(PRESS RELEASE) – It is with great sadness that the Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the family of Gandolph St. Clair who died on 11 February, 2018.
For the fourth time the cultural community morns the loss of another member, this time in the form of poet, playwright, actor and singer, Gandolph St. Clair, he was sixty six.
A native of Vieux Fort he won a UNESCO bursary in 1979 to attend the Jamaica School of Drama, where he majored in Directing. His numerous credits include: The Hustlers, a one act play written with Robert Lee, and directed by Hayden Forde which has been twice staged (2003 and 2005). In 1999 Gandolph St. Clair wrote and directed ‘A Twist In Time’, a forty three minute film, which has been shown locally and in St. Maarten at the Soulaiga Film Festival. He also wrote and produced the Radio Play “1+1+1” for Saint Lucia’s 15th Independence Anniversary.
In 2016 he published THE CALABASH TREE….a collection of poetry.
In April 2014 the Saint Lucia Public Library honored Gandolph St. Clair for his invaluable contribution to the Literary Arts in Saint Lucia. In 2015 as part of the 36th Independent Anniversary celebrations, he was awarded the Saint Lucia Medal of Merit GOLD for long and dedicated contribution in the field of Culture and the Arts. While in March 2017 the Saint Lucia Writer’s Forum hosted Gandolph in the Laureate’s Chair.
Gandolph St. Clair’s work is presently on display at City Hall as part of the 2018 Nobel Laureate Festival.