Press Release:-The UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia, in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and Monroe College invites the public to attend a series of presentations at The Saint Lucia Country Conference 2016 to be held on October 27 and 28th , 2016 at the Bay Gardens Hotel, Rodney Bay Village.
The overall theme of the conference is “Collegial Information Sharing For Sustainable Development”.
The conference is expected to create an environment for sharing and learning, which is a necessary step towards establishing the links which facilitate the management of indigenous knowledge for our own use, thus providing an avenue by which academic research on Saint Lucia can make a substantial contribution to global discourse.
Bearing in mind the similarity of the mandates of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and Monroe College to that of The UWI, it was felt that these two sister institutions would be critical partners in the hosting of the Saint Lucia Country Conference.
Conference presentations will take place on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. daily. The presentation schedule for each day is available on the “UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia”.facebook page.
Of special note is the Plenary Session “1952/1957and 1992/1997: Peasant Revolts and Political Change in Saint Lucia at 9:00 a.m. on day one that will be delivered by Dr Tennyson Joseph.
Persons desirous of registering for the full conference experience inclusive of materials package and two refreshment breaks per day may register at a price of US$50/EC$135.00 per day. Participants will however be responsible for their own lunch arrangements. A registration desk will be set up at the Bay Gardens Hotel to facilitate cash payments only.
Persons who simply wish to attend individual conference presentations and participate in the stimulating discussion that is sure to follow each session may do so absolutely free of any charge.
In keeping with the local theme of the event, special display booths will be set up including: a herbal booth by Dr Gilbertha St.Rose, an information booth by the Cannabis Movement of Saint Lucia and a book stall by the group “Saint Lucia Books” featuring rich reading material, from a totally local range of authors.
As a special treat for presenters and participants La Mer Spa at the Bay Gardens Beach resort will also be setting up a mini spa at a small fee of EC$ 20.00 per person.
The public is invited.