[Press release] The Department of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting held the annual National Tourism Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at the Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa.
A total of ten (10) students representing the Choiseul Secondary, Corinth Secondary, Leon Hess Secondary, Saint Mary’s College and St. Joseph’s Convent presented on the following broad topics and provided recommendations and suggestions for strengthening Saint Lucia’s tourism product:
1. Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation
2. Social Media
3. Tourism Awareness
4. Climate Change – Building Resilience
The 1st place was captured by Ms Shyne Savory of the St. Joseph’s Convent while 2nd and 3rd place respectively were captured by Ms Chloé Donacien and Ms Ulyssia Lewis. Ms Savory now holds the title of Junior Minister of Tourism (2018-2019) and will represent Saint Lucia at the 2018 CTO Youth Congress from October 3-5 in the Bahamas.
The Department wishes to once again thank the outgoing Junior Minister (2017-2018) for his stellar performance at the 2017 CTO Youth Congress in Grenada resulting in Saint Lucia capturing 1st place for his presentation on “Signature Tourism Products- Strengthening the image of your destination”. Mr Alexander will also travel to the Bahamas where he will serve as Chair of the regional competition.
The 2018 National Tourism Public Speaking Competition would not have been possible without the commitment and support of the following sponsors who continue to partner with the Department of Tourism:
Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort & Spa
St. Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) – 1st Place
St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association – 2nd Place
Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) – 3rd Place
Computer World Limited – 3rd Place
Flow St. Lucia – 3 months complimentary internet to (1st, 2nd, 3rd place)
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa
St. James Club Resort
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Nico’s Tourism Services
We wish to also acknowledge the following individuals who formed the judging panel:-
Mr. Kirk Elliott – St. Lucia Photo Tours
Ms. Sonia Monrose – Toastmasters St. Lucia
Ms. Yola St. Jour – SLHTA
Ms. Blossom Fregis – Junior Minister (2011-2012)