Computer Initiative will be extended to Saddlers and Dieppe Bay

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher 6, Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas launching the Cappisterre Computer Initiative Sunday night (photo by Erasmus Williams)

ST. KITTS, DECEMBER 19TH 2010 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas launched the first phase of the Cappisterre Computer Initiative at the old St. Paul’s Recreation Ground on Sunday night.

Dr. Douglas, the Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher 6, said adults, as well as primary and secondary school students will benefit from computer literacy classes to be conducted at the community centers in Newton Ground, St. Paul’s and Parson’s.

He urged residents to sign up for the classes and disclosed that the programme will also be extended to the communities of Dieppe Bay and Saddlers.

“We are building a future for our people. We are building a brighter future for the people of St. Paul’s, Newton Ground, Dieppe e Bay, Parson’s, Pogson, Lavington, Saddlers and Harris, so that they can improve their lives,” said Prime Minister Douglas in brief remarks to scores of young people attending the Kittitian Hill Pre-Christmas Lime.

Local businesses along with Henley & Partners have launched the initiative to provide computers and the necessary training to residents of the Capisterre community. Henley & Partners, an international firm that promotes the Citizenship by Investment Programme of St. Kitts and Nevis has generously donated US$10,000. The Whitegate Development Corporation has also donated US$6,000 to assist in this venture.The Cable has made a significant donation by providing high speed, broadband internet connections and Techsperts, the necessary software and installation for the computers.

In keeping with the Kittitian Hill philosophy for promoting the social and economic development of the surrounding communities, Kittitian Hill has brought these sponsors together and is managing the execution of this entire projectThis initiative will see the St. Paul’s Community Centre existing stock of 16 new computers connected to the World Wide Web through high speed broadband internet.The Newton Ground Primary School will receive 9 new computers to replace the fifteen year old models that currently exist and the internet speed will be upgraded to 2Mbs. Students of the school will have access to these computers from 8am to 4.30pm., whilst arrangements have been made for the rest of community to access the computers between the hours of 4:30 pm and 10pm daily

At the Parsons Community Centre a new computer room is being built by committed volunteers from the community. This facility will house 8 new computers all connected to the World Wide Web by high-speed broadband internet.

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