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Contact: Lucius Doxerie

Thursday, July 2, 2009 – The Ministry of the Public Service and Human Resource Development and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are scheduled to co-host the “2009 ICDF and Taiwan Scholarship Award Ceremony” on Wednesday, 15th July at 10:00 am at St Lucia National ICT Center.
After a lengthy process of selection from more than 60 applicants this year, there are 10 lucky recipients to date: 6 for the Taiwan Scholarship and 4 for the ICDF Scholarship. The 6 Taiwan Scholarship awardees are (1) Mr Donald Albert, from Choiseul;(2) Ms. Marissa Mathurin, from Gros Islet; (3)Mr. Neville Denys, from Soufriere; (4) Mr. Garvin Preville, from La Clery; (5) Ms. Gilbertha Prescott, from Castries South-East; and (6) Mr. Shervon Alfred, from Castries Central. The 4 ICDF Scholarship awardees are (1) Mr. Peter Jn Paul, from Castries Central ; (2) Ms. Elsa Mathurin, from Micoud North; (3)Mr. Wenn Gabriel, from Gros Islet; (4) Mr. Marnus Cherry, from Babonneau. It is hoped that more awardees will be announced for this category in the coming weeks.


Those Taiwan Scholarship awardees will undertake 3 to 5 years study in Taiwan starting from late August 2009, which includes one year of Mandarin Chinese language training course and 2 to 4 years study programs depending on the chosen degrees from the awardees (bachelor, master or doctoral study), while ICDF Scholarship awardees will start their study programs in English without the Mandarin Chinese language course.


Both the Government of Saint Lucia and Taiwan are pleased to see that more and more talented Saint Lucians are chosen not only for further academic development in various disciplines, but also a unique cultural exchange experience. Making possible a sustainable human resource development is essential to a country’s future. Since the bilateral diplomatic tie between Saint Lucia and the Republic of China (Taiwan) was re-established in April 2007, the Government of Taiwan has committed to promoting education and training programs in Saint Lucia by providing overseas and local scholarships, workshops, seminars and training courses. It is firmly believed that through providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s top universities, the understanding and friendship between people in Saint Lucia and Taiwan will be further enhanced.

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