Independence Day may have come and gone but Independence celebrations are far from over. Oganizers say the yearlong event includes a community clean up competition as well as a women’s calypso competition.
Minister with responsibility for Culture and Creative Industries Fortuna Belrose commended St. Lucians for their high level of patriotism displayed for independence. The Minister says she has not seen that level of excitement in years and reminded the public that activities are far from over. They include a community clean up competition, a legacy project where members of the diaspora assist communities on development projects, a youth parliament debate and a women’s calypso competition. Activities which will span the entire year cost approximately 3 million dollars. Half a million was spent on a fireworks display by a local service provider. Going forward Government will be working with the police on road safety after a series of motor cycle accidents during recent celebrations
A monument will be erected outside the Government buildings featuring the theme for this year’s independence.
Authorities are also moving to enact legislation to ensure that the national flag bears the right colours