Tuesday, April 18, 2006 – The Government of Saint Lucia is expected to
unveil a National Heroes Monument within the next fifteen (15) months.
The National Heroes Monument is part of a wider plan to establish a National
Heroes Day in order to recognize persons who have made valuable and continue to
make unique contributions to the development of Saint Lucia.
The Ministry of Social Transformation, Culture and Local Government signed an
agreement with Saint Lucian artist Mr. Ricky George to design and produce a
National Heroes Monument on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006. The design for the
monument was reached through a national competition where Mr. George emerged the
The monument will be located in a National Heroes Park the options being the
George V Park in Castries and Prevost Park on the Morne. A committee has been
commissioned to explore and select the better option. The cost of the statue is
US$156,900.00. The initial cost paid to Mr. George is US$37,000.00, the
contribution of the Government of Saint Lucia.
A National Heroes Park Steering Committee has been set up and it is anticipated
that the Committee will raise the balance of funds through a national campaign.