By Steve Thomas
Observer Nevis Editor
(Charlestown, Nevis)- A graduate of Charlestown Secondary School set a new kind of school record last week by making the biggest single contribution ever received by the institution.
CSS received a cheque in the amount of EC$25,000 from the Nevis Multi-Line Services. It was the largest donation from any single entity.
Former student of CSS and representative of the Nevis Multi-Line Services Mr. Michael Webbe presented the check to the school.
The donation was made by the owner of Nevis Multi-Line Services, Mr. Andy Liburd. He is also a graduate of CSS.
The cheque was accepted by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Library Services Mr. Joseph Wiltshire on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
“I want to express the gratitude of the Nevis Island Administration to Mr. Liburd and Multi-Line Services and it gives me great pleasure in handing over this cheque to the principal Mr. Edson Elliott,” Mr. Wiltshire said.
He also recorded his commitment to the donor, that the money would be used for the sole purpose it was intended.
“I would like to assure Mr. Liburd that this contribution would be used to enhance the library and to ensure that our students have the means by which they can resource and research their work, so that they continue to perform at the high level they have been performing over the years,” he said.
CSS Principal Mr. Edson Elliott spoke of the company’s long-standing relationship with the learning institution.
“On behalf of the Charlestown Secondary School we have to thank Mr. Liburd and the Nevis Multi-Line for their continued contribution to the Charlestown Secondary School. We make one promise that September morning; September 2008, we will have a library which is fully functional,” he said.