BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 31, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Students of the Ivor Walters Primary School, based in Charlestown, Nevis, got the rare opportunity today (Friday, May 31) to visit the Office of the Prime Minister and the Chambers of the National Assembly at Government Headquarters.
The school’s visit to Government Headquarters was part of an overall educational tour of St. Kitts organized as part of the school’s syllabus.
While at Government Headquarters, the students were treated to an impromptu educational session on the Parliamentary procedures and operations from the Clerk of the St. Christopher and Nevis National Assembly, Mrs. Sonia Boddie-Thompson, who was impressed by the students’ knowledge of the Members of Parliament.
The visiting students were then treated to a surprise when the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, joined the session in progress at the National Assembly Chambers.
The prime minister’s appearance was met by a round of applause as he personally greeted each student and teacher present.
Prime Minister Harris commended the principal and teachers of the Ivor Walters Primary School for organizing such a tour of the island of St. Kitts, all for the benefit of their students.
Dr. Harris also used the occasion to remind the students that “St. Kitts and Nevis constitutes one Federation, one entity, and so it is important that you are able to feel a part of what is happening in the Federation as a whole. The Federal Government works with the Nevis Island Administration to
ensure good things happen to you.”
The students and teachers were also introduced to the Cabinet Secretary, Mrs. Josephine Huggins, and the Financial Secretary in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, Mrs. Hilary Hazel.
A further treat for the visiting delegation came when they ran into the Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley, as they were about to leave Government Headquarters. Premier Brantley warmly greeted the teachers and students and wished them a fruitful and memorable visit to St. Kitts.
While in St. Kitts, the teachers and students also visited several known historical sites including the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.