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The 2024 edition of Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureate celebratory festival was officially launched on Thursday, January 4th. Conceptualized in 1993, this occasion aims to recognize the accomplishments of two of the nation’s most famous sons, Sir Derek Walcott and Sir Arthur Lewis, and utilize the lessons that they taught as a blueprint for future reference. Coincidentally, both of these illustrious performers share birthdays on January 23rd, prompting the state to designate this month for the national Nobel Laureate Festival. This year’s festivities will be held under the theme, “Celebrating Excellence: Inspiring Our Collective Imagination, Fostering National Pride.”

According to the Chairperson for the Nobel Laureate Festival Committee, Governor General Emerita H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, such an occasion must serve as a springboard to propel the imaginations of nationals forward. “What better way to start a new year than by celebrating our achievements as a people, as a nation?” she said.

Included in this year’s celebrations is a social media component. Locals are invited to post at least one local luminary deserving of honor on various social media platforms to let the world know of the capabilities of Saint Lucians. Ultimately, organizers of this year’s festival hope that the 2024 edition of the activities will inspire innovation among citizens.

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Quinn St. Juste

Quinn St. Juste is a young journalist, with a background in Tourism Management. He has a passion for social and commerce related topics.

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