Nine nationals leave to study medicine in Cuba

BASSETERE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 9TH 2010 (CUOPM) – Nine more nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis have left the federation to study medicine in Cuba.

The students – three from Nevis and six from St. Kitts – have been granted scholarships by Government of the Republic of Cuba.

Human Resource Manger with responsibility for Training and Development, Ms. Heather Richardson said the nine students are Duanna Pemberton of Craddock Road, Nevis; Michelle Lawrence of Hamilton, Nevis; Elisha Thompson of Brown Hill, Nevis; Dellan Francis of Lodge Village, St. Kitts; Natasha Weekes of Philip’s Village, St. Kitts; Lexson Roberts of Mattingly Heights, St. Kitts; Duriel Pemberton, Sandy Point, St. Kitts, Tiria Julius, Saddlers, St. Kitts and Krystal Chaderton of Palmetto Point, St. Kitts.

Five students went to Cuba last year to study medicine.

Ms. Richardson also disclosed that another student, Reginald Gumbs, will be leaving shortly for Cuba to pursue a degree in sports and physical education.

Human Resource Manger with responsibility for Training and Development, Ms. Heather Richardson; Mr. Dariel Pemberton; Ms. Krystal Chaderton; Mr. Lexon Roberts; Ms. Natasha Weeks; Mr. Dellan Francis; Cuba’s Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Jorge Desiderio Payret Zubiaur and Ms. Tiria Julius (photo by Erasmus Williams)

(L-R) Ms. Michelle Lawrence; Deputy Premier and Minister of Health in Nevis, Hon. Hensley Daniel; Ms. Donna Pemberton and Mr. Elijah Thompson (photo courtesy of the Nevis GIS)

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