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Minister Byron-Nisbett: Women are in sharp focus as SKN rebuilds from Pandemic

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by Eulana Weekes

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Hon. Akilah Byron Nisbett, Minister of Health l said, women of St. Kitts and Nevis deserve to be recognized for their leadership roles in re-shaping themselves and by extension, the community.

“While we recognize the women in leadership across the world on International Women’s Day, we must also remember the women in our own communities that are achieving an equal future here in St. Kitts and Nevis. Women who are taking bold steps in re-shaping their own lives, their own communities. Women who are reshaping what we consider to be the ideal career paths and who are willing to speak their truths while doing this.”

During the March 15 edition of Leadership Matters, Byron-Nisbett, highlighted the significant strides that women in the Federation continue to make.

“We’re proud to say that all women should have a future that is sustainable, peaceful and with equal rights and opportunities for all. For me personally, I continue to be amazed with the work being done by the powerful women across St. Kitts and Nevis; and women who even in these uncertain times continue to open their businesses and continue to be leaders within their communities”

The Minister said it is evident that women in St. Kitts and Nevis are in sharp focus as the country rebuilds from the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“COVID did set our economy back, but we are rebuilding and we are rebuilding strongly and I must add that women are in sharp focus as we rebuild. This is evident in the ongoing Taiwanese Funded Project of Economic Empowerment of Women; and this particular project provides technical assistance for women’s employment and entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in St. Kitts and Nevis.

According to the Hon. Akilah Byron Nisbett the idea of the project is to support the boosting of the economy after the pandemic and maintaining social stability by strengthening women’s economic empowerment. She said, following this project, she is expecting to see more women in leadership roles and starting their own businesses.

On International Women’s Day March 8, several women across various fields in St. Kitts and Nevis were recognised for their sterling contributions to the development of the country. Byron-Nisbett used the opportunity to congratulate those women on their achievements.

“I would like to congratulate those women on their achievements for the contributions they have made and let them know that St. Kitts and Nevis is grateful for the work and contributions that they continue to play within our country.”

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