Angela Maureen Estwick to Speak on: “St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Montserrat: Cultural Development or Cultural Irresponsibility.”

Miss Estwick will be speaking on the topic “St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Montserrat: Cultural Development or Cultural Irresponsibility.”

Angela Maureen Estwick to Speak on: “St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Montserrat: Cultural Development or Cultural Irresponsibility.”

Angela Maureen Estwick, Director of Development Planning and Policy in the Office of the Premier, Montserrat

The 2017 Annual St. Patrick's Lecture on Montserrat will be delivered by Angela Maureen Estwick, Director of Development Planning and Policy in the Office of the Premier, on March 14, 2017 at 6:00PM at the Montserrat Cultural Centre (MCC) in Little Bay

Miss Estwick will be speaking on the topic “St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Montserrat: Cultural Development or Cultural Irresponsibility.”

According to information shared by the organisers of the Lecture  - University of the West Indies School Open Campus on Montserrat - Miss Estwick has "observed the increasing hype surrounding Montserrat's national heritage celebration which extends to heavy investments of time, effort and money – resources that constitute key inputs for achieving development goals. However, from a development perspective, and noting the interrelationship between culture and development, Miss Estwick explores whether or not these scarce resources are being appropriately channeled"

Questions that will be considered during Miss Estwick's presentation will include whether the true role of culture in Montserrat’s development objectives is being borne out in the way the island celebrates St. Patrick’s Day? Also, is the meaning of the St Patrick's celebration truly understood?

Miss Estwick's profile includes her being a Chevening Scholar and a graduate of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill), City University and the University of Nottingham in the UK. Her academic focus encompassed the disciplines of Economics, Social Research and Statistics and culminated in a distinction in Information Technology.

She has professional training in Strategic Policy Planning, Migration Management, Demography and Economic Development. She has served as Teacher, Statistician, Economist, Cabinet Secretary (Ag) and Permanent Secretary (Ag) Office of the Premier, in her professional career. She has also served as local course tutor for Economics and Marketing in the University of the West Indies’ Distance Education Programme.