Monday 24 February, 2020

Pierre expresses condolences on passing of 'Cassy Boom'

Castries East MP and Leader of the Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) Philip Pierre has described the death of Cassius Glasgow as a major loss to his constituency.

The death of what many described as an icon in the Marchand community shocked many, considering the manner in which he died.

Cassius or ‘Cassy Boom’ as he was affectionately known was found dead at his residence with a gunshot wound to the head Monday morning.

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“I would like to express my condolences to the family of Cassius and his many friends and football fans in Marchand,” Pierre said Wednesday.

According to Pierre, he has supported the efforts of Glasgow for a number of years in his efforts to make a difference in the community and sports.

“Cassius was involved in the Trou Rouge football club, during that time Cassius and I worked together on a number of issues. He was a player then he became a coach. When he moved out of Trou Rouge football club, he got involved in youth and the training of young footballers, he had a passion for that and I was involved initially in giving them t-shirts, footballs to help these young players,” Pierre disclosed.

According to the MP, he assisted the football coach in setting up a number of events and training camps for the youth in the community as Glasgow was determined to make a difference in the community.

“I am very familiar with the work that he did in the constituency and I believe he is going to be missed.”

Police have since arrested a male suspect in connection with Saint Lucia's first homicide for 2020.

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