Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is currently on island with hopes delivering the 12th Dr Alister Francis Memorial Lecture hosted by the Antigua State College.
The Vincentian Prime Minister joins a long list of prestigious guest lecturers including University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor Sir Hillary Beckles, OECS Director General Dr Didacus Jules and Governor General of St Lucia Dame Pearlette Louisy.
Prime Minister Gonsalves while speaking on ZDK’s Expression said that the lecture is geared towards education and the role it has played in the socio-economic development of our region.
The Vincentian Prime Minister said although he did not know Dr Alister Francis personally he is pleased to be making this lecture on behalf of the distinguished education.
The memorial lecture will be carried live on ABS Radio (90.5 FM) and, for the first time will include an interactive component via social media.
Audience members and those listening on radio will be able to send questions via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.
The event is scheduled for 7:30 pm this evening at the University of the West Indies Open Campus on Factory Road.