By Admin. Updated 9:35 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Edward visited Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday as part of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign.
Several important things happened during their visit marking The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II, but here are five of them.
1. The Platinum Jubilee Races: two 70-meter races were held at the Sir. Vincent Beache National Stadium to commemorate the British Monarch’s 70th year reign.
Several of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ male and female athletes participated in the races and received awards.
2. An international award:
Several young people people engaged in service received the Gold Standard in an internationally acclaimed youth award – The Duke of Edinburg International Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, equipping young people for life. The Award is available for all young people aged 14 to 24, regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests, the award’s website states.
3. Recognition of the work of people with disabilities
The UK Government is funding a 4-year program called Skills for Youth Employment (SkYE) in the Caribbean.
According to the UK Government, the UKaid funded programme seeks to improve the occupational skills and employability of 6,000 disadvantaged young people, including those challenged by disability by providing certified skills training for young people in St. Vincent, Dominica, St. Lucia and Grenada.
4. A private meeting with women entrepreneurs
The Countess of Wessex met with women entrepreneurs at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
Though the media was not allowed to record the contents of this meeting, some of the entrepreneurs shared their experiences. We will highlight some of them in a subsequent article.
5. Protests for reparations