Ministry of Tourism hosts education and public awareness competitions

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Ministry of Tourism hosts education and public awareness competitions
Minister for Tourism Lorne Theophilus and Junior Minister for Tourism (2012-2013) Keith Isaac
Minister for Tourism Lorne Theophilus and Junior Minister for Tourism (2012-2013) Keith Isaac

As part of its Tourism Awareness mandate, The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries is once again embarking on its tourism awareness and education initiatives, the aim of which is to provide students with opportunities for expressing their overall views and opinions on Saint Lucia’s vital tourism industry.

The following competitions allow for an understanding of the industry on various levels. The Ministry has therefore extended an invitation to all schools to participate, depending on the appropriate criteria.

National Tourism Public Speaking Competition, scheduled for June 19, 2013. The main aim of the competition is to provide a platform where students are able to clearly articulate their personal opinions on various tourism related topics as well as provide innovative and creative ideas on the way forward for the industry.

The winner of the competition serves in the capacity of Junior Minister for Tourism 2013-2014 and will ultimately represent Saint Lucia at the 2013 Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Youth Congress.

2013 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. The competition is intended to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among students and effectively educate younger generations on the importance of environmental protection.

2013 Yachting Essay and Poster Competition. This latest initiative of the Ministry of Tourism is geared towards promoting an understanding of the Yachting Industry’s contribution to Saint Lucia’s tourism industry.

The Ministry would like to impress upon the various educational institutions the importance of capitalizing on opportunities such as these. Notwithstanding the fact that there are attractive prizes to be won by participating students and schools, initiatives such as these promote independent thinking, creativity and a sense of achievement.

Premiere sponsor for the National Tourism Public Speaking Competition: DIGICEL Saint LuciaLtd.

Additional sponsors to date:

St. James Club Morgan Bay
Unicomer (Courts ) Saint Lucia Ltd

 

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