Subsequently the faithful Colonel Buck and his 10 merry soldiers were detailed off to support me in helping a group of 35 mostly vulnerable Brits to catch the ferry to St Lucia.
These folks had a trying time in the hot sun and were eventually bumped off the ferry by a group of Nigerian students who had somehow booked online. The soldiers kindly donated their rations and water and eventually, gently ferried these exhausted old and disabled people by helicopter to the ship. They wined and dined and medically examined those who needed it and kept them safe overnight and eventually got them to Barbados, linking them with their families who were now able to help them back to the UK.
They got used to my eccentric announcements... "Now I am going to tell you another possible lie.....on the basis that everything I have said thus far has possibly been wrong or subject to change." And the best one, "Please take down this number: 1-767-235-8367, my number -- for you to call me when you get home!"
Lifeline Ministries Dominica
3 Munro Street
Goodwill / Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tina Alexander, Director
Tina Cell: 767-235-8367 (also What's App)
Office Cell: 767-275-8367