PRESS RELEASE – Six talented young men and women will undergo in-depth training in a hospitality and tourism workshop in Taiwan from 12 November 2018 to 22 January 2019.
At a send-off event on Thursday, 8 November, Ambassador Douglas C. T. Shen of the Taiwan Embassy encouraged them to bring back the latest ideas and skill sets of the tourism industry when they return to Saint Lucia in 3 months. He also thanked the Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, Minister for External Affairs for making relevant arrangements and her dedication to human capacity building in Saint Lucia.
Best wishes were also given to participants by the Honourable Senator Fortuna Belrose, Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries, and Ambassador Elma Gene-Isaac, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Minister Belrose encouraged the participants to be good-will ambassadors by showcasing the good qualities of Saint Lucians during their stay in Taiwan. She also expressed her appreciation for Taiwan’s continual contributions to Saint Lucia’s human capacity building.
The workshop, organised and sponsored by Taiwan’s aid agency—-the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF), is aimed at enhancing the human resources and strengthening the vocational training systems in the Caribbean region. Ambassador Shen stressed that the government of Taiwan will continue to help Saint Lucia and other diplomatic allies enhance their human resources.
Saint Lucian participants to the workshop include Nadine
Shana KHODRA-JNBAPTISTE, Veronica Cecilia FELIX, Trudy
Melba EVERISTE, Shavonne George EMMANUEL, Lisa PAUL and Nikkev Randal LOUIS. (Taiwan Embassy)