Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas, Taiwan’s Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, Miguel Tsao, Minister of Education, Nigel Carty, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Ione Liburd-Willett and President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), Dr. Hermia Morton-Anthony joined the scholarship awardees, their parents and family members at a dinner in their honour.
Ms. Cassandra Ward has been granted a five-year scholarship. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Scholarship allows her to pursue Mandarin for a year at the Mandarin Center of Taiwan. She will study architecture for the remaining four years at the Department of Architecture of National Taipei University of Technology.
ICDF Scholarships have been granted to Mr. Miguel Shevaughn Flemming of Old Road, who will pursue a four-year undergraduate programme in Tropical Agriculture at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology.
Jermaine Mike of Pogson will pursue a four-year International Masters Programme in Environment Sustainable Development at National Central University.
Bevis Gadski Brookes of Lamberts will pursue a two-year International Undergraduate Programme in Mechanical Engineering at Kun Shan University.
Ketricia Finch of Lime Kiln, is to pursue a four-year undergraduate programme in International Trade and Management.
Donya Lynex Francis of St. Paul’s will pursue a four-year undergraduate programme in Journalism and Mass Communication.
In brief remarks, Ambassador Tsao congratulated the students and their parents. He pointed out that the scholarships are due to the untiring work and commitment of Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas and Minister of Education, Nigel Carty during visits to Taiwan.
“Tonight we can see the fruits of the visits and the discussions held with our President, our Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Education,” said Ambassador Tsao.
Minister of Education Carty urged the students to use the opportunity to work hard and make maximum use of the scholarships.
“I encourage each of you to give this your very best shot, to make us all proud. We are proud of you and we are grateful that you have done what was required to reach thus far,” he said, expressing thanks to Ambassador Tsao and his Government for the good relationship between both countries.
Students Fleming and Ward expressed thanks to the Governments of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China for the scholarships.
“We will try our best to do our best. That is what our government here expects and that is what the people of Taiwan as well as officials at the Embassy and our parents expect,” said Ms. Ward.
Speaking on behalf of the parents, Mr. Finch thanked Prime Minister Douglas for his message to use the opportunity to not just better personal situation, but also St. Kitts and Nevis.