Charlestown-Nevis-Fourteen individuals graduated from the Living free commencement exercise, on Sunday 29th July.
The ceremony was held at the Alpha and omega Church.
Following the procession of the graduating class, the invocation and the national anthem, Pastor, Dr. Sandra Flemming delivered the opening remarks. She noted that based on surveys conducted it was determined that there was a need for such a teen and adult program, due to the many negative vices in the community which include such things as overwork; depression; eating disorders; drug problems; sexual promiscuity and many more. The program module is officially named; the Living free counselling program.
Director of the program, Pastor Tebron Flemming, then gave an overview of the program and shared details as regards the course requirements for the graduating class and noted that they had all done well.
Also addressing the gathering were Bishop Ron Collins, Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs and Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration, who both challenged the graduates to make a positive difference within the society.
The feature address was delivered by Inspector Alonzo Carty who spoke to the benefits of ‘knowing oneself’ and urged the graduating class to use their new found skills for the benefit of the community.
Minister Thompson Joseph gave the graduate response and then the certificates were presented to the graduants by Pastor Tebron Flemming.
The fourteen graduates were: Karen M. Webbe; Karissa K. Webbe; Donace Caines; Sandra Huggins; Norene Roland; Alexia Sweeney; Atasha Mendonca; Alyson Ward; Valencia Nieuenkirk; Lavern Mendonca; Loretta Stapleton; Devaughn Roland; Thompson Joseph and Kirtley Claxton.