Our Readers' Opinions
October 26, 2007

Positive development


Editor: On this the 28th anniversary of independence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, we extend our heartiest congratulations to all Vincentians both at home and abroad.

This year has seen some attention being given to the diaspora in the form of discussions at the time of the Caribbean Conference in Washington, D.C, which was held on June 19, 2007, and also when Dr. The Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves addressed a town hall meeting on Monday night, September 24, 2007, at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. {{more}}

Many are heartened to hear that H.E. Ambassador Ellsworth John now has as a part of his new job dealing with issues of concern of members of the diaspora. We wish him well. Hopefully, many enduring partnerships and collaborations will prevail between Vincentians at home and Vincentians abroad, and the independence of mind and spirit will result in fostering much for the positive development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by all for all. A good example of one such effort is the recent successful visit of the Gems & Friends Steelpan Orchestra from Toronto, working in collaboration with several various charities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Working together, a great deal can be accomplished, and many of the SVG organisations and individuals are willing to continue in their efforts to help to build the nation.

God bless.

Cheryl & Baldwin King