

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      You are so right. We love each other. Our bond goes all the way back to Ghana, actually.

      The pictures do not show skid marks, because by the time the mini bus reached there, it was in the air, heading towards the ocean.

      When something is this shocking, we try to gain control by seeing plots everywhere…I understand.

      Thank you, my special Brethren.

  54. mmjs
    November 12, 2011

    We can only express our condolences to the bereaved families and loved ones…pray for them and with the same breath, surrender our lives in God’s hand while we have life..for what is our life but as a vapour…here for a while and gone into eternity.

  55. ebeh
    November 12, 2011

    I do not think it was an error….it looks like murder and suicide at the same time. So he doe see he next to the house. His lights were off den

    • Anonymous
      November 14, 2011

      Maybe you are trying to find some understanding about this tragedy, but there is no indication of any foul play. Thank you for at least caring enough to make a comment. One Love.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      The car went off the cliff.

  56. just wondering
    November 12, 2011

    my deepest simpathy goes out to the family of the deceaesed.this has to be a very sad time for saint lucia :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

    some of u peopl r really insensitive, rude, hardhearted , out of order , some stupid and need a llesson on how not to make people feel bad in time of sorrow and greiving because it is really not nice to post such insensitive comments

  57. MADNESSS!!!!
    November 12, 2011

    am tryin 2 comprehend this accident…and it doesnt seem normal to me…something must hav cased this accident, something un usual!

    • lucian
      November 13, 2011

      the driver was not from the area…..and looking at the pic it is clear to see that was an accident….imargin driving that road in the night….the driver did not know the road and followed the lights of the house…..now there is a curve at the house. i can imargin any driver going through the same during the night with a speed of 80kmph. he must have noticed that he was on the wrong road when he came unto the grass but it was already too late and there is no way of controlling a vehicle of that size on grass…figure it out people….thats the only logical explanation for this accident…may thier soul rest in peace

  58. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    this is so, sad i cnt understand but it is tru lest live our life today better for tomorro
    courage

  59. November 12, 2011

    this is really sad :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Yes it is.

  60. tracy
    November 12, 2011

    my deepest sympathy goes out to the families of those who have lost there love ones ,may u fine comfort and strength in the greatest comforter that ever live.

  61. Ms Question
    November 12, 2011

    I am so hurt by this site, it scares me to see how one day you have your love ones here and the next they are gone. I looked at the pictures and want to know it they looked at the option that the bus driver may have driven off on purposes. I think it may be a possiblity and the police should look into that.

  62. Truluv Always
    November 12, 2011

    Thanks to the countries that are sympathizing with the bereaved families and we St.Lucians..I have never imagined this would happen in my community.

    • caroline
      November 14, 2011

      i also join you in saying thanks to all the people from the carribean and worlds so are sympathazing with us at this time.it givs us more courage and strength to know that we are not mourning alone.still crying everytine i see the pics and read about the accident.i am sure that all st. lucians in the U.S.are feeling tht dep sense of loss. thats all we talk about. my condolenses to the family.

  63. leah john
    November 12, 2011

    sad story may your souls rest in peace this touch everyone may the good lord be with you all rest in peace

  64. Truluv Always
    November 12, 2011

    :cry: :( its so so so sad to see or hear that your lost one or friend has gone…. I don’t want to question God about his work but y…..???? y did this had to happen… Am from Choiseul n I saw the lifeless and innocent bodies on the sea shore and i was heartbroken.. I was cold, i was devastated i was soft spoken.. I felt as if the world is near coming to an end. Am sympathizing with the families of the deceased. God is there and will always be there in the times of comfort and grief. MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE. :crying:

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Po jab you. I am sorry you had to see all that. You should take an offer of counseling you see in the area, and take comfort in your community. You will be okay after a while.

  65. I KNOW!!!
    November 12, 2011

    For those of you mourning i know how you feel. The eldest of my grandmother’s children died in an accident just like this.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Sorry.

  66. AckeeEater
    November 12, 2011

    A Jamaican here chiming in to register heart-felt sympathies. What a horrible tragedy! Deepest condolences to the surviving families, and hoping you may soon find comfort. Jah guide!

    –Æ.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Thanks on behalf of my home. I eat ackee too.

  67. MIZCUTIE
    November 12, 2011

    OMG WAS THE DRIVER BLIND :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :( :( :( :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: OMG

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Accidents are just that. It was dark.

  68. V/CASE IN NY
    November 12, 2011

    IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. THOUGH WORDS, HOWERVER GENTLE CANNOT TAKE YOU LOSS AWAY. MAY THIS HEARTFELT MESSAGE HELP SOMEHOW TO
    COMFORT YOU TODAY. WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHTY
    TO ALL.

  69. Mawo
    November 12, 2011

    What an absolute tragedy. My family extends sincere sympathies to the families of all the deceased and the people of our sister island. May the God of all comfort bring comfort the hearts of the grieving and may He strengthen them all. Grieve, cry, mourn for death is truly an enemy….in time may He bring solace and peace to you all. I feel your pain…God bless.

  70. lucian2dbone
    November 12, 2011

    This is bull! Now am seeing the pics…there is no way that couldnt be avoided. We lucians like to drink at wakes and that’s a fact in all islands. and to take 16 people with him!! he lucky he died! we have to be more resposible than that! children were killed for a selfish act.Yes, I know that place, there is no way…. at 8pm someone can drive into someone driveway and not recongise that he has left the main road… this is crap and we alll making excuses while children and families are mourning for the mistake of one ! sorry but am pissed!

  71. Tina
    November 12, 2011

    My sympathy goes out to the famalies who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident, may god comfort them in their time of sorrow. :( :( :( :(

  72. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    im so sorry to hear about the tragic accident that to place in st lucia..my condo….goes out to everyone over there!

  73. verny
    November 12, 2011

    god be with u guys, i’m lucian at heart evrn doe away from home.

  74. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    From Barbados The news was very disturbing my prayers go out to the family of the deceased and all St.Lucians. You are all in our prayers with and may God give you the strength to cope with this disaster. May their souls rest in peace.

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Thank you.

  75. November 12, 2011

    y condolence to the families of the bereaved its a very tragic situation its not easy to get over something like a lost of a loved one especially that way. What happen that caused the accident only God alone can tell you now just be strong and ask God to help you get through this and ask him to accept those that have past on in his kingdom because they might not have got the chance to say nothing because their lives have been taken away from them so sudden.

  76. from D/A
    November 12, 2011

    :oops: :( :cry: My prayers go out to the families of the victims. Very sad… This could happen to any one. This is why we have to live each day like it was our last. We all need to pray and thank God for the gift of life that we have been given. My their souls rest in peace.

  77. levi86
    November 12, 2011

    my heart cires for those lost in such a horrible accident . i know that God has brought them peace and that He has also brought strength, and comfort to their morning families. i am a barbadian but i know that my sentiments are shared throughout the caribbean we r one family and when tragedy strikes we all hurt i will be prayin for my brothers and sisters in st lucia may God continue to be their strength in this time of sorrow. st lucia the caribbean mourns with you.

  78. Eudine
    November 12, 2011

    From the poeple of Grenada our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the people of St. Lucia in their time of sorrow. May God strengthen you to face this difficult time. We pray that God will Strengthen the families of the deceased to deal with their loss. We will continue praying for you. Be strong people of St. Lucia

  79. J M
    November 12, 2011

    This my sorrow i have never felt. It pierces to the innermost part of my heart. May god comfort the family of the deceased as well as all saint Lucian and well wishers the world beyond.

    I will continue to pray for the family and i pray that everyone will continue to lift them all up in prayer.

  80. moses charles
    November 12, 2011

    As a Grenadian with lots of ST.Lucian friends my heart and preys go out to the families of the perished souls and to all ST.Lucians. May Jahovah guide and protect the Nation on a whole…

  81. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    barbados no one can question the father rest in peace only he know;s

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      True.

