BASSETERRE, St. Kitts & Nevis: This country’s nationals studying in Taiwan have been reminded of their responsibility to positively contribute to their country upon the completion of their studies in the Asian nation.
“A chain is as strong as its weakest link and St. Kitts & Nevis must have all on board, not just for personal desires and ambitions, but a national desire to uplift the Federation,” said Sam Condor, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, who visited with the students while in Taiwan for its 100th anniversary celebrations.
Condor was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ian Queeley; Secretary General of UNESCO, Antonio Maynard and his personal assistant, Sherima Powell.
Condor expressed his pleasure at being able to meet with the students and extended his congratulations on their decision to further their education in Taiwan.
He reminded them of the proud history of educational excellence in St. Kitts & Nevis and the wider Caribbean, and thanked his hosts for their generosity in providing scholarship opportunities for the students.
Condor touched on the global economic difficulties that have negatively impacted St. Kitts & Nevis and warned that countries that would successfully emerge from the prevailing circumstances are those which are best prepared, adding that education is a vehicle which can drive individuals and nations to prosperity.
Following his remarks, the students had the opportunity to ask questions about matters at home which were of concern to them.