In picture: Leton Thomas, a composer and an author of Saint Lucia's National Anthem. (Credits: Philip J Pierre, Facebook)
In picture: Leton Thomas, a composer and an author of Saint Lucia's National Anthem. (Credits: Philip J Pierre, Facebook)

Castries, Saint Lucia: The Prime Minister, Philip J Pierre, extended his condolences on the death of Leton Thomas, who was a prominent composer and author of the score of Songs and Daughters of Saint Lucia, the national anthem of the country.

It is to be noted that PM Pierre took to his official Facebook handle to express his sadness on the passing of a renowned author of the country. He further recalled the memories which he had shared with him during his childhood.

Furthermore, the leader of Saint Lucia has also extended consolation to the family of Thomas for their loss, and he appreciated the services of a late author to the nation.

“The news of the death of Sir Leton Thomas was met with sadness and, at the same time, fond memories that we shared when I was a child. To his family, I extend my sincerest condolences to you as you grieve his loss and reflect on his life of service to this country”, PM Pierre stated.

Furthermore, the prime minister stated that the government and people of Saint Lucia will always remember him for his enduring legacy, which has given rise to national pride, especially those sweet strains of the national anthem.

Noting this, PM Pierre extended a vote of thanks to the late Thomas for his contribution to the Federation.

“The Government and the People of Saint Lucia will remember him for his lasting legacy, which has engendered national pride, particularly when we hear those melodious notes of our National Anthem. Thank you for your many contributions, Sir Leton. May his soul rest in peace”, added the Prime Minister, Pierre.

Many people extended their sympathy for the family and friends of Leton Thomas through their comments on PM Pierre’s post on Facebook.

While reacting to the post, person named as R Walcott Everette wrote, “Condolences to Sir Leton Thomas family he did an awesome job for education in St Lucia R.I.P.”

Another FB user, by the account name of Dominic Blanchard, stated, “RIP, sir. You’ve served us quite well. Condolences to the family.”

Additionally, he was the first principal of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.