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St. Christopher (St.Kitts) and Nevis

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ADDIE’S Place Celebrates Ten Years Of Empowerment For Adults With Disabilities

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 17, 2015:  Addie’s Place; a safe haven for adults with disabilities who have challenges fitting into the mainstream of employment, is celebrating ten years with a grand variety concert that takes place tonight at the old boys’ school. According to Ms. Clarice Cotton, activist for disabilities rights in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, everyone with the capacity should seek to attend the event in support of these adults who by virtue of their own willpower constantly seek to make their own contributions to society despite awesome challenges.

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Republic of Korea Presents Valuable Hospitality Equipment to Federation’s High Schools

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 4, 2015: Hospitality and Home Economics kitchens among secondary schools in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will have a brand new appearance after installing new equipment received courtesy of the Government of the Republic of South Korea. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Secretariat was the facilitating agency of this donation on the local end. According to its Principal Officer Mr. Glenville Edwards, the Hospitality Development Project was birthed out of a desire by the Asian nation to give a substantial gift in the area of education. “After much consultation we recognized that the best way forward was in the field of hospitality and as such spoke with heads of departments and teachers to deem how best we could utilize the grant fund of US $100, 000,” Mr. Edwards stated.

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Spectacular Views Magazine Author Expresses Gratitude For Rave Reviews

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 4, 2015: “Do you know the rich history behind the Bath Hotel and the Thermal Springs in Nevis? What about the story behind the Sand Box Tree? The sayings in island wisdom will astound you at the unique way in which enslaved Africans had to express themselves and the struggles of everyday life. ”This exciting and entreating enticement to open the pages of Spectacular Views magazine came from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Ionie Liburd Willett as she brought congratulations to Mr. Leonard Stapleton Author of the magazine at its launch. The permanent secretary also revealed that the magazine possesses the essentials of rich local history, culture, lifestyles, art, customs, and architecture. “It provides information about prime attractions and scenic natural highlights in the Federation,” Mrs. Willett added. 

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Education Minister Addresses Issues In Education With Ministry Staff

.(EMU) – St. Kitts, May 28, 2014:  Strengthening Curriculum Development, Technical and Vocational Education, Inter-Ministerial Communication, and Project Strong were among topics reviewed at a meeting of top education officials on Wednesday (May 27).Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards chaired the meeting held at the Stanford Building, and called on Education Officers and other ministry officials to remember what their objective is.“Most of you have been working in education for quite a number of years. You are here to give support to the children of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Your commitment is to the children who you are being paid to serve,” the minister emphasized

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Climate Change Youth Ambassors Charged To Make A Change

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2015 (SKNIS): President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Dr. Kelvin Daly charged the new UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change to disseminate information on the subject and actively demonstrate that all individuals are responsible for safeguarding the environment.  This took place at the launch of the Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, at the Foundation for National Development (FND) Conference Room today, May 08.  Mr. Daly described the destruction of the environment that leads to climate change as an “epic war against Mother Nature.” He elaborated that millions around the globe have died from direct and indirect environmental concerns such as starvation and water-bourne diseases. He further emphasized that policies to protect the environment must be “rock solid.”

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Attitude Change On Environmental Issues Fostered By Youth Ambassadors

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 08, 2015 (SKNIS): Minister responsible for Education and UNESCO Honourable Shawn Richards has placed the onus of changing society’s attitude toward the care of the environment on the youth.  This was noted at the launching ceremony of the UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, on May 08. The minister noted that youth are “best positioned” to take on this task.  “We have to use the youth to reach their peers with this critical message of climate change and sustainable development,” Minister Richards stated. “It is in this regard that the government of St. Kitts and Nevis applauds the work of UNESCO in deploying expertise and competencies in policy formulation on subjects to do with climate change, among other initiatives for the development of the federation, the Caribbean and all small island developing states.”

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