SOCIAL SECURITY Observes 39th Anniversary
The St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board is observing the 39th Anniversary of its establishment in St. Kitts and Nevis. On 1st February 1978, the Social Security Fund was launched as an income insurance fund to replace the ten-year old National Provident Fund which was simply a savings scheme.
This anniversary observance is being highlighted by a national televised broadcast by Minister of Social Security Hon. Vance Amory in which he draws attention to the stewardship that has characterized the operation of the Fund over the past 39 years. He also alerts the general public regarding the continued need for good stewardship as the Social Security Board and all stakeholders join together to face the challenges associated with continuing to meet the expectations and aspirations of all concerned.
Other observance activities will include the attendance and participation by Social Security Board, management, staff and officials at Corporate Worship on St. Kitts and on Nevis. On Sunday 5th February 2017 at 9 a.m. the Minister, Members of the Board, Management and Staff will join the Clergy and congregation at the St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Sandy Point on St. Kitts. On Sunday 12th February 2017 at 10 a.m. Corporate worship will be attended on the island of Nevis when Minister, Members of the Board, Management and Staff join the pastorate and membership at the Church Of God Of Prophecy at Craddock Road in Charlestown. An open invitation is extended to all who would wish to join in these services.
The Social Security Board takes the opportunity to encourage all stakeholders to remain committed to the ideals of equity, solidarity and universality. The Board commits to keep looking up for your benefits as (collectively) we all continue “Striving for Social Justice”.