Saint Lucia Independence Day Clean Up – Youngsters Show the Way

Caribbean SEA’s Marigot Youth Club, Nature Force, showed their national pride for Independence Day by cleaning up their local beach in March. Early in the morning, while most people were still asleep or packing picnics for a beach day, the youngsters were out in the mangroves and on the beach cleaning up trash that others so carelessly discarded.

After filling many bags of trash the youngsters were joined by visiting Caribbean SEA Executive Director, Mary Beth Sutton. Speaking to Ms Sutton, one hardworking trash gatherer said: “If Marigot is one of the most famous places in St Lucia, like the Pitons, why does nobody help us keep it clean?”

This is the question that Marigot residents have been asking for many years. Many adults seem to have given up hope, but not the children!

Gary Brown
Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea Caribbean. He is a presenter on Island 92, 91.9 FM, St. Maarten, and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High. For more information, visit: