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SENATOR DR. PEMBA BRAVEBOY'S VISIT TO MONTREAL
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Dr. Braveboy signing the Golden Book of the City of Montreal with Ms. Mary Deros, Executive Committee Member of the City of Montreal responsible for cultural communities and Mr. Leonard Wharwood Jr, Consul General for Grenada in Quebec

Montreal, February 25, 2010......The successful visit of the Honorable Dr. Pemba Braveboy began with her delivery of the keynote address at the opening of the 19th annual Black Law Students Association of Canada Conference which took place at McGill University in Montreal from Thursday, February 18, to Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Over eighty students and youth from across Canada attended to listen to her topic “Youth Empowerment for Racial Justice” on Thursday, February 21 at the Moot Court at McGill University.  Many questions ensued from the students, law professors and youth from the community. 
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Dr. Braveboy with Honourable Mr. Chief Justice Adrian Saunders of the Caribbean Court of Justice (at her left) from Trinidad & Tobago. Also in picture left to right: young Law student (name unknown), Barrister and Solicitor Selwyn Pieters of Toronto, Dr. Braveboy, Hon. Chief Justice Adrian Saunders, Mr. Laurent Kone, V.P. Black Law Students Association of Canada and Mr. Anthony Morgan, President of the Black Law Students Assocition of Canada

Senator Braveboy’s key message to the audience was “do one thing at a time, do it well and one person can make a difference”.  The Honorable Dr. Braveboy was the invited guest of CRARR (Centre for Research Action on Race Relations) a non-profit public interest organization that was founded in 1983 with the mandate to promote racial harmony and equality in Canada.

“The visit was very enlightening and I appreciated the opportunity to pass on some of the lessons I have learned in my short life to such a receptive audience.  Meeting with the McGill students was indeed an inspiration and it was a pleasure to meet such young Black professionals from across Canada”, says Dr. Braveboy.

Senator Dr. Braveboy also had the opportunity to meet with City of Montreal officials and sign the Golden Book of the City.  Dr Braveboy is one of only three Grenadians to be afforded this privilege.  She presented a message from The Rt. Honorable Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada, and gave spices and literature from her Isle of Spice.
 
The very busy Hon. Dr. Braveboy, who is in private practice in Grenada, also presented a paper on Diabetes at Imani Family and Full Gospel Church in Montreal on Saturday during the Black Health Fair which was organized for Black History Month. She lectured on the importance of education of the patients and touched on other subjects affecting mostly the Black population, such as prostate cancer and hypertension.
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Dr. Braveboy at the closing Gala of the Black Law Students Conference with some Law Students from Osgood University of Toronto.

To close off her visit in Montreal, on Sunday, February 21,  Dr. Braveboy met with Grenadians living in Montreal, under the distinguished patronage of Mr. Leonard Wharwood, Honorary Consul for Grenada in Quebec, the NDC Support Group in Montreal, The Grenada Nationals Association of Montreal and A Taste of the Caribbean organization.

Many Grenadians and friends of Grenada turned out to meet the Senator.  Her eloquent speech on her mandate and issues facing the health care in Grenada evoked many questions from a packed reception hall.  A reception followed which enabled Dr. Braveboy to speak one on one with those in attendance.

At 30, Senator Dr. Pemba Braveboy who hails from St. Patrick’s,  has quite a few major accomplishments under her belt.  She is a medical Doctor with a private practice at Sea Island Medical Clinic in St. George’s, Grenada and a government Senator responsible for youth affairs.

Considered a rising star in Grenada and the Caribbean political world, she is also the President of the Democratic Youth Council of her political party (which now forms the Government of Grenada),  Secretary of the Grenada Medical Association and Host of the Youth Radio Programme “Who’s In the Building”.

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