Author: Tourism Division | Date: 02 August 2017
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), opened its Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition under the theme the CTO Year of Adventure in the Caribbean on March 1st, 2017 to member countries of CTO for children between the ages of 8 and 12. The Competition which lasted for two months was divided into two distinct entry streams - a Formal Writing Stream which consisted of essays and prose and a Creative Writing Stream which consisted of poems and short stories. The creative and formal writing submissions related to Strengthening Sustainable Tourism Development in the Region. The Tourism Division worked along with the CTO to ensure that the entries met the requirements.
Miss Haley-Shai Kassie of the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Primary School was judged the winner of the Creative Writing Stream in the 8-10 year category. She will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition from CTO and an all-expenses paid trip for her and a parental chaperone to attend and participate in special activities at the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, to be held in St Kitts from September 6th - 8th 2017.
Montserrat received two other finalist positions, Miss Waynette Fenton of the Brades Primary School, who was a finalist under the creative writing stream in the 10-12 year category and Ramona Cush of the Look Out Primary School, who was a finalist under the formal writing stream in the 8-10 year category. Other winners and finalists came from St. Eustatius, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Dominica, Turks and Caicos Islands and St. Kitts and Nevis.
The Tourism Division, Office of the Premier joins with the CTO in extending congratulations to Haley-Shai, the St Augustine Roman Catholic Primary School and Montserrat for the time and effort taken to research and produce the winning submission.
The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is the Tourism Development Agency for the Region consisting of 28 member states. The vision of the CTO is to make the Caribbean the most desirable, year-round, warm weather destination and its aim is leading sustainable tourism – One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean.