Saint Lucia: Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre gave condolences to the family of Joseph Baden Allain; he was a politician and a former Speaker of the House of Assembly of St. Lucia.
Joseph Allain served as Speaker of the House of Assembly of St. Lucia from April 8 2003, to November 17 2006, during the Kenny Anthony-led Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) administration.
President Philip noted that Joe served his community and his country admirably in his official capacities as M.P. for Soufriere/ Fond St. Jacques and Speaker of the House of Assembly.
He added that Allain continued his service as an ordinary man to the people and the development of his country with the same enthusiasm and passion.
“I will forever be grateful for all you shared with me, the books, the laughter and the advice. Sleep well, my friend. May his soul rest in peace”, said J. Pierre.
On May 21, 1941, Joseph Baden Allain was born in Soufriere, where he later married Patricia.
In 1953, he graduated from Soufriere R.C. Boys School and enrolled in college to further his education. From 1953 to 1958, Allain attended St. Mary’s College in Castries and received his diploma.
Later, he attended the Institute of Court School of Law, where he graduated in October 1973 with a Certificate of Legal Education.
Allain was elected to the Saint Lucia House of Assembly in 1987 and served there from 1987 to 1992. In 1986, he was chosen secretary of the Saint Lucia Labour Party.
The list of services Allain provided for Saint Lucia is provided below.
- 1999 to 2022: Member of the Saint Lucia Tourist Board
- December 1997: Member of the Electoral Commission
- Chairman of the Commission, 1997 Prison Inquiry Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Saint Lucia Labour Party
On December 21, Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre also paid tribute to Mr Haynes Cyril, a World War II Veteran and a member of the Saint Lucia Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Service League. Prime Minister paid Condolences to the family and friends.
Minister J. Pierre reported that he met the World War 2 veteran last month and observed Veteran’s Day by singing and dancing along with stories of his service to the country. “I am happy that we had the opportunity to fellowship together”, said Minister Philip.