Basseterre, St. Kitts, 1st May, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – Charles E. Mills Secondary School student Aushuan Brown was announced the Junior Minister of Tourism after winning the 2018 title at the 2018 Tourism Youth Congress held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.
Brown’s presentation focused on natural disasters and how Caribbean countries could prepare and reduce the level of damage sustained in various natural disasters.
In his presentation, Brown made several recommendations including the construction of seawalls along coastal areas that are below sea-level, the installation of tsunami detectors that will alarm with, or without, the use of wifi, and the importance of eliminating overhanging electrical cables.
The Tourism Youth Congress exposes students in the age group 14 to 17 to various issues about tourism, the major income generator for Caribbean economies.
Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Carlene Henry-Morton described the Congress as a very beneficial program for students.
She said, “Students got the opportunity to learn from the experts, to broaden their knowledge through research about the global, regional and local tourism industry, with all its challenges and glorious opportunities, to commit to the discipline of practice, so that they can master the skill of expressing themselves convincingly and with clarity.”
Judges assessed the ideas of the participants and select a national Junior Minister of Tourism.
Brown will represent St. Kitts at the Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress during the CTO State Of The Tourism Industry Conference, which will be held in October, in The Bahamas.
Anya Seetahal of the Washington Archibald High placed second with a presentation on “Building Back Stronger,“ highlighting sustainable tourism methods that could be adopted by Caribbean islands to assist with climatic changes.
Allese Clarke of the Cayon High School placed third with a compelling presentation on how the destination could intrigue potential visitors via a virtual reality experience, which allow visitors to see the culinary, scenic and entertainment aspects of the destination.
Sponsors for this year’s competition included Boozies, Christophe Harbour Development, Marshall’s Restaurant, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Tourism, Ocean Terrace Inn, Serendipity, Shiggidy Shack, St.Kitts-Nevis and Anguilla National Bank, SKNIS, St. Kitts Tourism Authority, St.Kitts-Nevis Social Security and Timothy Beach Resort.
Top Photo: Aushuan Brown accepting the first place trophy.