SERENITY PARK RENAMED AND NOT EVERYONE IS HAPPY

Castries Mayor Peter Francis says the ceremony to rename the Serenity Park serves to dispel the notion that St. Lucia is a dead hero society. The Park  is now called Sir George William Mallet Serenity Park. Sir George  is served as Governor General after retiring from active politics.

The late Sir William George Mallet served as Governor General of Saint Lucia  from June 1st 1996 to August 31, 1997.In 1996 he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Lucia and the following year, the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. Prior to serving as Governor General, he was MP for Castries Central and held a number of positions in the government including Minister of Trade, Industry, Agriculture and Tourism, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs,  and Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia. On Wednesday February 13, 2019 a ceremony was held to rename the Park after him. It is now called Sir George William Mallet Serenity Park

Castries Mayor Peterson Francis  says this week’s ceremony to rename the park  serves to remove  the notion that St. Lucia’s  is  a dead hero society

Mr. Hollis Bristol a long standing colleague of Sir George Mallet in the UWP administration led by the late Sir John Compton recalls some special moments with his colleague

Castries Central MP Sarah Flood-Beaubrun who was very young at the time Sir George served recalls  his name being  in the spotlight  

Serenity Park  was officially opened  to the public on May 15th 2011 by then Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy and  then Castries central MP Richard Frederick whose brainchild the park was. The ceremony was attended by Stephenson King, who was Prime Minister at the time. Citizens have differing views on the renaming of the Park

Sir George Mallet  died on 20 October 2010 in Castries, aged 87, after a long battle with cancer.

Former Castries MP Richard Frederick in an interview on HTS Television has vowed to rename the Park if reelected to office.

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