Basseterre, St. Kitts (May 12, 2015) — The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis is reaffirming its continued support for sporting and youth activities in the Federation with monetary sponsorships for St. Kitts Masters Cricket, and the 32nd Annual Summer Residential Camp.
Youth Director in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment Mr Geoffrey Hanley had advised in a written request to Mr Lenworth Harris, the General Manager of the Development Bank, that as the Ministry continued to advance the holistic development of youth, it was soliciting support in facilitating the summer camp scheduled to take place July 19th – August 2nd at the Beach Allen Primary School.
“The camp will be held under the theme ‘Summer Camp 32: A Safer Place to Grow For Me and You’ and as a bank that has the interest the youth at heart, we felt that the Ministry of Youth needed to be supported as it shapes the destiny of our youth,” stated Ms Danienne Brin, Development Bank’s Manager for Human Resource, Marketing and Product Development.
“The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis has always played an advocacy role as it relates to shaping up and preparing our youth for the roles they will play when they become adults. We congratulate the Ministry of Youth Empowerment for demonstrating that it cares about our youth as the camp enters its 32nd year.”
A cheque of EC$3,000 was presented by Ms Brin on Thursday May 7 to Ms Kristen Hendrickson, Youth Officer in the Ministry, who conveyed the Ministry’s gratitude on behalf the Director of Youth, Mr Geoffrey Hanley.
The week before, on Thursday April 30, Mrs Vernitha Maynard, Development Bank’s Marketing Support Officer presented a cheque of EC$5,000 to Mr Anthony Rawlins, the General Secretary of the St. Kitts Masters Cricket Club to facilitate its members’ travel to St. Maarten to take part in the Leeward Islands Cricket Masters tournament.
According to Mr Rawlins, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Nevis teams will be based in St. Maarten, while St. Croix, Anguilla, and Antigua would be in Anguilla, and the finals would be played in St. Maarten later this month. The St. Kitts team departs on May 21 for St. Maarten to take part in this tournament.
Thanking the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis for its continued support, Mr Rawlins observed that it has been a partner with the St. Kitts Masters for well over eight years.
“The sponsorship is to do with accommodation,” noted Mr Rawlins. “This time we asked for assistance for accommodation for eighteen players that will be staying at the Mid-Town Hotel in St. Maarten. We are grateful for the sponsorship from Development Bank.”
Development Bank’s Manager for Human Resource, Marketing and Product Development, Ms Danienne Brin commented that her organisation has an interest in the Masters Cricket tournament because it is grounded on reviving cricket in the Leeward Islands, by putting in action persons who have attained the age of 39 and over.
While the current holders of the Leeward Islands Masters Cricket championships are Nevis, Mr Rawlins has high hopes that St. Kitts will this year bring the trophy home.
“We have players in our team like Junie Mitcham, Luther Kelly, and Steve Greedy Liburd,” said Mr Anthony Rawlins. “We have some known names cricketers that were outstanding in their days. We hope this time that we will be able to win it.”