The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit has paid tribute to the late Maxwell Haywood a founding member of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York, Inc. who championed the cause for Diaspora engagement and development.
Mr. Haywood died last Wednesday, November 29.
The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit said in a statement that Maxwell was a true Vincentian patriot who sought to promote everything “Vincy” through his involvement in Diaspora organizations in New York, USA.
It said Maxwell was very influential and instrumental in ensuring that the Diaspora participated in Vincy Homecoming 2009 and was a source of guidance in the recently launched St.Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Mapping project in New York in 2016.
He was also supportive of the creation of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Policy.
Maxwell will be remembered for his readiness and willingness to offer suggestions and advice to the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit.
The agency said it will seek to improve and maintain a positive relationship with the Diaspora and continue to build on the foundation created by Maxwell through his hard work and dedication to the Vincentian people.