When the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee Incorporated commissions its new Headquarters on Sunday September 10th 2017, the Organisation would have realized a vision conceptualized over two decades ago.The premises located along the Vide Bouteille Highway and the La Clery junction was purchased in April 2016 and affords the SLOC Inc. a more convenient base to conduct its business and cater to the needs of member Federations that make up the Organisation.
The Organisation is the umbrella body for over twenty National Sports Organisations, and it mother to these entities, and as a result are happy to offer them a home, a place where they can come to and assemble and manage their activities. No doubt it will instill a measure of professionalism in the administration of sport in Saint Lucia, according to the President of the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee incorporated.The SLOC’s head disclosed that Saint Lucia’s acquisition of its own headquarters as a National Olympic Committee falls within the mandate of the International Olympic Committee – IOC to help nations with NOC’s establish a home.
The Executive Board of the SLOC Inc, has disclosed that approximately 2.3 million Eastern Caribbean dollars have gone into the new building project, including the cost of the purchase, repairs, and renovations to date. Major funding agencies have been PASO, IOC, and the SLOC Inc, which has been having its own savings over the past two decades. The premises will provide meeting space, conference and training facilities, museum and education centre, offices for Member Federations, a library, while the ground floor will be available for rent.
The Saint Lucia Olympic Committee was launched on January 22nd 1987, and became a full fledged member of the Olympic family on September 24th 1993. The Organisation received its documents of incorporation in 2016 which facilitated the purchase of the building.