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By Paul Fournier ( - on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 5:00 pm: Edit Post


I am looking for George Neary. I taught school with him at St.Martins school for boys.

Paul Fournier

By alameda ( - on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 2:45 pm: Edit Post

EC 19 a 30 yr reunion! Yes, we are gathering in Las Vegas Apr 28-May 1 at the St Tropez 1 800 666 5400 for fun and talk and remembrances of our PC experiences. Apr is a great month to be in the town that never sleeps - especially with old friends-new and old pictures. for more into:
Susan Sparks

By Paul Cassens on Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 10:18 pm: Edit Post

I am trying to get in touch with Gina Costello who served in St. Vincent as a teacher in the early 90's. Please email me if you know her. Thanks.
Paul C. - American Samoa

By Paul Cassens on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 7:53 pm: Edit Post

Still looking for someone who might know the whereabouts of Gina Costello. My email address is:


Paul C.

By Ed Silence ( on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 7:49 pm: Edit Post

Greetings this is Ed Silence, I can no longer be contacted at, the site has discontinued email, I'm now using

By TroyTucker ( - on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 1:44 pm: Edit Post

Troy Tucker from well now I forget.
I served from '87 to '89 or so, at the Girls' High School of St.Vincent!

I can be emailed at

By Mark Robertson ( - on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:15 am: Edit Post

I was not actually in the Peace Corps, however, I met several volunteers. My Mum and Dad (Celia and Oscar Robertson) are from St. Vincent, and their house was rented out to a few of them. I became close friends with Kelly DeSouza and Kevin (can't remember surname), it would have possibly been around 92-95. I can't remember. My Aunt is Daphne Williams, and a few peace corp stayed with her, and in my Mum and Dads. Feel free to get in touch if you knew them. Also it would be nice to get back in touch with both Kevin and Kelly, if anyone knows of their whereabouts

By Paul Cassens ( - on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit Post

I found her!

By Jessica Zagier ( - on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 11:23 am: Edit Post

I am looking for a peace corps volunteer who can discuss the ability for local people to get health care currently in St. Vincent. I am an immigration attorney with a client who is facing deportation to St. Grenadine who is mentally ill. Many thanks for any assistance.

By For Jessica Zagier ( - on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 9:39 pm: Edit Post


Dear Jessica

I read your posting on the Peace Corps online bulletin board and thought that perhaps I could help in some way by connecting you with a Vincentian friend who now lives and works in the states.

I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) back in 1996-97. I worked for the Red Cross Red Crescent Society and at that time, the Red Cross had no mental health programs. My fellow volunteers worked at other NGOs but none of them, as I recall, focused on mental illness. Even basic health care was substandard and not easily available/accessible. There can also be quite a bit of distrust of western medicine among Vincentians. During my time there, I was able to "start" (I put that in quotes because it was really a very small start) an HIV education program and service referral program through the Red Cross Red Crescent Society. The biggest obstacles to almost any public health program in SVG (save things like mosquito abatement and other noncontroversial programs) are cultural. Overall, Vincentian attitudes about sex, gender roles, mental illness, etc. - even among some educated Vincentians - are greater
obstacles in getting good information to the people than poverty itself (I guess it's pretty much the same everywhere...not an exclusively Vincentian trait)

That said, I am sure things have changed - I can only hope for the better - in 10 years.

I have stayed in contact with the Vincentian family that I lived with and rented my apartment from (it was an apartment in their home). Their daughter, Ulrika, now lives and works in New York. Mrs. Alexander, Ulrika's mother, goes back and forth from Canoun to NY and is a former teacher. I am sure that Ulrika or her Mom can tell you about the current health services available in SVG.

I am copying Ulrika on this email and when she respond to me, I'll be glad to put you in direct contact with her.

I hope that helps. Best,

Johanna Garsenstein, MBA, MPH
1722 Seward St
Evanston IL 60202

By Johanna Garsenstein ( - on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 9:13 pm: Edit Post

I am looking for Sandy Post who served in SVG 1996-97. We worked - and laughed a lot - together at Red Cross Red Crecent Society. Sandy, if you're out there, I'd love to reconnect. I hope you and your daughter are well. I think of you so often. Best, Johanna Garsenstein - email: and phone is (773)350-7748.

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