(PRESS RELEASE) – The annual St. Lucian flag-raising ceremony in the United Kingdom (UK) will be held at Newham Townhall, London on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
The event, which is the brainchild of local magistrate and eminent activist Justin Moore, has been held annually for many years, and brings together prominent members of the community to celebrate St. Lucia’s National Day.
“I look forward to this event every year where we come together to celebrate our country’s National Day. It’s a great occasion to meet with members of the community and to talk about St. Lucia,” said Moore who recently received an MBE from the Queen for his outstanding service and hard work in Britain.
The retired social worker said he has not given up on his mother country St Lucia and is happy to use this occasion to pay homage to the island he and many people in the UK still call home, and to give something back.
“I love St. Lucia and will continue to love my beautiful country,” said the Soufriere-born patriot who runs a youth club not too far from where the flag will be raised.
The ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer from Marcia Maximin. The flag will be raised at 11 a.m. followed by welcoming speeches from His Excellency Guy Mayers, St. Lucia’s High Commissioner to the UK, and Dr. Ben Charles. Others expected to speak are Mary Matthias, who runs a diabetic charity, and local councillors Lester Hudson and Unmesh Desai.
Food and refreshment will be provided.