The Royal Commonwealth Society Antigua and Barbuda branch (RCS) hosted a black-tie , multi-course fundraising dinner at Government House this month. The event was sponsored by the Halo Foundation, the British High Commission in St.John’s, ABHTI, Premier Beverages, Curtain Bluff Resort, Brydens and Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force.
H.E. Sir Rodney Williams, Governor General and Patron of the RCS local branch, expressed appreciation to all of the partners, including the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute (ABHTI). “The silver service presented by the ABHTI was very well received. The board, management and students of ABHTI are to be highly commended.”
President of the RCS local branch, H.E. Lady Williams commented: “One of this organisation’s objectives is to better entice students in both primary and secondary schools to participate in the RCS annual international essay competition which opens in March each year. Prizes include one week fully-funded trip to London, as well as international networking opportunities”.
1. Patrice Skerritt (top left) and Joanne Newell (top right ), Directors of RCS Antigua and Barbuda branch , with their spouses .
2. Students of ABHTI.
About the Royal Commonwealth Society:
The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world. Through youth empowerment, education and high-level advocacy, the Society champions the importance of literacy, equality and inclusion, the environment and connected communities across the Commonwealth’s 54 member nations. The Society’s unique position within the Commonwealth family allows it to play a pivotal role in convening and connecting the Commonwealth’s political and diplomatic representatives, as well as industry, civil society, academic and business leaders, on a wide range of issues. Founded in 1868, the RCS is non-partisan, independent of governments and relies on public generosity to achieve its mission.
Other RCS branches in the Caribbean are Barbados (registered in 1985), Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.