Folk Research Centre Gets Flow Support For Its Latest Project

PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia, October 4, 2017 – With the nation’s month-long celebration of its Creole heritage and culture now well underway, the recently renamed Msgr. Dr. Patrick Anthony Folk Research Centre has announced an exciting new project in honour of its eponym. The project is a book entitled The Road To Mount Pleasant, featuring selected essays on Saint Lucian culture.

The Road To Mount Pleasant - Working Manuscript

The Road To Mount Pleasant – Working Manuscript

Compiled and edited by John Robert Lee and Embert Charles, the tome is a belated 70th birthday gift for Msgr. Patrick Angus Butcher Anthony, also known as Paba. The noted Roman Catholic cleric, some of whose essays are featured in the compilation, was ordained shortly before the Folk Research Centre was established in 1973. Since, Father Anthony and the Folk Research Centre have been heavily engaged in research into, as well as documentation and promotion of Saint Lucian culture.

The project, which is set for completion during Creole Heritage Month, has received a financial boost from Flow, Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications service provider. The company, which has been at the forefront of celebrating Saint Lucian culture and cultural icons through the years, has been a staunch supporter of the Folk Research Centre. The two entities have partnered time and again for the staging of Jounen Kweyol activities in communiites across the nation.

Said Flow Saint Lucia Communications Specialist, Terry Finisterre:

“We are delighted to have been granted the opportunity to collaborate with the Folk Research Centre as it embarks on producing this groundbreaking publication. As a company that has been operating in Saint Lucia since the 1800’s, we at Flow believe that it is our duty to uphold our national patrimony, to promulgate Saint Lucian culture, and to assist agencies such as the FRC whenever possible. This is a commendable effort from our longtime partners in celebration of one of the true heroes of our cery own culture.”

The Road To Mount Pleasant features cover art by the late Sir Dunstan St. Omer, a foreword by Floreta Nicholas, an introduction by Embert Charles, and a biography of Msgr. Dr. Patrick Anthony. The esteemed list of contributors includes Lindy Ann Alexander, George ‘Fish’ Alphonse, McDonald Dixon, George Goddard, Kendel Hippolyte, Alcess Ismael, Dr. Kentry JnPierre, Marcian W.E. Jean-Pierre, Dr. Didacus Jules, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Vladimir Lucien, Dr. Anthea Octave, Professor Gordon Rohlehr, Kennedy Samuel, the late Harold Simmons, Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald, and Karl R. Wernhart.


  1. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Yeah right how lucky we are. We are so gullible to believe that Flow is helping us when they give a little hand out to the areas in society which gives them the publicity they want to boost their marketing designed to extract every penny from St Lucians without they even realizing it. Don’t be fooled

  2. Reality
    October 4, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    True true true true true true.
    Monopoly I buying datttttt…..

  3. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm


  4. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Oh yes these Flow people have a license to print money in poor St Lucia. Where are those in authority to observe it