Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York to Host “Independence Dialogue Tuesdays”


New York, NY (Feb 6, 2023) — As part of its activities commemorating the 44th Anniversary of Saint Lucia’s Independence, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York will be hosting a series of weekly conversations, entitled “Independence Dialogue Tuesdays: A Time for Reflection on National Gains, Present Challenges, and a Way Forward.” They will be held every Tuesday during the month of February via the Zoom platform.

The goal of the dialogues is to engage with fellow Saint Lucians both at home and throughout the Diaspora.

The first installment of the series is scheduled for February 7, from 7:30 PM and will focus on “Saint Lucia’s Post-Independence Socio-Economic Transformation.” Saint Lucian Professor Dr. Tennyson Joseph of the University of the West Indies will be the featured speaker.

Since August 2007, Dr. Joseph is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill. Between 2000 and 2003, he served as the administrative attaché to former Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Dr. Kenny Anthony. He was also an Opposition Senator in the Parliament of Saint Lucia for a brief period in 2007. In addition to his teaching position, Dr. Joseph is frequently engaged as a public policy consultant and political pundit.

Participants must pre-register for the series, and can do so at the link below:

For more information regarding this or any upcoming Independence 44 activity, please contact the consulate at 212.697.9360 or