32 Views no discussions LocalNews MV Caribbean Princess brings Christmas cheer to Dominica’s children by: – December 15, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Some of the children with a few crew members.It was a lucky day for many young boys and girls between the ages of four to twelve who received Christmas cheer from very generous crew members of the MV Caribbean Princess Cruise Lines on Thursday.The crew made a donation of gifts to over a hundred students at the Public Service Union.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Claudia Bellot encouraged the youngsters to work hard at excelling in school as well as to consider a career in the field of tourism.“I know that you are very young, but from the standpoint of the Ministry of Tourism we are looking at all of you as future potential citizens of Dominica who can probably choose a career in tourism. You are now in school and you have to try to excel and to do very well at your school work so that when you are a little older you can choose to have a career in tourism.”Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs Claudia BellotMrs Bellot further explained to the students that they could help develop the tourism industry in Dominica if they pursue studies in that field.“There are lots of exciting opportunities in the tourism industry and you need to start thinking even at your early age of how you can contribute, improving and developing the tourism industry in Dominica.”Director of Tourism and Chief Executive Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper expressed his contentment to help spread Christmas cheer to the children of Dominica.“We are particularly pleased to be a part of this again, to be bringing good cheer to the youngsters in Dominica and to partner again with the FCCA and with the MV Caribbean Princess at this wonderful occasion. Christmas is a time of joy, a time of cheer and we’re happy that we can play a little part in bringing some cheer to the hearts of the young ones in Dominica.” MV Princess Cruise Line representative, MelanieCruise Line representative of the MV Caribbean Princess, Melanie, who was very enthusiastic about presenting the gifts to the children, said how pleased the crew members are to be in Dominica.“It’s a pleasure for all of us from the cruise ship to be here with you all at this special time of year, to be in Dominica, to be here with you all on this special time of the year” she said. She also gave the Captain’s best wishes and merry Christmas as he was not able to attend the ceremony due to a business engagement.Representative of the West Dominica Children’s Federation which is a partner of ChildFund Caribbean, Romelia Romain, thanked the crew members of the MV Caribbean Princess as well as the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association who collaborated with the Discover Dominica Authority and H.H.V.Whitchurch & Company Limited to make this Christmas a success. She noted that the mandate of the West Dominica Children’s Federation is to “work with deprived, excluded and vulnerable children by providing them with their basic need” and was thankful that they were able to bring big smiles to their faces and make their Christmas wish come true”. [nggallery id=103]Dominica Vibes News
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