Clive Tysoe a.k.a. Gios Bootlicker

Why Blue?

I thought I’d share this snippet from The Voice newspaper from St. Lucia dated 16 August 1997. This must qualify as a Why Blue!

“A young man from the Castries area who was arrested in June 1997 and charged with wounding and damaging property was on Thursday freed when he appeared before Judge Suzie D’Auvengne. In evidence presented before the court it was revealed that the man Fimber Avril who suffers with “fits” could not remember any details relating to the charges brought before him. On the day he was arrested, to his recollection, Mr Avril told police that he suffers with a mental disorder commonly known as “fits”. When questioned in court, it was revealed that the police did not seek to find out if this information given to them was true. Avril’s father, Dennis Anatole was on hand to give evidence to the fact that his son does indeed suffer from “fits”. He testified that when his son was about two years old he became sick after being struck on the head by a dry coconut.”

P.S. What he didn’t tell the court was that this unfortunate accident also resulted in his son becoming a life-long City fan. Alright then! That explains everything!

First printed in: MCIVTA Newsletter #321 on


Clive Tysoe a.k.a. Gios Bootlicker