Students commended for participation in Tourism quiz

Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry and General Manager of Nisbet Plantation Inn, Mr. Jamie Holmes

Nevis (February 15, 2010) — Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Joseph Parry commended students from the nine Primary Schools on Nevis for their participation in the Tourism Primary School quiz. His commendation came when he made brief remarks just before the start of the contest at the Cultural Center Wednesday morning.

“We will all learn something new today as I am quite sure that every one of us will find out about something that we never knew about before,” stated Premier Parry.

As part of the Ministry of Tourism’s observance of its 2010 Tourism week celebration, the Primary school quiz sponsored by Nisbet Plantation Inn dealt with historical sites on Nevis, Geography, general knowledge of the region and Tourism aspects of the industry.

Tourism Quiz winners (L-R: 3rd place winners – Maude Cross School, 1st place winners – St. Thomas primary, 2nd place – Joycelyn Liburd primary)

The St. Thomas’ Primary school edged out the Jocelyn Liburd Primary school by a tie breaker to become the 2010 winner of the Nisbet Plantation Inn Tourism Primary school quiz. Both schools tied at 35 out of a possible 45 points but following a tie breaker question, the St. Thomas Primary School scored the victory with 40 points. The Jocelyn Liburd School placed second with 35 points and the Maude Cross School came third with 25 points.

The winning schools were awarded with trophies which were presented by General Manager of the Nisbet Plantation Inn, Mr. Jamie Holmes. All participants were presented with certificates and gift packages courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism.

The opening ceremony was chaired by the Ministry of Tourism officer, Miss Vanessa Webb, the quiz master was Ms. Elmeader Prentice. The time keeper was Mr. Gary Liburd and the scorers were Mr. Laurence Richards, Ms. Selma Thompson and Ms. Andrea James.

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