(St Lucia News) Saint Lucia’s representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Dr. Walid Juffali died in Zurich on Wednesday following a lengthy battle with cancer, the Daily Mail (UK) has reported.

Arabic daily newspaper Okaz also reported that the Saudi billionaire was receiving treatment at a Swiss hospital when he died. The newspaper said that his body is expected to be repatriated to Saudi Arabia within a few days for burial.

Juffali’s name became popular here when the British press reported that he was appointed a Saint Lucian diplomat to avoid a divorce matter that was brought against him by his ex-super model wife.

The former Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government headed by Dr. Kenny Anthony came out several days later to confirm that he was representing Saint Lucia at the IMO.

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