  82. brenda Dunrod
    November 12, 2011

    what a tradegy… Am here in St.Kitts and just hearing the news on the radio my heart broke i know how the pains of sudden death feels :cry: and for a family that lost so much out of one household oh my god thats sadden may their souls rest in peace and god will heal and protect the rest of the families in this difficult time : :( :( :(

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      On behalf of my home, thanks for caring.

  83. Denesha
    November 12, 2011

    from the people of Guyana …we would like to say how sad this is and may the lord bless and be with you during this time…God Bless you St Lucia May their Souls Rest in Peace

  84. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    :cry:

  85. Heartbroken
    November 12, 2011

    This is really sad. It’s even more heart-wrenching when you learn that these victims were mourners returning home from a funeral. I wonder what could have caused this. Could it be that the driver fell asleep at the wheel? Or the bus lost steering and brakes at the same time? Was he moving too fast to avoid the accident? I really don’t know. Whatever the cause is, this still remains one of the biggest tragedies in St. Lucian history.

    • Anonymous
      November 13, 2011

      The driver was unfamiliar with the road. There was a sharp bend at the end of a downhill stretch. By the time he realized what was going on it was too late.

  86. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    My condolences go out to all St. Lucians at this time, especially the family members and friends of the victims of this tragedy.

  87. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    I am a St. Lucian living in St. Vincent, I prayers are will all those affected by this tradigy. May the Lord strengthen us all in this sorryful time.

  88. m
    November 12, 2011

    Who is this heartless idiot who keeps hitting the thumbs-down button. If it was your friends or family involved in that accident how would you fell if someone thumbs-downed your pain instead of reaching out to offer some sympathy or comfort? I wonder sometims about my people. My deepest condolensces to the loved ones of all those who perished. May God be with you all

  89. Sim
    November 12, 2011

    May god give the st Lucian people strength in there time of weakness. Remember god knows best and he comforts those that mourn. I’m Jamaican but when one suffer we all suffer and death sees no nationality we are all one people and together we are stronger. Just remember god is a very present help in times of trouble. My brother, my sister, my sons, my daughter, my mother, my father, and my grandparents keep courage.

  90. Lisa
    November 12, 2011

    To the people of Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean I say thank you for all your support and prayers intime of our worst tragic accident ever. As a St.Lucian living in the U S you gave me a clear view on how this horrible nightmare took place.My heart grieve for my people and my country but most of all the family of the deceased.My heartfelt condolences goes out to them may they all R I P.Thanks Dominica thank you.

  91. Praying
    November 12, 2011

    From UK: We send strength to the people of St.Lucia especially to the families and friends of the deceased.

    Be strong all. God bless.

    • VerySad
      November 12, 2011

      I am a St Lucian residing away. Thank you all so much for you concern, prayers and best wishes to recover speedily from this most tragic and unfortunate accident.

      To the people of Dominica, I say a SPECIAL THANK YOU. To those from near, far and wide, I also say, THANK YOU.

      My heart is truly bleeding presently. :cry:

  92. HURTFUL
    November 12, 2011

    WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN THE DEEP PAIN AND SADNESS WHICH FILLED THE DOMINICAN AIR WHEN WE HEARD OF THE TERRIBLE ACCIDENT…IT JUST DOES NOT MADE ANY SENSE TO COMPREHAND ALL OF THIS…….I CONSIDER SAINT LUCIA TO BE MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME AND MOST DOMINICANS FEEL THE GREAT VIBES WHEN SO EVER WE VISIT THE HELEN OF THE WEST, SO ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY, MY FREINDS AND ALL THE LOVING PEOPLE OF DOMINICA,,,,I CONVEY MY LOVE AND SUPPORT AND SINCEREST SYMPATHIES TO YOU THE PEOPLE OF LUCIA….WE INDENTIFY WITH YOUR GREAT LOSS AND PRAY TO JAH THAT YOU OVERCOME THIS TRAGEDY IN THE NAME OF THE ALMIGHTY!

    LORD HEAR OUR PRAYERS…HOLD ON ST LUCIA HOLD ON.

    DOMINICA CARES AND REMEBERS YOU !

    • VerySad
      November 12, 2011

      On behalf of the people of Saint Lucia, I say, THANK YOU THE PEOPLE OF DOMINICA, for your concern and prayers.

      Indeed, St Lucia and Dominica shares a great deal in common – our sister next door, this is how I always refer to Dominica.

      THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH…

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      We love you too, Dominica, our sister, our brethren.

  93. Joanne
    November 12, 2011

    TO THE PEOPLE OF ST. LUCIA MORE SO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. MAY THE GOOD LORD STRENGTHEN YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF GREATEST NEED.

  94. John A Brumant
    November 12, 2011

    my deepest condolences to all the families and friends of those involved. My concern goes n further to my fellow firefighters, ambulance personel and other rescue agencies. remember that your strength is needed so hold on

  95. triste!
    November 12, 2011

    My sincerest condolences to the people of St. Lucia and especially to those who have lost loved ones. Accidents happen but we never expect that they would hit home. I cannot begin to imagine how you all feel but I feel terrible.

    To those who are speculating about the cause…while it is natural to wonder what really happened, there is a time and place for everything. Your natural curiosity/gossip should never be placed among well wishes and expressions of sympathy. It’s just insensitive. I believe that access to social networks has given people too much liberty to speak on issues but…THERE IS STILL A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND THIS IS NEITHER THE TIME NOR THE PLACE!!

    Again, my heart goes out to those who mourn. May you find solace in knowing that your loved ones are resting in the arms of Jesus.

  96. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    in everything we should give God praise!

    • Anonymous
      November 12, 2011

      It will be hard, but nothing happens without His divine intervention. He knows best even if we may not see.

  97. pjw
    November 12, 2011

    The people whom we elect to represent us on our behalf both regionally locally internationally have neglect us for to long having considered our main resource of revenue is based on tourism and yet poor/lack of development where are the signs in assisting tourist of self hiring/ driven of motor vehicle in assisting with the direction or safety on our road this is not politically based but for to long our roads and sreets are lacking marking and signs and we all tend to blame drivers but what about those responsible for development such as road marking,and signs erected to indicate what is ahead the people responsible, delibrately ignores our cry , and the only time they would speak of something of this similar accident/ choiseul tragedy accident is when it happens a few days after as do nothing had happen it is neglegence on the government part failing to erect proper notification to alert the drivers as to what is ahead as a developing nation government should take responsibility as to this tragedy and al St.Lucians must take a stand to demonstrate what is affectting us in its eternity and demand government to put laws in place for neglect of port holes, road signs etc.which may be of danger to the public and poor drainage let us rally with all the relatives and famalies of the victims involved in the Choiseul accident may GOD bless the family and comfort them in the times of sorrows St.Lucians stand up! stand up! stand up! stand up! :cry:

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Amen!

  98. Grieving
    November 12, 2011

    :oops: I am here now reading and Liking some of the comments from neighbouring and concerned individuals, likewise reading some of the mediocrity of others. I am amongst those who have lost a family member. Truth be told, No one here in St.Lucia know the actual cause of the accident. And for those who are saying the cliff is way off the road, there is a backroad near the house. I am thankful for all those who sympathise with us as a family, a people and a nation…And I wish all those who may have not comprehend such tragedy and are making such unnecessary statements and comments God’s Wonderful Blessings….Our Family is Thankful for all the comments…At home In St.Lucia…. May they all Rest In Peace!!! :oops:

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      Sorry for your loss, my brethren.

  99. November 12, 2011

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed whose lives were ended in this tragic accident. May their souls rest in peace .

