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Caribbean nationals hosted in Toronto

Published:Friday | October 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites (centre) is flanked by principal of the Mt Alvernia High School, Grace Cherian (left), and June Burke-Flowers at the 2014 Homecoming Grand Gala hosted by the Central Florida International Alumni Association at the Montego Bay Convention Centre recently. Photo BY Janet Silvera
From left: Suzanne Bowen and her husband, Bruce, Scotiabank's vice-president Caribbean Region; Dr Warren Smith, president of the CDB; George Ramocan, Jamaica's Toronto consul general and Dean of the CARICOM Consular Corps.
Klao Bell-Lewis (left), head of Communications, Caribbean Development Bank, and Adaoma Patterson, advisor - Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Executive Director Samantha Mahfood, director of Food For The Poor Canada, and philanthropist Suzanne Bowen.

On Tuesday night, the Caribbean Development Bank hosted Caribbean nationals at a reception held at the Jamaican, Canadian Association in Toronto. President of the CDB Dr Warren Smith, was the guest of the Dean of the CARICOM Consular Corps, Seth George Ramocan. Dr Smith addressed Caribbean diplomats, civic groups and community leaders and provided them with an update on the work of the CDB, Canada's support of the region through the CDB and critical development challenges to be addressed, with particular focus on the cost of energy and its impact on international competitiveness. Here are the pictorial highlights.