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Celebrating Independence

THOUSANDs of Saint Lucians came out last weekend to partake in a number of activities planned for this year’s 36th Independence celebrations.

The long weekend, which ended on Monday, was filled with several events, including the Miss Independence Pageant, military parade, national celebratory rally, SLAM Concert, Independence Classic and the Piton Independence Concert.

Organizers billed this year’s celebrations as “having something for everyone” and preliminary reviews suggest that this was generally the case.

The VOICE captured some scenes from last Sunday’s military parade at Vigie Playing Field as well as the national celebratory rally at Phillip Marcellin Ground.

Story and Photos by Stan Bishop

Stan Bishop began his career in journalism in March 2008 writing freelance for The VOICE newspaper for six weeks before being hired as a part-time journalist there when one of the company’s journalists was overseas on assignment.

Although he was initially told that the job would last only two weeks, he was able to demonstrate such high quality work that the company offered him a permanent job before that fortnight was over. Read full bio...

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