Prime Minister congratulates carnival winners and commends police

Prime Minister Allen Michael Chastanet has congratulated all stakeholders on an amazing and successful Saint Lucia Carnival 2019. 

“The growth in Saint Lucia Carnival is now clearly evident. The participation level has improved considerably and we had an influx of visitors from around the world,” stated Prime Minister Chastanet. 

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to thank all who were part of the activities including the Events Company of Saint Lucia, all the Carnival Bands, the Cultural Development Foundation, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, the Calypsonians, the sponsors, the volunteers, the revellers and patrons. 

The PM noted that “What is evident is that Government’s increased investment in Carnival and the Saint Lucia Summer Festival as whole over the past three years is bearing fruit and once again we are seeing that we are on the right track. Our country is moving forward and Saint Lucia Carnival is well on its way to becoming the premier event of summer in Caribbean.”

The Prime Minister also commended the Royal Saint Lucia Police (RSLPF) for the management of the Carnival activities, noting that there were no reports of serious incidents associated with Carnival.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to encourage visitors to stay on in Saint Lucia or return for more events during the summer including the upcoming Roots and Soul Festival.