Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of China (Tai­wan)

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT - Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of China (Tai­wan) to Saint Lu­cia.

The Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of China (Tai­wan) learnt with deep­est sor­row about the pass­ing away, on March 17 2017, of Sir Derek Wal­cott, the Saint Lu­cian-born No­bel lau­re­ate. Sir Derek was an in­ter­na­tion­ally-ac­claimed poet and writer, whose epic lit­er­ary works en­abled the world to ap­pre­ci­ate and em­brace the rich cul­ture of the Caribbean. We are grate­ful for his con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­mo­tion of cul­tural ties be­tween Tai­wan and Saint Lu­cia. Sir Derek was in­vited to Tai­wan in 2002 and 2008, and met with the Mayor of Taipei. The Em­bassy also had the priv­i­lege of co­op­er­at­ing with the Saint Lu­cian Gov­ern­ment in a pro­ject to re­ha­bil­i­tate Sir Derek’s child­hood house at 17 Chausee Road, Cas­tries. The Wal­cott House was of­fi­cially re-opened in Jan­uary 2016. We would like to ex­press our sin­cere con­do­lences to Sir Derek’s fam­ily.

The Wal­cott House in Cas­tries.

Sir Derek Wal­cott spoke at the open­ing cer­e­mony of the Wal­cott House on Jan­uary 24, 2016.

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