Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia is hosting its 30th annual Nobel Laureate Festival throughout this January 2023, celebrating its two famous sons, Sir Arthur 1111`1Lewis, and Sir Derek Walcott. The island boasts more Nobel Laureates per capita than any country in the world.
Saint Lucia has two Nobel Laureates, an impressive feat with its population of less than 180,000. Every year, their achievements are celebrated – for Sir Arthur Lewis who won the Nobel Prize in Economics (1979) and Sir Derek Walcott who won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1992).
There are over 30 public events in Saint Lucia through January 31, such as exhibitions and community plays taking place throughout the island which visitors are welcome to enjoy. There is also online access for interested viewers to experience Saint Lucia’s culture from afar.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) is one of the annual sponsors and new for 2023 is a special giveaway for a lucky visitor to come to the next festival in person! The prize of a five-night stay for two people at Stonefield Villa Resort, including flights to Saint Lucia, is on offer to experience all the fun and activities first-hand as well as see more of the island. To enter and for more information on the Nobel Laureate Festival visit www.stlucia.org/nlf.
Lorine Charles-St. Jules, CEO of the SLTA, said: “A visit to Saint Lucia means meeting our people and immersing in our culture. There are so many ways to do this, and we would love to see more visitors experience the Nobel Laureate Festival each year. It’s an opportunity to see more of the island, get out into the communities and revel in our heritage. It could be art, poetry, history tours or even rum, and there’s so much to enjoy.”
The prestigious Nobel Laureates have contributed to Saint Lucian history and culture for generations and we are proud to continue celebrating their global recognition with our visitors and residents.”