Wednesday, December 2, 2020
SLUNCF Media Releases

Underwater Cleanup, 18th September, 2020

The Department of Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the St Lucia Dive Association, several hotel establishments and certified divers, will be hosting an Underwater Cleanup, scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, 18th September, 2020 at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort.

The Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund donates to the Bahamas Protected Areas Fund for disaster relief after the passage of Hurricane Dorian

On September 6 2019, Hurricane Dorian caused unprecedented catastrophic damage on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in The Bahamas. Entire communities have been ravaged by 20-foot storm surge and 185 mph sustained winds. Substantial parts of Grand Bahama remain underwater. As of Saturday, September 7 2019, CNN reported that the official death toll in the Bahamas stood at 43. Unfortunately, that number is likely to rise dramatically. Hundreds of persons are missing and it is estimated that some 70,000 are homeless in the Sister Islands of Grand Bahamas and Abaco.  A series of Tweets posted this morning, September 9 2019, tell a horrifying story. One Tweet by the Bahama Press read, “The bodies of Hurricane Dorian victims loaded off a plane from the Abacos. More than 3,000 are feared dead.” Another Tweet said.

The SLUNCF provides Training to its Prospective Grantees

On Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 4th September the Saint Lucia National Conservation Fund (SLUNCF) hosted a training session for those entities that had submitted Concept Notes and have been chosen for the submission of Full Proposals.  The one-and-a-half-day training session was conducted by Mr. Felix Finisterre.