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The Soufriere Excursion

Join us for “Conservation Walkabout” - Tuesday, August 1st 2017

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Bastille Day – Live Theater

Request for Expression of Interest

6th July, 2017

To Whom It May Concern

Project Reference: Pigeon Coastal Stabilization Project

Dear Sir/Madam,

RE: Request for Expression of Interest to prepare an application for DCA Approval for Pigeon Island National Landmark Coastal Stabilization Works

The Saint Lucia National Trust invites qualified individuals or firms to apply to provide consultancy services to prepare an Application for DCA Approval for Pigeon Island National Landmark Coastal Stabilization Works.

Please follow the hyperlink below for further details.

Interested candidates are to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) by 4:00 p.m. on 14th July 2017.

Yours Sincerely

Bishnu Tulsie

Director

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SLNT Press Release Clarification

Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Happy World Oceans Day

New Entrance Fees to Pigeon Island National Landmark

Press Release - Closure of Walcott Place

The Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda supports the Trust

Support from Saint Helena National Trust

Major Coastal Stabilization Project Launched in Saint Lucia

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Members Pledge their Continued Support

Catholic Church Statement on DSH Project & other Social Issues

SLNT Stance about Dolphins in Captivity

Lawmakers in Mexico approve reforms to ban captivity of marine life

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Review of Financial Analysis PINL Redevelopment

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SLNT Financial Statements 2015 - 2016

SLNT Financial Statements 2013 -2014

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Government’s Proposal to Zero SLNT’s Subvention

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Caribbean resort project draws heat over threat to vulnerable species

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A Causeway for Concern - By Sarah N. George

Trust Members Speak Out

The atmosphere was charged as 222 members and staff of the Saint Lucia National Trust and 70 non-members gathered for the first Trust membership meeting for 2017. There was hardly any standing space in the Bougainvillea Conference Room at the Bay Gardens Hotel for the attendees who came from all across the island to discuss pertinent issues affecting Saint Lucia’s heritage.

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Detailed Plan for Phase 2 of the DSH Project

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Heritage Issues Take Center Stage at Membership Meeting

The Saint Lucia National Trust is preparing to host its first Quarterly Membership Meeting, for 2017, on March 11th from 1 p.m. at the Bougainvillea Conference Room, Bay Gardens Hotel in Rodney Bay. Trust Members and members of the public interested in learning more about our projects and programmes are encouraged to contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 452-5005 to confirm their attendance. Please note that Secretariat Staff will be on hand to enroll persons who are not members.

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October to December 2016 Newsletter

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales Royal Visit to Pigeon Island National Landmark 2016

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Civil Society calls the Ranking of the Sustainable Development Goals a “Huge Success”

​It was an intensive two days, as representatives from 27 civil society organisations met probably for the first time locally to discuss in detail the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The consultation dubbed “National Views on the Sustainable Development Goals and the SAMOA Pathway” was held from November 29-30, 2016 at the Golden Palm Events Centre in Rodney Heights. This important consultation organized by the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations of Saint Lucia in collaboration with the Saint Lucia National Trust was made possible with funding from the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Raising the Visibility of the Saint Lucia National Trust

The Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy issued a challenge to the Saint Lucia National Trust to augment efforts to make its wide-ranging conservation work more visible in the public domain. She congratulated the management, councilors and staff for the work they have undertaken over the past year, and for keeping its members engaged. However, the SLNT’s Patron noted that more needs to be done to give the organization the visibility it deserves. The call was made at the Trust’s 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the St. Lucia Civil Service Association Headquarters in Castries.

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OGP Talk: Jamaica Continues to Walk the Talk of Open Governance

In June 2012 Jamaica signed Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. Principle 10 basically seeks to ensure that all individuals are granted access to information about environmental issues, are allowed to participate in decision-making processes and have access to justice in environmental matters with the aim of safeguarding the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

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Australia Fellowship Programme

The 2016 International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Program was a great success this year. We are proud of this year’s participants and grateful for the support of Australia Awards

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Protecting the Mankote Mangrove

We first learned of the Integrated Resort Development proposal called the Pearl of the Caribbean by Desert Star Holdings (Caribbean) at a presentation in January 2016. The plan was to construct a race track and ancillary facilities for thoroughbred horses, a marina, hotels and condominiums, waterfront homes, shopping malls and a casino on 699.5 acres of land in Vieux Fort, including the entire 180 acres of the Mankote Mangrove. The inclusion of the mangrove raised a red flag for the Trust and this concern was immediately raised with the developer. This matter resurfaced in July 2016 when it was announced that government has entered into a framework agreement with the developer to proceed with the development.

