Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 8, 2019 SKNIS): Jo’Maya Williams of the Maurice Hillier Memorial Junior School has been recognised by the Ministry of Tourism for being a national finalist in the Junior Division of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation for the Caribbean 2019 Children’s Essay Contest. She received a cheque for US$200 at a special ceremony.

Primary and secondary school students from FCCA partner destinations in the Caribbean, Latin America, South America and Central America were invited to participate in the prestigious competition.

The essay contest was divided by age group: Junior Division for children aged 12 and under and the Senior Division for children between the ages 13 to 16 years old.

Each student was required to submit one essay written in English, 500 words in length, on the topic: “Many cruise passengers use cruising as a way to sample different destinations. What impression does my country leave on these passengers and how does it or should it attract them back as stay-over guests?”

During the cheque handing-over ceremony on Wednesday, November 06, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Carlene Henry-Morton said that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is proud of Jo’Maya Williams’ achievements.

Mrs. Morton ended by congratulating all students within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis who submitted essays to the competition. She said these students deserved to be commended because they “made the effort.”