Island Purified Water Donates 5000 Masks To Ministry Of Education And Social Services

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 11th,  2021 (ZIZ News) The Ministry of Education and the Department of Social Services each received a donation of 5000 disposable face masks from Island Purified Water on Tuesday. The handing over ceremony was held at the company’s headquarters in Newton Ground Village.

Speaking on behalf of Island Purified Water, the Financial Manager, Fernella Gumbs-Liburd, said “Island Purified Water has taken its civic responsibility very seriously. Donations and contributions have been given to several sporting disciplines, educational and religious institutions, and other activities and organizations”.

Mrs. Gumbs noted that the donations are a way for the company to fulfil its mandate to “better and empower the lives of the citizens and residents of the Federation in whichever way they can.”

Accepting the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Permanent Secretary, Mr. William Vincent Hodge, expressed gratitude for the donation. He thanked the managing team of Island Purified Water for continuously fulfilling their civic responsibility to society.

The permanent secretary appealed to the secondary school students and young citizens to continue wearing their face masks correctly and at all times, reminding them that failure to wear the masks correctly will incur a fine of $100 in accordance with the law.

Ann Wigley, Deputy Director in the Department of Social Services, expressed gratitude to Island Purified Water for its kind and timely donation on behalf of her Ministry and the elderly.

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