St Kitts and Nevis: The International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8, and this year the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party joined in the celebration by honoring our outstanding young women on Saturday, March 6 at a special celebration.
One young lady was selected from each constituency based on her contributions over the years. The featured color for this year of celebration is purple. It was a beautiful ceremony, and we salute our eight (8) remarkable young ladies.
Honouree for #1 – Kashema Gumbs
Honouree for #2 – Micheleina Charles-Hazelle
Honouree for #3 – Alsha Daniel
Honouree for #4 – Nekisha Frazier
Honouree for #5 – Lateisha Carty
Honouree for #6 – Ebony Mc Call
Honouree for #7 – Norriser James
Honouree for #8 – Mariette Williams
In 2013, Kashema entered the Ms. Labour pageant as a representative for #1, where she was sentenced as 2nd runner-up.
As an Executive Member of the East Basseterre Branch of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, Kashema was part of the canvassing team that contributed to Honorable Dr. Geoffrey Hanley’s victory in the June 2020 Federal Elections.
Micheleina Charles-Hazelle was saluted as Woman of the Year for Constituency #2 at the SKNLP International Women’s Day event on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
For Constituency #3, Alsha Daniel received the honor of Woman of the Year. Raised in Boyd’s small village, Ms. Alsha Daniel, age 34 years, was born to Ms. Elizabeth Daniel and Mr. Earl Willett. She attended Verchild’s High School then later studied at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, where she majored in hospitality and culinary arts.
Nekisha Frazier was born in Nevis to Ishaw Frazier and Clement Greene. She spent her early childhood in Nevis then moved with her family to St. Kitts. She attended Verchild’s High School, where she graduated in 2012 and completed her Office Administration studies at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in 2014.
The Woman of the Year honouree for Constituency #5 was Lateisha Carty.
Lateisha Carty is a very ambitious young lady, and those of us who know her well would know that when she settles her mind to anything, she gets it done. She has not only expressed her love for children but also for the elderly.
We salute the recipient of the Woman of the Year Award for Constituency #6, Ebony McCall. Ebony McCall was born on December 31, 1988, to Ms. Sandra Francis and Mr. Dennis McCall, who is now deceased. Ms. McCall is originally from St. Pauls but currently resides at White House Garden, St. Peters. Ebony attended the St. Pauls Primary School, followed by Sandy Point High School, which is now the Charles E. Mills Secondary School.
Our Woman of the Year honouree for Constituency #7 is Norriser James. Ms. Norriser James is a change agent in her own right. Throughout her life, she has exercised her social responsibility for community development and people’s empowerment. Norriser is a teacher whose everyday superpower involves molding and transforming the minds and lives of the youth of our federation for about twenty-five years.
Mariette Williams is the proud recipient of the Woman of the Year Award for Constituency #8. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,” and that pretty much sums up Mariette Williams.