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Cumberbatch re-elected president of NSPD

Cumberbatch re-elected president of NSPD

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Patricia Cumberbatch has been re-elected president of the National Society of Persons with disabilities (NSPD). Her election came at the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held on Saturday 11th October 2008 at the University of the West Indies Open Campus.{{more}}

Guest speaker at the AGM Andrew Cummings QC, who spoke on the Topic “Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities,” called for Government to sign on to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Cummings congratulated the government on the move to make St.Vincent and the Grenadines more accessible to persons with disabilities, though expressing the view that the pace is slow. He encouraged the society to persevere in their efforts.

Jacqueline Jack, who represented the Ministry of National Mobilization which has responsibility for persons with Disabilities, in her remarks stated that her Ministry and government are hoping to sign on to the convention by end of the year.

Cumberbatch’s executive also includes Stanley Richards – Vice President; Shirley Charles – Secretary; Norral McKenzie- Treasurer; Terrence Davis – Assistant Secretary /Treasurer; Vaughn Patrick – PRO, with committee members: Andrea Ashers, Ann Bellingy, Tally Browne, James Forde and Des Rita Gilkes.