St. Lucia Celebrates 30 Years Of Independence
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 19, 2009 (CUOPM)
St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Hon. Stephenson King has been sent Indepedendence Anniversary greetings from his St. Kitts and Nevis counterpart.
“On behalf of the Government and the citizens of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, and on my own behalf, I congratulate the Government and People of Saint Lucia on the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Independence,” said Prime Minister Douglas in his congratulatory letter.
He said St. Lucia boasts a history that celebrates and embraces the diversity upon which the Island’s culture was established.
“The theme “A Journey to be Proud of. A future to look forward to” is certainly appropriate as it serves to remind all Saint Lucians that much has been accomplished since independence, and even better rewards await,” said Dr. Douglas, adding: “It is my fervent hope that your country will continue to be blessed with peace and prosperity.”
St. Lucia became an independent nation on 22nd February 1979.