September 9, 2005
NIS launches publication

The National Insurance Services has launched a third publication entitled “NIS Made Simple for Schools.”

The activity, at the Peace Memorial Hall on Friday, August 26, also marked the second publication by author and NIS Deputy Executive Director Mineva Glasgow who pointed out that she was encouraged by the chairman Lennox Bowman to pen the book. {{more}}

Glasgow said that the 41-page work was filled with drawings and activities and teaches children about the system of the NIS and the importance of saving.

NIS Director, Reginald Thomas, stressed that the institution would not stop at ensuring that the education process continues.

Dr. Frank Alleyne, Dean of Social Services at the UWI, Cave Hill said the book was attractive to the young reader as the visual techniques helped the message to be transmitted without becoming a bore. He also praised the book for having interactive techniques making it easier to learn.

And Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr.Ralph Gonsalves assured the gathering that the NIS was in a sound actual and financial condition with a reserve of EC$244 million, which was sufficient to support the NIS for just over a decade.

NIS Chariman Lennox Bowman also addressed the function.