The National Public Library Archives and Documentation Services is the recipient of two important titles on the Garifuna people after the recently concluded International Garifuna Conference. The conference was held from October 10th – October 12th, 2016 under the theme “ The Garifuna Diaspora: Yurumein and St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Retrieval, Inclusion, and Reparation”.
“Hiroona: an historical romance in poetic form” by Rev Cannon Horatio Nelson Huggins was donated by Dr. De’sha Osbourne – adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA; a panelist at the recently concluded International Garifuna Conference. The handing over took place at the National Archives on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 10 am.
Dr. Lennox Honey Church – History Lecturer, Researcher and Former Resident Tutor, UWI Open campus presented a copy of his book “Negre Mawon: The Fighting Maroons of Dominica to Mrs. Jeon Adams- Julien Librarian on behalf of the National Public Library Archives and Documentation Services.
This donation was made on the appeal of the Librarian Mrs. Julien that there was a need for persons/groups to submit copies of their publication or about St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the National Public Library Archives and Documentation Services.
This will ensure that records of all locally published material are lodged for posterity. This donation was made at the closing ceremony of the conference on October 12th, 2016.