PM wishes nation enjoyable and peaceful Jounen Kwéyól weekend

Press Release:-After playing host to a successful Kwéyól Lunch at the Official Residence of the Prime Minister in Vigie on Wednesday, October 27, 2016, Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet is wishing all a safe Jounen Kweyol weekend, which begins today Friday, Vandwédi Kwéyól.

“I am very pleased with the great sense of cultural expression and diversity which comes to life at this time. I hope we all immerse ourselves and derive a deeper grasp of our identity as Saint Lucians. Let us do so in a safe, peaceful and responsible manner as we take part in the main celebrations for Kwéyól Heritage Month 2016.”

Jounen Kwéyól will be hosted in the communities of Gros Islet, Choiseul, Belle Vue –Vieux Fort and Jacmel under the theme: “Kitè Kwéyól la Maché”

The various communities will feature cultural strengths and their main forms of livelihood by way of exhibition themes such Fishing, Arts and Craft, Culture and Music.


  1. kurt
    October 28, 2016 at 6:51 pm


    1. ifyouwerelisteningtoyourleaderyouwouldhaveheardhimsayit
      October 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you! That’s what I said while reading this. Where was this so called support from him when timothy cut off a woman who spoke in creole on the show, when chastanet was running for pm.

  2. Fesel
    October 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Woow it’s amazing to watch Lucians wearing African wear for Jounen Kweyol which is a St.Lucian heritage festival such disrespect for our culture by our own people in favor African wear i do hope when is d African festival d Africans in SLU wear Lucian cultural wear.

    1. whatswrongwithourown?
      October 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      I completely agree

    2. Love My History
      October 30, 2016 at 10:31 am

      You’re obviously confused! Please educate yourself. The drums, the pigtails, the “jol” are all part of our African / slavery heritage. Why pick and choose which one to gravitate towards, they are all part and parcel of our heritage. We have an indentured servitude history here too and as a result, the madras can also be part of our creole culture. Wise up and educate yourself….

    3. Anonymous
      October 30, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      (Expression removed) hypocrite. Your own PM can’t even speak the language so let the people wear what they want.

  3. Dacobs
    October 29, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Every nerve, every fibre, every muscle cringes imaging this PM standing there saying he congratulating celebrants of Jounen Kweyol in English. Every other PM would have shown a little more respect in this respect. Either address the people in a manner reflecting their freedom and not one that was forced upon them. Such hypocrisy, such forced smile such plastic. It is sickening!