Wycombe hosts International Conference to Celebrate 30 Years of Independence
SV2G hosts International Conference at Bucks New University
In June 2009 over 100 Vincentian National attended a conference at the Buckinghamshire New University. The conference was part of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines “Vincy Homecoming” initiative celebrating 30yrs of Independence.
The day was successfully organised by local community group SV2G (St.Vincent & the Grenadines 2nd Generation), in collaboration with Bucks New University, the National Associations of St.Vincent & the Grenadines UK, and the High Commission of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Embassy.
Vice Chancellor of the Buckinghamshire New University, Prof’ Ruth Farwel, said “The University was delighted to host the St Vincent and the Grenadines Association Vincy Homecoming conference. We work closely with the diaspora in High Wycombe and look forward to extending this in future to help them achieve the outcomes identified at the event”.
The Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines sent over personnel to attend and document the conference to be part of the wider conference being held in St. Vincent & the Grenadines later this year October. Included in the delegation were Ambassador Jonh’s Deputy Mrs Nerissa Gittens from the Regional Intergration Diaspora Unit, and Sinclair Jimmy Prince Director of the API and camera crew.
Chairman of SV2G, Jacqueline Roberts expressed her delight, “We were very honoured that the Vincentian community had the opportunity to participate in this historic event. High Wycombe has the largest population of Vincentians living in the UK, of which made it even more special. We were very fortunate to have the delegation all weekend in High Wycombe, where they visited local Nationals for TV interviews to be shown in the Caribbean of Vincentian Nationals living in High Wycombe. Our our strong links with the University made this conference happen in the UK and we thank them very much and hope to continue our community links with them.”
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