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Summer in the Park

- Written by National Trust

Usually as summer holidays come to an end parents and children start to feel the pressure of getting ready for the new school year, thinking less of why vacation was given in the first place. No time to relax or have some fun, running here and there to purchase the last book or school uniform in time for school. So to…

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SLNT Recruitment Drive at BOSL

- Written by National Trust

On October 20, 2016 the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) membership team lead by our very own Director Mr. Bishnu Tulsie, visited the staff of Bank of Saint Lucia in Gros Islet. On arrival we were greeted by Mr. Bryan Vidal who initiated the meeting and we were happy to see many of the bank’s staff waiting anxiously…

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Saint Lucia’s Snakes in the Spotlight

- Written by National Trust

Staff from the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) and Forestry Department along with representatives from Fauna & Flora International and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust mounted an exhibition at the Blue Coral Mall, Castries on July 15, 2016 as part of activities to commemorate World Snake Day celebrated every…

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Strengthening Environmental Governance

- Written by National Trust

Twenty-two (22) Signatory Countries and over 40 representatives of the public made significant progress at the 4th Meeting of the Negotiating Committee for a Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The negotiation…

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SLNT at World IUCN Conservation Congress

- Written by National Trust

On September 1, 2016 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) opened the World Conservation Congress entitled “Planet at the Crossroads” in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Congress convened with thousands of government and non-governmental organizations representatives debating and acting on critical…

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Protecting the Saint Lucia White Breasted Thrasher

- Written by National Trust

As part of an ongoing project being undertaken by the Saint Lucia National Trust on promoting public awareness of the Saint Lucia White Breasted Thrasher, SLNT’s Programme Assistant/Conservation Murlina Murray together with Saphira Hunt - Programme Assistant/South, Matt Morton of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust…

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Listing of Buildings Project Update

- Written by National Trust

In 2014 the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) underwent a rapid assessment of 250 buildings of architectural and historic merit island wide in Saint Lucia. Some of the Chattel houses, military buildings and churches that were visited were dilapidated (figure 1), abandoned or underused. These buildings represented…

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SLNT Stages Junior Conservation Programme

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) held a summer programme at the Vieux Fort Post- Secondary School from August 8 to 10, 2016 for youth between the ages of 9 to 17. This is one in a series of activities under a Junior Conservation Programme (JCP). This programme is intended to get young people deeper involved in environmental…

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A Call for More Media Coverage

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) continued its efforts to bring about a greater awareness of conservation issues by hosting two open sessions on May 14th and 21st respectively with professionals from various media houses and sectors (print and telecommunications). The sessions, which included presentations, discussions…

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Saint Lucia National Trust Recognizes Young Environmentalist

- Written by National Trust

Nancy Charlery is a budding artist who hails from the community of Vieux Fort. Nancy, a past student of the Vieux Fort Primary School, got exposure for her talent when she started designing murals for the fencing of her Grade 6 class’ garden. At the time, Nancy was a member of her school’s Garden Club and wanted…

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Locally Made Demarcation Buoys Installed in Maria Islands Marine Reserve

- Written by National Trust

The process of properly delineating the boundaries of the Maria Islands Marine Reserve (MIMR) began with the installation of four reference markers or demarcation buoys which were manufactured locally by the participants of a capacity building workshop held at the Department of Fisheries Conference Room in Vieux fort,…

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SLNT Turns 41!

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) is celebrating 41 years of conserving Saint Lucia’s natural and built heritage. This membership based organization established in 1975, endeavours to fulfill its mandate through site maintenance and management, promoting the sustainable use of our natural resources and through…

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DSH Project Update

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) wrapped up two consultations with various stakeholders in an effort to ascertain information and encourage dialogue on the proposed Desert Star Holdings (DSH) Limited Pearl of the Caribbean project which has been earmarked for Vieux Fort. The aim of the ongoing dialogues is to collate…

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Press Release - DSH Development

- Written by National Trust

The Saint Lucia National Trust notes the agreement between the Government of Saint Lucia and Desert Star Holdings (DSH) for a major integrated development called The Pearl of the Caribbean, in Vieux Fort. Since the press release on July 29th, 2016 the Trust has received several enquiries from diverse interests, including…

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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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