The Jubilee Time Capsule has interviewed His Excellency Mr Eldridge Stephens, High Commissioner for St Lucia in the United Kingdom.
When asked to talk about an important memory from the past 60 years the High Commissioner chose to talk about being awarded a scholarship to attend St Mary’s College in St Lucia in 1965.
His Excellency explains that in 1965 St Lucian’s had to pay for secondary education and his family’s socio-economic situation was such that they could not afford to pay for this. The scholarship to St Mary’s therefore allowed His Excellency to continue with his education.
The High Commissioner recalls that since the scholarship “there has been no turning back” and today HE Mr Stephens still believes that education is “the key factor in its [St Lucia’s] overall development”.
To watch High Commissioner Eldridge Stephen’s interview please visit the Jubilee Time Capsule website.