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Minors attends global conference on African Diaspora Heritage Trail

Tourism Minister Patrice Minors is today in Canada for a global conference on the African Diaspora Heritage Trail.

Mrs Minors will speak as part of a panel on the topic, ‘The Role of Government in ADHT Development’.

The three-day conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia starts today.

Mrs Minors will be accompanied by Acting Permanent Secretary Michelle Khaldun, local author and storyteller Florenz Maxwell, folklife officer Kim Dismont-Robinson and chairman of the ADHT Foundation, Maxine Esdaille.

“I am very much looking forward to participating in the upcoming ADHT conference,” Mrs Minors said yesterday.

“The Diaspora spans continents and oceans and joins a potentially disparate people into a cohesive unit. We see the African Diaspora Heritage Trail as providing a real link between the nations of the Diaspora.

“The aim of this conference is to foster a deeper consciousness about Africa, the Caribbean and other nations with ties to the Diaspora. And I believe that the potential rewards from this conference, the exchange of dialogue and the cultural and heritage awareness, will be a significant benefit for all of us.”

The ADHT was an initiative spearheaded by the late Tourism Minister David Allen. The ADHT Bermuda Foundation is a registered charity. It was formed in 2006 and has oversight of the administration of the ADHT programme here and abroad.

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Published September 22, 2011 at 9:45 am (Updated September 22, 2011 at 9:45 am)

Minors attends global conference on African Diaspora Heritage Trail

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