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By Aabigayle McIntosh
Lindsy Thompson, the outgoing British High Commissioner to Antigua and Barbuda, reflects on her tenure in the twin island state, recalling noteworthy achievements as she prepares to depart for official duties elsewhere.
Although her last official working day is this Friday, she revealed in a state media interview on Monday that she will extend her stay for a much-needed vacation before her final departure to the South Pacific.
Reflecting on her time in Antigua and Barbuda since her arrival in late 2019, Thompson shares, “The process has been amazing; a little of Antigua and Barbuda will also be in my heart.” Highlighting successes during her tenure, she notes the establishment of the commission, which strengthened defense engagement between the two nations.
Additionally, she mentions the participation of several Chevening scholars, a landmark program by the UK. Thompson expresses satisfaction with collaborative projects with Gender Affairs and RBC, including an impactful day where two young individuals directly witnessed growth.
Thompson proudly mentions the healthy relationship established with the government, emphasizing shared values and history. In parting words for her successor, John Hamilton, she advises, “Get out there, get to know the people and the country, and enjoy it.”