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Contact:  Darnley Lebourne


Thursday, February 17, 2011-The Micoud Secondary School is contributing in a meaningful way towards one of the measures being instituted by government to immortalize the late Queen of Culture, Dame Marie Selipha Sesenne Descartes.


Over the past two days Form 5 students from the learning institution were engaged in a community survey geared towards determining a name for a section of the community of Patience—quarter of the community of Mon Repos—in memory of the late Queen of Culture.

A contingent of some six (6) students under the supervision of two teachers conducted interviews with approximately 500 residents from that section of a quarter of Patience known as Vietnam to determine their sentiments on the remaining of the area. Residents were asked to indicate their preference out of three proposed options. Government through the Ministry of Education sought to facilitate a participatory approach which would ensure that any decision on the naming of the area would emanate from members of the community.


During the funeral service for the late Sesenne Descartes held on August 28, 2010, Prime Minister Stephenson King announced the decision to name a section of the community in honour of Sesenne.


The ceremony to rename that section of the community after Sesenne Descartes has been scheduled for March 9th, 2011 as part of activities to commemorate the 32nd Anniversary of Saint Lucia’s Independence.


The final determination on a name for the area will be unveiled during the March 9 ceremony.


Government wishes to publicly express its appreciation to the principal, students, and staff of the Micoud Secondary School for their invaluable contribution towards one of the measures to immortalize Saint Lucia’s Queen of Culture. 


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