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Newsletter April to June 2016

- Written by National Trust

Mrs. Joanna Octave-Rosemond received a scholarship from Coady Interna-tional Institute to pursue a certificate in Livelihoods and Markets at St. Francis Xavier University located in Antigonish, Canada from 31st May to 17th June 2016. Mrs. Rosemond was the only female among the five students from the Caribbean who were…

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Ma Kôté Mangrove Rehabilitation Project

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust has been collaborating with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the implementation of two projects aimed at contributing to the restoration of the Ma Kôté Mangrove in particular, and mangroves in Saint Lucia in general. The activities…

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State of World Heritage 2016 - INTO Report

- Written by National Trust

“The long-term sustainability of cultural heritage depends on ensuring its use and developing local support. Without heritage being valued and protected, it will become irrelevant and disappear.” taboroff, 2002.

Our global heritage is under threat. I recently asked the 66 INTO member organisations that constitute…

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Spotlight on Caribbean Heritage

- Written by National Trust

The Second Caribbean Conference of National Trust and Preservation Societies was hosted by the Citizens for Conservation, Trinidad and Tobago, The National Trusts of Trinidad and Tobago and ICOMOS Trinidad and Tobago from 19th – 22nd May 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The conference opened with a passionate Maria…

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Youth Chapter Turtle Watch Expedition

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust Northern Youth Chapter embarked on a Turtle Watching expedition at Grande Anse on Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th June, 2016. Though the group did not get the opportunity to witness the turtles laying their eggs, the guides identified several nesting areas as they walked along the mile-long…

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SLNT Builds More Capacity!

- Written by National Trust

Mrs. Joanna Octave-Rosemond received a scholarship from Coady International Institute to pursue a certificate in Livelihoods and Markets at St. Francis Xavier University located in Antigonish, Canada from 31st May to 17th June 2016. Mrs. Rosemond was the only female among the five students from the Caribbean who were…

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Aupicon Seamoss Farmers Group gets Vessel

- Written by National Trust

Seamoss farmers from the Au Picon-Cacoa region in Vieux Fort North were the recipients of a newly refurbished fiberglass Reinforced Pirogue (FRP) fitted with a brand new Yamaha 85hp engine to assist in their sustainable seamoss production efforts. The handing over ceremony took place on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the 9:30…

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Youth Chapter Visits Walcott House

- Written by National Trust

Saturday, 23rd April marked the Saint Lucia National Trust Northern Youth Chapter’s visit to Walcott House; the culturally significant reimagined childhood home of distinguished twin brothers Derek and Roderick Walcott. The Youth Chapter’s expedition was the culmination of members learning and gaining a respect for…

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Propose for a Cause - New Date

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Due to inclement weather on June 19th “Propose for a Cause” is now scheduled for Sunday, July 3rd at Independence Square in Vieux Fort from 5 p.m. Don’t miss it!

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Sea Turtle Slaughtered in Vieux Fort

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust is working together with the Department of Fisheries, the Marine Police Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force in response to the slaughter of a nesting hawksbill sea turtle. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning and comes during the closed…

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January to March 2016 Newsletter

- Written by National Trust

For the past two years there was no sighting of the Saint Lucia Racer. After many searches not a single individual was found. The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Forests and Lands Resources Department (Forestry Department) and Fauna & Flora International contin-ued their…

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World Environment Day 2016

- Written by National Trust

Due to General Elections on June 6th we have rescheduled “Propose for a Cause” to Sunday, June 19th. The event will be held at Independence Square, Vieux Fort. Will you make a pledge?

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Representatives of the Public Final Report

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The Third Meeting of Negotiating Committee held from April 5-8, 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay is an important step towards achieving a Regional Agreement on Access Rights to Information, Participation and Justice Regarding Environmental Matters. The following link provides a thorough…

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Discover Dauphin Tour

- Written by National Trust

Thanks to all who came to our Discover Dauphin expedition on May 1, 2016. Here are a few images of the petroglyph and other interesting highlights of the tour. See you at our next activity!

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National Museum: Charting the way forward

- Written by National Trust

A Round Table consultation scheduled for 21 – 22 April 2016 at the Folk Research Centre will kick-start planning for a national museum. In November 2015, the Government of Saint Lucia vested the property known as the Married Women’s Quarters, at Vigie in the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) for the purposes of establishing…

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