Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre and opposition leader Allen Chastanet have extended best wishes to citizens for Jounen Kweyol.
“I want to encourage everyone to go out to the three host communities on Sunday to continue this year’s creole festivities. Bon Fête Kwéyòl Tout Moun! ” Pierre wrote on Facebook.
The Prime Minister explained that despite Friday’s rains, he celebrated the Jounen Kwéyòl festivities with a few Government departments.
“Our culture is alive and well and I was heartened to see the participation and ownership by the public,” Pierre stated.
For his part, the opposition leader wished everyone a fantastic Kweyol weekend.
“Please enjoy the food, drinks and culture safely and responsibly,” Chastanet stated.
On Friday, Fire Chief Ditney Downes also called for responsible behaviour.
Downes specifically urged road safety amid Jounen Kweyol activities as Saint Lucia experiences a spike in traffic accidents.
He noted that Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) emergency personnel traditionally respond to several vehicle accidents during the Jounen Kweyol weekend.
The Chief Fire Officer recalled that over the years, there had been several fatal accidents after Jounen Kweyol.
As a result, he urged motorists to practice road safety and limit alcohol consumption.