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10 000 man march planned

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

10 000 man march planned

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CASTRIES, St Lucia – Organisers of a “Fathers Day” march on Sunday say they hope to attract at least 10 000 persons to highlight the role of the father in the family.
“All men in St. Lucia of all ages, creed, colour, social standing and professions are invited to join, the ten thousand men march to demonstrate solidarity, leadership, willingness and commitment to their families and country,” said National Security Minister Guy Mayers
United States-based human rights activists and motivational speaker Dr. Carl Mark is expected to address the rally at the Mindoo Phillip Park following the march in the streets of the capital.
“The aim is to assist men to be proactive in making their families resilient by providing preventative, protective, and intervention measures that will significantly reduce the level of delinquency and criminal activities among youth in St. Lucia,” says a spokesman for organizers Callistus Jn Louis.
“We are extending an invitation to women and children to join the men at the Park for the culmination of the march in support of this very momentous occasion, but the intention is for a men alone presence on the streets, as they need to personally identify and support this initiative,” he added.
The organizers say that the initiative is also being supported by government and the private sector. 
St. Lucia hosted a similar march in 2003. (CMC)