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Resident British Commissioner for a Day winner, Alysha Cornwall.
Resident British Commissioner for a Day winner, Alysha Cornwall.
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The British High Commission (BHC) Kingstown has announced its inaugural female Resident British Commissioner for a Day for International Women’s Day awardee, Alysha Cornwall.

After submitting a video detailing her thoughts about violence against women in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and how she thought that the country can reduce the incidence of violence against women in SVG, Alysha Cornwall was selected as the top entrant.

Cornwall, a resident of Carapan Village, Stubbs, is a second-year student at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Division of Arts, Science and General Studies.

In her spare time, she is a nail technician with a dedicated clientele including relatives and while not doing this, she loves to read and watch historical documentaries, the BHC in Kingstown said in a press release.

Cornwall said that she is extremely happy and was excited when she heard she had won the competition and she would like to encourage others to participate in further competitions.

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Overall, she said that she took the chance to grab the opportunity to widen her horizons and forge greater connections for the future.

The BHC said it was delighted with the response to the Resident British Commissioner for a Day competition and the high quality of the entries. 

The RBC for the day will allow Cornwall to gain insight and a better understanding of the role of an RBC. 

It will provide an excellent opportunity for Cornwall to engage with the work on a deeper level and enhance her professional work experience.

“I am very excited about what we have planned for Alysha and looking forward to spending the day with her. It is my hope that Alysha will have an interesting day and that she gains valuable insight from the experience,” RBC Geoff Patton said.

On Friday, International Women’s Day, Cornwall will be engaging in numerous activities including a lobbying exercise, hosting a lunch with prominent female leaders in the country and a media interview.

“The British High Commission expresses thanks to its main Partner DMV-SVG Mutual Aid Relief,” the press release said.

DMV-SVG Mutual Aid Relief is a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and concerned citizens in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas of the United States who work cooperatively with government and charitable organisations in SVG to address the needs of Vincentian women, children and families.

The organisation was founded in 2021 by Remidene Aboko-Cole Diakite and Diamond Elam, in response to the La Soufriere volcano eruption.

Since that time, DMV-SVG Mutual Aid Relief has proudly supported children and families through their 2022 school supply drive and distribution, menstrual supplies and bra donation drives, 2023 Girls’ Empowerment Summit, as well as other events.