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Contact: Kerwin Xavier 


Friday 23 September 2011 Top Performers from the primary schools within the Gros-Islet Constituency over the last 5 years have been rewarded.  At a ceremony last week and in keeping with tradition, parliamentary representative for Gros Islet, Hon. Lenard Montoute, rewarded the young people for their commitment, discipline, hard work that has all resulted in their outstanding achievement.  


The saying “hard-work pays off” bore fruit, as the 6 secondary school students were awarded for their efforts at the 2011 Common Entrance Examinations by the Parliamentary Representative for Gros-Islet, Hon. Lenard Montoute.  They all scored above 82% with four of them scoring above 90%.   In recognition of that achievement: Phillipa James, Kitana Albert, Shanice Bernard, Rebekah Jules, Patrice Lammie and Leeryk De Lima received Toshiba Lap Top Computers as their prizes.


“As a former educator I recognize the importance of Education, I place a high emphasis on the relevance of education and as such I will do anything in my power to assist and to encourage our young people—the future leaders of our country—when it comes to their education.  I chose a lap top because of the fact that we are in a technological age and the endless possibilities that can be derived from a lap top. It is an entertainment tool, a communications tool, but more importantly, it is an education tool.”


Hon. Lenard Montoute reminded students that their present achievement is only the beginning which should serve as an incentive both to themselves and other students that excellence can only be achieved through discipline and hard work.  According to Montoute the lap top presentation to the 2011 top common entrance performers within his constituency, is part of a wider programme of providing Information Communication Technology services to all. 


“I recognize the importance of the computer to the extent that as parliamentary representative I have sought to make computers available to all students—especially of the constituency.  The way I have gone about doing so is to establish access centres; what we call internet cafes around the constituency especially for students who are less fortunate who cannot afford to have their own computers home they can go to those centres and make use of a computer free of charge.”  


Presently internet cafes have been established at the Gros-Islet Public Library, the soon to be commissioned La Bourne Human Resource Development Centre, River Mitan and Monchy Central.  The Member of Parliament also revealed that cafes will soon be established at De Remeaux and White Rock in Grand River.   He also proposed to expand the current top performers programme to include CXC and infant school top achievers.

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