Consensus in committee sessions may take some deliberation but it was immediate when participants were asked about the welcoming reception held at Government House. Delegates from the United States, Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago agreed that the event was very entertaining.
Kurba-Marie Questelles (from Trinidad & Tobago) from the delegation of Colombia expressed that it was a “nice change to see the dances and promotion of Kittitian culture, because although there are similarities [throughout Caribbean culture], there were [also] observable differences.”
“I loved all the different dances”, said Shellon Fraser when asked what she felt were the evening’s highlights. Fraser even admitted to a little dancing of her own. Although the evening began with smaller groups tentatively socializing amongst themselves, before the night was over true regional integration was on display with delegates enjoying the music together.