Visit to Saint Lucia by the Commander of the Armed Forces of the French West Indies for the celebration of Saint Lucia’s Independence” (21 – 23 February 2012)
The Rear-Admiral Loic Raffaelli, Commander of Armed Forces of the French West Indies, visited Saint Lucia from 21st to 23rd February 2012, to take part in the celebrations of the Independence Anniversary of the country.
During the various activities organised by the authorities of Saint Lucia, in the presence of Prince Edward and of the Duchess of Wessex of the royal family of the United Kingdom, who were passing through the region, he met with top officials of Saint Lucia, in particular the Governor General, H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, the Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Kenny Anthony. He also met with the Minister for Legal Affairs, Internal Affairs and National Security, Senator Hon. Philip Lacorbiniere, in the presence of the French Ambassador to the OECS Member States, Michel PROM.
Lastly, Admiral Raffaelli met with representatives of the Ex-Servicemen League of Saint Lucia and “dissidents” (these resistant French of the West Indies of the first hour during the Second World War). On this occasion, he laid a wreath at the French Memorial located in the George V park in Castries.