St Kitts and Nevis: The St. James’ Primary School hosted Character Day on Wednesday, 26th October 2022, as part of their Week of Activities and in celebration of Library Week 2022. The students were tasked with reading a book and dressing up to depict a character from the said book. One student, in particular, had his eyes set on portraying a profession in the Electricity Industry.
Grade Four student, Ayden Gajor, was adamant that he wanted to be dressed as a Linesman on Character Day. Initially, it was a struggle to find a book with a Linesman or even an Electrician as a character. Ayden was asked to choose another character.
Another character could have easily been found in a different book but he stuck to his decision. In fact, Ayden decided that if he could not go as a Linesman then he would simply dress in his school uniform on Character Day. This meant that while the other children were dressed up as their character of choice, Ayden would have been the odd one out. As reflected by his determination to portray a Linesman, Ayden didn’t seem to mind. Finally, Ayden got his book of choice.
A book named Conductors & Insulators on Amazon. What a relief for Ayden! Story is a unique one, but it stemmed from him seeing some of our Linesmen at work in the community. At NEVLEC, they are happy to inspire career paths for the youth and hope that one day Ayden fulfils his dreams.
On Sunday 23rd October, 2022, Konris Maynard, Minister responsible for Public Utilities and Energy et al and Joyelle Clarke, Minister responsible for Sustainable Development & Climate Action et al, hosted various stakeholders as conversations continue on Renewable Energy Projects in the federation.
Kittitian Hill was the venue of the meeting and present were members of the Caribbean Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (CCREE), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), St. Kitts Electricity Company Ltd. (SKELEC), Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. (NEVLEC), Permanent Secretaries within the Ministry of Energy & Utilities and the Ministry of Environment & Climate Action.
The interconnection of Energy Grids in St. Kitts and Nevis and the establishment of an Energy Task Force were among the specific matters discussed.