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Students of the Saint Lucia School of Music Advocate for Principle 10

The Director of Orchestras at the Saint Lucia School of Music and member of the Saint Lucia National Trust, Liz Ehrman has seen the importance of involving her students in advocacy efforts to get Saint Lucia and other Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) non-signatory countries to sign on to the LAC Declaration on the application of Principle 10. Principle 10 which has its origin in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development seeks to involve citizens in the decision making processes regarding environmental matters.

Ms. Ehrman and her students have produced two jingles; “2, 4, 6, 8, Principle 10” sung by Khaia Smith with narration by Shan Lucien can be seen on YouTube at: http://tinyurl.com/h9rpzu9 as well as on the Information Board section on http://www.lacp10.org. Funds will be provided to support the promotion of both jingles, thanks to The Access Initiative (TAI), through a project funded by Open Society Foundations entitled “Improving Environmental Safeguards and Good Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean”.​

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Mangrove Tree Planting Tour

First of all, not being an early morning person, highly appreciative of the fact that the tour of Mankote Mangrove started at a decent hour: around 10 am - presumably to allow the Castries posse to wind their way down to the south. Living in Vieux Fort, it ordinarily requires a visit to Hewanorra Airport on Sunday afternoons to see a wide array of unknown faces but I was pleasantly surprised, arriving that Sunday morning at Mankote, to see so many faces from out of town. Better still, the bunch of enthusiastic young people who introduced us to the facts of mangrove life and survival at Mankote, were all strangers too! That was a very odd but exceedingly pleasant experience because it testifies to the fact that anno 2016, a legion of young Caribbean men and women from around the Lesser Antilles play active, professional roles in the conservation and preservation of our environment. Poor old Mankote mangrove, which for so long, and by so many, has been treated as a mere convenient dump site for garbage, or a dirty swamp good for nothing else but some hanky-panky on a dark dirt road at night… For the first time in my experience, Mankote assumed its proper role of ecological importance as the largest surviving mangrove in the Eastern Caribbean. Hurrah!

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Mangrove Discovery Week

The Saint Lucia National Trust along with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Departments of Forestry and Fisheries, PCI Media Impact, ECO South Tours, the Au Picon Charcoal and Agricultural Producers and the Grenada Fund for Conservation, are hosting a ‘Mangrove Discovery Week’ from November 14th to 20th.

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Building Saint Lucia’s Resilience to Climate Change Through Coastal Stabilisation

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) in collaboration with the Southern Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) will be implementing a project entitled “Increasing the resilience to Climate Change and Natural Hazards, and reducing the rate of coastal erosion for Pigeon Island National Landmark (PINL) and Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) through Beach Stabilisation, Restoration & Enhancement”. The project, which will be launched in February 2017, is financed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in partnership with the German Development Bank (KfW) under the Local Adaptation Measures (LAMs) Grant Scheme.

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Preserving our Caribbean Heritage

November 8th was probably one of the most memorable days in 2016 as the world waited with bated breath for the outcome of the United States of America Presidential Election. But for members and non-members of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), it was an unforgettable evening as Presenter, Mrs. Rudylnn De Four Roberts – Trinidadian Architect and President of Citizens for Conservation delivered an educational and engaging presentation at the 3rd Annual Trust Pioneers Lecture. The Lecture, held under the theme: “Caribbean Architectural Heritage: Identity, reality and future opportunities” was held at the Palm Haven Hotel in Gros Islet and saw participation of close to 60 persons including the Trust’s Patron, Dame Pearlette Louisy.​

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July - September Newsletter

SLNT Staff Participates in Australian Coral Reef Fellowship for International Leaders and Managers

Mr. Craig Henry, a Programme Officer within the Conservation Department of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), was one of 17 participants in the 2016 International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Programme, funded under the Australia Awards Fellowship Program in Great Barrier Reef from the 9th – 29th October. The programme targeted current and emerging leaders from the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean regions to observe first-hand Australia’s world-leading coral reef management regime to gain new skills and knowledge. The programme includes two courses – one on high level leadership for marine resource managers, Participants of the 2016 International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Programme and the other on excellence in reef management, with participants from each course coming together during a one-week overlap period.

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Vive La Wòz

The Western Youth Chapter of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) celebrated the La Rose (La Wòz) Festival which coincides with the feast of Saint Rose De Lima on August 30. To keep this cultural tradition alive, the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) organizes a church service with a parade and Gwan Fèt with participation from all La Rose groups from across the island on this feast day, displaying pageantry reminiscent of European court.

Membership Drive at BOSL

New Date for Trust Pioneers Lecture

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