  100. lucian
    November 12, 2011

    I am a St. Lucian who lives in Dominica and when I heard the news the same night via bb, I just started crying, my first thought was “OMG what’s next” with sweet Helen, my prayers and thoughts are with the community of Chosieul, Bexon and Micoud especially the grieving families and I hope in this nasty election mode we are in we can put the party politics (red/yellow)and our differences aside and come together as one. God Bless my country St. Lucia and its sweet people (Helen of the West)

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      You could not be in a better place than Dominica, our sister island, who shares our pain at this time. I just want you to know that I was on fbook arguing political theories, when the person who started the board announced the news of the accident. We immediately stopped fighting, and concerned ourselves with the tragedy instead. Much love, brethren.

  101. Kibz
    November 12, 2011

    Sincere sympathies goes out to my country especially the grieving family…may their souls rest in heavenly peace.

  102. suzy
    November 12, 2011

    My Fair Helen of West Indies/ST. LUCIA words cannot express my thoughts right now. It is indeed a day of mourning for the nation. My prayers are with the families and all those affected. May they RIP.

  103. svg
    November 12, 2011

    8) we the people of svg mourn with those who mourn. we feel your pain . God is our comforter and he will comfort us at this time of bereavement. Love u St Lucia

  104. jack------------
    November 12, 2011

    May the Lord strengthen the Family and Friends
    all the departed in this trying times.

  105. Novice
    November 12, 2011

    To to family of the deceased and people of St. Lucia please accept our sympathies. You are in our prayers. From Grand Bay. Dominica. We love you. May God strengthen you all.

  106. ken
    November 12, 2011

    This is a very sad story, and requires my sympathies.My condolences go out the many families who have lost their loved ones in this unfortunate accident. may their souls rest in peace, while giving comfort to the bereaved. MAY OUR LORD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.

  107. Homeboy
    November 12, 2011

    Condolences to all St. Lucians, more specifically those who lost family members. I pray that Yahweh gives you comfort in your time of pain. REMEMBER it is alright to grieve.. R.I.P

  108. shelly
    November 12, 2011

    May the Creator of Heaven and Earth Yahowah grant the entire nation of St Lucia with Peace and strength at this most trying time, my condolences to the families of the dearly departed.

  109. November 12, 2011

    Where do we go from here, when test of faith has drawn near; touch our hearts, O God, and guide our lips in prayer.

    Through Your Grace alone dear God, we can cast away these fears we now know, and free ourselves from the depths of deep despair.

    Lead us through the darkness, and through each gloomy day. Take our hands O precious Lord, and guide us on our way. Give us strength, that we might find abiding faith and peace of mind; that we won’t ask where do we go from here.

    People of St Lucia, you are grieving this weekend; many of us are not able to comprehend your pain. It is hard to say: I know what you are feeling, when I have not experienced your immediate pain.

    But people of St. Lucia, if you are a God fearing people, know that God Almighty, in His body of Jesus Christ can identify with your pain.

    Your experience now, is a test and trial–the way that God wants you to know that through your weakness, He is your strength; even if your loved one has passed away in this tragedy.

    I promise you, that you will weep today, tomorrow, and the day after that. But if you continue with your trust in God, who is a Living God of Love, in Spirit and Truth, you will know His joy and peace, which is the engery of Life, moving you, regardless of the circumastance of your day.

    You will know that the loved one, whom you have lost in this tragedy, is at peace in his/her subconscious sleep, waiting for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Jesus said: “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him near. And I must raise him on the last day.

    I pray that your loved one, who has passed away in this tragedy, was someone that God Almighty has chosen. For Jesus will raise him/her on the last day. Amen

  110. Fi
    November 12, 2011

    Was there signs alerting drivers that there is a hairpin bend ahead?

    • deirdre carasco-smit
      November 14, 2011

      As someone else said–where the tourists are.

  111. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    Condolences to the government and people of St. Lucia. May God grant you His strength, grace and peace at this time of your bereavement.

  112. November 12, 2011

    I have two beloved sisters and nephews who live on that beautiful Island. I thank God they are all safe today, but for those who greive, I pray My God would comfort their hearts. Weeping will endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning. May the souls of the lost rest in peace.

  113. Dr. Vincent A. David
    November 12, 2011

    Our Sincerest Sympathies and Prayers on behalf of the People and Families of St. Lucia. This tragedy hits us all. May God who is touched with the feelings of our pain and infirmities comfort, strengthen and sustain you during this period of tragic lost. God Bless.

  114. Raphael Dowe
    November 12, 2011

    We wish you the familes and the people of St.Lucia Comfort in this tragic time….no number of words could reach to the core of your sorrows but there is a God who Cares and also sharing your pain….continue to trust Him and he will do amamzing things. God’s Love. St.Maarten / St.Kitts and Nevis

  115. southcityboy
    November 12, 2011

    My heart goes out to all Lucians. It’s areal tragedy. Pleas hold strong. God will take care of the rest.

  116. joe
    November 12, 2011

    somebody please tell me where in the bible that say (god dont give us more than we can bear).may the soul of the deceased rest in peace

    • Me
      November 12, 2011

      1 Corinthians 10:13 
      “No temptation has taken YOU except what is common to men. But God is faithful, and he will not let YOU be tempted beyond what YOU can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out in order for YOU to be able to endure it.”

  117. Stuart B
    November 12, 2011

    plenty love n condolences to the families of all the vitims

  118. Stuart B
    November 12, 2011

    Saddd times for the families of the victims in that tragic accident keep the faith pray lil harder n live more loving with pple..

  119. Roslen
    November 12, 2011

    This is such a tragic situation. May all their souls Rest In Peace. Only God knows why tragedies like this happen and coming on to the end of the year. We can only speculate as to what happened but only God knows. I see where someone said for a man in his 20’s he’s too young to have had a heart attack but this is not true. This could happen at any age, it’s not only the older people that die of heart problems. My condolences go out to the affected families and the people of St.Lucia as a whole.

  120. Earlan (Chokay)Edole
    November 12, 2011

    We in St.maarten an families in Dennery want to offer the families who lost loved ones, our sympathy. God Bless :cry: :cry:

  121. Dominica
    November 12, 2011

    May you find peace. To all St. Lucia May God comfort and keep you.

  122. Clare Singh
    November 12, 2011

    I’m Clare Singh frm Tortola…My deepest condolences to St. Lucia and the families of the deceased. this I must say is a tragedy..May God be your comfort in this time of mourning..for the gentleman with a very great lost…my deepest sympathy to u and may God continue to strengthen your faith…blessings to all the families with my love and prayers :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|

  123. Me
    November 12, 2011

    This reminds me of the 1975 Morne Prosper accident, when about 28 persons or so lost their lives when a truck went down a precipice. Some passengers did survive and are still alive today. Sadly none survived in this St Lucia accident. Condolences to all the bereaved families on St Lucia.

  124. exoticjamaicanlady
    November 12, 2011

    I want to express my deepest sympathies to the people of St Lucia especially those directly affected by this tragedy. May you find peace and comfort in recalling the wonderful memories you shared. All the best from your Caribbean neighbour Jamaica

  125. Anonymous
    November 12, 2011

    :( :( :( saddest story ever! R.I.P :( :( :(

    • Francois Family
      November 13, 2011

      As a St.Lucian living in the US. my heart goes out to the families in this tragic situation but the Holy Bible says in Matthew 24 about the signs of His coming and we are not to take things lightly and we arenot to be surprised because this is the time of mourning and it i something we as humans can never get used to, but we are near the coming of His return we who are still alive and have a chance lets not only to do what is right but let us accet The creator hat when He calls us home we will be going to a better place because its only sorrow and hard time AQnd to the families I extend my sincere condolences and May the Lord strengthen you ad guide you because you certainly cannot look to man for spiritual strength, but physical ye man can offer.
      The word of God also said ” Cast ALL your cres and burdens upon Him for He careth for you.I’ll pray that God will lighten your burdens because its all we as human can do. But trust God and our prayers are with the families.

