Caribbean Resort joins hands with St. Lucians in New York

NEW YORK – St. Lucia’s award-winning plantation resort in the old colonial town of Soufrière threw its support this week behind a gala celebrating its country’s independence.

The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation resort signed on as a sponsor of St. Lucia’s 33rd Anniversary of Independence Gala set for this Saturday, February 25 at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, New York.

“It’s a distinct honor to join the Saint Lucia Foundation, our nationals in New York, the government and the private sector to support our island’s independence celebrations,” said Mrs. Eroline Lamontagne, the resort’s co-owner.

Fond Doux joins industry partners, such as Bay Gardens Resorts and JetBlue Airways, in donating a 5-night stay in a one-bedroom cottage to the gala event which features the acclaimed musician Michael Aubertin and an awards presentation.

“St. Lucians at home owe a debt of gratitude to our nationals living abroad for honoring their homeland each day by championing issues of importance to our country,” she asserted, “by contributing to local charities, and by constantly promoting our fair isle to their friends and associates in America.”

Fond Doux Holiday Plantation resort in St. Lucia.

The Independence Gala culminates New York activities celebrating St. Lucia’s 33rd anniversary of independence from Great Britain. The activities were organized by the Saint Lucia House Foundation, an umbrella group of St. Lucian organizations based in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in concert with the Saint Lucia Consulate General in New York.

St. Lucia gained its independence from Great Britain on February 22, 1979.

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