One female crew member has a confirmed case and St. Lucian authorities said they’ve been working in close consultation with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). “It is therefore likely that other persons on the boat may have been exposed,” a statement issued Wednesday by Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island nation’s chief medical officer said. St. Lucian health officials declined to name the ship involved. “The ship can leave our port, but we have no jurisdiction over their next destination,” Dr. Fredericks-James told to media.
A source revealed that the ship is called “Freewinds” and belongs to the Scientology church. “The Freewinds is a very special place,” the church previously explained.”It is the one place a Scientologist may go and be certain he will be able to devote himself entirely to his religious practice and in the company of people who share his religious commitment and outlook on life in general.”