Twenty-two (22) Vincentians were on Wednesday (Sept. 16) awarded scholarships to further their studies in the Republic of China (Taiwan), as part of the 2020 Taiwan Scholarships Program.
They will be joining many other Vincentians who are pursuing various degrees in the East Asian nation.
Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves addressed the function held by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), noting that St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ education revolution continues.
A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister read:
The government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines congratulate the awardees and thank the government and people of our friend and ally, Taiwan for their consistent and unwavering support of our thrust to develop our human capital. The education revolution continues and we see our young people are making use of the opportunities that are available to them.
Remarks were also made by Minister of Education, St. Clair ‘Jimmy’ Prince.
Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Calvin Ho also addressed the gathering.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines established diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1981.
The two countries have been close allies especially under the Unity Labour Party government.