Charlestown-Nevis-An impressive ceremony, marked the climax of a very exciting CHILD MONTH of activities, hosted by the Education Department.
The awards ceremony and gala dinner, was held at the OCCASIONS on the evening of Saturday 22nd June.
The event was ably chaired by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Kevin Barrett.
Preschool teacher Ms. Loretta Alphonse gave the invocation and Preschool teacher Ms. Rakijah Edinborough, rendered the national anthem and Education officer, Mrs. Dawny Lanns, gave welcoming remarks.
The featured address was delivered by Minster responsible for Education, Hon. Troy Liburd, who saluted the teachers and Caregivers for their tremendous work and sacrifice throughout the years.
He opined that teachers in Nevis ‘really dress nice,’ and promised to make the event an annual one.
He further promised to ensure that the teachers are comfortable and asked them to inform the Ministry for the tools and equipment that they require to get the job done.
Awards were then presented to deserving individuals and institutions as follows:
Maude Cross-42 years
Charlestown Pre -36 years
Gingerland Pre-32 years
Inez France-27 years
Maude Smith -26 years
Vern N Llew 23 years
V& J’s Preschool-15 years
Naomi’s Day Care 20 years
Montessori Academy -10 years
Combermere Pre -6 years
Home based Nurseries
Marilyn’s Nusery-12 years
Patricia’s Nusery-14 years
V’s Caring Center-35 years
Precious Jewels-2 years
1, 2, 3 Sacred Hearts-29 years
Judy’s Nursery -20 years
Beverly’s Nursery 13 years
Ornette’s Nursery 36 years
Home away from home-7 years
Yelma’s Nursery -5 years
Center Based Nurseries
Happy kids Nursery- 24 years
Little Stars Nursery-13 years
Steppin Stone Phase one-29 years
Steppin Stone Phase two-6 years
Service Awards—35 years and over
Jacinth Johnson; Vianna Stapleton-Powell; Vernitha Collins; Ornette Beaupierre and Viola Nicholas
20 years and over
Velona Claxton, Sharon Sutton-Ward, Christina Amory; Judith Dore-Jones, Tressy Maloney; Deslyn Wilkinson, Olive Jeffers, Leonie Patricia Dasent, Karen Herbert, Jacinth Mc Intosh, Pamela Elliot, Nelva Liburd, Shana Smithen, Dawny Lanns and Brenda Smithen-Williams
Longest serving Education Officer
The evening concluded with a sumptuous dinner and appropriate music from the popular DJ Bulf.