NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 23, 2023) — Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, gave his commitment and that of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to continue working closely with the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) as they expand the educational infrastructure on the island.
Mr. Brantley gave the comment at the end of a tour of the GSS on March 23, 2023, at the invitation of Principal Mr. Kayno David.
“I’m happy to be here at Gingerland Secondary. It’s not ‘my school.’ I didn’t have the privilege of going to school here but certainly, what I’m seeing here I’m quite impressed with the improvements, particularly the infrastructural improvements that are made here. So we continue to work, Principal.
“I give my commitment and the Administration’s commitment to continue to work with you as we build out the infrastructure for education to ensure that our children have safe schools, good schools and that our teachers and staff are comfortable as well. So you have our commitment on that, and thank you for the hospitality displayed this morning,” he said.
The Premier who was accompanied by Hon. Troy Liburd, Minister of Education, and Mr. Kevin Barrett, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, noted that his visit came while the school was preparing for the Inter-High Championships during the upcoming weekend in St. Kitts. He used the opportunity to urge Nevisians to support both the GSS and the Charlestown Secondary School whose students will be participating.
Meantime, in a brief response to Mr. Brantley, Principal David thanked him, Mr. Liburd and Mr. Barrett for visiting the school and spending genuine time with students and staff at the facility.