A large contingent of Antiguans and Barbudans are in Dominica, participating in this year’s Junior Chamber International (JCI) West Indies annual convention
After 23 years of hiatus, the convention has once again returned to the Nature Isle, bringing in over 100 delegates from across the region.
The 62nd annual convention is being held at the Jungle Bay Resort under the theme ‘Mabrika: Celebrating Regional Diversity.
Convention Director Meritta Hyacinth told those gathered at the press launch that this week promises to be one filled with excitement, celebration, networking, and professional development for the distinguished delegates of JCI West Indies.
“In the days to come, our delegates will participate in a number of activities [ including] training, General Assembly, public speaking, competition, debate championships, tours, and much much more. We have over 100 delegates registered from countries all across the Caribbean, coming together for one purpose and cause and this celebration of regional diversity through JCI developmental activities,” she stated.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a global network for young people between 18 to 40, present in more than 100 countries and boasting a membership of over 200,000 members across the world.
JCI West Indies which was established in 1960 forms part of a voluntary, worldwide personal development organization for young professionals and entrepreneurs with the mission of providing development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
According to the organization’s website, each year, JCI Local Organizations from the region come together at their National Convention to share ideas and experiences on creating positive change in the region.
The convention also allows participants to have access to high-quality training and dialogue with like-minded active citizens who have a burning desire to BE BETTER and create positive change in their communities.