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Meeting with St. Vincent delegation on July 11th
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From left: Srefferny Boyce-Herbert, Dukes County Manager Martina Thornton, Steve Henry, Anita Botti, Consul-General Selmon Walters, Sherrill-Ann Mason-Maywood, Camille English-Darling

The County representatives met with delegation of St. Vincent and Grenadines lead by the Consul-General Selmon Walters to discuss next steps in the Sister Islands Initiative. Several ideas were developed including organizing a festival on Martha's Vineyard to introduce the St. Vincent art, craft, music and food to our residents and visitors. Another suggestion was to start an e-pal program between the students with similar curiculum that would focus on our common whaling history and other subjects to benefit both sides. The meeting was televized and will be available to be viewed on-line soon.


Sister Islands Initiative
St. Vincent & Grenadines   and   Dukes County

Sat, July 11, 2015
3PM – 5PM
West Tisbury Library

  • Introductions
  • Overview of MOU – Martina Thornton, Dukes County Manager
  • Open Discussion between St. Vincent delegation and Martha’s Vineyard representatives on the implementation of MOU
(Ask SVG delegation to begin by commenting on various activities and needs from their prospective and responses from MV reps)
  • Potential Education and Health care exchanges of teachers and students, and health care providers
  • Fisheries and Agriculture
  • Arts, Crafts and Culture Exchanges
  • Tourism/Trade
  • Library Operation and Management, including possible exchange
  • Island Emergency Readiness (citizen safety, emergency response, etc.)
  • Interaction between the Diaspora and MV
  • Next steps
  • Role of Diaspora/Future Meetings
  • Communication between islands
  • Establish how can shipping to SVG be streamline

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