ambassador from St. Kitts and Nevis visits Seychelles
2003, Mr. Samal Duggins,
a student from the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St. Kitts
and Nevis, and author of the rap poem 'Mother Earth's Dying Cries',
was invited to Seychelles by Mr. Mathew Servina, President of
the Centre for Rights and Development to take part in a workshop
on Democratic Governance.
Unfortunately the workshop was postponed for administrative reasons.
However, Samal made good use of his visit to meet with youth representatives
from Seychelles, as well as with youth from Mauritius and Reunion
who were visiting Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Youth Assembly.
He met with government officials from the Ministries of Youth,
and also Environment, and participated in a workshop organised
by the Seychelles Red Cross. He had the opportunity to speak about
his country and its cultural perspective to a wider audience during
an interview with Paradise Radio. See a newspaper
article and Samal's own report
for more information.
caption: Samal Duggins under a Coco-de-Mer tree in the Botanical
Gardens in Seychelles, November 2003. (The Coco-de-Mer is the
largest nut in the world).