Robert Devaux was one of the Founding Fathers of the Saint Lucia National Trust and its first Director. Although he is no longer with us, his contribution to the conservation of Saint Lucia’s built and natural heritage will forever be remembered and cherished.
Below is one of Mr. Devaux’s writings as well as a short video tribute produced in September 2013.
Please visit our Documentation Centre at the Pigeon Island National Landmark to access numerous writings of the late Robert Devaux.
We are pleased to share the winning essays from our recent Dolphinarium Essay Competition which was opened to Primary (Grades 5 & 6) and Secondary School students. This activity formed part of the Trust’s ongoing advocacy campaign to raise awareness about the impacts of the establishment of the proposed dolphinarium on the island. The competition sought to give students the opportunity to write an essay for or against the proposed dolphinarium guided by the topic: Dolphin Park or No Dolphin Park - What are your views?
All entries were judged anonymously by three SLNT Members – Jane King Hippolyte, Dr. Marie-Louise Felix and Lucius Doxerie. The competition served to enhance the Trust’s efforts to engage with the youth and the essays will be used to help shape our messages towards children regarding the dolphinarium matter. The Trust is thankful to Digicel, Captain Mike’s and Taxi for providing a plethora of amazing prizes for the following winners:
No one has to die from a snake bite, listen to this snake bite survivor and Dr. Martin Didier on what you must do if ever you are bitten by a snake, especially the island’s only venomous snake the Saint Lucia Fer de Lance.
This year Council decided to reduce the time spent presenting work programme reports at our AGM by making the full reports available ahead of the meeting. This is an experiment driven by two considerations:
This will allow more time for interaction with members; and
It will hopefully encourage more members to remain to the end of the meeting so that they can participate in the election of the new Council.
To this end, please find below our Programme Reports to the 42nd AGM.
We trust that you will read the reports ahead of the meeting and take note of any related questions you may have or matters you wish to bring to the attention to members and the Council.
We look forward to welcoming you at our 42nd AGM on November 24th, 2018 at 2:00pm (registration begins at 1:00 pm) at the Finance Administration Building, Point Seraphine.
As you know, the Saint Lucia National Trust has embarked on a review of its current strategic plan and on the preparation of its successor for 2019 - 2029, which will be launched at the time of Saint Lucia’s 40th Anniversary of Independence. Over the coming weeks, a number of activities, including workshops, focus groups, interviews and reviews of documents, will be held to conduct assessments and develop this new strategic plan. This topic will also be one of the items on the agenda of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 24 November.
Let your voice be heard, and let us work together to shape the future of this organisation.
Castries, Saint Lucia- The Government of Saint Lucia and the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) have agreed to hold consultations regarding conservation of the buildings which comprise the former Royal Gaol located at Bridge Street, Castries.
The site of the former Royal Gaol has been earmarked for the construction of a new Police Headquarters as well as a structure to house the Criminal Courts. The former Royal Gaol was abandoned in 2003 when all prisoners were transferred to the Bordelais Correctional Facility. The SLNT obtained an injunction restraining the demolition of the former Royal Gaol on the grounds that the buildings were of historical significance.