Cayon School Environment Club gets a head start for National Volunteers Day

On Friday February 16th, 2018, the Environment Club students comprising of 3rd and 4th formers of the Cayon High School volunteered to plant fruit trees to participate in the National Volunteer Day Commemoration.  A total of eight trees were planted at the school entrance and in the garden. The trees planted were Avocado, Spice Guava, Fat Pork and Soursop. The project was a partnership with the UNESCO St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve (SMBR) programme, the Caribbean Sustainable Environment Awareness Organization (CSEAO), the Ministry of Community Development and Social Affairs and the National Volunteers Day Committee.  The students were guided by Mr. Winston “Ebro” Caesar, MAB Committee Member and Cayon Farmer, who demonstrated how to plant and maintain the trees.  MAB Coordinator, Markysa O’Loughlin and SMBR resident also gave the students an opportunity to share their knowledge the plants in a very interactive session.

Heritage Month Highlights Kittitian Authors

(EMU) – St. Kitts, February 16, 2018: In observance of History and Heritage Month, the Charles A. Halbert Public Library in collaboration with the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society, organized a book display featuring local and regional authors.  The display was officially opened on Thursday 15th February, as one of the attractions for the month of activities.  This initiative first started in 2005 as a week of activities, but quickly grew, necessitating an extension to a full month of activities.  “Held under the theme, ‘History and Heritage: A Conduit for Full Emancipation’ the display brings to light contributions devoted historians such as the late Sir Probyn Inniss, M.B.E who we are honouring this year as a stalwart of history and heritage,” revealed Percival Hanley, General Manager at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society.

Former Matron Gives Back to Community School

(EMU) – St. Kitts, February 7, 2018: On Tuesday 6th February members of the Edgar T. Morris Primary School community gathered to witness Ms. Sylvia Garnett, past student and Matron of the Joseph N. France Hospital give back to her school and community.  “Members of the community know the value of human resources and there are members within our community who care for the development of the youth,” stated Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Vincent Hodge as he explained what the gesture signified.    Ms. Garnett served the profession of nursing for 40 years before retiring and subsequently, leaving the Federation.  She relocated and now resides in Miami, but never forgot where she came from. “Grab every opportunity that you can,” Matron Garnett encouraged the students. She urged them, “Don’t neglect the opportunities that you have to learn to make yourself usable and be a contribution to this world.”

Basseterre High Claims the National Junior Science Quiz For Second Consecutive Year

(EMU) – St. Kitts, February 1, 2018: The Nevis Performing Arts Centre was the venue for the finals of the 2nd Annual National Junior Science Quiz Finals on Tuesday 30th January.   This year’s grand finale was between four schools, The Basseterre High, Cayon High, Charles E. Mills Secondary and the Charlestown Secondary schools.  At the end of the contest, the Basseterre High School emerged the winner and Charlestown Secondary took second place.  Nine (9) schools from around the Federation participated in keenly contested zonal rounds of competition, with the winner from each zone advancing to the finals. The National Junior Science Quiz is a flagship project coordinated by the Curriculum Development Unit in the Ministry of Education. The objective of the competition is to promote the study of science and help students hone a healthy academic rivalry amongst the high schools.

Newton Ground Primary First Solar Powered School in SKN

(EMU) – St. Kitts, January 29, 2018: A corporate partnership between the Fahies Agricultural Women’s Cooperative Society Limited (FAWCS) and the Newton Ground Primary school has resulted in the first green energy school in the Federation.  “We applaud this tangible and timely effort and welcome all positive contributions to the development of our educational institutions and students,” stated Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards at a ceremony revealing the newly installed 11.4 kilowatt solar panel system. “This is a shining example of a good community citizen and corporate entity,” proclaimed Minister Richards, describing the effort of the pioneering organization, the Fahies Agricultural Women’s Cooperative Society Limited (FAWCS).  Giving back to the community and the institution which supports its agro processing initiatives, FAWCS procured a grant from the Global Environment Facility Small Business Grant Programme.

ICOMOS Specialists Evaluate Charlestown For Inscription As UNESCO World Heritage Site

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 29, 2018 (SKNIS): Experts from the International Commission of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) have been commissioned by the St. Kitts National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to conduct an evaluation on the City of Charlestown to submit a bid for the inscription of the town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The ICOMOS Team visit to assess the historic sites started today (January 29, 2018), with courtesy calls to the Governor General, His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton and Minister of Culture, the Honourable Shawn Richards.
“I am very happy today because of my long association with history and heritage to be able to welcome you to Government House and to say that the work you are undertaking is extremely critical, and suddenly we are very happy to see progress,” said the Governor General, as he welcomed the ICOMOS delegates to the Federation and wished them success in their endeavor.

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