QBR completes SVG’s tour of duty
The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), completed its three day visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines with a brief departure ceremony held at the VIP Lounge of the Argyle International Airport on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Giving brief remarks at the ceremony, Governor – General, Dame Susan Dougan reiterated the purpose of the QBR, noting the “collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration for the next generation with these stories leaving us all inspired to take on the challenges that matter most to us”.
Also, in attendance was Minister of the Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports, Frederick Stephenson, and Baton Manager, Claude Bascombe Jr., who both expressed delight that St Vincent and the Grenadines once again paid host to the QBR.
Arriving from St Lucia on Wednesday, May 18 the Baton was taken to selected schools on the leeward side of the mainland, as well as the Walliabou Falls, the Botanic Gardens, the Kingstown Methodist Church, the Kingstown Anglican Church and Fort Charlotte.
Then on Friday, May 20 the Baton travelled to Mustique where students and staff of the Mustique Primary School and others got a chance to participate in a run.
St Vincent and the Grenadines was the 61st stop over for the QBR, which began on October 7, 2021.
The Baton is set to return to England on July 4, where it will be taken across the country before the making its final stop at the start of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on July 28.
The XXII edition of the Commonwealth Games runs from July 28 to August 8.