By: Chaïra Flanders
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 27, 2019 (ZIZ News): Officials from the Ministry of Tourism, members of the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, staff and students from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Department of Marine Resources, concerned citizens
and environmentalists showed up in their numbers to march in solidarity to end plastic pollution in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday July 27 2019.
The march began at West Independence Square Street, travelled up to Fort Street, back to the Independence Square and ended at the National Museum Archway.
In an interview with ZIZ, Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Chairperson of the St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council, Diannille Taylor-Williams explained that the march is being held to increase awareness about the effects of single use plastics on the environment.
Placard bearing patrons were seen holding signs with slogans that said, “It’s Drastic, Reduce Plastic”, “Refuse It If You Can’t Reuse It” and “#PlasticFreeSKN”.
The Plastic Free July initiative is being observed under the theme, St. Kitts Nevis Plastic Free from Mountain to Sea”.