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Contact: Claudia Monlouis


Thursday 27 January 2011  The Arts and Crafts sector  in Choiseul has regained  a healthy level of  momentum  after suffering  from limited  scope for a period of time. 


Member of Parliament for the community Honourable Rufus Bousquet says this revival is evidenced by the recent exposition  of  several genres of art,  from Choiseul.   The exposition at the Derek Walcott Square recently was to highlight the Choiseul community.


“Choiseul  has been historically renowned as the craft capital  of Saint Lucia. for a number of years  though the community’s rich craft heritage had been in danger of extinction until recently when the Office of Private Sector Relations (OPSR)  funded two initiatives to help revive the Choiseul craft sector to restore credibility to our heritage.”


The member of Parliament has called on the artisans in the community to immediately  move with zeal to develop what he referred to as “The Choiseul Brand “ as a tag that will take the artistic output of Choiseul to a new level of marketability.


Meantime, President  of the  Choiseul Development Foundation  Mr. John Satney says  the community of Choiseul while thankful for its alliance  with the Nobel Laureate Committee and other partners in  highlighting  Choiseul's products in the island's capital Castries.


“This is  timely exposure for Choiseul since the craft organization  in particular, will be involved in business promotion, and there will also be a website and video documentary.”


There are plans to continue  the promotion of arts and crafts from Choiseul.

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