The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Gros Islet district will be ob­serv­ing Labour Day this year in an un­prece­dented fash­ion with the stag­ing of a cer­e­mony to hon­our the ser­vices of over 50 per­sons from the var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties in this sprawl­ing con­stituency. The Gros Islet Awards, to be held at the Gros Islet Sec­ondary School on Mon­day 2nd May from 4 p.m. are the brain­child of Gros Islet Par­lia­men­tary Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Emma Hip­polyte who, through­out her tenure from 2011, has been plac­ing em­pha­sis on em­pow­er­ing her con­stituents through var­i­ous so­cial pro­grammes.

Ac­cord­ing to Ms Hip­polyte: “The ob­ser­vance of Labour Day and the ac­knowl­edg­ment of the con­tri­bu­tion of work­ers to the devel­op­ment of the coun­try is usu­ally done through the Trade Union move­ment. This year I thought we should hon­our the out­stand­ing ser­vices that peo­ple from var­i­ous walks of life in Gros Islet have given to the devel­op­ment of the con­stituency through ex­cel­lence in the var­i­ous fields; so I have in­sti­tuted the Gros Islet Awards which are go­ing to be the ma­jor ve­hi­cle for rec­og­niz­ing the work of the peo­ple of Gros Islet.”

The Gros Islet Awards will hon­our per­sons who have given out­stand­ing ser­vices in the fol­low­ing fields: Me­dia, Arts and Mu­sic, Youth Devel­op­ment, Sports Devel­op­ment, Sports, Teach­ing, Nurs­ing and Home Care, Po­lice and Fire Ser­vices, Mi­cro and Small Busi­ness in­clud­ing the Gros Islet Fri­day Night Street Party, Fish­ing, Farm­ing, Taxi Driv­ing, Minibus Driv­ing, Moth­ers and Fa­thers.

MP for Gros Islet Emma Hip­polyte.

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