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Melvin Edwards, the first World Council of Credit Unions chairman from the Caribbean

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 14, 2019 (SKNIS): The St. Kitts Co-operative Credit Union uses the annual Melvin Edwards Excellence Awards Ceremony to recognize the top three students in the Test of Standards Examination administered to Grade Six students within the Federation. 

This was announced by the Minister of Co-operatives, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, during his message to the general public on Saturday, October 12, to officially open Credit Union Week 2019. 

In extending congratulations to the award recipients, the Honourable Minister said that the 9th annual Melvin Edwards Excellence Awards Ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, October 16, will recognize “1st Place Winner, Alisha Jalim of Saddlers Primary School; 2nd Place Winner, Hannah Williams of the Seventh-Day Adventist Primary School, and 3rd Place Winner, Tahlise Connor of St. Paul’s Primary School.” 

The awards ceremony, which will be held Wednesday at 9:30am in the St. Kitts Credit Union Conference room, is part of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Co-operative League’s Credit Union Week of Activities designed to celebrate International Credit Union Day, which is slated for Thursday, October 17. This year’s theme is “Local Service, Global Reach.” 

The St. Kitts and Nevis National Co-operative League has four affiliate members. “They are Nevis Co-operative Credit Union Limited; St. Kitts Co-operative Credit Union Limited; Police Co-operative Credit Union (St. Christopher and Nevis) Limited, and FND Enterprise Cooperative Credit Union Limited – the latter of which recently had a name change to First Federal Cooperative Credit Union Limited,” said Minister Hamilton.

The Credit Union Week runs from Sunday, October 13 to Saturday, October 19. Activities held so far included two church services, which were held at the Zion Moravian Church in St. Kitts and the Shiloh Baptist Church in Nevis. 

Other activities for the week include Wednesday’s awards ceremony and a Youth Symposium scheduled for Thursday, October 24th at Garvey’s Estate in Palmetto Point, St. Kitts, from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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