Monday, February 09, 2009 – As part of the celebrations for Saint Lucia’s
30th Independence Anniversary, the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority has
planned a day dedicated to embracing the island’s history and culture.
SLASPA, in collaboration with the National Independence Planning Committee, will
host the Desmond Skeete Animation Center Day, and a Night of The Arts, on
February 24, 2009, at La Place Carenage.
Coordinator of the National Independence Exhibition Committee, Giovanni St. Omer
said: “Use the events of that day as a platform for educating young people on
our country’s history through the animation centre and our country’s culture
through these artistes; listen to what they have to say. What we are doing is
inviting young artistes to actually listen and learn from these greats and
appreciate where they have come from and what they expect of us in the future.
We are very proud to have created this collaboration with the SLASPA
Embracing culture as a part of a country’s development, St. Omer said, is
essential to the growth of a people.
SLASPA’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Administration, Ben Emmanuel, said
SLASPA is extremely delighted to contribute to the celebration of another
milestone in the island’s independence.
“That is why the opportunity not only to promote and celebrate the Desmond
Skeete Animation Centre, but also to offer La Place Carenage as the venue to
host two very important functions, is for us at SLASPA extremely delightful and
we are very proud to be a part of this celebration,” said Emmanuel
On February 24, patrons will receive a 50% discount on the regular admission to
the Animation Center. Additionally, there is a month long special for students,
who will pay three dollars to view the spectacle.