  126. Ishadeka
    November 11, 2011

    :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :( :( :( :( :cry: my heart is burden, it bleeds, for the families. When life seems heavy and strenght is no longer enough to carry, don’t give up, where our strenghts ends…the Grace of God begins. when sad think how many times you laughed than you cried, the pain lessens knowing they were loved by many. Such thoughts makes us happy :-D :) :wink: ….with love from BARBUDA

  127. Claudia Ferdinand
    November 11, 2011

    From my family in Barbados and love ones in Florida and the United States, we want to offer the families who lost loved ones, our sympathy. God Bless.

  128. marie
    November 11, 2011

    my condolences to the man whose lost his sister and now has lost his son and five gradchildren. they went to the aunt funeral and now they have six more for him to bury. may god give you strength to go through this,i will be praying for you.

  129. Hm!
    November 11, 2011

    What!!!!!Look at that! May God be with all who mourn at this time for all the victims. Our prayers are with all of you.

  130. Megan
    November 11, 2011

    I extend my deepest condolences to the families and pray that you all will find solace in the spirit of the Heavenly Father. My heart is saddened by this tragedy. :( :cry:

  131. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    MT DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND THE ENTIRE ST-LUCIAN PUBLIC

  132. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  133. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    GOD will wipe the tears from thir eye and joy will come again my lucian people when you are crying i crying with you ”””””””’ GOD bless.

  134. Canadian
    November 11, 2011

    Sorry to hear of the tragic accident in St Lucia, my heart goes out to the people.Take courage and keep the faith.May you all find comfort in the Lord.

  135. Barbudan
    November 11, 2011

    God does not give you more than u can bare. May the departed soul rest in peace.

  136. Barbudan
    November 11, 2011

    God does not give you more than u can bare. May the departed sould rest in peace.

  137. November 11, 2011

    Here in Trinidad, we are grieving with you, beautiful St. Lucia. So sorry you are going through this pain. Condolences to all of St. Lucia and especially the families of the victims…May God grant you strength and comfort and may the souls of your loved ones rest in peace.

  138. death is certain
    November 11, 2011

    only jesus can save us

  139. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPENS WE TEND TO QUESTION THE LORD, THOUGH THIS IS SO SO SAD KNOW THAT OUR LORD IS A MERCIFUL GOD….TO THE FAMILIES OF THE BEREAVED MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO FIND COMFORT IN THE MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVE ONES.SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE SLU COMMUNITIES.I PRAY THAT THE FATHER WELCOME THESE SOULS INTO HIS KINGDOM FOR ETERNAL REST AND PEACE.

  140. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    thanks for sharing in our grief…there is an erie silence in st lucia tonight..people are in shock.

  141. November 11, 2011

    it is so sad very sad st luia peple my heart goes out to the fomily who have lost loved one o my god :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: o the fomily to day my god my god :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  142. vincentian
    November 11, 2011

    AM SO SORRY FOR ALL I’VE SEEN AND HEARD……MAY THE GOOD GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS US ALL IN THESE TRAGIC AND MOURNFUL TIMES AND I PRAY THAT HIS LOVING KINDNESS WILL SHINE DOWN UPON US AND KEEP US ALL SAFE FROM ALL HARM AND DANGER :oops:

  143. November 11, 2011

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    • November 12, 2011

      my baby is :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: to she is sad :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: and :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  144. maggy piston
    November 11, 2011

    its a tragic moment for everyone of us in St. Lucia. Not only families and friends are suffering the effect of this great loss but everyone of us are either mother, father, brothers, sister… it could have been anyone of us or or any of our family members. I think therefore that we should take this opportunity to draw into relationships with our only source of help who is our FATHER which art in HEAVEN.

    • Ishadeka
      November 12, 2011

      Our father who art in heaven,hallowed by thy name our kingdom come , your will be done on earth as it is in heaven..father God i pray that you touch and strenghten that man that has lost 6 members of his family..Father God touch his mental and pshycolocical side of his head that he remain strong for the rest of his family and touch all the victims and take their souls and have mercy on them, I pray in Jesus name :cry:

  145. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    What a tragedy. My heart goes out to the St. Lucian’s especially the families and the St. Lucian’s living outside of St. Lucia who are not able to mourn with their people. Pls find solace in God our creator. Psalm 34:17 – 19 and Psalm 103:1 – 3.Be still and know that He is Lord, the God of all creation, the ruler of the universe, the mighty counselor, the prince of peace.

  146. anoynoms
    November 11, 2011

    :cry: its been a sad day for us lucian may the souls rest in peace

  147. DANZIGER
    November 11, 2011

    ST LUCIANS COURAGE HOLD STRONG IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

  148. DANZIGER
    November 11, 2011

    Deepest condolances to the family and friends of those who pass away. God will strength you all in that sad moment and those gone rest in peace.

  149. marcia
    November 11, 2011

    sad day very sad day for my st lucian people

    • Dupigny
      November 11, 2011

      God Bless all the families and friends of those whom were taken from you too soon. The pain for St. Lucia is felt here in America as this is a true tragedy. St. Lucia now has 17 Guardian Angels looking over all whom will drive on that road. :cry: :cry: :cry:

  150. marcia
    November 11, 2011

    my people we must read the writing on the wall this is the end of time and must start doing what is right. sad day for the people of st lucia be bless.

  151. gavin
    November 11, 2011

    :oops:GOD BLESS MY COUNTRY, EASY TO SEE HARD TO BELIVE, WHAT A TIME TO LIVE.GOD BE WITH US, OPEN EYES ON YOUR PEOPLE. LOVE STRENGTH AND TOGETHERNESS; LOVE ST LUCIA.

    COURAGE à TOUTE LES FAMILLES DE L’ACCIDENT.

  152. Jbfox
    November 11, 2011

    To my many Lucian friend may the lord give u strengh in Ur time of grieve, especially joyce in ticolon.

  153. Syl De
    November 11, 2011

    My sympathy goes out to all the affected families, may they be comforted by our heavenly Father at this sad time of their life, especially the Gentleman who lost three children in this crash. May their souls rest in peace. God bless St. Lucia, and may they be binded during this time of elections.

  154. Evestus
    November 11, 2011

    It’s extremly sad to learn that such an incident has occured to so many people in my beloved land. I want to send my sincere condolences to the families. May God be with you and provide you with all of the strength that is required.

    Evestus

  155. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    :cry: :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  156. Sabina Joseph
    November 11, 2011

    :( May God strengthen us as we mourn together.
    For what affect one affects us all.Most of all, may God comfort the families of those who have gone to meet Jesus.We should not forget that Christ died so that one day we will see our loved ones who have gone before us.

    John 3:16 say For God so love the world, he gave his only son to die so we can have eternal life. From Sabina Joseph and family.

  157. avril
    November 11, 2011

    My prayers are with the family may god be with you always

  158. Fr. Anand Maddineni
    November 11, 2011

    My heart goes out to the families who have lost their loved ones. May the departed rest in peace of Christ. I was a priest in Choiseul from 1998-2001. I love St. Lucia and my people in Choiseul and Saltibus. God bless St. Lucia and protect people from all the dangers of the Road and all other evils.

  159. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    God bless those affected and bless the caribbean ! Have Mercy!

  160. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    may their soul rest in peace

  161. November 11, 2011

    The Government of St. Lucia needs to do something urgently about some of the roads in St. Lucia. I know it will be costly but they should put black & white zebra barriers that reflect at night so as to help on the impact of vehicles or that persons can recognized them and are aware of the kind of bend in the road. Must be seriously looked into. Help save lives.

  162. George Dodge
    November 11, 2011

    This is very tragic, to say the least. I extend sincere sympathy to those who are left to mourn. Whatever the cause of the accident, whether human error or otherwise, it seems strange. If the driver was familiar with the area he could not have gone over the cliff. Anyway, these are days when tragic things occur, and we must be prepared at all times to meet our Maker, to whom we must give account for how we spend our lives. May we all be ready to leave this sphere at any moment.

