PRESS RELEASE – Maintaining Saint Lucia’s high reputation amongst its visitors, the historic Gros-Islet Street Party is the 2015 winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, in recognition of consistently highly rated reviews published by visitors on the TripAdvisor website, the world’s largest travel site.
The Gros Islet Street Party is a staple of St. Lucian life and has come to be the preferred way to end the work week since its inception in the early 1980’s.
It has successfully integrated tourists and locals in its weekly jubilation and features high on visitor “must do” lists when in Fair Helen.
Rather than sit on its laurels, the Gros Islet Constituency Council is ensuring at least another 35 years of safe Friday Night revelry by addressing the occasional negative comment and improving security, traffic management, visitor facilities and by looking to develop and diversify the event for a wider audience.
To that end the Council has established a Management Committee involving stakeholders including the SLHTA (who chair the Committee), Vendors, Restaurants, Police, NEMO and Residents.
Significant improvements have already been achieved in security, traffic management, car parking and visitor eating areas and it is anticipated that this summer will see the installation of visitor toilets and a semi-permanent Police and First Aid station.
The Street Party provides a unique opportunity for visitors to mix and party with Saint Lucians and provides significant income for the Vendors, Bar-Keepers and Restaurateurs of Gros Islet Town.
The Management Committee is committed to maintaining and enhancing that unique spirit.