BRADES, Montserrat – Alumni of the Montserrat Secondary School on Thursday presented much-needed supplies to the school as part of their bi-annual get together during Montserrat’s Festival 50 celebrations.
Dorette Harris, president of the registered charity, which comprises of former students of the island’s sole high school, said last year the association received a list of items needed by each department. “We asked them to prioritise the needs and went about acquiring the items at the top. In the year ahead we plan to tackle all of the items on the list until it is completed.” Continue reading
2012 OECS Essay Competition
NAME: TIFFANNIE ANTONETTE EUGENIA SKERRITT
AGE: SIXTEEN (16) YEARS
SCHOOL: MONTSERRAT SECONDARY SCHOOL
TOPIC: What viable steps should OECS countries take to stimulate their economies and significantly reduce their national debt?
In 2011, members of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) witnessed a significant erosion of grants and inflows; and a debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio of 83.4%, which is 23% above that recommended by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Hence, it is absolutely crucial that member states of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) take practical measures, to revitalise their economies and considerably lower the money owed by the state. Within this essay I seek to provide several suggestions to achieve this; these include the establishment of strategic financial goals, the reduction in the size of public sector and containment of government payroll, the addition of new tax systems, the diversification of economies and enhancement of agricultural sectors. Continue reading
BASSETERRE/BRADES – Montserrat’s top high school graduate for 2012 has added another accolade to her list of accomplishments. Tiffannie Skerritt copped first place in the 14-16 age category for the 12th OECS Essay Competition, hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).
The ECCB announced Tuesday that Tiffannie Skerritt formerly of the Montserrat Secondary School and Al Flemming of the Charlestown Secondary School in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis are the winners in the respective categories of the Essay Competition.
Tiffannie’s essay topic was “What Viable Steps Should OECS Countries Take to Stimulate Their Economies and Significantly Reduce National Debts?” Continue reading
BRADES, Montserrat – The Ministry of Health and Social Services launched its “Child Protection Booklet” aimed at professionals and people working directly with children on Montserrat on Monday, June 4, 2012.
A statement from the ministry, said they joined the United Nations in the observance of “International Day of Innocent Children – Victims of Aggression.” It also celebrates the millions of individuals and organisations working to protect and preserve the rights of children.
The new booklet is envisioned to act as a Policy and Procedural Guideline for use across multiple agencies to educate and raise awareness on Child Abuse. The handbook also includes information on identifying potential signs of abuse in children both physical and behavioural. Continue reading
BRADES, Montserrat – The new Eastern Caribbean representative for UNICEF will be paying a courtesy visit to Montserrat next week.
Miss Khin-Sandi Lwin will be accompanied by Dr Lisa McClean-Trotman, the Communication for Development Specialist for UNICEF.
While on island June 13 and 14, Miss Lwin is expected to present her credentials to various stakeholders and to have brief discussions about the policy, programmes and challenges involving children on the island.
She will pay courtesy visits to the Lookout and Brades Nursery schools, as well as the Montserrat Secondary School and Aunt Madge Childcare.
The UNICEF official is also expected to attend the Early Childhood Awards on Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012.
Photo caption: Eastern Caribbean representative for UNICEF Miss Khin-Sandi Lwin.
BRADES, Montserrat – The Governor’s annual Christmas card design competition for Primary Schools has been judged and the winners from each school are as follows:
- Brades School - Vendal Gerald
- Lighthouse Academy - Kadesa Cabey
- Lookout School - Kaylon Thomas
- St Augustine RC School - Josiah Persaud
Each of these children has been awarded with a monitory prize for their efforts.
At the Red Cross Garden Party on 4th December held at Government House it was announced that the overall winner for the Christmas Card Competition is Josiah Persaud of Grade 3 of the St Augustine RC School. His design will be used for the 2011 official Christmas card by the Governor and Mrs Davis. Continue reading
SWEENEY’S, Montserrat – A draft policy that will guide how pregnant teens in schools are treated is now up for discussion. Continue reading
SWEENEY’S, Montserrat – Sunrise Productions is pleased to announce the hosting of the 2nd annual Spelling Bee Competition to be held on Sunday September 25th at the Montserrat Cultural Centre, 5pm.
10 spellers have been preparing for the competition for over four months and are eagerly anticipating next week’s contest.
We are pleased that this year we have on board our business and community partners namely the Ministry of Education, LIME Montserrat, His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis, NAGICO Insurance, and Mr. Herman Cupid Francis. Continue reading
SWEENEY’S, Montserrat – Four students are starting the new school year off right thanks to LIME Montserrat. On Friday, General Manager Joseph Cassell and his team presented four deserving families with scholarships for their children about to enter the Montserrat Secondary School.
Cassell explained that the students were selected with the help of the Community Services Department and the scholarship encompasses the major needs of a child as they begin the 2011/2011 school year. The students are Shawante Roach, Kajuanne Kirwan, Kenny Fenton, and Vakita George. Continue reading
SWEENEY’S, Montserrat – An interesting slate of presenters is lined up for the 3rd annual Alliouagana Festival of the Word.
That’s according to a press release from the University of the West Indies Open Campus. Continue reading