Ms. Allison Miller, Trade Officer of the Canadian High Commission who led her delegation commented that there was an excellent turn-out of students interested in pursuing further studies. She also added that “I believe that having Marcel Bak, our Immigration Officer, was an added bonus as he was able to answer those burning questions on visa and immigration.” Ms. Miller also highlighted that this visit also included working visits to the Basseterre High School and the Washington Archibald High School on 24thOctober. Ms Jessica Mackie, Political and Public Affairs Officer comprised the Canadian delegation.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Ms. Kaye Bass marveled at how this very special visit came about. “During bilateral discussions with the Canadian High Commission in Bridgetown last year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a request that St. Kitts and Nevis be a destination in the annual Study in Canada event, in light of our celebration of thirty-five years of diplomatic relations with Canada. Immediately after, there was a collaborative effort to realize this important activity taking place today.” Ms. Kaye Bass, commended Mr. Sheldon Henry Foreign Service Officer and Desk Officer for Canada and Ms. Samantha Fox, Director of Student Affairs at the CFBC who were instrumental in ensuring the success of the event.
St Kitts and Nevis and Canada established diplomatic relations on 12th October 1983 and the relationship continues to grow, bringing tangible benefits to citizens of both countries.
It is hoped that this inaugural Study in Canadaevent in St Kitts and Nevis will be an annual feature of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College’s International Study Fair.