  163. amanda
    November 11, 2011

    Hi this is amanda from the village of san sauveur in doninica may the souls of all the faithfull seventeen departed rest in peace st. Lucia hold one strong to the families my condolences am so so sorry when I saw the pics I just stayed with my mouth wid open I could not even believe my eyes and tears just started to flow but we should never question the lord for he giveth and he taketh for dust we shall come from dust we shall go may there souls rest in peace amen I will keep on praying for the family and for your country god bless

  164. Prophet2
    November 11, 2011
  165. Malissa
    November 11, 2011

    As a Lucian residing in Trinidad it hurt my heart so much after hearing about this,never in history has such happen.am deeply sorry for my people :-(

  166. Mandodox
    November 11, 2011

    Alas Bondieu seulment ou ki save…May u take the family into your arms for only you alone can provide comfort in this difficult time

  167. Joel
    November 11, 2011

    From Guadeloupe
    Very sad, we think about you, big foss for poeple and St. Lucian

  168. DOMINICA
    November 11, 2011

    ohhh mercyful god have mercy on the families of those poor souls who have lost their lives.. my my my may god give you peace and may you all find strength to deal with such horrific accident, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. AMD MAY YOU FIND A SOLACE IN CHRIST JESUS.
    JULINIA, KADIANNA, CHRIS, AND ALL OF YOU HOPE YOUR FAMILIES ARE SAFE.

  169. Dominican to de bone
    November 11, 2011

    RIP, my heart goes out to all those left to mourn. I feel your pain Lucians

  170. November 11, 2011

    very sad to see the photos my prayers to the families. May god give you the comfort you need to get through this difficult time.

  171. saddend
    November 11, 2011

    i saddend by such tradegy. May all those are affected bu such be comforted by the Lord as find strength in him to bear such.

  172. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    From Barbados……we are sorry for your loss…may the dearly departed R.I.P

  173. hotstepper gabby
    November 11, 2011

    to the st.lucian people who lost there family in this accident i am sorry and i know how u feel thrust me

  174. PHY
    November 11, 2011

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES IN THIS TRAGIC TIME, MAY GOD BLESS THEIR SOULS AND MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE!!!

  175. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    :cry: :cry: :cry:

  176. ainsley
    November 11, 2011

    This is indeed very tragic, may god share his warmth and love to those who mourn in their time of need.

  177. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    My heart goes out to all the families in this tragic time, may God bless their souls and may their soul rest in peace!!

  178. Sad Lucian In Bklyn
    November 11, 2011

    :cry: :(…My neighbor woke me up with the early this morning, I was still in sleep mode so it took a while for me to fathom everything.. :cry:,…I am crying writing this…As a fellow St.Lucian living in NY, my family extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased…I wish however, some people were not so insensitive with their foolish comments…what we fail to realize is that 17 people are now dead…however the accident happened, human error or otherwise…LIVES WERE LOST!! R.I.P.

  179. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    yes you gotta be strong and do all the best that you can…sincerest sympathies from toronto very tragic story god bless the dead and comfort the living

  180. November 11, 2011

    my hearts goes out to the ppl of stlucia this is so sad be strong and of good corage yahweh is with you all

  181. prayers
    November 11, 2011

    my condolences go out to the ppl of my sister country. may these families find comfort from our loving father, for he never gives us more than we can bare. may their souls all rest in eternal peace.
    trying to figure out wat really happened. could either be one of three things, he was tired and fell asleep;was drunk from the happy he attended or his brake gave way. cuz from what i see this looks like a slope.so the later could have been the cause.. oh lord please guide my families and myself on this road……

    • sorry
      November 12, 2011

      they were coming from the funeral so how the hell could he be drunk? they were on the way to pay respects to the family of the deceased.
      read b4 u comment..families and friends my condolences..may they rip..we can only hope their hearts were prepared for christ coming.

  182. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    My condolences to the families who have lost their loves ones. May God comfort you in these times of sorrow and great loss

  183. JB
    November 11, 2011

    My condolences to the people of St. Lucia…I have many St. Lucian friends, and this news rocked me to the core!! I had to fight back the tears and say “Have mercy Lord!!”
    But looking at these pics I can not comprehend how the accident occurred. I thought the cliff was close to the road…but it is quite the contrary! What really happened? Something about this does not seem right.
    Thanks for the pics!!

  184. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    I am a Saint Lucian,n the entire nation is grieving,there’s no way our day could be a normal day. We stand as one, as a family. My heart felt condolences to the family and friends and rest of the nation………….my fellow brothers and Sisters,hold on strong,,,,

  185. November 11, 2011

    To my of St.Lucia,my heart goes out to u on such a tragic day and event. To all the breaved families God will take care of you.
    Vieux femme la ca playway.(the old woman is crying).
    Meline Bermuda

  186. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS THESE FAMILES HELP THEM TO BE STRONG GOD IS GOOD HE WILL MAKE A WAY FOR THEM WERE THERE IS NO WAY

  187. dominica
    November 11, 2011

    wat a tragedy , to the people of st.lucia our prayers are wit u all

  188. forreal
    November 11, 2011

    i am trying to understand, when he went in the yard why he did not apply his brake,this vehicle was out of brake man,man this a sad tragedy,may god help the families to recuperate,this a terrible loss of life.

  189. A Voice
    November 11, 2011

    Very sad man.

    My condolonces and sympathies go out to the people of St. Lucia and the family and love ones of the victims of this tragic accident.

    May GOD give you strength in this trying time.

  190. Question
    November 11, 2011

    I hope is not happy hour it had after the funeral and the driver of the bus got drunk and caused the accident.

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2011

      It really doesn’t matter what caused the accident. What matters is that there’s 17 families grieving for their loved ones and an entire country is in mourning because of this tragedy. My heart goes out to all the families in their time of grief. My most sincere condolences as well. May god give you all the fortitude you need to get through.

    • Woodford Hill girl
      November 11, 2011

      Stop that now, this is not the time nor the place for this nonsense smh.

  191. November 11, 2011

    8-O am trying to figure this out after looking at those pic i don’t understand why would live the main road and take that turn when there is ocean view ahead of him?? this it crazy!!!

    • nueva
      November 11, 2011

      looks to me like he just continued driving..that little stretch near the house may have been confused with the actual road….and if he was driving at a certain pace by the time he realized the bus would’ve been of the cliff already. it was nighttime so even if he wasnt driving fast..he maybe wasnt driving slow either. could happen to any of us…if you’re a driver you will know how much time you say “Papa God look i nearly die” to yourself. Tragic.

      • bougla
        November 12, 2011

        Yes there should definitely be a barrier around the bend and signs warning there is a sharp bend coming up. May their souls rest in peace.

  192. Timothy
    November 11, 2011

    I read the story on Choiseul Powerhouse(http://choiseulpowerhouse.blogspot.com). This is so sad. My condolences to the families and friends of those who died.

  193. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    HOLD STRONG!TO THE FAMILIES AND LOVE ONES.

  194. boss
    November 11, 2011

    so sad…

  195. Alas!
    November 11, 2011

    My sympathy goes out to the st lucian people in this time of sorrow.Loosing 16 people on an island at once is a disaster it affects everyone even the neighboring islands.We have been through same incident over thirty years ago(truck full of church goers fail to negotiate a corner and everyone perished.

  196. Heather
    November 11, 2011

    My heart aches at this tragic and horrible incident , I pray for comfort for all the families who are grieving .. Its a great loss to all involved, but do continue to trust in the Lord.

  197. November 11, 2011

    Oh’ mama st Lucia am praying for u and att the families may god be with u all

  198. dwain edward
    November 11, 2011

    :cry: it is sad when things like that hapen.i pray that God my father will comfort those who are suffering at this time and to those who don’t care about God remember he is calling us to have a relationship with him please let him be your God

  199. Creole
    November 11, 2011
  200. Bayside
    November 11, 2011

    The scriptures hold out a ressurection hope for our dead loved ones. John 5:28 says “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Hope this is of great comfort to those who lost their loved ones.

