The shipment arrived at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport early Saturday afternoon on a US Military aircraft.
Speaking at a short ceremony at the airport, founder of Fox’s Community Bike Programme, Chuck Fox, revealed that this is the culmination of a wonderful collaborative effort. He explained that his organization is extremely happy that the bikes are going to be
used by persons who are going to appreciate them, and he hopes they will benefit the programmes that are already in place here.
Fox also so thanked everyone who made the donation possible.
President of the St. Kitts & Nevis Cycling Federation, Mr. Greg Phillip, thanked Mr. Fox for his donation and also thanked Kathryn Bertine, an American cyclist, who has been representing St. Kitts and Nevis at various cycling events.
Phillip vowed that he and his counterparts form Nevis will make an effort to assist the beneficiaries in St. Kitts with the use of the bikes.
Director of Youth, Geoffrey Hanley, who also spoke at the event, expressed his appreciation to Mr. Fox for the donation and stated that he hopes to see the US Military plane landing soon again, (with more supplies for the initiative).
Also arriving on Saturday were several medical supplies that have been donated to the JNF General hospital, contributed by Kittitian, Dr. Cedric Francis, who resides in the USA.
Minister of Health Marcella Liburd, while accepting the medical supplies, said that she is appreciative of the donation. Minister Liburd also thanked everyone who was instrumental in making the donation possible, especially Dr. Cedric Francis who was responsible for the donation.
The Denton Programme of the US Military provided free transportation and assistance for the material donated.