Carlita Allen is the Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for Rise Hairouna in the diaspora. She was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines at Lowmans Hill, formerly the constituency of South Leeward; now West Kingstown and was raised by a single mother who taught her children the value of hard work, honesty, good morals, generosity, and compassion for others.
Her early education started at the Lowmans Leeward Anglican Primary School where she obtained her School Leaving Certificate. Carlita then went on to St Vincent Technical College where she obtained a certificate in Business Studies and some GCE O’Level subjects. She was the Secretary and Librarian for a Community Group for three years. Carlita worked as a Daycare Teacher, Post Mistress and a Clerk/Typist at the Public Health Department in St. Vincent. She obtained a certificate in Medical Billing from the Brooklyn Community College Continuing Education Department, EKG, Phlebotomy and a Business Skills Certificate from Grace Institute in New York.
Carlita Allen love for her Country and Vincentians on a whole led to her association with Rise Hairouna. She loves its platform of standing up for the social issues that are plaguing St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Issues such as, corruption, victimization, unequal rights, injustice, unfair labour practices, lack of accountability from the government, poor healthcare services and the numerous ills that the Vincentians are experiencing presently.
She strongly believes that every Vincentian no matter their skin color, culture, gender, socio-economic status, religion, or political affiliation is worth fighting for. Carlita Allen stands with Rise Hairouna because she knows that they will fight for democracy, equality and a better life for all Vincentians, and to bring the country back to its formative democratic years.
Justice is the indispensable companion of the truth. Accountability for crimes and gross violations, including individual accountability under criminal law, is key to reinstate public trust in justice and security institutions to rebuild the rule of law and sustainable peace.