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Williams is OCM winner

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Williams is OCM winner

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From a total of 47 applicants, Vincentian-born Bax Williams, emerged  the recipient of the 2010 OCM (One Caribbean Media) Vernon Charles Scholarship.
On Friday, Williams was presented with the coveted award by chairman of the OCM Group, Sir Fred Gollop, during a presentation at Nation House, Roebuck Street, St Michael.
Williams, who graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, in 2008, with Upper Second Class honours in economics and accounts, will be going off to the University of Exeter in England, where he will be pursuing an MBA, specialising in finance.
He said he was very grateful and expressed his passion for the Caribbean’s economic development. He noted that his mother Gloria Williams was a major motivation in his life.
“This moment is surreal . . . I am the lucky one,” he exclaimed through smiles.
Williams is currently an auditor at the Inland Revenue Department in St Vincent.
In 2008, two scholarships were awarded, the Harold Hoyte Scholarship in journalism and the Vernon Charles Scholarship in business.
However, as of this year, the board decided to alternate the scholarships each year. Citizens in the region are eligible for the scholarships. (MM)