New Ex­ec­u­tive for Ja­maican Com­mu­nity

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Ja­maica-St. Lu­cia Com­mu­nity held its 18th An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, March 18th at Caribbean Cine­mas. Out­go­ing Pres­i­dent Mr. Leathon Khan ex­plained in his re­port to the mem­bers that though the Com­mu­nity may have been rel­a­tively quiet over the past two years com­pared to pre­vi­ous years, a num­ber of im­por­tant com­mu­nity ser­vice ac­tiv­i­ties and so­cial events did take place. Th­ese in­cluded: (i) A cash do­na­tion of EC$4,000 to the Cri­sis Cen­tre (ii) Christ­mas party at Caribbean Cine­mas for chil­dren of the Cri­sis Cen­tre (iii) As­sist­ing the Saint Lu­cia Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion with the host­ing of an in­ter­na­tional friendly foot­ball match be­tween Ja­maica and Saint Lu­cia (iv) Co-host­ing of a joint so­cial and games evening with the Guyana-Saint Lu­cia As­so­ci­a­tion (v) Host­ing of a Break­fast Re­cep­tion in hon­our of Tes­sanne Chin, win­ner of NBC’s The Voice (vi) Christ­mas party for chil­dren of the Achiev­ers Early Child­hood Devel­op­ment Cen­tre in Grande Riviere (vii) Host­ing of Bob Mar­ley Pool­side and Gar­den Party, held in honor of his 70th birth­day (viii) Par­tic­i­pat­ing in the In­ter­na­tional Food Fair in Vieux Fort to cel­e­brate Saint Lu­cia’s 36th In­de­pen­dence an­niver­sary.

A spe­cial word of thanks was ex­pressed to the core of ded­i­cated mem­bers, the many loyal spon­sors and the gen­eral public for their un­wa­ver­ing sup­port over the years.

The guest speaker was Dr. Mar­cus Day, the Direc­tor of the Caribbean Drug & Al­co­hol Re­search In­sti­tute. He ad­dressed the cur­rent hot-topic is­sue of the le­gal­iza­tion of mar­i­juana and its im­pli­ca­tions for the Caribbean.

A new ex­ec­u­tive was elected to guide the af­fairs of the Ja­maica-Saint Lu­cia Com­mu­nity and is made up of a blend of youth and vet­eran ex­pe­ri­ence. The ex­ec­u­tive was charged with the task of strength­en­ing the vi­brancy of the Ja­maica-Saint Lu­cia Com­mu­nity and con­tin­u­ing its good work in Saint Lu­cia. Ex­ec­u­tive Team 2015: Pres­i­dent: Ke­neene Betty-Forde Im­me­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent: Leathon Khan Sec­re­tary: Te­ne­sha Hutchinson Trea­surer: Shelly Black PRO: Ke­mar Louisy So­cial Af­fairs Co­or­di­na­tor : Lorna St Clair (In ab­sen­tia) The Ex­ec­u­tive will be sup­ported by an ex­pe­ri­enced team of As­sis­tants: Ge­or­gia Kouda (So­cial Me­dia Ad­min­is­tra­tion), Ann-Marie Joseph (As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary) and Diedrian Sif­flett (As­sis­tant PRO).

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