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

WATCH: ‘Koudmein Soufwiyé’ Hailed As A Resounding Success


On Sunday, November 19, in a remarkable display of community spirit over 150 residents of the Soufriere/Fond St. Jacques constituency participated in the much-anticipated, Koudmein Soufwiyé – an event that not only exceeded expectations but also left a lasting impact on the local environment.

The event, brainchild of the parliamentary representative, Emma Hippolyte, was designed to undertake community driven, voluntary beautification and infrastructure works ranging from flower planting to road building.

The planning, mobilization and implementation of activities were expertly handled by the Soufriere Constituency Council.

“Coordinating all the activities for Koudmein Soufwiyé was a huge undertaking. We are thankful that it all went to plan and for the strong community support that it received,” said Chrishna St. Brice, Koudmein Soufwiyé Coordinator.

The event, which can only be described as a resounding success, involved the coordination and participation of the business community, religious groups, schools, community clubs and many private citizens.

Funding support by way of financial resources for materials and supplies purchases, waste haulage costs and meals on the day were provided by the Soufriere Foundation.

Under perfect skies, people of all ages, from children to senior citizens, actively participated, showcasing a shared commitment to creating a cleaner and healthier environment and improved infrastructure for everyone.

Community clean-ups were undertaken in Palmiste, Sulphur Springs, New Development, Belfond, Myers Bridge, Market Road and Wingsville; tree cutting on Upper Boulevard Street; flower and tree crop planting at Myers Bridge, Belfond, Mocha and Fond Gens Libre and the Fond St. Jacques Health Centre area was cleaned by residents and staff.

The collective impact of the initiative was evident as heaps of waste were responsibly collected and disposed of, contributing to a noticeable improvement in the overall cleanliness of the community.

As their contribution to the event and with materials from the Soufriere Foundation; Bouton residents constructed two safety barricades, Belfond residents took on the potholing of their road and several farmers of Bois d’Inde, aligned a pebbled access road leading into an agricultural belt with two strips of concrete thus making it significantly more motorable.

According to Windia Jaunai, Co-owner Jaunai Farms, and one of the volunteers on the Bois d’Inde road building initiative, “The success of this event showcased a shared commitment of farmers in Bois d’ Inde to improving their livelihoods and fostered a sense of community pride and camaraderie.”

Not to be outshone by the community groups, the Soufriere business community responded resoundingly to the call for participation.

Sugar Beach and Spa, A Viceroy Resort, landscaped the PMA Monument Area and Stonefield Viewpoint; Stonefield Resort and Spa in conjunction with the residents of Bouton cleaned and beautified the entrance to Bouton, while Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts undertook the cleanup and landscaping of Lenny Hill, and Ladera Resort and Spa helped with flower planting and soil treatment on the Soufriere Square.

Members of other community organisations such as the Seventh Day Adventist Church spruced up the Soufriere Bus Terminal and Vendors Market, and the Constituency Council staff de-bushed the cemetery, pressure washed and painted its tombs, and planted tree crops in several assigned communities.

While Sacky Productions and Zaka, in collaboration with students from the Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School painted and artistically designed the Soufriere Cemetery wall.

According to an elated Parliamentary Representative, Emma Hippolyte, who visited and took part in activities in all the communities, “Koudmein Soufwiyé was a remarkable display of community spirit and resourcefulness as residents came together, dedicating their time and effort to cleaning, beautifying and improving the infrastructure in their respective communities. It’s heartening to see our community come together to address shared concerns and actively contribute to the well-being of our neighborhood. ”

She added, “I am deeply thankful to all those who coordinated, funded and participated in the event.”

Buoyed by the success of this initiative, the Parliamentary Representative is already planning future events to sustain the momentum of positive change.

“The volunteer clean-up serves as a shining example of what can be achieved when residents collaborate for a common cause, leaving a legacy of cleanliness, pride, and community empowerment, “she noted.

SOURCE: Government Information Service

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.


  1. Perfect! the other parliamentary reps should take note and follow suit. Get other corporations involved. Collaboration is key to success.

    On another note whoever did the kweyol spelling for “Koudmeh” …Get in touch with Jason Joseph to get it right. Rather painful to rsad.

  2. Seriously, who is the person with this atrocious spelling of the word Koudmein? Is that German? I mean for froggy Jacks’ sake, who is the butcher butchering the Kwèyol language, despite butchery is a butcher’s order words get the spelling right…the French would say coup de main which in essence means a attack military or otherwise….or coup de grace meaning a blow that ends it all or coup d’etat mean a violent take over a state….in essence it is the hand giving a blow to something or someone…so coudemeh or koudemeh would have been more accurate than Koudmein….as it is koudemeh is giving a hand in a communal gesture to someone in need….an act of kindness without expecting monetary reward…… Koudmein? The Germans would respond nein, nein, nein…..

  3. A great way to get the people to get up and do for themselves and another smart way to get free labour going . The government finally get the people to do what they could all along when there’s no money koudmey……..thats how I got work on my house done I have materials but no money koudmey…… lots of free food

  4. Language experts, it is not about the spelling but the substance. Proud of my brothers and sisters in Soufriere. Keep the spirit alive!


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