Nevis Premier To Help Students Navigate Ethical Decision Making

Charlestown, Nevis
March 25, 2008

Hon. Premier Joseph Parry and Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) demonstrated confidence in the Department of Education’s (ED) new initiative to train students to assume leadership rolls and to cultivate more ethically abled teens attending schools on Nevis. He assured the Principal Education Officer Mrs. Jennifer Hodge that he would play a pivotal role during an upcoming training workshop slated for April.
Mrs. Hodge made the announcement in an exclusive interview with the Department of Information where she gave a recent interview to keep the public abreast of important matters taking place in the Primary and Secondary schools on Nevis.
“There’s another initiative that we’re going to implement.  And in all this the Minister for Education, the Hon. Parry has been extremely supportive in as much that he said he wanted to be a part of it. So he will be giving a one hour presentation to interact with our young people and further more, to top it off, he will be hosting a cocktail for them on the 14, of April,” she said.

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Nevis Premier Reports To Nationals in Florida

Charlestown, Nevis
March 25, 2008

Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry reported to Nevisian Nationals on the accomplishments of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) at the Holiday Inn in Hollywood, Florida on Friday, March 14, 2008.

Mr. Parry said that the Florida meeting will take place at least once a year so that Nevisian Nationals and friends of Nevis living abroad can be abreast of the projects, programs and the way forward of the government and the island of Nevis.

Premier Parry’s report was accompanied by a collective and well organised power point presentation that contained text and pictures of the undertakings and progress of the NRP led NIA over the past year.

During his discourse on government’s development in Education, Mr. Parry discussed the new direction for Education.

He explained his Government’s move to allow teenage mothers the opportunity to return to school to continue their education and Rastafarian children to attend school without headwear. The Homework Assistance program’ he indicated, is on stream island- wide, with over 300 students participating in after school sessions.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Youth To Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 30, 2008

Recruitment is underway in St. Kitts and Nevis for 50 young persons who can benefit from a project geared to empower them through entrepreneurship training in the fields of Tourism and Heritage.

Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Mr. Antonio Maynard has announced that plans are underway for the launch of Phase II of the UNESCO Youth Path Project which is geared to alleviate poverty through tourism and heritage training. He also revealed that Director of the UNESCO Caribbean Office Kwame Boafo will officiate at the launch scheduled for February 26th, 2008.

Mr. Maynard said project coordinators in St. Kitts and Nevis are in the process of recruiting employed and unemployed candidates between the ages of 15-25 who have an interest in the tourism  industry and heritage preservation.

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Rawlins Addresses Federation’s UWI Graduates

Charlestown, Nevis
January 25, 2008

Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court the Hon. Hugh Rawlins told graduates of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in St. Kitts – Nevis that they should continue to justify their existence in positive and meaningful ways.
The Nevis born Appeals Court Judge who was also a former student at the University, urged the students to impact the community meaningfully, during a ceremony for the recognition of UWI Graduates from St. Kitts and Nevis. The event was held at the Old Manor Hotel in Gingerland on January 19, 2008.
“The journey has just commenced and there are many more steps that you will take before your life’s end to justify your own existence”¦Your teachers obviously encouraged excellence and not mediocrity, in their endeavours which go a long way to justify their existence,” he said.

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Nevis Opens State Of The Art Primary School

Charlestown, Nevis
January 22, 2008

A brand new state of the art primary school was commissioned on Thursday January 16, 2008, at the Flats in St. John’s Parish IN Nevis and government officials have put the final cost in the region of EC$3.9 million. 
The school was part of the civil works component of the Basic Education Project funded jointly by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). Construction began in November 2005 and was completed in early July 2007.
Prior to declaring the school opened, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education the Hon. Joseph Parry shared the credit with the past Administration who had initiated the project and the Nevis Reformation Party led-Administration who ensured its completion. 
He, however, pointed out that the winners were the people of Nevis in particular the people of St. John’s whom he told to embrace the new primary school as a shining light in their community and a new beginning.

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