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In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Saint Lucia’s independence, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York has finalized an exciting and wide-ranging calendar of activities.  
 
This year’s celebrations will open with the Independence 35 Gospel Fest, which is slated for February 8. This event will feature local gospel entertainers, church choirs, drummers and praise dancers, and many other inspirational performers.
 
On February 13, 2014 at 6:30PM, the inaugural Saint Lucia Independence Lecture will address numerous topics regarding the Diaspora and ongoing development of Saint Lucia.
 

A showing of Derek Walcott’s documentary film “Poetry is an Island: will take place On February 16, 2014 at 3:00PM, this film celebrates the life of the Hon. Derek Alton Walcott, Nobel Laureate.  

A special Flag-Raising Ceremony will take place On February 21, 2014 and will feature performances by Saint Lucian artists and cultural groups, as well as remarks by H.E. Ms. Menissa Rambally, Saint Lucia’s ambassador to the United Nations, the Hon. Julian Dubois, Saint Lucia’s Consul General in New York, the Hon. Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s new Borough president, and other elected officials and dignitaries.
 
On February 22, 2014, the actual day of Saint Lucia’s independence, the 35th Anniversary Church Service will be held
 
Independence celebrations will continue from February 24-28 with an Exhibition:  featuring Saint Lucian Art. The series of events will close with a reception which will be held on February 24, 2014 at 6:00PM, and the closing ceremony, which will feature a “Night of Poetry,” on February 27 at 6:00PM.

The theme for this year’s Independence is Unity and Dedication, for the good of the Nation.
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