This year Eighteen (18) Grenadians have graduated from various Cuban universities.
A release from the Grenada Embassy in Cuba said that after years of training, these young professional are ready to serve in various capacities for nation building.
The release added that most of the graduates “did achieve the highest grades at the university and were all recognised for their studies and also extracurricular activities”.
The student were taught Spanish in their first year and were engaged in practical aspect of their field of studies.
“We are grateful to the Government and people of Cuba who made this sacrifice despite being under an economic blockade for over fifty years”, the release said.
“The Embassy in Havana has provided support to the students throughout their time in Cuba. The Embassy was especially delighted to have Hon. Anthony Boatswain, Minister for Education at the graduation of the nurses in the province of Matanzas”, it added.
In her message to graduates, Ambassador of Grenada to Cuba, Claris Charles said, “You have faced many challenges throughout your six or seven years, the struggle to learn and study in a new language, the struggle to cope with a different culture far from home, family and
friends. But you have survived. You have succeeded. Now you move on to face other challenges only today you now possess the academic, emotional and spiritual abilities to cope”.
“Remember always that you are survivors and survivors never quit. So go forward with faith in your abilities and trust in your God, that you will make Grenada, the region and the world a better place”, she told the graduates.
Graduating Grenadian Students – 2015
1 – Stephanie Jeremiah Library Science Havana
2 – Kareem Phillip Agronomy Mayabeque
3 – Kazia Francis Nursing Matanzas
4 – Carmita Williams Nursing Matanzas
5 – Indra Francois Nursing Matanzas
6 – Cathy-Ann Williams Nursing Matanzas
7 – Sherice Phillip Nursing Matanzas
8 – Nadia Belfon Economics Cienfuegos
9 – Camille S. S. Humphrey Medicine Ciego de Ávila
10-Candice Bethel Medicine Granma
11-Zinda Zane Henry Medicine Granma
12-Sherry Ann Phillip Medicine Granma
13-Mathew Kimani Neckles Medicine Granma
14-Marvin Cordell Corion Medicine Granma
15-Kendall Charles Architecture Santiago de Cuba
16-Trolony Haynes Economics Santiago de Cuba
17-Nakisha DeRoche Accounting and Finance Santiago de Cuba
18-Shamilah Teresa Simon Medicine Santiago de Cuba