Christophe Harbour Blog

Victoria Road Preschool Receives Fire Safety Equipment from Christophe Harbour Foundation

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

The Victoria Road Preschool is now able to meet its fire safety standards with the donation of fire extinguishers and smoke detectors from the Christophe Harbour Foundation.

Christophe Harbour Foundation representatives Jon Gersonde, Vice President of Operations, Akela Browne, Human Resources Manager, and Kishma Boncamper McCall, Accounting Manager officially handed over nine fire extinguishers and seven smoke detectors to Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, the minister responsible for Education, as well as youth.

The occasion was a brief handover ceremony held at the Victoria Road Preschool in Basseterre on Thursday, 10th May.

“Christophe Harbour is delighted to be a part of this worthy cause," Gersonde said. "This is part of...

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Cayon High School Wins Literacy Award for St. Kitts and Nevis

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

Cayon High School has reason to celebrate as the school was awarded the 2017-2018 Hands Literacy Award by Hands Across the Sea.

The award recognizes Cayon High as the top school for the advancement of child literacy on St. Kitts and Nevis and two years of literacy success that resulted in a first-class lending library and an enthusiastic team of 30 Student Librarians. The Hands Literacy Award prize is USD $1,000 in new books or literacy resources of the school’s choice.

Generous multiyear funding for the project was supplied by the Christophe Harbour Foundation. Charles Darby, Director of Development for Christophe Harbour, was on-hand to present the award alongside Hands. "We are beyond thrilled that in just...

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Christophe Harbour Participates in St. Christopher Children’s Home “Pathways to Success” Program

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

A warm Christophe Harbour welcome to Miss Renie Garnete. Renie is a student at Basseterre High School and is spending a month with us at Christophe Harbour as part of the St. Christopher Children's Home Internship Program - "Pathways to Success."  Pathways to Success is an internship program designed to prepare high school-aged youth residing at the Children’s Home for future career opportunities. 

Renie is interning in a variety of departments including purchasing, facilities administration and guest services over four weeks. Her smile is contagious, and she has a strong desire to learn and participate. Guest Services Attendant Greg Matthew took Renie under his wing during her time in Guest Services, teaching her...

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Christophe Harbour Donates $20,000 USD Towards Purchase of New Ambulance for JNF General Hospital

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, Wellness

Medical Chief of Staff at JNF General Hospital Dr. Cameron Wilkinson (center) thanks the Christophe Harbour Foundation for their generous donation of $20,000 USD towards the purchase of a new ambulance for the hospital in Basseterre. Photo by SKNIS. 

The Christophe Harbour Foundation is pleased to partner with The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Windsor University School of Medicine and Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, Medical Chief of Staff at Joseph Nathaniel France (JNF) General Hospital in Basseterre to support the purchase of a new ambulance for the hospital.

The Foundation donated $20,000 USD towards the purchase of the ambulance, an effort that was recognized at a fundraising event held at The St. Kitts Marriott on Saturday, July 22. Several...

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Christophe Harbour Hosts Nevis Primary School Students

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

Christophe Harbour was pleased to welcome nearly 100 Nevis primary school students for a site visit this week. The students represented Joycelyn Liburd Primary School, Nevis Academy and Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School as part of the Nevis Tourism Education Program, sponsored by the Nevis Ministry of Tourism.  The Tourism Education Program teaches various tourism-related topics throughout the year and culminates at the end of each school year with a number of field trips that help expose students to the operations of the tourism industry. 

The students enjoyed their very own personal tour of the property and showed much enthusiasm and excitement as they learned bits and pieces about Christophe Harbour and the areas of...

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