Grand Bay Reunion 2014 Officially Launched


Honourable Justina Charles

Grand Bay’s Reunion 2014, was officially launched under the theme, “Recognizing our past, embracing our future as one people” on Thursday September 12th at the Old Fort in Grand Bay.

Reunion Committee Assistant Coordinator, Mr. Julian Pacquette, said the reunion also observed 40 years of the Geneva uprising.

He said he is one of the recipients of the Geneva revolution and he now lives on the Geneva Estate.

“This reunion brings the young and the old together,” he stated.

Although there is still a lot more to be done within the village, Mr. Pacquette says, that they are a “developing community”.

He believes this reunion will not only allow individuals to return to the village to join their families, however, they will return to rent hotels and hotels which will develop Gran Bay economically.


Mr. Llewellyn Richards, Grand Bay Village Council’s Chairman

Mr. Llewellyn Richards, Grand Bay Village Council’s Chairman, said the reunion will not only focus on the social aspects, but will embark on the implementation of sustainable development plans, programs and polices geared at improving the standard of living of the people within the Grand Bay’s village.

Richards informed us that Bonti Liverpool and Jerry Lesley, were the first individuals to come on board and make cash contributions.

The village’s Parliamentary Representative, Honourable Justina Charles, said 2014’s reunion is in order to commemorate activities of 1974 on the Geneva Estate, which has changed the landscape of the entire community.

An activity which has led to village expansion and enable many individuals to own land portions for housing or agricultural purposes, she noted.

The Reunion is scheduled for July 25th to August 4th, 2014.


Reunion Committee Assistant Coordinator, Mr. Julian Pacquette

It will be the second reunion following the first one which was held in 2006.

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