The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has offered to accommodate secondary school students from islands that were severely affected by the passage Hurricane Irma, and who are registered, to sit the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams.

The Dr. Timothy Harris led administration has offered temporary accommodation in response to the needs of those affected countries, as they seek to rebuild and return to a state of normalcy.

Harris was part of an Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Monetary Council delegation that visited the storm-affected island of Anguilla on Wednesday where he met with over 100 St. Kitts and Nevis nationals and identified focal points of assistance.

One area of concern identified during that consultation was the consideration for students of those affected countries, particularly those who are registered to sit CXC exams.

As a result, Harris announced that accommodations are being made for displaced students in Anguilla, St. Maarten and the British Virgin Islands who are registered for upcoming CXC exams.

In addition, the Government has made its hospitals available to residents of neighbouring islands should the need for health services be required.

St. Kitts and Nevis has also offered the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport as a staging platform for relief efforts to St. Barths, St. Eustatius, French St. Martin, Saba and Dutch St. Maarten, and has also provided diplomatic clearance for foreign vessels that could not safely get into the waters of French St. Martin.



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