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Contact: Darnley Lebourne


Friday 28 January 2011  The Government of Saint Lucia places on record its recognition of the latest international accolade gained by Saint Lucian Nobel Prize winner and world renowned Poet, Hon. Derek Walcott. Government wishes to publicly congratulate Hon. Derek Walcott on his winning of the TS Elliot prize for the best new collection of poems published in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the year, 2010.

This latest award by the Nobel Laureate marks a continuation of his legacy as one of the greatest living English Poets in the world. The award also comes at a very timely juncture as we in Saint Lucia once again celebrate our two Nobel Laureates under the theme: “Sustaining the Legacy.”


The work of Derek Walcott whilst internationally recognized has always drawn on Saint Lucian reality and culture. As such the significance of Derek’s work has contributed to presenting to the world the richness and uniqueness of what is Saint Lucian. Mr. Walcott’s writings masterful and relevant manner have weaved through our reality in a manner which both adds value to the Saint Lucian legacy whilst helping to sustain that legacy.

The legacy of Nobel Laureates Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott stand tall as landmarks in our nation’s history like our twin peak Pitons and provide us with pride and value as a Saint Lucian people. The Government and people of Saint Lucia celebrate with Hon. Derek Walcott the occasion of winning the prestigious 2010 TS Elliot prize for poetry. Our nation remains indebted to the legacy of Derek Walcott’s work.


Darnley Lebourne

Government Press Secretary


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