(ZIZ)– Students from five high schools in St. Kitts were once again given an opportunity for their voices to be heard on current issues in tourism at the annual Local Tourism Youth Congress.
The event, held on Friday, heard the views of an all female panel comprised of Bethany Greene of the Washington Archibald High, Trudella Spence of Verchild’s High, Leantel Matthew-Heyliger of Cayon High, Ackila Hanley of Charles E. Mills Secondary and Naomi Callender of the Saddlers Secondary School.
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Richard Skerritt, stated that it was important for young people to get an opportunity to learn about what is taking place around them.
He said, “This event seeks to give young people the opportunity to be heard, having had input from advisors, their family and their friends in their preparation. It is certainly a great way to listen to what are the ideas and thoughts that young people have about the various topics that are used from year to year.”
The topic chosen by all the participants was “Accessible Tourism.” Bethany Greene, with her strong personality and intelligence, won the judges over with her presentation of the topic.
She will participate in the Regional Tourism Youth Congress scheduled to be held during the State of Industry’s Conference from September 17 – 19 in St. Thomas, USVI.