  201. FED UP DOMINICAN
    November 11, 2011

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Thinking of you all at such a sad and tragic time.

  202. Jane Messam
    November 11, 2011

    Deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all the famailies who lost their loved one in this tradedy. May God be with each and everyone of you.

  203. Tony
    November 11, 2011

    Wow! i am short for words….May the good Lord that we serve received them in paradise.To the family my sincerest condolences, remain tight as one family and may the father continue to watch over each and everyone of you…..including the family of the driver

  204. Sad Story
    November 11, 2011

    From what I seeing there… is the man did not know the area and thought the driveway was part of road and continued without realizing that he was approaching a precipise… wow.. this is crazy. The curve of the road was so bent..that he thought the pathway was the main road…gosh this is crazy.

    • mindme
      November 11, 2011

      Yeah thats what it looks like to me. Best he had hit that verandah there wii. Papa. Hmm.

  205. AD
    November 11, 2011

    This is so tragic. My sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased. May the God Lord be with you and keep you strong.

  206. *Jay*
    November 11, 2011

    My heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved ones. I know that saying it might not be much, but a smile comes on my face that we the sister island send out condolence messages to those who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident and dont even know them – we are a people of love and compassion. I may not know either of you, but especially to the man who lost his three children i am very deeply sorry, Can’t imagine losing my only son muchless for three. Be strong keep the faith God is with you. A friend og mine lost two grand nephews in this accident. God please help them get through this difficult time.

  207. JUSTICE
    November 11, 2011

    Alas thats sad…i could not even make out is a bus. It crumble up so bad it now looks like a mini van….may they RIP

    • *Jay*
      November 11, 2011

      neither could I! Was wondering what kind of bus it was

  208. November 11, 2011

    May there soul rest in peace Amen

  209. One Love
    November 11, 2011

    8-O – – – :cry: – – –

  210. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    alas…..jah shower lucia with comfort n blessings :(

  211. Prophet2
    November 11, 2011

    ;(

  212. bajegirl
    November 11, 2011

    :cry:
    Tragedies and pain can strike any person, and we need to allow the Master Craftsman to put us back together according to his design, rather than trying to find all the pieces and glue ourselves together without him.”

    If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us. Daniel 3:17

  213. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    :cry:

    Tragedies and pain can strike any person, and we need to allow the Master Craftsman to put us back together according to his design, rather than trying to find all the pieces and glue ourselves together without him.”

    If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us. Daniel 3:17

  214. true dominican
    November 11, 2011

    This is a very sad and difficult time in many of the families of those who have departed in this accident. May their souls of those who are departed R.I.P. My prayers are with you all. Always remember that God never gives us what we cannot handle. He is there for use in good times and bad times. God Bless and protect you guys always. Hold on!!!!!

  215. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    Deepest Condolences to the families. May the souls of the Departed RIP.

  216. Sout Man
    November 11, 2011

    My deepest condolences to the families, friends and fellow St. Lucians. Jah love!!

  217. ez
    November 11, 2011

    At a time like this people should be mourning and thinking of their own life how everyone is at trisk of such incidents, all you arguing about if the driver was careless or not SHAME!!!!!! if you cannot write something of sympathy, don’t write at all.

  218. FIL
    November 11, 2011

    ST. LUCIA MY PRAYERS TO YOU AT THIS SAD
    MOMENT. MAY GOD COMFORT ALL OF YOU AT THE
    TRAGEDY. MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE VICTIMS
    REST IN PEACE. MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO
    ALL.

  219. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    My friends family went out there for a funeral and didnt hear anything from her family yet…..does anyone know if they released any names? It would b a big help! THANK YOU

  220. Gina
    November 11, 2011

    :( May the souls of the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of GOD rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon them.t :(To my fellow St.Lucians may GOD grant all of us the strength to live through this tragedy.To the bereaved my sincere condolences and to my family who have lost four loved ones we will forever hold their memories dear.

  221. plz!
    November 11, 2011

    Mercy Lord!! I shivered while reading this!! Mercyyyy!!

  222. G
    November 11, 2011

    Imagine yourself in that situation. Are you ready for that? God Loves You. Those families who are in extreme pain right now, may the Good Lord comfort you. There is always something good coming from a bad situation, let’s look out for the good. God Bless St. Lucia.

  223. Gods child
    November 11, 2011

    heavenly Father i pray for your help and strengh, for the family members that who lost their love ones in this tragec accedent. Lord give them comfort give them health so that the will be able to go on in life help them not to lose hope and trust in you Father God in jesus name Amen..

    • November 11, 2011

      amen it is at this time we need the comfort of the Holy spirit, so i join with you in this prayer.

  224. princess
    November 11, 2011

    Notice this happened on the eve of 11.11.11 add them up and what do you get? Also, on a full moon. Coincidence? I think not. There is more to this story than meets the eye. In Viuex Fort, St.Lucia south, an alleged ‘ti bolom’ was found. People with black berries should have seen it by now.

    • Nation
      November 11, 2011

      The accident happen om Thursday night around 8pm.

      • princess
        November 11, 2011

        Thursday night was the full moon. If you read properly, I said it happened on the EVE of 11.11.11

    • weh boy
      November 11, 2011

      that’s the best comment you think you should make at a time like this???….smh…the nerve some some people

    • SANKA
      November 11, 2011

      UTTER GARBAGE!

    • Woodford Hill girl
      November 11, 2011

      What’s your point Princess? I don’t get it!

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2011

      this “ti bolom” story is a myth there was no such finding, i saw this pic earlier this year on a website and it was definitly not st lucia…. as a st lucian i grieve along with the families of te departed in the accident. may the souls of all the ladies , gentlemen and kids Rest in perfect peace

    • Me
      November 12, 2011

      Why don’t you just keep your stupid comments to yourself. What does 11.11.11 have to do with an accident? When will you people stop believing that “omens” rubbish?

    • natty
      November 13, 2011

      exactly

  225. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    Deepest Sympathies. :cry:

  226. Charlene
    November 11, 2011

    Very traumatic news!! It’s truly difficult to find words to say in times like these. May God grant the families peace and comfort as only he can. May his ever abiding love carry them through this ordeal.

  227. Concern
    November 11, 2011

    DNO please update

    16 dead not 15

  228. Concern
    November 11, 2011

    My sympathy to the family of those that pass in that tragedy. It brought back memories of the Morne Proper disaster some years ago in Dominica

  229. 1979
    November 11, 2011

    please accept my sincerest condolences. R.I.P

  230. WONDERFULL
    November 11, 2011

    IT WRITTEN THAN BLESSED ARE THOSE THAT MORN FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED.MAY THE HEART OF THE FAMILES BE COMFORTED TRUST IN GOD ONLY HE CAN HELP YOU THORGH THIS TRYING TIME!

  231. Hmmm
    November 11, 2011

    I’m shivering. Lord surround the families. Give them peace and comfort in this tragic time.

  232. weh boy
    November 11, 2011

    this is just horrific…omg! :( may families and the entire St.Lucian community find peace and comfort in the love of God…so sad so sad…my heart goes out especially to the father who lost three children…i have two kids and i don’t know what i’d do if something happened to them…may God be with you in this tragic time.. :(

  233. speechless
    November 11, 2011

    Omg! This is soo terrible!! I am a dominican vacationing in st lucia and upon hearin da devastatin news I froze.. Realizin dat I or my frenz an family cud hav been part f this tragedy…its a shame dat so many pple hav complained about this bad bend and the government did nothin 2 prevent sumting as bad as dis frm happenin…I really want 2 knw y they always wait 4 wen sumtin bad happen 4 dem 2 act…I hope that they do sumtin 2 prevent sumting even close 2 it frm happenin again…I express my deepest sympathy 2 the family and friends of those who were part of this accident…may there souls rest in peace…ill remember u in my prayers st lucia…my condolences 2 da whole nation

  234. beverly thomas
    November 11, 2011

    My heart goes out to family and friends for all who died in this traggic accident. May GOD see your through and at the end of this you find some means of moving on not ever forgeting any of those who died. Loves and prayers will see u through

  235. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    My heart aches at this tragic and horrible news , I pray for comfort of heat to all the families who are grieving .. Its a great loss to all involved, but do continue to trust in the Most High God.

