Dig­i­cel Cel­e­brates 37th In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary with St. Lu­cians

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

As Saint Lu­cia com­mem­o­rates yet an­other In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary, Dig­i­cel is also cel­e­brat­ing with the govern­ment and peo­ple. On Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 22nd, 2016 Saint Lu­cia will mark the ob­ser­va­tion of thirty-seven years as an in­de­pen­dent na­tion un­der the theme ‘The Jour­ney Con­tin­ues…’ A se­ries of na­tional and com­mu­nity events, of which Dig­i­cel is proud spon­sor, will be held across the is­land to mark the cel­e­bra­tion.

Dig­i­cel has fos­tered some new part­ner­ships for this year’s In­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions and con­tin­ues to sup­port sta­ple events and ac­tiv­i­ties. One such new part­ner­ship is with the St. Lu­cia Moto X Club. The na­tional sport­ing club, which was es­tab­lished in 1991, an­nu­ally puts on the In­de­pen­dence Road Ride which scores of lo­cal and re­gional rid­ers and cy­cling lovers an­tic­i­pate. How­ever, in 2016 the club has gone one step fur­ther with an ex­tra­or­di­nary In­de­pen­dence cal­en­dar of ac­tiv­i­ties and show­case of tal­ent: on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 19th at Pi­geon Is­land, at Wa­ter­front Cas­tries on 21st and at Vieux Fort on 22nd.

The first ever In­ter­na­tional Ba­nana and Food Fes­ti­val, pre­sented by the South­ern Tourism De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion and which will be held at the Philip Mar­cellin Grounds in Vieux Fort, is also re­ceiv­ing much sup­port from Dig­i­cel in its unique pre­sen­ta­tion and fea­ture on one of St. Lu­cia’s premier agri­cul­tural crops: the ba­nana.

In the com­mu­nity of Soufriere, Che Cam­peche Inc. will present its lat­est pro­duc­tion of ‘Mal Coupan” at the Soufriere Mini Sta­dium,con­tin­u­ing in its quest to pro­mote Saint Lu­cia’s Cre­ole her­itage in ob­ser­vance of this year’s In­de­pen­dence.

Dig­i­cel has once again part­nered with the com­mu­nity of Mon Re­pos in host­ing their an­nual road re­lay; with the Gros Islet com­mu­nity with their In­de­pen­dence fash­ion show and sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, and with the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture’s Seafood Fi­esta on the Wa­ter­front in Cas­tries on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 21st.

The Bayfest team presents the se­cond edi­tion of the street fes­ti­val in the heart of Rod­ney Bay, with a fu­sion of culi­nary and in­de­pen­dence flavour, and Dig­i­cel con­tin­ues to pro­vide sup­port as a key part­ner.

Bayfest will fea­ture an ex­plo­sion of culi­nary arts with live demon­stra­tions from some of Saint Lu­cia’s finest chefs both sea­soned and ju­nior. As the field of culi­nary sci­ences in­creas­ingly be­comes a ca­reer choice for many young Saint Lu­cians, hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism stu­dents from var­i­ous pro­grammes will have an op­por­tu­nity to dis­play and de­velop their skills and test their knowl­edge. Bayfest will take place on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 20th from 2pm.

Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive at Dig­i­cel, Miss Louise Vic­tor, com­mented on Dig­i­cel’s in­volve­ment and sup­port for Saint Lu­cia’s 37th In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary: “Dig­i­cel’s con­tin­ued in­volve­ment in the com­mu­nity, and also na­tion­ally, for yet an­other In­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tion is one which gives us great joy. We be­lieve in cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ments of the coun­try and its peo­ple in ev­ery way hence our ex­ten­sive sup­port to var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place across the is­land. We rec­og­nize that not ev­ery ci­ti­zen will be able to be a part of the na­tional ac­tiv­i­ties in the north­ern part of the is­land there­fore it is im­por­tant that fringe ac­tiv­i­ties re­ceive just as much sup­port so as to pro­duce ex­tra­or­di­nary In­de­pen­dence ex­pe­ri­ences for all.”

Dig­i­cel wishes all Saint Lu­cians a safe, en­joy­able and happy 37th In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary!

Saint Lu­cians at home and abroad will be cel­e­brat­ing this week­end as the is­land ob­serves

37 years of In­de­pen­dence from Great Bri­tain.

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