Caribbean Statistics Day Observed in SKN
By: Chaïra Flanders
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 15, 2019 (ZIZ News): St. Kitts and Nevis joined with other members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to observe the 11th anniversary of Caribbean Statistics Day.
Caribbean Statistics Day is celebrated on the 15th of October each year.
Minister of Human Settlement, Honourable Eugene Hamilton highlighted the significance of commemorating Caribbean Statistics Day during an address to the nation on Tuesday.
“The commemoration of Caribbean Statistics Day today is geared to highlight statistics and the crucial role it plays across a wide spectrum of activities and sectors in government, business, academia and other users”, he explained.
He reminded all of the importance of statistics to everyday living.
He said, “Statistics is important to the government – in the management of policies and programs; the business sector- for pursuing productive and profitable ventures; and the general public- for making rational decisions regarding spending and life’s ambitions. Accurate Statistics is ever so relevant to our Federation in that our regional and international partners utilize it to evaluate and tailor the type of support that they could provide to St. Kitts-Nevis”
Minister Hamilton then thanked all Development Partners in advancing the awareness of the importance of statistics and expressed government’s efforts to continue giving support to the efforts of the Statistics Department.
The week of activities being held to mark Caribbean Statistics Day began with an Advocacy and Communication Workshop on October 8-11, a Church Worship at the Word of life New Testament Church on October 13 and interactive Presentations on the Importance of Statistics and Careers in the field of Statistics on October 14.
Other activities include the launch of the Statistics Department’s website (www.stats.gov.kn) in the Ministry of Sustainable Development parking lot, Gift Presentation to CFBC 1st Year Student with best results in statistics on October 18th and a Staff Retreat on October 25th.
Caribbean Statistics Day (CSD) was first observed in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in October 2009 under the theme – “Better Statistics, Better Management, Better Development Outcomes”
The theme for this year is – “Building the Resilience of the Caribbean Community”.