PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, with support from the OECS Commission, is using popular theatre to bring complex development issues to life.
In 2014, the Ministry formulated a revised National Land Policy and, before taking it to the Cabinet of Ministers, it is taking it to the people, using creative ways to engage communities and get feedback.
Under the direction of renowned actor and theatre director Kennedy Boots Samuel, a group of five talented actors are telling the story of land issues in Saint Lucia, and asking their audience for comments, questions and reactions. Following three performances of this popular theatre production in Castries, it is coming to Vieux Fort North on Thursday 29 October.
As stated by Hon. Stanley Felix in the preamble to the proposed policy, “land is one of our most precious resources, and all human activities, from farming to housing, from transportation to tourism, from sports to education, depend on the availability and good management of land … We must respect its value in the generation of prosperity for all; in the elimination of poverty; and in the search for sustainable development, in harmony with nature”.
This Thursday’s performance begins at 7:00pm at the Human Resource Development Centre in Bellevue, and the public is invited to attend. Other performances have been scheduled for Dennery North (at the Grand Riviere HRDC on Thursday 5 November at 7pm) and Soufriere (at the St. Isidore Hall on Tuesday 10 November at 7pm).