Search Is On For “Security And Resilience Focused” Independence Theme

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 17th 2020 (ZIZ News): 

By: Chaïra Flanders

The search is on for a “security and resilience focused” Independence theme to celebrate St. Kitts and Nevis’ 37th Anniversary of Independence.

In an address on Thursday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, William Vincent Hodge encouraged everyone to participate in the recently launched Independence Theme competition to help select the most suitable theme for this year’s celebrations.

“This year as we prepare to celebrate our nationhood, we once again launch a theme competition for which we expect to select a theme that will guide our celebrations in 2020. We encourage all of our citizens and residents, our young people in particular our school children to be part of this competition”, he said.

During his address, the Permanent Secretary shared guidelines of the competition.

“The theme must be concise, memorable and be a phrase, a clause or short sentence of no more than 6 to 8 words. The theme should focus on security and resilience. An internal rhyme scheme and a particular pattern of rhythm should enhance the theme or the slogan. The theme should accurately reflect the country’s history, current realities or common and shared future to which all citizens should reasonably aspire’, Hodge explained.

The management and coordination of the 2020 Independence theme competition is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.

Entries can be submitted via email to or Hard copies should be delivered to the Ministry of Education Cable Office, Government Headquarters in St. Kitts or Department of Education Marion Heights Nevis.

Each entry should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary of Education, The Cable Building, Basseterre, St. Kitts.

The participants name, address and contact information must be included with each submission.

The deadline is Friday 31st July 2020.

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