CaribWorldNews, MONTREAL, Canada, Weds. November 25, 2009: Grenada has named a new honorary consul to Montreal and the Province of Québec, Canada.
Leonard Wharwood, Jr. has ben named to the post as of October 24, 2009. In his position, Wharwood will support the interests of Grenadians living in Quebec, as well as serving commercial and economic interests with the official agreement of the Grenada government. Further, he will play an important role in stimulating cultural, educational and tourism relations between Grenada and Quebec.
`I am very proud and honoured to hold this position and look forward to representing the interests of the Grenadian nationals living in Montreal and other parts of the Province of Quebec,“ said Wharwood, who has worked in the field of Telecommunication and Information Technology for many years at McGill University.
In 2004, Wharwood was appointed Chairman of the Grenada Hurricane Relief Committee, formed to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan which destroyed 90% of the island`s agricultural and housing stock.
As head of the committee, he was instrumental in garnering the support of Grenadians and friends of the Spice Isle to secure and ship over 80 tonnes of much-needed supplies to Grenada. Through Wharwood`s contacts, international steamship companies and others donated dry containers for the shipment of the supplies that were valued at well over $200,000 Canadian.
It was also under Wharwood`s leadership that in November 2008, the Grenada Nationals Association – in conjunction with the Montreal Chapter of the NDC Support Group – shipped another 40ft container packed with supplies for hospitals, group homes and other similar institutions in Grenada. The donated items included hospital beds, toys and books.