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Minister with responsibility for Culture and Local Government Senator Fortuna Belrose has called on all Saint Lucians to continue to embrace activities for Saint Lucia’s 38th Anniversary of Independence which culminates on Wednesday February 22nd 2017.

On Sunday February 19th, the Government of Saint Lucia hosted a successful “Prayer, Praise and Worship” session at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground with persons from several different Religious denominations in attendance.

It was preceded by the National Sports Awards which celebrates various achievers from all sports disciplines on Saturday evening at the National Cultural Centre.  

Activities for Independence 38 culminate this week with a National Colours Day on February 21st which calls on all Saint Lucians to wear the colours of the flag. The Independence Youth Exposé will also be held at the William Peter Boulevarde from 3:00pm and includes a showcase of youth talent.

On the actual anniversary, Wednesday February 22nd 2017, the Best of Saint Lucia celebrations will be held at the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds from 8:30am featuring the annual Parade, an exhibition and performances.  The public is invited to attend all these events.

Other activities include the Prime Minister’s Independence Ball in aid of the Upton Garden Girls Centre and several other events organized by various associations including the annual Independence Island Ride and Drive.

The theme for this year’s Independence is “I Am Saint Lucia”.  
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