PRESS RELEASE – THE month of September, often known for staycations and back-to-school preparations, was nothing short of devastating this year, owing to adverse weather conditions experienced around the world. Small, but widespread, the Caribbean was not spared the wrath of Mother Nature with significant damage recorded in many islands with effects still felt two months on, especially in Dominica, Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands.
As we heal as one Caribbean community, the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Authority (SLHTA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Society of Hotel Associations Executives (CHSAE) have joined forces to host a black tie Gala Fundraiser event slated for Friday, November 17, under the theme, ‘Together we are stronger’.
According to Chief Executive of the SLHTA, NooraniAzeez, “We are impressed with the sense of community and solidarity as residents and businesses of each Caribbean island that have been able to support have done so in some way.”
However, when revealing the plight of some of the citizenry of the hardest-hit island nations, he added, “More relief effort is needed to ensure our sister islands can recover beyond merely receiving food and water relief, beyond road and housing supplies, but to rebuild stronger better infrastructure which has the power to withstand more harmful disasters in the future.”
The private and public sectors are encouraged to support this worthy cause slated for the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort. The SLHTA invites the business community to partner in the hosting of the event as well as encourages them to purchase tables of 10. The ticket price is EC$350 per person. Proceeds will go to the islands hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The event will be an elegant affair and will include various elements, including a cocktail reception, three-course plated dinner, an auction where patrons can bid on stays at some of the islands most luxurious properties in Anguilla, Bonaire, the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands, a classy mix of live entertainment, and dancing.
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, contact the SLHTA’s office or visit their office in Rodney Bay.