PRESS RELEASE – President and founding member of the Indian Heritage Association of St Lucia Mr. Keith Compton, returned to St Lucia this week after a very successful nine day official visit, with the head of the federation of Indian Heritage Associations of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
During his visit to Martinique Mr. Compton met with the president of the I.H.A. there to discuss and promote relations with St Lucia, the formation of a federation of islands of people of Indian decent, toured the different Indian Heritage communities with the Mayor of Pre’cheur, and attended a number of ceremonies.
In Guadeloupe Mr. Compton attended a meeting of the fourteen presidents of the different Indian heritage groups there, to further discuss greater relations with St Lucia, the progress of the I.H.A. in St Lucia, and the upcoming 10th of July celebrations. During his visit Mr. Compton also attended the 2014 Miss Sari competition, with six ladies from different islands vying for the crown, visited as an honored guest a number of temples, did a live radio interview on the great progress of the I.H.A. in St Lucia, and on the final day was taken into the forest alongside a river to perform a ritual called Puja.
Mr. Compton expressed that the trip was a great success, and that high ranking delegates and members from Martinique, Guadeloupe, Belize, Trinidad, Grenada, St Vincent & Grenadines and Jamaica amongst others, have all expressed keen interest in attending the upcoming Indian Heritage Day celebrations to be held in Micoud St Lucia on the 10th Aug 2014.