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Belle Vue Delivered

Image: This structure was on display to show the homes of some St. Lucians of time past. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)
Image: Sewing machine. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)
Sewing machine. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)
Image: This structure was on display to show the homes of some St. Lucians of time past. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)
This structure was on display to show the homes of some St. Lucians of time past. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)

ORGANIZERS of Jounen Kweyol in Belle Vue had promised an event seeped in the practices and traditions of times past and they delivered.

Thousands flocked to Belle Vue on Sunday, some of whom came simply for the lime,others for the food. But those who came to see and experience how St. Lucians of long ago lived, were not disappointed.

Image: A La Marguerite flower group from Laborie in a song clash with a La Rose flower group from Belle Vue. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)
A La Marguerite flower group from Laborie in a song clash with a La Rose flower group from Belle Vue. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)
Image: A La Rose flower group from Belle Vue in a song clash with a La Marguerite flower group from Laborie. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)
A La Rose flower group from Belle Vue in a song clash with a La Marguerite flower group from Laborie. (PHOTO BY: PhotoMike)

Even this reporter had a taste of the bread baked in the oven made out of a drum with hot coals on top. He even took a hand at stirring the grated cassava into farine – oh boy, what a thrill that was.

The pictures here capture some of the ways and styles of our ancestors, going as far back as one ca imagine.

Image: .The making of the cocoa stick by hand using a mortar and pestle. PHOTO BY: PhotoMike
The making of the cocoa stick by hand using a mortar and pestle. PHOTO BY: PhotoMike
Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio...

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