Custos urges St James to maintain peace
Custos of St James Bishop Conrad H. Pitkin has called on the residents of Salt Spring, St James, to maintain the peace in the parish, even after the state of public emergency.
"Every one of you in this room, and every citizen in St James, must be willing to continue the maintenance of this peace that we are now experiencing, and to enhance it another step further, so that we can indeed live in peace as citizens," he said.
Pitkin was speaking during the first in a series of community enrichment meetings held at the Salt Spring Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He said a summer programme will be rolled out to engage grade-11 students in the parishes of St James, Hanover, and Westmore-land, which will facilitate access to skills training in housekeeping, bartending, welding, cosmetology, and information technology.
Assist school leavers
"There is a group of students leaving school this year, [and] if we do not find a way to assist them, they are going to leave school with nothing to do, because they are not equipped," he said.
The programme, which will span a five week period, is expected to prepare students for the work world. It will involve both a theoretical and practical component and will see all students being certified through the HEART Trust/NTA.