VINSA elects new executive
April 22, 2005
VINSA elects new executive

Vincentian students in Jamaica have elected a new executive for the academic year 2005-2006.

Last Saturday evening, the Vincentian Student Association (VINSA) at the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona Campus and the University of Technology (UTECH) Jamaica conducted smooth elections at the Rex Nettleford Hall (UWI) to elect a new executive. {{more}}

Randy Boucher, a UWI student majoring in Geography was elected new president of the grouping defeating Yasser Belmar and Joel Richards.

The vice-president’s post was won by Pearl McMaster, also of the UWI a Library and Information Studies major.

The rest of the new executive comprises secretary Luveslyn Maule, treasurer Sheverne Alexander, public relations officer (PRO) Maxine Browne, and UTECH representative, Jenner Martin.

Outgoing president Roxanne Stowe thanked the students for their support during the academic year. Early in her tenure Stowe had to face challenges brought on by Hurricane Ivan.

“We made it through and we fared well,” Stowe said.

Boucher, in his maiden speech, expressed thanks to the students for having confidence in him. For the New Year, he said he would like to get as many students as possible involved in the association activities.

“We hear about the Trinis and Bajans all the time, we have to make our voices heard,” said Boucher.

McMaster told the gathering she was optimistic that the new executive can make a good team.

“We are a vibes up people. I think that is what we will bring to the association,” she said, as she called for a constitution for the association in the new academic year.

Browne on the other hand promised to keep the members well informed.

The students used the opportunity to socialize one last time before examinations next week.