Taiwan Celebrates 107 and Saint Lucia gets Cake!
On Thursday, the Embassy of the Republic if China (Taiwan) hosted, in grand style, a commemoration of the country’s 107th national day. This is not the first October 4 event when the embassy has invited hundreds of Saint Lucians to join in the fun. Last year featured a notable performance by Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, Minister Bradley Felix and STAR publisher Rick Wayne. At this year’s celebration the embassy did not receive the same honour, but it was nonetheless nothing short of fun.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Band played all the right tunes of local folk music, calypso, soca and a few native Taiwanese sounds. Dancers flaunted extravagant Wob Dwiyets and invited members of the embassy and Saint Lucians alike to celebrate the occasion on the dance floor. The Taiwanese traditional folk character “The Prince” was spotted coaxing several guests to participate in the cultural brew.
Ambassador Douglas Shen was not there for the special date but his bases were covered, including for the cakecutting number. His chargé d’affaires, Bill Shih-Chang Huang happily sliced the edible Taiwanese flag that was later shared among the guests.
Sharing the cake at Thursday evening's celebrations. From left to right: Mr. Bill Shih-Chang Huang, chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Taiwan, Mrs. Jeannine Giraudy-Mcintyre, President of the Saint Lucia Senate and Lenard Montoute, MP for Gros Islet.