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Seven St. Lucian Doctors Graduate in Taiwan

Image: Saint Lucian students with Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to Taiwan, Hubert Pierre.

SEVEN St. Lucian medical students were among 32 international students from 12 countries who graduated on Saturday, June 3 at the I-SHOU University School of Medicine in Southern Taiwan.

The I-SHOU University School of Medicine International Students Programme was specially designed for students from ally countries of Taiwan where the courses are taught in English.

Image: Saint Lucian students with Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to Taiwan, Hubert Emmanuel.
Saint Lucian students with Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to Taiwan, Hubert Emmanuel.

The graduation ceremony featured an address by the Vice-President of Republic of China (Taiwan) who delivered his address via video due to him having to deal with an emergency brought about by heavy rains which caused widespread damage to north and central Taiwan over the weekend.

Also addressing the graduation ceremony were the President of the Legislative Yuan, the Founder and Chairman of the E-United group which own the University, the President of I- SHOU University, and the Dean of the College of Medicine, among others.

Image: Ambassador Emmanuel and students with a Taiwanese official.
Ambassador Emmanuel and students with a Taiwanese official.

The list of dignitaries in attendance included the Foreign Minister and other senior officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs and Education of Taiwan. Ministers of Education and Health from some of the ally countries of Taiwan, Ambassadors and other representatives from various countries were also in attendance.

The seven graduating students from St. Lucia represented the second highest number per country with only Swaziland (which had 10 students) surpassing St. Lucia. The Saint Lucian graduates are as follows: Marlon Ragunanan, Sancher Edmunds, Anaii Emmanuel, Ashley Volney, Ava Maurice, XanaBoriel and Mark Melius.

Image: From left: Dr. Ashley Volney, Dr. Anaii Emmanuel, Dr. Sanchar Edmund, Dr. Marlon Ragunanan, Dr. XanaBoriel, Dr. Mark Melius Prince Mark, and Dr. Ava Maurice.
From left: Dr. Ashley Volney, Dr. Anaii Emmanuel, Dr. Sanchar Edmund, Dr. Marlon Ragunanan, Dr. XanaBoriel, Dr. Mark Melius Prince Mark, and Dr. Ava Maurice.

Over the next two weeks, five more St. Lucian students will graduate from various disciplines to include Agricultural Science, Sports Medicine and IT, from various universities in Taiwan.

Currently, there are 71 St. Lucian students studying in Taiwan, including 14 pursuing medical studies, in addition to the 7 who have just completed their studies.

2 Comments

  1. The name of Saint Lucia’s Ambassador to Taiwan is Hubert Emmanuel NOT Hubert Pierre. Please make the necessary correction and save yourself and other people some embarrassment. It is wise to edit properly an article before rushing to print.

    1. Being an organization operated by mere mortals, we’re far from infallible. However, judging by the tone of your comment, your pleas to your diety appear to have succeeded, and you’ve been blessed thusly. We appreciate your feedback and we aspire to one day achieve your level of perfection. Kind regards!

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