Antiguan & Barbudan Students Celebrate Independence Overseas
“Rebuilding our Nation with Togetherness, Commitment and Perseverance”.
New York, November 4th, 2014: Antiguan & Barbudan nationals studying in the United States celebrated the 33rd anniversary of the country’s Independence at the official Thanksgiving Service held in New York last Sunday, October 26, 2014. The service was hosted at the Bethel Gospel Assembly in Harlem, New York by the United Nation’s Ambassador Designate, Dr. Walton “Aubrey” Webson.
The contingent of over twenty (20) students who are attending various institutions of higher learning in New York, including Monroe College, Mercy College and City College, are members of the recently founded Antigua & Barbuda Student Association, USA Inc. (ABSA-USA). At the invitation of the New York Consulate they participated in various aspects of the service.
Prior to the church service, thirty five-plus students studying at Monroe College-New York also gathered on October 23rd for a “Meet and Greet” luncheon with the association’s directors Jerry Marshall and Rosannette Kirby and Diaspora Liaison Officer with the New York Consulate, Dr. Dave Ray. This event was hosted by the Executive Vice President of Monroe College, Marc Jerome.
The students are also expected to participate in the Independence State Gala hosted by Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne and his wife, Mrs. Maria Browne on November 15th in New Rochelle, New York.
To donate, sign up as a mentor, or to become a student member persons can go the website Association’s website www.absausainc.com and complete the appropriate application.
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