Members of the Saint Lucia Consulate
in New York with Health Minister Hon. Damian Greaves attending the
Second Quarterly Meeting of the Saint Lucia Consulate.
Friday, June 9, 2006 – The Saint Lucia Consulate in New York and the
Permanent Mission to the United Nations under the leadership of H.E Dr. Julian
R. Hunte held its second quarterly meeting last week with St. Lucian
organisations based in the American State.
The gathering held on May 31st at the offices of the Consulate on 800 Second
Avenue had an audience of 75 persons which included prominent St. Lucian
business persons in New York City.
Representatives of the various organisations in attendance gave updates on their
past, current and future activities which are mainly fund raisers that provide
assistance for Saint Lucians in the United States and at home.
Deputy Consul General, Mr. Olaf Fontenelle says he is dedicated to the further
development of such activities for the Saint Lucian Community. He said the forum
provided an avenue for associations to express their concerns and make
suggestions so that the Consulate and the Mission can provide worthwhile
assistance and together further strengthen the Saint Lucia New York diaspora.
Cabinet was represented by Health Minister Honourable Damian Greaves who was
also in New York for a high level meeting of the General Assembly and
Comprehensive Review of the Progress Achieved in realising the targets set out
in the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV and AIDS.
Air Jamaica representatives who were part of the gathering made presentations of
two free tickets to winners of an on-the-spot raffle—Kevon Smith, a Saint Lucian
Student in New York and Danette Sampson, an executive member of the Saint Lucia
United Association of New York Incorporated. Smith received an Economy Class
ticket while Sampson received a First Class ticket to any Caribbean destination.