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Congratulatory Message to Saint Lucia re 45th Independence Anniversary

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat presents its compliments to the Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia, and has the honour to request the latter’s kind assistance in having the following congratulatory message from Dr. Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM, transmitted to the Honourable Philip J. Pierre, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, on the occasion of the country’s Forty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence on 22 February 2024.


“Honourable Prime Minister,

On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I am pleased to congratulate the Government and People of Saint Lucia on the joyous occasion of your Forty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence.

The theme “Douvan Ansanm: Building a Nation through Unity, Resilience, and Creativity” captures the indomitable strength, culture and spirit of Saint Lucia, and its remarkable progress and journey over the past four and a half decades. On this momentous occasion, the Community joins you in celebrating the rich legacy of a nation that has consistently embodied the values of stability and unwavering determination in the face of challenges. May this unyielding spirit continue to guide Saint Lucia on its journey towards a future filled with peace and prosperity.

The contributions of Saint Lucia to the regional integration movement are well noted. Honourable Prime Minister, the Community has benefitted considerably from your stewardship as Lead Head in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet with responsibility for Sustainable Development, including Environment and Disaster Management, and Water. These issues remain vital to the advancement of the Community’s objective of improving the quality of life and well-being of its citizens.

The Community is likewise pleased to celebrate Saint Lucia’s recent election to the Presidency of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Saint Lucia’s leadership will steer the critical processes of selecting a new Director-General of the Organization and allow for enhanced visibility for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the promotion of education, science, culture, communications, peace and sustainable development. 

On this special Forty-Fifth Anniversary of Independence, I extend best wishes and heartfelt congratulations to the Government and People of Saint Lucia, and assure you of the unwavering support of the Caribbean Community for your continued progress and unity.”


The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat avails itself of the opportunity to renew to the Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia, the assurances of its highest consideration. 

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