SENATOR DR. PEMBA BRAVEBOY'S VISIT TO MONTREAL
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.
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
“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
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.
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
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
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”.