  236. November 11, 2011

    We can’t know why some things happen….but we can know that love and beautiful memories outlast the pain of grief. And we can know that there’s a place inside the heart where love lives always….and where nothing beautiful can ever be forgotten.accept my deepest sympathy may the peace of God be with you always

  237. Ms "H''
    November 11, 2011

    wHAT A TRAGEDY ! TO ALL THE ST.LUCIANS ,FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THOSE WHO HAS PERISHED IN THIS ACCIDENT MAY U ALL FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT GOD IS JUST A PRAYER AWAY ,JUST CALL ON HIM FOR STRENGHT AND COMFORT AT THIS TIME .MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.!

  238. Icilma and Lewis
    November 11, 2011

    We would like to send out our heart filled simperties to all of the families, we know what it is like to loos a love one and may god help every one of you in this very hurtfull time. We will pray forall of you too and god keep you all in this time. From Lewis and Icilma (Lewis is from St. Lucia and i am from St.Kitts) We love you all and god bless you all. We are christians now.

  239. Concerned
    November 11, 2011

    I’ll also mention to DNO that I appreciate the two maps, as I like to know where this or that incident occurs.

    Thanks.

  240. Concerned
    November 11, 2011

    My condolences to family, friends and all of us who value life. You are all in my prayers.

    :cry:

  241. true dominican
    November 11, 2011

    Oh my Lord. Saint Lucia is my second home. This accident reminds me of the tragic easter accident on grosilet highway. This really saddens me. Worst i’ve heard on Saint Lucia.I woke up this morning to this sad news. My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased.May God bring restoration to the beautiful Helen of the West.May their souls rest in peace.

  242. DE CARIBBEAN CHANGE,
    November 11, 2011

    My heart goes out to the people and victims of my second country, St. Lucia. May God bless you all. It is nice to see dominicans pouring out their sympathies to the people of St Lucia, but if this tragedy had happened in DA they would be blaming Skerrit for bad roads in DA. Dominicans loveeeeeee Skerritttttt.

    • Woodford Hill girl
      November 11, 2011

      How did politics get in this? you are so lame sheesh smh!

    • November 11, 2011

      IT AS ALLREADY APPENED IN DOMINICA ABOUT35yrsAGO AT MORNE PROSPER IT WAS EVEN WORSE THERE WERE BODIES THAT WERE NEVERFOUND JUST PIECES??????????GOD IS TALKING PEOPLE,COURAGE TO THE SURVIVING FAMILIES SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE IS NEER,HE ALONE CAN COMFORT YOU IN THIS TIME……

  243. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    My heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones through this tragedy, may the God of heaven give you the strength to go thorugh this, may his peace that trancends all understanding fill your hearts and minds and may he grant you comfort even when you cannot be comforted. May their souls rest in peace.

  244. JUSTICE
    November 11, 2011

    Very sad the way they left us…and a 2 year old oh loorrrdd!! May they all RIP…

  245. jean brice
    November 11, 2011

    :( i am sooo sad..i assuming that becuse it was a back road it may not have been well lit or that there was no luminous arrow warning of the curve…even if there was..human error is always made…so that person who i hope that person who is blaming the driver is not a driver and has never made a mistake…the lessons here is that in the middle of life is death..so we must all live lives as friends of God ready to wake up in His arms on resurrection morning..but while we wait we must support those immediately involved in this grief we all share…..so deeply sad

  246. Curt
    November 11, 2011

    To all St. Lucians and in particular the families of the dead, my deepest condolence. The almighty God will take you through,so take refuge in his words at this moment of your grief.

  247. Carmo
    November 11, 2011

    My heart goes out to the people in St Lucia.

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2011

      All these people are my neighbors, they’re people I see and greet all the time. One lady I hear her voice almost eveyday from my bedroom. Its sad,heartbreaking and unbelievable. Lord please comfort and strenghen their remaining family, friends and neighbors. It brings memmories of My sister being murdered brutally by her boyfriend in 2008. My heart is full of grief.

      • Anonymous
        November 11, 2011

        sorry for your loss.

  248. DCW
    November 11, 2011

    My sypathies to the St. Lucian people on this sad occasion and to our Bishop who is also St. Lucian. May God bring healing to the hearts of those who grieve. Our prayers are with you.

  249. jackie pappin
    November 11, 2011

    My husband is from st. Lucia and I know many people from there. I really feel the pain and sympathize with all the people of st.Lucia especially the families of the deceased. May their souls rest in peace. One love.

  250. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    with heart felt gratitude i express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families its so sad to hear.

  251. Aye Dominique
    November 11, 2011

    How tragic, I pray for the aggrieved families, may you comfort them in this time of loss Father.

    I have experience sudden death, and know what it is, not nice to loose a loved one, but this a road we all must travel, although it is easier said than really understood.

    May God comfort the hearts, and may He continue to look over the bus drivers throughout the region, because our terrain does not make it easy and sometimes enough caution is not taken.

    This is no easy situation to deal with, but knowing that there is life after death brings some comfort.

  252. Christian
    November 11, 2011

    :cry:

  253. Road Hog
    November 11, 2011

    How tragic. These narrow and circuitous Caribbean roads are death traps. In Dominica no serious attempts are made to widen the roads and put up safety guard rails. If you going to spend money to modernize main roads, do them right!

    • SMFHh!
      November 11, 2011

      the topic is NOT about the roads! and cant you tell your comment sounds so stupid among the rest! why don’t you volunteer your time and give some money to fix d.a road! and 7 more stupid people like your comment wi ! -SMFHh- :-x

      • bone
        November 11, 2011

        and its not just that…but it seems like this person is actually not up to date with the dominica today! smh!

      • Truth Seeker!
        November 11, 2011

        Are you gusy serious? The person is so right. I was home for the summer (last); my brother who resides at home ask, rather enthusiatically to comment on the “development” of the roads in Dominica. He went codl when I told him that I am in no way a road engineer, but there is a lot lacking, in terms of the “phsychology” of road building – no guard rails to giv the comfort of safety, for example.

        Sorry, but the West Coast Road Rehabilitation misses the mark.

        I mourn for the fatalities and especially those who have lost love ones in this St. Lucina tragedy. Still, it is important that we recognize the need to exercise caution when using our roads, and to implore our decision makers to take all into account when developing our roads.

  254. may
    November 11, 2011

    MY GOD WHAT A SAD MOMENT FOR THE FAMILES MAY GODMY STRENGTHEN THEM AT THIS MOMENT OF
    GRIEF. WHAT A TRAGEDY. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES
    TO THE FAMILES AND FRIENDS.

  255. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    May God Bles the families at there time of lost.

    RIP St lucians

  256. Look it
    November 11, 2011

    Deepest Condolonces

  257. November 11, 2011

    Thats very sad news my deepest sympathy to all the families who lost love ones may you all find comfort in god in that sad time be strong and to all st.lucians my prayers and thought are with you all

  258. proud lady
    November 11, 2011

    i’m sympathizing with te families may they souls rest in peace

  259. Ms Grenada
    November 11, 2011

    My heart goes out to my the family of the victims they are in my prayers

  260. mindme
    November 11, 2011

    Oh my gosh. This is devastating news. My heart goes out to the family, friends and government of the people who lost their lives.

  261. Christian
    November 11, 2011

    Tears to my eyes reading this!

    My whole body shivers! So , so sad.

