News

Nevis, Vatican Officials to Collaborate on Youth Development Project

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 26, 2012

Above: Culture Minister Hensley Daniel, Vatican Ambassador Nicola Girasoli and Bishop Kenneth Richards

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Officials from the Nevis Island Administration and the Vatican are planning to collaborate on a youth development project.

The announcement was made following a courtesy call by new Vatican Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis Nicola Girasoli this week.

“I was very pleased because our meeting was not only protocol, but indeed we shared some common paths where we can really work in partnership, because the Holy See and the Vatican of course focus a lot on the youth and, of course, in education,” said Hensley Daniel, who was Acting Premier during the visit. “This is is something that could find us in good collaboration and in partnership.”

Girasoli is based in Trinidad and Tobago. Hensley is the country’s Minister of Culture.

“We are ready to strengthen our relationship, because the Holy See and the Vatican and the Federation have a long history of diplomatic relations,” Daniel said. “This new view of focusing on really giving the young people a better future in a globalized economy is something which really finds us in good agreement.”

The two were joined by the Bishop of St Johns and Basseterre, Kenneth Richards, who pointed to the importance of creating opportunities to provide young people with an avenue for self expression and the ability to contribute to the development of the nation.

The youth development project would include several prongs, including a focus on entrepreneurship.

“We ask that God will truly bless this project and that we will trull work together to make it come true,” said Richards, who is based in Antigua.

 

Popular Posts

The 10 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, From Aruba to Belize

Overwater villas at Caribbean resorts aren’t just a novelty — they’re also among the most luxurious and beautiful accommodations you can stay in. And while all of the bungalows perched above the waves have their charms, some stand out among […]


The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, From Antigua to Jamaica

all-inclusive hammock cove

All-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever, particularly in the Caribbean. The all-inclusive concept just keeps winning over travelers, who have been drawn to the ease, comfort and convenience of the concept. But the biggest thing within the space isn’t […]


The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island Just Completed a $150M Renovation

walking on the beach in nassau

A new eatery by Michelin-star Chef Michael White. A new-look casino. State-of-the-art guest rooms and the Caribbean’s first Shake Shack.  The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island resort has officially completed a $150 million resort-wide renovation, a significant project that included a […]


Related Posts caribbean four seasons sea turtle

The Caribbean’s Sea Turtle Summer Camp Is Back in Nevis 

It’s the only program of its kind in the Caribbean: the popular Sea Turtle Summer Camp at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis. The annual celebration and educational week focuses critically endangered sea turtles in the Caribbean, in partnership with the […]


JetBlue Is Adding a New Caribbean Island: St Kitts 

sunset reef

JetBlue is launching its first-ever flights to the Caribbean island of St Kitts, in a significant boon for one of the region’s hottest travel destinations.  The new year-round service will operate between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and […]


How to Save on a Summer Vacation to the Island of Nevis 

nevis summer vacation

It’s one of the most beloved small islands in the Caribbean, and tiny Nevis is making it easier than ever to visit with a host of new summer packages for every kind of traveler.  “A Nevis Summer” has brought together […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You