Delta Petroleum Pledges $106,250.00 To Schools in SKN

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 20th, 2017:  With the aim of alleviating some financial burden from the 2017 graduating classes, the regional gasoline and diesel company, Delta Petroleum has once again donated, monetarily, to public schools within the Federation.  During a brief handing over ceremony, representatives from Delta Petroleum, including Regional General Manager, Mr. Bevis Sylvester and Island Manager, Mr. Robert Liburd handed over the contributions to Education Minister, Hon. Shawn Richards and Permanent Secretary, Mr. William Hodge.  In presenting the check, the company’s General Manager Bevis Sylvester made a five year commitment to the program.This assistance intends to be an annual gesture. The contribution totalling ECD $16, 250.00, this year, was divided amongst all public sector schools to aid with their graduation ceremony(s).

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Activities Continue in Recognition of the 33rd Anniversary of Child Month

EMU) – St. Kitts, June 16th, 2017:  Young boys and girls from early childhood centres around St. Kitts showcased their talents at a Mega Early Childhood Concert on Wednesday 14th at the Dr. William Connor Primary School.  The hard work of the early childhood facilitators, parents and guardians and the children was not in vein. The infants and toddlers wow the crowd as they to sang, dance, recited poems and modelled for the enthusiastic audience.  Director of the Early Childhood Development Unit, Mrs. June Wallace elaborated on the importance of nurturing a child’s potential and creating stronger bonds within families by giving insight into the theme “For every child early moments matter is a continuation of the sector’s responsibility to encourage families as well as all early childhood practitioners and the general public, to take their rightful position in assisting in shaping the lives of our nation’s children,” noted Mrs. Wallace.  

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Workshop: Child Online Protection

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 12th, 2017: A collaboration between the Ministry Justice, Legal Affairs and Communications, Department of Information Technology, the Ministry of Education and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) produced a training workshop surrounding the Child Online Protection Initiative.  This workshop, which ran from 8th – 9th June, was aimed at secondary schools students to prepare them, principals, ICT heads of departments, teachers, parents, guidance counsellors and Education officers, to identify and resolve issues around internet security and bullying.  As a society develops the increase in digital devices and internet access becomes a daily necessity.  The Ministries believe that safety and security online are critical if we are to leverage the advantages of the Internet.

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2017 World Accreditation Day

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 12th, 2017:  The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) celebrated World Accreditation Day under the theme, ‘Delivering Confidence in Construction and the Built Environment.’   “This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation can support professionals in the construction industry,” announced, Officer-in-Charge, Ministry of International Trade et al, Mrs. Jasemine Warner-Weekes, she added, “When we speak of accreditation, we are referring to determining the technical competence, integrity and impartiality of the organizations providing conformity assessment services such as testing, calibration, certification and inspection based on international standards.   The half-day seminar included presentations, from the construction, manufacturing and medical sectors aimed at raising awareness by demonstrating how accreditation is used by policy makers, local authorities and regulators to support construction-based regulation, environmental protection, public safety, fraud prevention, public trust and innovation.

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Free Autism Clinic Continues for the Federation

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 9th, 2017:  Autism Specialist, Sheryl Rosin Phd. has return to continue her valuable work in diagnosing autistic, or behavioural patterns in children within the Federation.   The clinic which ran from 6th – 8th June in St. Kitts and 9th June in Nevis, assesses and assists families and children who are either autistic or exhibit behavioural anomalies.  The clinic is in collaboration with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the University of Medical Health Sciences.    For the past two and a half years Dr. Rosin has been working with educators and early childhood professionals in the field of autism, the cohort which completed certification last year observes Dr. Rosin as she displays the PLAY Project Therapy which is an evidence-based autism early-intervention program.

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Local Publishing Company, CaribbeanReads Book Donation to the Sandy Point Primary

(EMU) – St. Kitts, June 7th, 2017:  Students of the Sandy Point Primary School were the delightful recipients of a set of books from St. Kitts-Nevis based publishing company, CaribbeanReads Publishing.   The books are part of a program called, ‘Plant a Seed to Read’ the pilot program delivers culturally relevant books to primary schools in the Federation to promote literacy. The books for the school were provided as a result of funding from the Sandy Point Benevolent Society.  This is the second donation that CaribbeanReads made to the youths of the Federation. A previous donation was made last year to the Beach Allen Primary School with the support of the Advancement for Children Foundation (ACF) who funded the books, Janice Brookes, Managing Director of Global Shipping and Brokerage Services secured funds from Neutralogistics and Global Shipping to cover the cost associated with shipping the books.

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