September 27, 2020

St Lucia marks the 100th birthday of Sir Arthur Lewis

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sir-arthur-lewisFrom Antigua Observer
CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony will deliver the feature address at a conference marking the 100th birthday of Sir W Arthur Lewis, the first St Lucian and Caribbean national to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Regional 0
CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony will deliver the feature address at a conference marking the 100th birthday of Sir W Arthur Lewis, the first St Lucian and Caribbean national to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

The conference on January 23 is among a number of activities being planned to celebrate the life of the first of two Nobel Laureates from St Lucia. Sir Arthur was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979 while Derek Walcott received the award for Literature in 1992.

The conference is being planned by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice Chancellery, and the UWI Open Campus St Lucia.

Sir Arthur served as the first CDB president (1970-73) and UWI Vice Chancellor (1962-63). The two organisations, have established a partnership with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) to mark the occasion with a variety of activities.

“A high point of these will be the joint hosting of the 16th Annual SALISES Conference by the CDB and the UWI Vice Chancellery, in association with the UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia. The conference will be celebrated as the W. Arthur Lewis Centennial, under the theme “Towards Caribbean Prosperity and Happiness in an Equitable and Sustainable World,” according to an official statement issued here.

It said that the sub-themes of the conference will seek to capture the main topics covered in Lewis’s work, the concerns raised by his critics, and the contemporary issues to which scholars believe his work can be applied.

The conference will be held from January 14-16 and SALISES said it will also be holding its annual Sir Arthur Lewis Distinguished Lecture in St Lucia this year on January 15.

The lecture will be delivered by the Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr Didacus Jules.
IMAGE: Sir Arthur Lewis
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