Eric Branford awarded “The Saint Lucia Medal of Merit”

Eric Branford awarded “The Saint Lucia Medal of Merit”

Milton Eric Branford J.P, Administrator of Saint Lucia Archeological and Historical Society, President of RHA , was on Sunday 1st March, awarded “The Saint Lucia Medal of Merit” (Gold) (SLMM) in the order of Saint Lucia in respect of Saint Lucia’s 30th Independence Anniversary for long and meritorious service in the field of Art Archaeology and History.

The Medal of Merit is awarded to persons who have rendered meritorious service to Saint Lucia in that field. Branford sayed that he share this Medal of Honour with all of his friends and colleagues who gave him the required support necessary to fulfill and achieve the set Goals of Protecting, Preserving, Arousing Presenting and Maintaining the Archaeological and History of Saint Lucia and by extension the Caribbean.

Congratulation to Eric Branford.

Objectives of the Strabon-Caribbean programme

Strabon-Caribbean – multilingual and multimedia information system for Caribbean cultural heritage and tourism – is a project for international scientific and technical cooperation coordinated by the DEVAR department (the centre for “Diffusion, Expérimentation, Valorisation et Recherche”) of FMSH, in partnership with the Université desAntilles et de la Guyane (UAG).

The main objectives of the Strabon programme are:

  • To promote universal access to the information society;
  • To enable local players, including civil society, to produce and publish digital resources on their heritage;
  • To share these resources, particularly in the context of educational activities and life-long learning;
  • To offer travellers a composite image of the diversity and richness of the heritage of the Caribbean.

Cultural heritage

Jean-Luc Lory, a researcher at French national research body CNRS, is the coordinator of the Strabon programme.
In brief articles, he suggests areas of reflection on heritage, tourism and information technologies.
Each of these articles is an invitation to readers to discover the foundations of the Strabon programme and, perhaps, to become involved in its activities.
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BY Alain Etchegoyen,
Cultural heritage is a very important recognition factor that enables us to learn to respect the other. It increases awareness of the relativity of historical developments. In most cases, it shows the ties between these foreign civilisations and our own. Thus, humanity appears in a spatial and temporal continuity that tourists are often unaware of.
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Information technologies

Information and communication technologies (ICT) now have an influence on all human activity. They help define new organisations or working methods. No ome can, or should, miss out this digitalisation under way in a globalised world. A scientific and technical cooperation programme such as Strabon is aimed at fostering universal access to the benefits of the information society.
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FMSH is a private legal entity with reconnue d’utilité publique status. As laid out in its statutes, its aim is to:

Promote the study of human societies, considered foremost in their current realities, and insight gained from them.Read more…


Based in Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique, the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (UAG) is an integral part of its environment, meeting a threefold challenge:

  • Fully taking on its role as a French university in the Caribbean zone/American hemisphere;
  • Meeting the growing social demand of these three territories;
  • Taking part in the European higher education and research segment.

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How to participate in the project’s activities?

Your institution (or your association) shares one of the Strabon programme’s objectives. You can ask to join the Strabon-Caribbean consortium in order to help in the development of the programme and to take advantage of its momentum to publicise your work via this site.
Please submit your organisation and projects here.


How to contribute to the activities of the project?

You have a project for creating multimedia files on the cultural or natural heritage of the Caribbean. You have photographic, film or original resource materials that you want to share with others.
Please describe your project here.