Full house at PM Gonsalves’s High Wycombe address

2 05 2011

Taken from Caribbean New Now! Published May 2, 2011.

HIGH WYCOMBE, England — Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) addressed Vincentian nationals, friends of SVG and other interested parties on developments in the country, at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe, England.

The event was attended by Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Governor General of SVG; Cenio Lewis, High Commissioner for SVG to the UK; Eloise Gonsalves; Dr Christopher Stange, Hon. Consul for SVG to Northern Ireland; Cllr Jane White, Mayor of High Wycombe; other dignitaries; nationals and the respective chairs of the various SVG National Associations in the UK.

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves addressing the Vincentian Diaspora in High Wycombe, England
Gonsalves updated the standing room only audience about all sectors of the economy in SVG, particularly around the world economic crisis and what the government is doing proactively to create a better future for all Vincentians. Read the rest of this entry »

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The moon is following Cecil Browne!

23 04 2011

Cecil Browne featured in the July 27, 2010 issue of the 'Searchlight' newspaper.

Throughout their lives, many people harbour secret ambitions of writing  and having their work published. Not only was this an ambition for Mathematics lecturer Cecil Browne, he actually achieved it!

In March 2010, his first book The Moon Is Following Me was published by Matador. It is a collection of six short stories that “recalls an era when the village was the centre of life in… St. Vincent and the Grenadines”.

Born in 1957, Mr Browne grew up in Chester Cottage, a village near Georgetown on the Windward side of the island.

He said: “It was, and still is, an intriguing little village.”

He migrated to the UK in 1970 and, apart from spells living in London, settled in High Wycombe – home to the largest Vincentian community in England. Read the rest of this entry »