Easter Read-A-Thon Enhance Youth’s Passion for Reading

(EMU) – St. Kitts, April, 21st 2017: ‘Open A Book, Find A Treasure’, was the theme under which The Charles A. Halbert Public Library conducted its 22nd Annual Easter Read-A-Thon. mmThe Read-A-Thon, which ran from 10th – 13th April, targeted youths from age 7 – 12 years.  Participants were required to select and read a minimum of five books per day.  The objective, to select a winner based on the total number of books each participant would have read.  After completing a book, the child would be required to answer questions based on said book to ensure comprehension of the contents.  Librarian, Ms. Petrine Clarke, expressed that the overall goal of the Read-A-Thon is to enhance children’s interest in reading.  She added, the objectives were simply to “Encourage children to read more, broaden their vocabulary, expand their imaginations and heighten their interest in books.” 

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Nevis Premier Applauds Federation’s Top UNESCO Representative For Efforts

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 12, 2017) — Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory, applauded the work of Dr. David Doyle, the Federation’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) based in France and Honorary Consul, for bringing international attention to the history and heritage of St. Kitts and Nevis.  Dr. Doyle met with Premier Amory at his Pinney’s Estate office on April 11, 2017. He later met with the World Heritage Committee, the group spearheading the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) efforts to get historic Charlestown listed as a World Heritage Site by 2020.  He said the Federation’s UNESCO Representative has been assisting the committee in mapping its way forward and the critical issues they have to deal with to accomplish the stated goal.

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Factory School Prepares For Construction As Second Term Ends

The George Moody Stuart School (GMSS), also known as the Factory School, is mobilizing efforts to ensure that the Factory Social Centre is a safe zone in which to resume operations of the learning institution in September 2017.  This plan of action is being taken following the school’s relocation to the St. Johnson’s Community Centre, with Government’s permission, after the St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards determined that there was “suspected asbestos” in a section of the roof of the Factory Social Centre, which had been constructed in the 1970s.  Chairperson of the GMSS Board of Trustees Jennifer Dillon-Sirjue has assured that every effort is being undertaken to procedurally remove the “suspected asbestos” from the premises. 

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C.E.M.S.S. Wins TDC Interschool Championship, Once Again

(EMU) – St. Kitts, April, 4th 2017: The Charles E. Mills Secondary School (CEMSS) is the 2017 TDC Interschool Champions for the fourth consecutive time.  The games were held at the Kim Collins Athletic Stadium over the past weekend, March 31st – April 2nd, and housed high-spirited friends and family, track and field sporting fanatics and gifted athletes from the various high schools and tertiary level institutions.    The three-day Championships concluded on Sunday with the unstoppable ‘Eagles’, as athletes from CEMSS refer to themselves, amassing a total of 31 gold, 23 silver and 12 bronze medals to be adjudged winners.  The school also won the coveted title of Victor Ludorum which went to Jahnaza Francis who obtained 44 points.  Second place winner, the Washington Archibald High School’s, (WAHS) athlete Namibia Clavier was adjudged the Victrix Ludorum with 46 points.  Other individual results from this weekend’s track meet are as follows:

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STEM Teacher Training Workshop

(EMU) – St. Kitts, March, 31st, 2017: The Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with the Caribbean Science Foundation, (CFS) and the Ministry of Education, hosted a workshop geared towards the empowerment of primary school science education teachers.  The two-day workshop held on the 29th and 30th March was held at the Bird Rock Beach Hotel with funding from the Embassy of the United States, Barbados, The Eastern Caribbean and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).  The Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshop focused on observation, which included the use of micro science technology kits, inquiry based teaching and learning as well as strategies to combat issues that may arise with the effective instructing of STEM.  A greater attention to the teaching of Mathematics and Science at the primary school level, and the scientific principles which needs to be communicated clearly and effectively so that students understand and apply concepts are some of the goals which CAS aims towards.

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The Dr. William Connor Primary School is the 2017 RAMS Primary School Champions

(EMU) – St. Kitts, March, 28, 2017: Congratulations are in order for the Dr. William Connor Primary: not only are they the 2017 RAMS Primary School Champions, but the first school to win by the largest victory margin to date.  The proud athletes and teachers of the school convincingly retained the Championship for the second consecutive year, this past weekend, March 25th & 26th at the Kim Collins Athletic Stadium.  Parents, students, fans and well-wishers were all in attendance to bear witness to the various track and field events, in which Dr. William Connor accrued an impressive 17 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Hon. Shawn Richards, awarded the championship trophy and commended their performance during the competition.  The Victor and Victrix Ludorum of the Championship went to the Sandy Point Primary and Tyrell Williams Primary Schools respectively.

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