Saint Lucia hosts “Youth walk for Peace”, turns out success

The Department of Youth in the Ministry of Sports of Saint Lucia, on Sunday morning, successfully held its inaugural 'Walk for Peace'.

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Saint Lucia hosts "Youth walk for Peace", turns out success

Castries, Saint Lucia: The Department of Youth in the Ministry of Sports of Saint Lucia, on Sunday morning, successfully held its inaugural ‘Walk for Peace’. The event brings the curtains down on Youth Month 2023.

Sunday event, which was held under the theme, ‘Empowering our Youth for Peace, Unity and a Safe Society’, saw more than 300 persons participating from Mega J Car Park to Castries via the community of La Clery, Jeremie Street, John Compton Highway to end at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

Saint Lucia Sports Minister Kenson Casimir, who also champions the call for Peace, took the time out to thank all the participants for coming out. He said, “We can all agree this is something we can do more often; we enjoy ourselves. We had to show all of Saint Lucia we are all about Peace, safety, and security in our communities, and we did just that this morning”.

The Minister also thanks the staff of the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports who work tirelessly to make this event happen. According to the Minister, “I have heard the conversation as to whether we should have this event twice a year, quarterly or annually. I will leave it to the Permanent Secretary, Caroline Eugene, and Youth Director, Rohan Lubon to decide. I can assure you, once I am on the island I will participate”.

Youth Director, Rohan Lubon who orchestrated the event said, “Our walk for Peace was a huge success with many groups and clubs coming out. We walk from Massy Mega J Car Park to the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. On arrival at the VMPSC, we had some booths on display and sporting activities including netball, volleyball, and basketball. Lubon noted.

According to the Youth Director, “It was a very nice feeling to see our youth joined by several adults for this wonderful Walk, March, and Jump for Peace. We cannot say enough and do enough when it comes to preaching to our young people, not just the young people, but everyone in Saint Lucia; we need to promote Peace and Unity for a safer society”.

Meanwhile, among those participating in the early-morning walk were the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Saint Lucia, Peter Chia-yen Chin and Lady Chin, Sports Minister Kenson Casimir, the Saint Lucia Cadet Corps, the National Youth Council and representatives from Gros Islet North and South, Babonneau, North Castries, East Castries and Central Castries Youth and Sports Councils, Cobra Fitness, Cobra Karate and Self- Defense, Earl Jean, Stewart Fevriere, Valley Soccer Football Club, Duke of Edinburgh (Dukers), the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, the Saint Lucia Red Cross Society are just some of those who came out to support.