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ASSOU SQUARE 2019: Ringing-in the New Year the Old Way!

Castries Mayor Peterson Francis feels quite satisfied that he did not disappoint or fall short on his promise to deliver ‘a better Assou Square celebration’ this year.

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ASSOU SQUARE 2019

A week ahead of the event, the Mayor had promised a family-oriented event with amenities and entertainment for children, young adults and the family in general — and he’s sure that’s what was got during the two-day event on the Derek Walcott Square.

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ASSOU SQUARE 2019

The Castries Mayor was all over himself, visibly beaming with pride each time he was seen, as he personally observed the activity among the thousands who descended on the Square over the two days.

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ASSOU SQUARE 2019

“I am happy at what I am seeing,” he told The VOICE.

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ASSOU SQUARE 2019

Thousands of Saint Lucians and visitors attended the two-day affair in the heart of the city’s shopping center.

Blessed with brilliant weather conditions, the 48-hour, non-stop event proceeded without a hitch.

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ASSOU SQUARE 2019

Mayor Francis’ idea for Assou Square is “to bring it back to its traditional roots — like making it a family-oriented event that children and young adults would look forward to, as their parents before them, to ring-in the New Year…”

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ASSOU SQUARE 2019

It could well be said he has reason to be happy, as seen through this pictorial look at the event through The VOICE camera lens.

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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