On Saturday September 27, 2014 Dukes County Manager Martina Thornton and Ambassador LaCelia Prince signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Dukes County and St. Vincent and the Grenadines about mutual cooperation as Sister Islands. There was also a symbolic handling over of the firefighting equipment collected from the island towns to help firefighters on St. Vincent.
We are looking to start making connections between people from Martha's Vineyard and St. Vincent & the Grenadines and exchanging knowledge and best practices in the following areas of mutual concern:
- Fire prevention, security, citizen safety, readiness, management and training, emergency response
- Education, including possible exchange of teachers and students
- Library operation and management, including possible exchange
- Economic Development and Tourism
- Agriculture and Fisheries
- Arts, Crafts and Culture
In futher talks with Ambassador Prince we realized that also exchange in health care and other areas could be mutually benefitial.
If you are interested to be part of this initiative please contact the Dukes County Manager Martina Thornton 508-696-3840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From left to right:
Anita Botti, Chief of Staff for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Office of Global Women's Issues
LaCelia Prince, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the United States
Martina Thornton, Dukes County Manager
Tim Carroll and Glen DeBlase hande over symbolic piece of firefighting equipment
Firefighting equipment collected from the island towns to ship to St. Vincent