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Contact: Janelle Charles

Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - Three new items have been included on the calendar of activities to mark this year’s anniversary of St. Lucia’s independence.

In addition to traditional activities such as the National Ecumenical Service, the Independence Day Parade and the National School’s Rally, this year’s calendar will include a St. Lucia Flag Day, a theatrical productions called Troumassay to be staged at a date to be confirmed and “21 Unity Island” – a peace concert organized by the St. Lucia National Trust to be held at Pigeon Island on February 24.

The St. Lucia Flag Day is scheduled for February 22, at the Pigeon Island National Landmark. It seeks to create a family-oriented, entertaining environment to promote awareness of the St. Lucia flag, its meaning and the protocols associated with its use.

Other activities to mark the 23rd anniversary of St. Lucia’s Independence include the National Sports Awards on February 16 at the National Sports Complex and the Gospel Concert to be held at the Vieux Fort playing field on February 23.

The National Ecumenical Service will be held at the Vigie Sports Complex on February 21. The Independence Day Parade will take place at the Mindoo Phillip Park and the National Schools’ Rally at the National Cultural Centre on Independence Day.

The theme for the anniversary celebrations is, “Facing the Challenge with Dignity and Pride”.

Meanwhile the National Television Network – NTN - will begin special programming this week to mark St. Lucia’s independence anniversary. The programmes will focus on various points in St. Lucia’s development over the past 23 years.


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