Our Team


Meet the West Indian Independence Celebrations, Inc. team of volunteer board members responsible for spearheading the annual  one day celebration event Hartford, Connecticut. Celebration include a street parade and music festival, which showcases and promotes West Indian culture, food, music, and people. The event also serves to connect natives and also future generations of West Indians born in the United States with their heritage.

Board Members

President, Desmond Sinclair - WIIC Team

Desmond Sinclair


1st Vice President & Parade Co-Chair - Patricia Miles - WIIC Hartford - Team

Patricia Miles

1st Vice President & Parade Co-Chair

2nd Vice President, Raymond Davis - WIIC Team

Raymond Davis

2nd Vice President

Public Relations, Natasha Samuels - WIIC Team

Natasha Samuels

Public Relations

Secretary, Vernette Joshua - WIIC Team

Vernette Joshua


Parliamentarian, Donovan Longmore - WIIC Team

Donovan Longmore


Vending Chairman , Sean Antoine - WIIC Team

Sean Antoine

Vending Chairman

Parade Co-Chair, Jessi Ewart - WIIC Team

Jessi Ewart

Parade Co-Chair

Jendayi Scott-Miller - WIIC Hartford - Team - Community Engagement Manager

Jendayi Scott-Miller

Community Engagement Manager

Photo Space Filler - LOGO - WIIC Team

Junior Wellington

Entertainment Chairman

Media Release & Event Notice

You may be photographed at any WIIC Hartford event for West Indian Independence Celebration, Inc's promotional purposes. These event photos may be used at WIIC Hartford’s discretion for promotional purposes without your specific written consent and/or without compensation.

You must be 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol at certain vendors.  WIIC Harford promotes responsible drinking.

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