Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 23, 2018 (SKNIS): The Republic of China (Taiwan) continues to offer locals the opportunity to pursue tertiary education with the recent presentation of thirteen scholarships to students from the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis under the 2018 Taiwanese scholarship grants.

Ke-Jaun Browne; Chaddessa Rodriques; Krislee Dasent; Kyric Phillip; Jasmine Liburd; Garim Jones; Orecia Hutchinson; Kyree Martin; and Daniella Murraine were awarded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Scholarship, while Karen Crawford; Pierre Bowrin; Meritzer Lawrence; and Chalieze Browne were recipients of the International Cooperative and Development Fund (ICDF) Scholarship.

His Excellency (H.E.) Tom Lee, New Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis, said that it is always a wonderful feeling when persons are afforded the opportunity to further their education, and noted that the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will continue to assist in this venture.

“In my opinion education is the key to our success and also a foundation for national development. As a strong ally of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan, we are very willing to share our experience in education and our office will continue to work hard to send more students from St. Kitts-Nevis to Taiwan for study,” said the ambassador.

He used the occasion to congratulate all 13 awardees and assured them that once in Taiwan they will be treated like family. Ambassador Lee encouraged the recipients to make the most of their stay abroad and study as hard as possible.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, the Honourable Shawn Richards, applauded the Republic of China (Taiwan) for its continued support, especially in the education sector.

“The Government and people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis continue to enjoy, acknowledge and appreciate the generosity of the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan). This sincere appreciation of such generosity is well noted in the Ministry of Education,” said Minister Richards. “The Federal Ministry of Education owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for its unwavering support to the educational advancement of our people in general and the youth of our Federation in particular.”


The awardees, who will be pursuing studies in several key areas at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, are expected to depart the Federation later in August.  Of the thirteen scholarships presented, five students are from Nevis, and eight are from St Kitts.