Ambassador Ronald Jumeau speaks during visit to Hawaii

Ambassador Ronald Jumeau spoke at Washington Palace, the Official Residence of Govenor Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, at a reception held in Ambassador Jumeau's honour on his first visit to Hawaii.

Ambassador Jumeau, Seychelles Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States Issues, and in his role of Chair of GLISPA's Steering Committee, is inviting Govenor Neil Abercrombie to bring Hawaii aboard as a collaborating island partner in the worlds community of Islands.

Governor Abercrombie accepted the challenge and looks forward to Hawaii working Island to Island to inspire excellence throughout the global maritime island nations.

Washington Place is a Greek Revival palace in the Hawaii Capital Historic District in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. It was where Queen Liliʻuokalani was arrested during the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Later it became the official residence of the Governor of Hawaiʻi. It is a National Historic Landmark, designated in 2007. The current governor's residence was built in 2008 behind the historic residence, and is located on the same grounds as Washington Place.


By Nicholas B Robson, Director-General Cayman Institute