September 3, 2004
Overseas students get Lotto help

When 25th Independence anniversary celebrations are observed here October 27, the festivity will have something of a regional outlook.
The celebrations will be highlighted in at least two other Caribbean countries. {{more}}The Vincentian/Cuban Students association will commemorate the event in a special way in the Socialist Republic, and their counterparts in Trinidad and Tobago at the St. Augustine campus will pay tribute to the nation’s silver jubilee.
And both sets of students will owe a debt of gratitude to the National Lotteries Authority.
Those in Cuba received US$2,000 last Wednesday for their celebrations, while their Trinidad and Tobago counterparts received $4,000 Trinidad and Tobago dollars.
Angela ‘Idesha’ Jackson accepted the money on behalf of her colleagues in Cuba, while Nelson Hillocks president, Otis Jack vice president and Saline Barbour committee member were on hand to receive the amount for the T&T based students.
Hillocks outlined that the money will be used to hold a dinner at the residence of former university registrar William Iton.
The Trinidad and Tobago students will be staging a week of activities, which culminates with a lecture by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on the CSME at the St. Augustine campus.