Tuesday 25 February, 2020

10-year-old wins regional poster competition highlighting pollution

A 10-year-old pupil of the San Fernando TML Primary School placed first in the regional Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) Poster Competition 2019.

Suvan Subance’s piece was an “ingenious” rendering of a turtle in 3-D, depicting the theme of the competition, “Solutions for Ocean Pollution,” which seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students and effectively educate the youths on the importance of environmental protection.

The poster was initially judged by officials of the Ministry of Tourism and selected from amongst several entries, for submission to the FCCA.

Tourism Minister, Randall Mitchell and staff of the Ministry congratulated Suvan, his family and his school on the outstanding achievement.

“Well done, Suvan. You have done your country proud and we all celebrate your success, with you” Minister Mitchel stated.

The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization comprising representatives of 19 Cruise lines operating more than 100 vessels in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin American. Established in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on cruiseoperations, tourism development, ports, tour operations, safety, security and other cruise industry issues.

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