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Local becomes first to represent an OT as delegate in Int’l Leadership Programme

April Glasgow

A local woman will become the first-ever Overseas Territory delegate to participate at the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office International Leadership Programme (ILP) next month.

She is April Glasgow of Long Look, Tortola and is among 187 nominees from 103 British Diplomatic Posts to be selected within the 60 available positions.

Speaking to BVI News, the young entrepreneur Glasgow said she was thrilled to be selected and said she intends to make the BVI proud when she participates in the 10-day leadership programme in November.

“I really appreciate the opportunity. I’m being considered an emerging leader and that title alone is humbling,” Glasgow said. “I’m looking forward to the networking experience and learning more about how to bring the lessons learned back to the BVI.”

Meanwhile, Governor Augustus Jaspert congratulated Glasgow for her milestone achievement. He said it will provide an opportunity for professional advancement and networking with various leaders from across the globe.

“I encourage you to take advantage of the journey that you will embark on and seek out every opportunity to expand your knowledge in the communications field in an effort to make significant contributions towards the development of the Territory,” Governor Jaspert stated.

A government media release on Glasgow’s achievement describes the ILP as being designed to create and develop lasting relationships with future leaders who may have an impact on the UK’s global interest.

It will also include “a range of visits, discussions and meetings with senior UK decision-makers and opinion formers, in government, parliament, the media, civil society, education and business industries”.

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  1. Laura says:

    Absolutely love seeing our homegrown people climbing that ladder of success. It fills me with soo much pride to be called a BVISlander. April garner as much as you can whilst you can as information changes everyday but networking on such a large scale can only benefit your growth and that of the BVI. Congrats!#girlpowerontherise#

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  3. Faith says:

    She will represent BVI very well. She has always been a brilliant, intelligent young lady, and very humble, I might add.

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  5. SP says:

    Awesome APRIL!!

  6. Reader says:

    Congratulations on your milestone achievement Ms. Glasgow. As you endeavour to develop to your full potential, may you also transfer your learning to the benefit of others and to the Territory on a whole. Give God the Praise because we can do ALL things through Him.

  7. Go Girl! says:

    Congrats April! Continue to seek knowledge.

  8. Yes says:

    Yes my BVI sister. You are going to do well.Congrats.

  9. Applause says:

    Congratulations! Can you take me in your suitcase? Lol

    • Marilyn says:

      I also send Congrats to the young lady in her new position and how she is standing well on the past shoulders to which she leaned on – Forward 4/ever!!

  10. Ok says:

    Her father is fron st vincent and her mom from Barbados.

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  11. Soo says:

    Congratulation April!
    You can’t keep a very good woman down!
    Reach for the stars!

  12. AM says:

    That’s my friennnnnnnnd!
    April! You is smart! You is kind! You is a LEADER! You trailblazer you! I is happy for you! :-*

  13. Jack Husbands says:

    I am very pleased. Congrats to my poetry mentor. She has always had the special intellect and personality required to take her far.

  14. LoveMyBVI says:

    Brilliant!! We are really proud of you. You have always been at the top of the class. From your St. Georges days you have showed that special intellectual gift – (my son was in class with you). Yes! by the Grace of God the sky is limited. Go Girl we love you much

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