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Seaweed Extraction Exercise

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A Seaweed Extraction Exercise to culminate World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) which is observed worldwide on June 17th annually was held on Friday, June 26, 2015. The focus this year was “attainment

of food security for all through sustainable food systems”.…

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Promoting Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

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The Saint Lucia National Trust conducted a one-day workshop on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency (CEEE) in the South on Thursday, June 18th at the conference room of the Vieux Fort Fisheries Complex. The main objective of the workshop was to provide participants with useful information on CEEE in Saint Lucia and give…

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Saint Lucia Speaks Up on Climate Change Issues

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PRESS RELEASE

Saint Lucia Spoke Loud & Clear on Climate and Energy Issues

77.14% of the participants believe that the outcomes of the United Nations (UN) climate negotiations since 1992 has not done enough to tackle climate change, while 93.24% of the participants stated that…

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Reducing Threats to Coastal Areas

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PRESS RELEASE

Reducing Threats to Coastal Areas at Sandy Beach

The Saint Lucia National Trust has begun the process of de-silting a major storm drain in Vieux Fort near Sandy Beach. This is in an effort to reduce threats to the coastline line within the Pointe Sable Environmental…

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Tribute to The Honourable Dr. Sir Dunstan St. Omer

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Tribute to The Honourable Dr. Sir Dunstan St. Omer

Like the invaluable historic ruins of Saint Lucia, the Saint Lucia National Trust will promote and preserve the legacy of one of the Island’s great. The Honourable Dr. Sir Dunstan St. Omer has rightfully and respectfully earned his place in the history…

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Newsletter January to March 2015

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Walcott Place Project Corporate Launch

Almost two hundred people gathered at the Pigeon Island National Landmark on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for the Corporate Launch of the Walcott Place Project. The project, which seeks to convert the childhood home of Derek and Roderick Walcott and adjoining properties…

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A Volunteer’s View of St Lucia

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Reflections on Volunteering

in Saint Lucia

27 January to 24 March 2015

It was cold outside. Sunday morning and there was at least ten inches of snow covering my driveway so there was no hope of driving anywhere today!! The weather forecast was for more snow, a biting northerly wind and…

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The Pathway to and from Somoa

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The Pathway to and from Samoa

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Saint Lucia have generally been aware of the ongoing international processes to craft a global sustainable development agenda for the coming decades. Whereas there has been some limited local CSO involvement on those processes, they have not…

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Earth Day 2015

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The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is gearing up to celebrate International Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in three locations. The theme, “It’s Our Turn to Lead” focuses on the need for all citizens to air their concerns about the necessary measures to be taken individually and collectively to address…

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Strengthening our Advocacy on Access Rights

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Twenty-four representatives of various Civil Society Organizations (CSO) agreed that Saint Lucia should sign on to the Latin American and Caribbean Declaration on the Application of Principle 10 (LAC P10). This consensus was made at an “Access Rights Consultation” organized by the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT)…

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Walcott Place Project Corporate Launch

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Almost two hundred people gathered at the Pigeon Island National Landmark on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for the Corporate Launch of the Walcott Place Project. The project, which seeks to convert the childhood home of Derek and Roderick Walcott and adjoining properties into a museum, a space for art and writing workshops…

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Walcott Place Project Sod Turning

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The intersection of Chaussée Road and Grass Street came alive at the Sod Turning Ceremony for the Walcott Place Project on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The event, was graced by Honourable Derek Walcott, his family and close friends. Also present were Governor General of Saint Lucia and Patron of the Saint Lucia National…

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Newsletter October to December 2014

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National Trust Forges Ahead

Only standing room remained as approximately one hundred and sixty (160) members and 11 staff members gathered for the Saint Lucia National Trust’s (SLNT) 38th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Bougainvillea…

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Chairperson’s AGM Report 2014

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It gives me great pleasure to present this report on the work of the 38th Council of the Saint Lucia National Trust, which I had the honour to chair. Ever since our election at the last AGM on November 16 2013, Council functioned as a team to advance the organisation’s work within constraints which became…

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Newsletter July to September 2014

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLNT!!

Some of the significant transformative projects on the horizon mentioned were the Pigeon Island redevelopment, the listing of buildings of historic significance, and a mandate by the Government to create a place to celebrate the life and works of the Walcott brothers, using their childhood…

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Grass Street Urged to take Ownership of the Walcott Place Project

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It was an atmosphere of great expectation as residents of Grass Street and environs gathered on the Grass Street basketball court for a meeting to further discuss the Walcott Place Project. This transformational project being headed by the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) has numerous partners who displayed their commitment…

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Moving Towards Greater Transparency & Participation in Environmental Matters

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN TAKE IMPORTANT STEPS TO ENSURE TRANSPARENCY AND PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS

15 Governments of Latin America and the Caribbean met in San José, Costa Rica on September 10 and 11, at the Seventh Meeting of the Working Groups of the Declaration of Principle 10 in Latin…

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Register Now: Youth for Conservation Retreat 2014

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The Saint Lucia National Trust’s second annual Youth for Conservation Retreat is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The event, which primarily targets members of the various youth groups of the Trust will be held under the World Heritage Day 2014 theme “Heritage of Commemoration” and will feature…

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