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Contact: Claudia Monlouis


Monday 4 April 2011 –  The Legacy Committee which has the responsibility for  overseeing the sculpting of the statue  of former Prime Minister Sir John G. M. Compton, will soon be issuing an account number  to the public so that financial contributions can be made towards  meeting the remaining cost of the creative process and erection of the statue.


The  statue which is now being finalized in a foundry in California has a price tag of approximately 1.5 million dollars. Senator the Honourable Guy Mayers is the chairperson of the Legacy Committee.


“We will soon be giving out the bank account number which has been set up at the Bank of Saint Lucia for that purpose. We invite all Saint Lucians, whether you live within or outside Saint Lucia to make their contributions for that purpose.”


Senator Mayers also indicated that a fund-raising programme will also be instituted at the schools to involve the younger generation and to sensitize them about  Sir John's contribution to Saint Lucia's development.


“We are hoping that parents will allow their kids to be able to contribute towards the project. We are very excited. We have taken the position that we don't want to divulge yet what the statue will look like;  we want it to be a surprise, we want to have that 'wow' factor when we unveil the statue.”


The statue of Sir John will be unveiled within the next few months.

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