Bank of Saint Lucia and the wider ECFH Group has once again demonstrated that it is deeply rooted in the local communities and it remains committed to the promotion, development and advancement of St. Lucian culture and the preservation of our heritage.
Bank of Saint Lucia (BOSL), largest subsidiary of the East Caribbean Financial Holding Company Ltd (ECFH), is this year a significant contributor to the hosting of Jounen Kweyol and the Creole Literacy Programme of the Folk Research Centre – FRC.
The donation by BOSL fully supports the annual Creole Literacy Programme for both adults and students. It is aimed at developing the Creole language and ensuring its survival for future generations. The programme has gained significant popularity over the years, providing an educational experience in cultural heritage in a lively, interactive environment with cultural icons such as George ‘Fish’ Alphonse and Frank Norville hosting sessions.
Bank of Saint Lucia is also contributing towards the hosting of the annual La Wen Kweyol (Queen of Creole) competition, one of the most anticipated events of Creole Heritage Month.
BOSL branches across the island will also be abuzz with activity on the last Friday of October, with Creole exhibitions and staff donned in Creole corsages. Creole treats will also be provided to customers on that day.
Assistant Manager – Corporate Communications – Omari Frederick said: “As St. Lucia’s leading financial institution, Bank of Saint Lucia has been a major contributor to cultural development and embraces its role as a patron of the arts and culture.”
Frederick says BOSL and the wider ECFH Group will continue to be a major supporter of events and activities, which promote our rich cultural heritage and traditions for generations to come.