stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados


Taiwan Youth Ambassadors Head For Saint Lucia


Forty Taiwanese students were due to leave their country for Saint Lucia on Saturday to participate in a ten-day International Youth Ambassador Exchange Programme.

A three-part selection process chose thirty-six members of the group from among 200 hopefuls.

Taipei Times, quoting Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry, said 18 students stood out for their English public speaking skills while 18 exhibited cultural talent.

The Ministry of Labour joined the programme for the first time this year, selecting four past winners of the National Culinary Skills Competition to join the group of youth ambassadors.

After two weeks of training, the group gave a preview of the performance they would take to Saint Lucia.

Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu, said he believed the young ambassadors could bring his country and Saint Lucia closer through their performances and conversations.

In Saint Lucia, the young people are to meet with senior government officials, visit schools, interact with local youths, and engage in cultural activities.

Group members also plan to practise ‘food diplomacy’ by displaying their culinary skills using local ingredients cultivated with Taiwan’s agricultural technologies and hosting a tasting session.

The Taiwan Youth Ambassador Programme began in 2009 with cultural promotion and exchange at its core.

According to the Taipei Times, Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to Taiwan, Dr. Robert Lewis, thanked the programme for enhancing the people-to-people relationship between Taiwan and Saint Lucia.

Lewis added that the youth ambassadors would receive a warm welcome in Saint Lucia.

Headline photo courtesy Taiwan Central News Agency.

Any third-party or user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries published on the St. Lucia Times website ( in no way convey the thoughts, sentiments or intents of St. Lucia Times, the author of any said article or post, the website, or the business. St. Lucia Times is not responsible or liable for, and does not endorse, any comments or replies posted by users and third parties, and especially the content therein and whether it is accurate. St. Lucia Times reserves the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate content posted by third parties on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times (this includes the said user posts, comments, replies, and third-party entries) at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you, or any user. For example, we may remove a comment or reply if we believe it violates any part of the St. Lucia Criminal Code, particularly section 313 which pertains to the offence of Libel. Except as required by law, we have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website or any other online platform owned by St. Lucia Times. All third-parties and users agree that this is a public forum, and we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any content you as a user may post, or any other post or reply made by any third-party on this website. Any posts made and information disclosed by you is at your own risk.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Send this to a friend