By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) —Residents of Bath Village are mourning the death of a resident who was reportedly electrocuted when she tried to move a live wire that was in close proximity to her home.
WINN understands that Judy Williams-Hanley, died Thursday morning, just two days after she celebrated her birthday.
WINN contacted NEVLEC to ask about reports that the wire fell Wednesday night and calls were made to report the issue but there was no response from the agency.
Manager of NEVLEC, Gilroy Pultie when contacted Thursday morning told WINN ” “we are carrying out investigations into the matter. We are doing a preliminary investigation now, and we are going to do an in-depth investigation, so I can know exactly what happened and what caused it”.
On Thursday morning’s sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly, Minister of Labour Spencer Brand offered condolences to Ms. Williams-Hanley ‘s family, her community and staffers at the Ministry of Labour.
Minister Brand said “We were awoken this morning of the tragic news of the passing of one of my employees at the Nevis Labor Department, Mrs. Judy Williams-Hanley. I want Mr. President to use this opportunity, certainly on my own behalf, on behalf of my wife and family on behalf of the ministry, to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Judy. Mr. President, I also want to offer my condolences to the community of Bath Village because I believe that all of us in Nevis would recognize that Bath villages are very tightly knit and close community; certainly for their loss as well. And for the management and staff of the Labor Department, I know that they are going through a very difficult period this morning. I also want Mr. President to extend my condolences to her husband and … the entire family and pray that in this difficult period that they would look to their creator God, not for solution or understanding Mr. President, but for comfort.“.