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BON FÈT KWÉYÒL

THE island was abuzz with JounenKwéyòl activities yesterday as schools, business-places, vendors and others adorned in the creole colours set the pace for what is to take place tomorrow in four communities across the country.

Image: Highlights of yesterday’s activities held in Constitution Park. [PHOTO BY PHOTOMIKE]
Highlights of yesterday’s activities held in Constitution Park. [PHOTO BY PHOTOMIKE]

The city centre — Constitution Park, in particular — was filled with JounenKwéyòl accoutrement displayed in booths alongside the park. There was also a stage for live performances.

All across the city were creole artifacts and food on sale, especially in the Castries Market.

Tomorrow, JounenKwéyòl activities will be held in Marigot, Vieux fort, Babonneau and Mabouya Valley. The flagship activity of Creole Heritage Month (October), the event is usually used by Saint Lucians to express their national pride and love for their heritage.

Highlights of yesterday’s activities held in Constitution Park. [PHOTO BY PHOTOMIKE]

Today, however, is being observed as International Creole Day.

Have a safe and enjoyable JounenKwéyòl weekend, Saint Lucia.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio…

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