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Three Vincentian students pursuing studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Open campus are recipients of the Evans Bernard John Memorial Bursary Award. The Bursaries were sponsored by the Lions Club South SVG partnering with the SVG Toronto Support Group.

The three recipients are Duayne Fredrick, Deona Nero and Debra Scipio, all pursuing studies in Public Relations Management. Each recipient was awarded EC $2000.

In a ceremony at the U.W.I Open Campus conference room, on Monday, 23rd January, 2023; representative of the SVG Toronto Support Group, Osmond Davy, said that the late E. B. John, who was the foundation member of the SVG Toronto Support Group, struggled to get the organisation off the ground. Davy said that he’s pleased to see that the organisation is now bearing fruits.

Davy also mentioned that the SVG Toronto Support Group also contributed to relief efforts during the La Soufriere eruption, and to other organisations here in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Head of Site UWI Open Campus, Deborah Dalrymple, said that the three awardees are students who are well deserving of the award. The presentation of awards is the second of its kind, and Dalrymple assured the gathering that a third is likely.


SOURCE: Agency For Public Information