GIS: The Ceremony Took Place at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Where the Bodies of the Deceased are Interred.
A wreath laying ceremony for Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott was recently held in accordance with the Nobel Laureate calendar of activities.
It was the first time that the citizens of Saint Lucia honored the lives of both Nobel Laureates, Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott, with a wreath laying ceremony.
The ceremony, coordinated by the Nobel Laureate Committee took place on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College where the bodies of the deceased are laid to rest.
During the ceremony, extracts and poems written by poet and playwright Sir Derek Walcott were reenacted by students of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
Sharon Trezelle-Mc Gowan. lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, in a poetic piece, paid tribute to Sir Arthur Lewis.
Her poem read:
“He defied the laws of neo-classical gravity
Rose to amazing heights of intellectuality
Sir William Arthur Lewis, pioneer of a paradigm shift
Convinced of the incapacity of money to uplift humanity
The cure for poverty is not money; money cannot enrich the human essence
What then can elevate human existence?
Sir Arthur, the deep thinker, had the answer: knowledge.”
In attendance was the Chair of the Nobel Laureate Committee, Dame Pearlette Louisy, family members of Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott, and Msgr. Father Patrick Anthony who was the keynote speaker for the event.