Dr. Hanley conducted mock interviews with the participants in the PEP Disability Group and described the event as “an eye-opening experience.” He added, “the participants articulated their goals and dreams quite eloquently and demonstrated their willingness to join the workforce, with many of them showing strong interest in starting their own business.”
This initiative was spearheaded under the previous Labour Administration under the leadership of Dr. Geoffrey Hanley as the then Director in the Ministry of Youth.
Dr. Hanley stated that he “canvassed the island to identify individuals in need of training and provided instruction in various areas including JAWS Computer Training,” which allowed the visually impaired to operate the computer and use other programs. “Art and craft and life skills were also introduced for the benefit of the differently challenged programs.”
Hon. Dr. Geoffrey Hanley expressed heartfelt thanks to Desiree Matthew and the committed team of facilitators for the deligence and dedication they continue to exert towards this group.
He quoted the legendary cricketer, Brian Lara, who stated, “disability should not be considered a hindrance to achieving one’s goals.” He added, “for especially those who are eager to engage in public or community service, think about offering your service to the differently challenged people in our various communities. This is how we truly become part of the change in the world that we want to see.”
On the other hand, on March 15th, Omnibus operators at the East Bus Terminal have ceased operations and took to Church Street in their numbers in a protest for better treatment from the government and as a means of putting fire under Prime Minister Timothy Harris’ feet for promises made, but have yet to be delivered.
On March 15th, about twenty bus operators were seen in front of Government Headquarters chanting “Ease the squeeze,” demanding an audience with Prime Minister Harris.
In an exclusive interview with the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Ronald Isaac, PRO of the East Bus Station, expressed that the Timothy Harris’ government have failed them miserably, and they have now reached their wit’s end and have given up on their attempts to have an amicable relationship with the government.