Digicel appoints six caring connections judges
October 1, 2004
Digicel appoints six caring connections judges

Digicel Caring Connections program me gets underway with the appointment of six judges who will sit on the judging panel for the duration of the Digicel Caring Connections Program.

The six judges have been carefully selected based on their experience and expertise which they will bring to the fore. {{more}}These judges will actually be responsible for choosing the final project for each of the ten communities in the Digicel Caring Connections programmeme.

“The Digicel Caring Connections programme is an exciting new social partnership programme that empowers communities to conceptualize and execute projects focused on the youth and the community. We recognize the importance of everybody’s role in shaping, developing and improving communities and Digicel Caring Connections is an opportunity for us all to help revitalize our communities by working with and for our youth” says Country Manager for SVG, Martin Bollers. “I would sincerely like to thank and commend the judges who have come on board to assist and support this new community initiative”, continues Martin.

The judges chosen for the Digicel Caring Connections programme are:

Shirlan Barnwall with over 10 years of voluntary experience in community development, a masters in development strategies and project management and extensive experience with youth educational programs.

Deborah Dalrymple, the current Director of Marion House who holds a masters in social work and a degree in psychology.

Dr. Jules Ferdinand, General Manager of East Caribbean Group of Companies, the Honorary Vice-consul for Spain to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Chairman of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Country Coordinating Mechanism for Combating HIV-AIDS. Dr. Ferdinand received a certificate in teachers training from UWI and a diploma in special education from the University of Birmingham.

Rosita Snagg – is the Director of Social Development, Co-operatives, Gender, The Family and Ecclesiastical Affairs with the Ministry of Social Development . Snagg has a long history in education and youth development with a teachers certificate from UWI and a Diploma in Youth and Development from Guyana. Snagg also holds a masters in community Economic, Development with specialization in International Development from the University of Southern New Hampshire.

Dexter Rose is the current editor of the Searchlight, with a masters degree in Journalism from the University of Havana and has been working in communications since 1990 throughout the Windward Islands.

Jerry George – Public Relations Officer for Digicel, Eastern Caribbean.