first_imgStory HighlightsThe Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen, made a recent visit to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.Their Excellencies served as patrons of the institution’s 1st Annual Fund Raising Gala: Connections in aid of the Rebuilding from the Ashes campaign. The black tie event was well supported by a cross-section of persons. Advertisements Related24-Year Old Female Footballer is 2016 Rhodes Scholar Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen Visit Trinidad and TobagoJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedJustice Sinclair-Haynes Appointed To Court Of Appeal The Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen, made a recent visit to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 26th-29th November 2015 at the invitation of the President of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), Dr. Clinton Valley and Mrs. Martha Valley. Their Excellencies served as patrons of the institution’s 1st Annual Fund Raising Gala: Connections in aid of the Rebuilding from the Ashes campaign.The main auditorium of the eighty-eight year old institution, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Maracas Valley, was gutted by fire in April 2012. The Gala was one of the main events organized through the USC’s fundraising campaign for the replacement of the auditorium with multipurpose facility which will serve the University community. The black tie event was well supported by a cross-section of persons, including the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Thomas Aquinas Carmona who was also a special guest, the High Commissioner for Jamaica His Excellency David Prendergast and Mrs. Angella Prendergast, members of the Jamaican community who came out in their numbers to meet Their Excellencies The Governor-General and Lady Allen, members of the University Administration and friends of the University.While in Trinidad and Tobago, The Governor-General and Lady Allen paid a courtesy call on President Carmona and Mrs. Reema Carmona. During the exchange, The Governor-General shared the “I Believe” Initiative with President Carmona and addressed a group of students who were in attendance at the courtesy call.Other activities included visits to the University’s campus where The Governor-General briefly addressed the General Assembly as well as the Divine Hour Service of the University’s Sabbath Education Convention. There was also a Jamaican breakfast hosted by Dr. Clinton Valley and Mrs. Martha Valley, which was followed by a meet and greet session for Their Excellencies with the University Administration, Faculty, staff, students, the Jamaican community and other invited guests.  The High Commissioner and Mrs. Prendergast also hosted Their Excellencies at lunch.Their Excellencies returned to Jamaica on 29th November 2015.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen Visit Trinidad and Tobago Governor GeneralDecember 3, 2015Written by: Jamaica High Commission RelatedGovernor-General Appoints the Hon. Donna Parchment-Brown Political Ombudsman Photo: Contributed Their Excellencies the Governor General and Lady Allen, His Excellency David Prendergast, High Commission for Jamaica to Trinidad and Tobago and Mrs. Prendergast and Members of the Jamaican Community at Connections: Gala Fundraising Event on November 28.last_img read more

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first_imgKenyan launches effort to have Odinga nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Boniface MwangiCourtesy: Capital FM Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi has been awarded the Outstanding Youth Peace Maker Prize 2020 by the Schengen Peace Foundation and the World Peace ForumThe Luxembourg Peace Prize is considered to be among the world’s most prestigious peace awards.Police officers arrest a civil rights activist Boniface Mwangi during a demonstration that was held along Nairobi streets on December 1, 2015. An activist wants Mr. Mwangi prosecuted for pouring a red substance on Police Spokesperson Charles Owino during a past protest. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUPIn recognizing Mr. Mwangi, the Schengen Peace Foundation described Mwangi as a devoted young Kenyan whose desire for social change and justice has made him stand out among many youths of his generation.The organisation said Mwangi is one of the Kenyan youths recognised globally for his passion and excellence in photography that saw him shift into activism after witnessing Kenyans suffering first hand during the 2008 Post-Election Violence. He won international accolades for his photo-series that followed the violence and initiated a countrywide exhibition calling for Kenyans to learn from the past.He is also the founder of Pawa254, a creative hub in Nairobi which offers space for various youth organizations in addition to hosting various events.His courage and strong stand for justice and fight against corruption have been mentioned by the organisation as some of the key admirable characters that saw him get the prize.The Luxembourg Peace Prize was first introduced by the Schengen Peace Foundation in 2012 and is meant to award outstanding peacemakers across the globe.Every year, between eight to twelve awards are given out each year to organizations and individuals in categories ranging from peace activists to environmental peace.Relatedcenter_img Kenyan teacher wins 2019 global teacher prizelast_img read more