St. Lucia has begun its thirtieth commemoration of the Nobel Laureate Festival which celebrates the life and legacy of Nobel Laureates Sir Arthur Lewis and Sir Derek Walcott.
The theme this year is “Creating Excellence, Nurturing our Creativity, Consolidating our Legacy”.
In an address during the launch, the Chairperson of the Nobel Laureates Festival Committee Dame Pearlette Louisy said the festival must go beyond the celebrations of Sir Arthur Lewis, Nobel Laureate for Economics  and Sir Derek Walcott, Nobel Laureate for Literature .
Dame Pearlette made a plea for national support saying the festival is not for a few but something the whole nation should embrace and claim.
Communities of Babonneau, Gros Islet and Canaries have announced their participation in the celebrations with activities of their own, joining Laborie, longtime participant of the festival.
Sponsoring the Nobel Laureate Festival 2023 is the Government of Saint Lucia, the Laborie Cooperative Credit Union, Bank of Saint Lucia, Flow, and the St. Lucia Tourism Authority.