Christine De Myers-Robinson
Christine was born in St. Lucia in the West Indies. She did her first degree in Geography with Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She moved to the UK in 1976 to go to Birmingham University to do a postgraduate course in Planning. She then moved to Milton Keynes in 1978 to work as a planner with the Milton Keynes Development Corporation.
Christine visited Milton Keynes on a field trip and few months before moving here and was impressed with the planning of the new city and thought it would be a good idea to get some experience here. When she first moved to Milton Keynes there were not many people of minority ethnic origin, particularly from the Caribbean. She made friends gradually by getting involved with The Ethnic Minority Attraction Project.
Christine got to know a lot of people through work as she was involved with the Equality Council. Christine managed to find more people from St. Lucia through events held by St. Lucia Association of London. Although Christine loves Milton Keynes she dislikes the ignorance of some people who do not appreciate the fact that people from different countries can make a positive contribution to the City.
Christine’s immediate family are in Milton Keynes and she intends to stay here, although when she completely retires she plans to spend more of her time in the Caribbean as she misses the cultural events. She likes the fact Milton Keynes is both urban and rural. Her favourite place in Milton Keynes is The Peace Pagoda because she likes to reminisce there.