St Kitts and Nevis celebrates Black History Month: Winners of Heritage Wear Competition announced

The Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis announced the names of the winners from the various departments of the History and Heritage wear competition. This award is considered to be a part of the celebration of Black History Month. 

Winners of History and Heritage wear competition in St Kitts and Nevis. Picture Credits: Fb accounts
Winners of History and Heritage wear competition in St Kitts and Nevis. Picture Credits: Fb accounts

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: The Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs of St Kitts and Nevis announced the names of the winners from the various departments of the History and Heritage wear competition. This award is considered to be a part of the celebration of Black History Month.

The staff members of the department came beautifully adorned in African attires in order to mark the celebration of Black History Month.

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The month of February was considered, Black History Month and the theme under which it was celebrated was “African Americans and the Arts.” This theme highlights the significance of celebrating the vibrant culture and tradition of the Africans and Caribbean throughout the world.

The staff members who were awarded include, 

  1. Judy Mardenborough was awarded by the Department of Probation and Child Services.
  2. Shyan Liburd was given the prize from Community Development and Social Services.
  3. Shanelle Liburd-Valladares was awarded by the Department of National Counselling Centre.
  4. Dorn Henry was given the prize from the Department of Administration.
  5. Sharaine Warner was awarded by the Department of Gender Affairs.
Picture Credits: Fb accounts
Picture Credits: FB accounts

Black History Month is a way of recognizing and acknowledging the remarkable contributions and achievements of the Africans, Caribbeans and Black Americans for their unforgettable contribution to the nation. This month is a way of giving tribute to those who strived hard for the freedom and justice of the nation.

Moreover, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources, Entrepreneurship, Creative Economies and Cooperatives, Samal Duggins contributed reading books as a donation to the library of Tyrrell Williams Primary School in order to conclude Black History Month.

“I found it fitting to conclude Black History Month by contributing reading books to the library of Tyrrell Williams Primary School. This donation was in response to a request made from their exceptional Student Council President, Ms. Kezarah Evans,” mentioned Samal Duggins.

Black History Month holds the utmost importance in the lives of the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis, as this month is a tribute to all those ancestors who sacrificed their lives in order to gain freedom for the country.