National Trust gets US$15,000 boost
October 26, 2006

National Trust gets US$15,000 boost

If you witness ongoing renovations to the Old Library Building in Kingstown, the headquarters of the National Trust, it is as a result of the United States government’s contribution to the development of this country’s heritage.

Last Monday, outgoing US Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados Mary Kramer, presented US$15,000 to Kathy Martin of the National Trust of St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

The money is to assist with repairs to the building.

Kramer who served for three years in that capacity is scheduled to leave by November. Mary Ourisman will replace her.

Kramer used the presentation ceremony to say goodbye.

Julie O’Reagan, Public Affairs Officer to the EC office was also on hand as well as Tyler Allen, Political Officer at the Embassy of the United States of America.

The team also handed over a set of books to the Public Library in Kingstown.

Kramer highlighted her government’s assistance to this country in trade, scholarships to students, involvement in the HIV/AIDS programme, as well as military assistance.

She expressed gratitude to the Vincentian populace for their

“gracious hospitality” and she

described the money donated to the National Trust as additional support for the organisation.