Caribbean Citizens Benefit from U.S. Embassy Sponsored International Visitor Leadership Programme
In the past few months multiple Caribbean citizens have benefited from U.S. sponsored educational and leadership programs. Two of these recent participants are Ronald Maginley from Antigua and Cherianna Philip of St. Lucia.
Both professionals are fellows of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Maginley, a political advisor in Antigua will participate in a program on “U.S. Trade Policy” along with 24 other candidates from around the world from July 11 – 29, 2011. Cherianna Philip, Nursing Director at St. Jude’s Hospital of St. Lucia is participating in an education program from July 25 – August 12 entitled “Public Health Issues in the U.S.”
Both participants met with Charge D’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy Mr. Christopher Sandrolini before they departed.
Mr. Maginley and other participants on the “U.S. Trade Policy” program will review the U.S. economic system and the domestic economic forces that influence the U.S. trade policy and the policy making process. Maginley and his fellow participants will meet with trade experts, manufacturing personnel and union officials in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, California, and New York City to discuss issues such as the examination of current federal, state, and local initiatives in international trade and export promotion.
The program also examines the role of the U.S. in international trade and the impact of international trade agreements on U.S. business, economy, and trade relations.
Ms. Philip’s program and the program participants will also visit the National Institutes of Health, which focus on research. Since health is so closely related to what we eat, the group will also visit the Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the food supply in the U.S. This program will strengthen health care delivery systems in the home countries of each participant to address such chronic diseases.