Professor Godfrey Baldacchino has just delivered a series of six lectures on Island Brands, Food and Tourism, at the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), the only indigenous tertiary education institution in the small island state of Grenada, West Indies, with a resident population of 105,000.
The visit and lectures were kindly coordinated by Dr John Telesford. Deputy Dean of the School of Continuing Education at the College (right, in photo, with Prof. Baldacchino on left) and approved by Dr Jeffrey Britton, TAMCC Principal.
While located in the Caribbean, Grenada is remarkably similar to Malta in a number of respects: A former British Colony, it is composed of three inhabited islands - Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique - with a total land area of 320 square kilometers. People drive on the left and English is a language of formal conversation. The smaller islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique have their own Minister in the national government (elected in 2013).
Opportunities for collaboration between TAMCC and the University of Malta have been explored; these include the possibility of suitably qualified Grenadian nationals applying for any of 3 scholarships related to master's degree level courses meant to assist in building capacity in climate change management. These are being offered by the Government of Malta at the University of Malta, starting October 2017.