Every year during the month of January students from the University of Vermont in the United States of America visit St.Lucia with the view of identifying prospective projects as well as undertaking projects in the field of Health,Education and Energy.
Over the past year the Univrsity has been in contact with the MP through Dedan Jn. Baptiste to access the possibility of powering Sabre Wesha's Recreational Park with Solar Energy.
Well this dream is about to materialise as a team from the University paid a courtesy call on Members of the Choiseul Village Council to get a first hand look at the Park and what is required.
At the Council Office, the team headed by Mr. Gary Flo, a lecturer at the University, was given an overview of the Council's operations and its relationship with the MP. The project details was also outlined
Electricity to the Park has deluded the Council for sometime now due to the exorbitant price tag for Lucelec to run the power lines to reach the park - $65,000.00.
Solar energy will be at a lower cost. The Council is expected to pay 40% of the cost of installtion.
The team was very impressed with the Park, and according to Mr. Flo, "I'm impressed with the neatness and upkeep of the area."
The project is due to get underway come January next tear.
Presently students from the University are involved in a Wind Energy project at Praslin, while others are into Health and Education projects at different locations around the island