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Newsletter January to March 2015

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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

- Written by National Trust

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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OECS - ECMMAN Sustainable Livelihoods Funding Opportunity

- Written by National Trust

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Eastern Caribbean Marine Management Areas Network (ECMMAN) announce calls for proposals under the Livelihood Support Facility (LSF) programme which is aimed at assisting coastal communities to ‘undertake actions in support of sustainable…

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YEF 2014: The week that was!

- Written by National Trust

Ninety-nine (99) youngsters ages 7 to 18 gathered at the historical Pigeon Island National Landmark on Thursday, July 31, 2014 for the closing ceremony of the Saint Lucia National Trust’s (SLNT) 6th annual Youth Environment Forum (YEF). The students spent the week, starting from Friday, July 25th immersing themselves…

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Members’ Showcase

The Saint Lucia National Trust is a membership based organization Several of our members have written or contributed to work in the areas of natural and cultural heritage. Members’ Showcase provides a medium for our members to share their work with other members and site visitors. Enjoy!

- St. Lucia Whiptail (Praslin Island) by C. L. John

- St. Lucia Migrant Birds Study by C. L. John

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