Aerial Tram & Zipline Tour

Kayak & Snorkeling Tour Excursion

International Coastal Cleanup 2017

On Saturday September 16th, volunteers gathered at Pigeon Island National Landmark from about 6:30 a.m. to help pick up garbage which had accumulated along the beaches and coastal areas. Many were not prepared for how difficult and extensive the job was going to be. Prior to the actual cleanup, the volunteers were given gloves, garbage bags, pencils and a data collection form.

Press Release SLNT 41st Annual General Meeting

SLNT Annual Report 41st Annual General Meeting

Newsletter January to June 2017

White Breasted Thrasher & the Youth

On June 22nd members of the Dennery Primary School’s ‘Lorax Club’ learned to use Google Earth to map coordinates to show the pressure areas of the Saint Lucia White Breasted Thrasher. The training was provided by Matt Morton of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and Murlina Murray of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT).

SLNT Financial Statements April 2016 to March 2017

Movie Night 2017 Collage

International Coastal Cleanup September 2017

Celebrating 42 years of Conserving Saint Lucia’s Heritage

Tuesday, 26th September 2017 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT). The Trust is a membership organization established to help conserve the natural and cultural heritage of Saint Lucia and to promote values which lead to national pride and love of country. Over the years the organization has been able to fulfill this mandate through site management and maintenance; advocating for the sustainable use and management of the island’s natural resources and through education and advocacy programmes.

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Promoting Heritage Conservation Among our Youth Collage

La Woz Flower Festival 2017

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Building Resilience to Climate Change

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) sponsored a Beach Profile Training Workshop on Thursday, August 3rd at its satellite office in Vieux Fort. “The training exercise is part of a broader effort to increase local capacity for natural resources (beaches and coasts) monitoring and it is also a precursor to beach profile data collection exercises which is set to begin within the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA),” said Mr. Craig Henry, Programme Officer for Conservation in the south.

Another Caribbean Country Seeks to Raise the Bar

Saint Lucia has attended a few meetings as an Observer of the Principle 10 negotiations geared at reaching an agreement which will give citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) an opportunity to be involved from the onset in the decision-making process on environmental matters. But today was different, as the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Sustainable Development, Ms. Valerie Leon officially announced that Saint Lucia has joined the process thereby making them the 24th signatory country to this ambitious initiative. The announcement was made on the first day of the seventh meeting of the negotiating committee of the regional agreement on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in LAC being held at Palacio San Martín, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 31 – August 4, 2017.

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The Soufriere Excursion

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SLNT Press Release Clarification

Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

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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Youth Discovering Their Roots & Destiny Through Their Heritage

This is a wonderful country with a rich heritage and lovely people, and even if I am not a born Saint Lucian I got teary eyed a few times especially to the end. This is an educational and entertaining film that took us on a fascinating historical journey of Saint Lucia’s natural, cultural and historical heritage. The question now is, what can we do to conserve and preserve our island’s patrimony?” The foregoing sentiments were expressed by the Communications and Advocacy Officer of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), Karetta Crooks Charles, as she addressed an audience of primarily young people gathered at Caribbean Cinemas to participate in the SLNT’s 2017 Youth for Conservation Retreat. The main feature of this year’s event was the viewing of a documentary on Saint Lucia’s heritage, ‘Who are You?’, which was followed by a panel discussion.

Chronicles of Saint Lucia Racer Sightings

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Caribbean resort project draws heat over threat to vulnerable species

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Saint Lucia and Mexico Emerge Winners of Environmental Video Contest

A creative animation dubbed “What is Principle 10?” by Ted Sandiford of Saint Lucia copped first place in a regional video/animation competition called “Our Environment, Our Voices”. While, Luis Vera of Mexico came second with a video called “We saved the Cocospera River”. The winners of the contest were announced on Monday, March 20th in Brazil at the 6th Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Important Environmental Governance Talks Underway in Brazil

Day one of the 6th Negotiations for a Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice was packed yet fruitful. There were contact group sessions on access to information and participation; an opening session; a panel discussion on rights of access to environmental justice, and sharing of national actions undertaken by governments and civil society to promote Principle 10. This important and visionary process known as Principle 10 seeks to enhance environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean and uniquely allows civil society to share their expertise with the governments of the 23 signatory countries. Nicaragua is also attending as an Observer country.

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

Update on Beach Rehabilitation on Sandy Beach in Vieux Fort

The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) has implemented the first phase of a comprehensive coastal/beach rehabilitation exercise with the installation of a physical barrier on the eastern end of the Sandy Beach strip within the Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) in Vieux Fort. The main purpose of installing the barrier is to restrict vehicular access to certain areas which have been targeted for rehabilitation to reduce excessive compacting of these areas. The SLNT assures the public that pedestrian access to the beach will not be affected by the barrier.

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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.

Maria Islands Tour 2017

February 25, 2017 was memorable for one main reason, The Maria Islands. The Saint Lucia National Trust in keeping with its mandate to educate, protect and preserve the environment organized a field trip to this location. The group consisting of 40 participants gathered at the National Trust’s Southern Office on Sandy Beach; the Maria Islands Interpretation Centre. This office was refurbished in 2011 and is equipped with a conference room, office space, teaching paraphernalia, and on exhibit are local clay artifacts and a musket. These were not labelled but this will come.

Two Children from Grass Street Benefit from the Julia and Edward Parris Scholarship Programme

The Walcott Place project was created to provide a physical space to celebrate the achievements of Sir Derek Walcott and his twin brother, Roderick Walcott, to be a source of inspiration and education and to spawn the regeneration of a depressed community in Castries. Since the renovation and official reopening of the Walcott’s house in January 2016, several plans have been in motion to ensure that the project’s objectives are achieved and that Saint Lucians, especially those residing on Chaussee Road and environs are positively influenced. To this end, Saint Lucia National Trust is pleased to announce the launch of the Julia and Edward Parris Scholarship Programme. The brief ceremony was held at the Walcott House on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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