    There is not an imagination in my mind as to what the families of the 15 persons are going thru.

    The father that lost his 3 children… Lord be with you. It is not easy, it’s not easy.

    Please accept my sympathy St. Lucia.

    • OMG
      November 11, 2011

      Christian you could not have said it better, this is my exact feeling.

      May the Lord God visit this situation.
      Have mercy Lord!

  262. princess
    November 11, 2011

    I really hope the families and nation can recover from this. Instead of being so quick to cast blame or to put a bandage on this [saying people die, life goes on] though its a fact of life,let people grieve.
    The political campaigning should take a remorseful break also.

  263. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    Im one of the first few who got there. im a police offcier. it has to be seen to understant. the sight of those bodies will last a lifetime. my heart goes out to the famulies

  264. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    Why has one thoughtless person gone through and ‘disliked’ everyone’s comments. Shame on you at this tragic time.

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2011

      heartless don’t you have a family?
      :?:

  265. me
    November 11, 2011

    look at that strecth of road, top speed

    • aye
      November 11, 2011

      thats the best you can say? ignorant

    • princess
      November 11, 2011

      Unfortunately, you sound like one of those who drive carelessly on the road or find such a tragic event amusing. Please tell me I’m wrong.

    • Woodford Hill girl
      November 11, 2011

      What is wrong with [email protected] me,there comes a time when some people just need to shut the hell up!

  266. Fond Cole
    November 11, 2011

    My heartfelt sympathies goes out to my Lucian People and the families who were directly suffered losses.

  267. cia watch
    November 11, 2011

    The Morne prosper accident comes to mind, my sympathies to the families

  268. princess
    November 11, 2011

    Someone asked if I had any relatives because this made me sad to the point of tears.
    Empathy goes beyond blood bonds. My heart really breaks.

  269. PRAYERS
    November 11, 2011

    MY GOD WHAT CAN I SAY BUT MY DEEPEST CONDOLANCES TO THE FAMILIES OF THESE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES,AND TO THE COUNTRY MAY YOU FIND HOPE AND PEACE DURING THIS TERIBLE LOST MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU SAINT LUCIA

  270. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    My prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones in this accident. I pray that they find comfort in the Lord.

  271. Alas
    November 11, 2011

    my sympathies to the family.

  272. Woodford Hill girl
    November 11, 2011

    So very sad indeed,my heart add prayers go out to the families and friends of the deseased,this is truely tragic indeed,I have so many friends who I met when I lived in the Virgin Islands church brothers and sisters as well, we are living in the last days people,”perilous times shall come”,when we see all these things happening,the Bible tells us to look up for our redemption draws near,may the peace of God give comfort to those who are affected by this tragic event :cry:

    • Woodford Hill girl
      November 11, 2011

      Also I feel a special bond to St.Lucians we speak almost the same,whenever I hear them speak here in the U.S I always ask “are you Doninican or St.Lucian?” if I listen for a little while I can usually tell though, for there are some differences!

  273. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    It has been confirmed that fifteen person died in that tragic incident. The Child which was found alive, soon died at the hospital. I am a St. Lucian and i reside there and i must tell you that we are very aggrieved by this incident. May the Grace & Peace of God be with the families.!!

  274. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    I leave in the us all my family is in st Lucia we have to pray 4 st Lucia not only the families in crisis god bless.

  275. November 11, 2011

    This is an accident of such tragic proportions! This makes my heart so heavy this morning. My Lord! I am praying with the families of the victims this morning, including the bus driver. Wow. God bless St. Lucia and it’s people.

  276. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    Imagine just one careless bus driver can bring so much tragedy on an entire island.
    What leasons can we learn from this.

    • Voice From The North
      November 11, 2011

      Why are you being so quick to run judgement? Do you know the circumstances surrounding the accident?

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2011

      you don’t have the details of the accident but you have already concluded the driver was careless..smh we are so quick to cast blame.

      What if the driver got a stroke or a heart attack while he was driving?

      • Anonymous
        November 11, 2011

        The driver was a young man (20 or so) so stroke / heart attach unlikely

    • dom-lu
      November 11, 2011

      heard that he was not accustomed to the place so wen he made a turn he went down in the ocean.. may their soul rest in peace.

      • Anonymous
        November 11, 2011

        this is insane. if everyone onboard died, how do they know the bus driver didn’t make the left turn because he didn’t know there was a bend. it’s a time of sadness and people are making assumptions! :(

      • Anonymous
        November 11, 2011

        how u know that…noone survived..so u cant make such assumption.

      • Ohdep
        November 15, 2011

        He must have been going with some speed for min to have gone off the road and not feel bump from the road to the driveway and not be able to stop in time. but then again I was not there

    • ANTIGUAN
      November 11, 2011

      How do u know the bus driver was careless?

    • Woodford Hill girl
      November 11, 2011

      Wow so who said the driver was careless?no one survived so who gave you the inside info?smh

    • Anonymous
      November 11, 2011

      Why so quick to judge? What makes you think that the driver was careless? Has it occured to you that he may have fallen ill or asleep behind the wheel or worse off, mechanical problems with the vehicle? Come on man, now is not the time to be so judgemental. It could have been you a family memember/friend etc. So lets pray for the bereaved…OK!

    • Lucian
      November 11, 2011

      Please let’s not cast blame. We would appreciate your prayers instead. It’s a very winding road with a tight bend and he may not have been familar with that part of the island.

      • lucian2dbone
        November 12, 2011

        dont talk crap….. there is no way someone can leave that road in moderate speed and get behind a house into the ocean
        stop making excuses…. too many lives are lost from drunken driven . get real here!

      • lucian2dbone
        November 12, 2011

        bulls! more excuses! more people will die if we accept that drinking and driving is perfectly acceptable…..primitive!

    • dominican girl
      November 11, 2011

      ANONYMOUS !!!!!MY GOD U WERE NOT THERE WHY ARE YOU CASTING STONES AT THE BUS DRIVER U DON’T KNOW WHAT CAUSE THE FATAL ACCIDENT.MAY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE ENTIRE 15 FAMILIES WHO LOST A LOVE ONE (ONES).TO THE FATHER THAT LOST HIS KIDS MAY U FINE COMFORT IN GOD KEEP STRONG AND PRAY FOR FAITH.MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE.P.S LEARN TO SPELL

      • FERA
        November 11, 2011

        :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
        MY GOD, AM IN LONDON AND FEEL TERRIBLE THAT I CANT B WITH MY FRIEND SUEBOY, THE FATHER OF THE KIDS WHO DIED. HIS DAD IS MY NEIGHBOUR FROM BANSE. MAY THE GOD OF DANIEL, ISAAC AND JACOB CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN U TONIGHT AND I KNOW THAT U WILL IN TIME RECOVER. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ULL AND MAY ALL US LUCIANS REMEMBER THEM IN PRAYER……..XXXXXXXX

      • lucian2dbone
        November 12, 2011

        spell…. wtf! 17 ppl died for one foolish act and you talking about spelling..everyone at home knows the deal….every year many ppl died from drinking and driving and we make excuses !!
        am disgusted that children ,and other innocent ppl died because one person believe he can drink and drive into someone driveway and into the ocean…learn to spell dat!

  277. November 11, 2011

    to all affected in this horrible accident; accept OUR sympathies!! u hv our prayers!

  278. Man
    November 11, 2011

    Alas! How sad. Our love goes out to you the people of St. Lucia. Stay Strong. Our sister island.

  279. MARIGOT
    November 11, 2011

    such saddness :( deepest sympathy to the St Lucian People

  280. Dominican
    November 11, 2011

    This is such a shocking story. I am truly saddened at this news. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and the country as a whole.

  281. Anonymous
    November 11, 2011

    I live in the UK but have travelled to St. Lucia many times. It’s a fantastic country where everyone has always been so warm and friendly. My thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of those taken and everyone on the island during this horrific time.