The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Lau­re­ate week cel­e­brates the achieve­ments and suc­cesses of the two nobel lau­re­ates of Saint Lu­cia - Sir Wil­liam Arthur Lewis (Jan­uary 23, 1915 – June 15, 1991) who won the Nobel Memo­rial Prize in Eco­nomics in 1979; and Hon­ourable Derek Wal­cott who won the Nobel Prize in Lit­er­a­ture in 1992.

Nobel Lau­re­ate week, hosted an­nu­ally dur­ing the month of Jan­uary, fea­tures a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing guest lec­tures, per­for­mances by stu­dents, and po­etry. The Gov­er­nor Gen­eral is Chair­per­son of the Nobel Lau­re­ate week com­mit­tee.

Jan­uary 23, 2015 marks the 100th an­niver­sary of the birth of Sir W. Arthur Lewis and given the con­tin­ued and grow­ing in­ter­est in his work, the Caribbean De­vel­op­ment Bank (CDB) and the Univer­sity of the West Indies (UWI), of which he was re­spec­tively the first Pres­i­dent (1970-73) and Vice Chan­cel­lor (196263), have es­tab­lished a part­ner­ship with the Sir Arthur Lewis In­sti­tute of So­cial and Eco­nomic Stud­ies (SALISES) to mark this oc­ca­sion with a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties.

A high point of th­ese was the joint host­ing, by the CDB and the UWI Vice Chan­cellery in as­so­ci­a­tion with the UWI Open Cam­pus Saint Lu­cia, of the 16th An­nual SALISES Con­fer­ence, cel­e­brated as the W Arthur Lewis Cen­ten­nial, Jan­uary 14-16, 2015 in Saint Lu­cia un­der the theme: To­wards Caribbean Pros­per­ity and Hap­pi­ness in an Eq­ui­table and Sus­tain­able World.

On Satur­day Jan­uary 17 an open night will be held in Den­nery at Chateau Her­itage as part of ac­tiv­i­ties for Nobel Lau­re­ate week. The evening will fea­ture po­etry, per­for­mance and dis­cus­sion.

Nobel Lau­re­ate week 2015 was launched at Gov­ern­ment House on Mon­day 12 Jan­uary, 2015 and ac­tiv­i­ties will run Jan­uary 18-24. Visit the Face­book page for ac­tiv­i­ties and more in­for­ma­tion @ www.face­­belLau­re­ateWeekSain­tLu­cia

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