AFTER a comprehensive review of the Assou Square 2020 last week, Mayor of Castries, His Worship Peterson Francis is applauding key stakeholders for their role in making the event a success.
At a post mortem press conference attended by representatives of the St Lucia Fire Service, Castries Constituency Council and the Royal St Lucia Police Force, an assessment of the various operational aspects gave a clear indication that despite the high numbers in attendance, no incidents were recorded.
Speaking at the forum, Mayor Peterson D. Francis and CEO Wilfred Pierre shared the view that a lot more can be done to elevate the fair and bring back more traditional features.
“We have not disappointed. With full accountability, we have managed the traditional event,” Mayor Francis said.
CEO Wilfred Pierre says council is looking to improve the activity by reintroducing traditional features.
The two-day Assou Square was produced by the Castries Constituency Council and supported by PCD Distribution, telecommunications giant FLOW, BUSTA Chill – distributed by SMJ Beverages, and the Government of St Lucia.
PCD Brand Manager, Tamara Edmunds, who presented a sponsorship cheque at the press conference, expressed commitment towards future partnerships.
“We offer our sincere thanks to the Castries Constituency Council for inviting us to partner on Assou Square 2020 and look forward to strengthening our relationship in the upcoming year,” she noted. “Peter and Company Distribution will continue to partner with communities throughout the island to support projects which uplift and unify our people to be proud, passionate and strong Saint Lucians.”
Press and Communications Manager, Jason Hullingseed for his part, said the responsibility of the Castries Constituency Council to be the producers of Assou Square will certainly see a major enhancement of the event in the coming years.
“The numbers in attendance say a lot and was very encouraging. It also highlights the efficiency of the brand we have created at the Castries Constituency Council,” Hullingseed stated.
“I believe that a new vision with innovative dimensions is needed while we continue the marriage of culture and tradition,” explained the Press and Communications Manager.