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Information Technology 2000; Chamber of Commerce Expo.
1. Dawn French (Web doyenne,'Lucian Stuff') with Terry Finisterre (Sportswriter extraordinaire, St. Lucia Online).
2. Gerry George ( St. Lucia's 'Mr. Linux' - bringing the Linux operating system to St. Lucia ... maximum respect ) with Elgitha St. Marthe designer of
Ministry of Agriculture website.
3. Digisolv stand overlooking Castries Harbour.
4. St. Lucia Online at IT2000.

Festival of Lights

    Sunday 12th December: 1999 National Festival of Lights, on the grounds of the Good Shepherd Church, Babonneau. Starting at 6:00 pm. Theme: 'Peace and Unity: Embracing the New Century'. Registration: between 4:00 and 6:00 pm at the Multi-Purpose Centre.

National Day activities in Micoud

    National Day Organizing Committee of Micoud: week of celebrations.
    Sunday 12th December: Musical Festival, 4:00 pm: Castries Secondary Schools Concert Band and Vieux Fort Comprehensive School's Concert Band, and guest appearances by Calypsonians Invader, Maguilla, Fonty, Pele and Malika.
    Monday 13th December: Greasy Pole and Fun sporting event. Includes crab racing, pepper-in-bottle competition and tug-o-war. Followed by a motorcade through the village and, at 6:30 pm, fireworks.

National Day Cycling

    13th December: National Day Cycling. Includes BMX and mountain bike races. Organised by St. Lucia Cycling Association.

Book signing by Sir Clyde Walcott

    Tuesday 14th December, 10:30 am- 12.30 pm: book signing by Sir Clyde Walcott, Barbadian batsman, of his new book 'Sixty Years on the Back Foot'. Sunshine Bookshop, JQ Charles Mall, Rodney Bay.

Talent show with Phive Staar Fleet

    Wednesday 15th December: Talent show scouting organised by Phive Staar Fleet Entertainment and Big Mouth Productions. Venue: C2 Sports Bar, 8:00 pm. Winners get a chance to sign up with Big Mouth Productions.

Magician Mark Clark

    Thursday 16th December: Christmas Magic with US magician Mark Clark. Encounter the World of Magic, Mystery and Make Believe. Venue: National Cultural Center, from 6:00 pm. Also provides a chance to pose with Santa Claus and to have your face painted. Admittance to the show $15 adults, $10 children. Tickets sold at Sunshine Bookshop, Celebrations (Peynier St.), Mags Unisex Hairshoppe and Tapion School. Part of the proceeds will go to Des Barras Combined School.

Laborie six-day Festival of Culture

    Friday 17th - Wednesday 22nd December: six nights of Labfest, the Laborie Festival of Culture. Featuring the Vieux Fort Secondary School Concert Band, Mahurney Augier, Monty Maxwell, Wevolousyon, Ives Simeon, drumming and poetry sessions and performances by four of the leading southern choirs. Venues include: new beach park at Anba Koko, Market Square and Morne Leblanc Heritage Tourism site. For more info, call Mr. Augustin Barthelmy of Labowi Promotions, at 452-2397.

ARC Prize-giving ceremony and festivities

    Saturday 18th December: Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prize-giving ceremony. During the week: number of social events at the ARC village and other night spots in Rodney Bay area, including Shamrocks, Three Amigos, St. Lucia Yacht Club, Spinnakers and The Bistro.

Pappyshow Park 2000

    December 1999, and again in January 2000: Pappyshow Park 2000 - long-awaited political satire by members of The Factory.

Evening of Carols in La Clery

    Wednesday 22nd December, 7:00 pm, Our Lady of Fatima Church, La Clery: An evening of Carols. Christmas renditions by St. Lucia's leading choirs.

Christmas Carols at Waves

    24th December: Christmas Eve - Christmas Carols at Waves Restaurant. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

US Consulate to partly close over Y2K period

    Consular section of the US Embassy in Barbados suspends Immigrant Visa services from 22nd December 1999 until 17th January 2000. Also suspends Non-Immigrant (visitor) visa services on 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31st of December and on 3 and 4th of January 2000. Consulate remains open for American citizens throughout the Y2K period as usual.
    New is also that the US Consulate now closes every last working day of each month as far as Immigrant and non-Immigrant (visitors) visas are concerned.

Millennium Carnival at Wyndham Morgan Bay

    31st December, New Year's Eve: Millennium Carnival Celebration at Wyndham Morgan Bay. Party, eat and drink as much as you like - a la carte dinner, midnight buffet, party favours, champagne, fireworks, and music by popular steelband, Reasons and Amate. Dinner served at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Limited tickets, book early. $695.00 per couple. For information and reservation, call (758) 450-2511 or e-mail

Leprosy Awareness month

    January 2000: Leprosy Awareness Month. Organised by the World Health Organisation and the St. Lucia ministry of Health.

Chamber of Commerce on 'Cost of Capital'

    19th January 2000: Chamber of Commerce conference and workshop on 'Lowering the cost of capital through development of a capital market'.

Jamaica Jazz Festival

    20th-23rd January 2000: Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, and Jamaica Grande Hotel at Ocho Rios. Featuring Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, Kool & The Gang, Kenny G and Al Jarreau.

Millennium Regatta 2000

    21st-23rd January 2000: Seventh annual Regatta, organised by St. Lucia Sailing Club.

Ste Lisi Par Excellence Awards

    6 February 2000: Ste Lisi Par Excellence Awards ceremony at National Cultural Centre.

Vladimir Ashkenazy in concert.

    Wednesday 9th February: benefit piano recital by Vladimir Ashkenazy. With music by Schumann, Rachmaninov and Rave. Organised by the School of Music.

CTO Fundraiser Ball in Miami

    Saturday 19th February, 2000: Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Fundraiser Ball. Bringing together South Florida Caribbean community, CTO Allied Members, government officials, chapter members and friends at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Miami. Featuring music from the Caribbean, delicious cuisine and a raffle/silent auction with a variety of items including Caribbean hotel stays and airfare, jewelry and Caribbean artwork.

Construction Trade Fair in Havana

    25th-29th April 2000: 111th International Construction Trade Fair in Havana, Cuba. Interested persons please contact the ministry of Commerce, Industry and Consumer Affairs at tel. 468-4214/ 452-1706 or 452-1590 for more information.

Year 2000 Essay Competition

    Year 2000 essay competition for students aged 15-18. Organised by Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. $15,000 in prizes for schools and individual participants. Topic: "Even as they seek enforcement of the WTO ruling which could adversely affect the region's banana industry, the US is actively courting our assistance in their fight against drug trafficking and money laundering. What do you think our position should be?" Deadline for submission: 12th May, 2000.

Carifesta II: Caribbean Festival of Arts 2000

    Carifesta II, the seventh Caribbean Festival of Arts, in August 2000 will be held in St. Kitts & Nevis. All countries "washed by the Caribbean Sea" are invited to participate. Sponsored by UNESCO.


















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