Caribbean Tourism

Festivals

Patois for Beginners

Until recently, Kweyol was not a written language but it has been developed to facilitate teaching. For people interested in learning a few phrases of Créole, or Kweyol, there is a booklet, Visitors Guide to St Lucia Patois, available for EC$14 in bookshops, Valmont’s Book Salon on the corner of Jeremie and Laborie Streets by the Tourist Office, and...

Culture

Cultural Centres Alliance Française de Sainte Lucie, in the pyramid at Pointe Seraphine, T4526602, courses and cultural events, library etc. Bonsai Society meets every 2nd Thu of the month, 1700, contact Mary Charles, T4501258. There is a good deal of French influence. Most of the islanders, who are predominantly of African descent (though a few black...

Festivals

Carnival is a high point in the island’s cultural activities, when colourful bands and costumed revellers make up processions through the streets. After some debate it was decided to move Carnival in 1999 from February to July, partly so as not to conflict with Trinidad’s Carnival. On the Saturday are the calypso finals, on Sunday the King and Queen of the...