Prime Minister Timothy Harris

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris announced at a press conference on October 25 that St. Kitts and Nevis is currently accommodating 72 students displaced during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The students are from neighbouring islands and are preschool, primary and secondary school age and are being accommodated in schools in St. Kitts and Nevis.

It is believed the students are from Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), the United States and St. Maarten.

Most have been placed in primary and secondary school, with just three in preschool.

According to the Prime Minister, 52 of those students have applied and received assistance from the Social Services Department in St. Kitts and Nevis.

“This to me is a good demonstration of solidarity,” the Prime Minister said.

“For me this contribution to education, which I have long considered the best gift that we can give to young people, is an important part of St. Kitts and Nevis’ support to the region post-hurricanes Irma and Maria.”