Nevis Philatelic Bureau Issues 25th Independence Anniversary Stamp
September 18, 2008
The Nevis Island Administration in conjunction with the Nevis Philatelic Bureau will issue a five dollar stamp on September 19, 2008, to commemorate the Nation’s Silver Jubilee celebration.
The Postal Authority said stamp depicts the first steam jetted from the first geothermal reservoir on June 01, 2008, at Nevis1 Site, Spring Hill in the Parish of St. Thomas, which signaled a significant milestone and development in the ongoing geothermal exploration
programme on Nevis.
“The people of Nevis now look towards the production of cheap, clean and renewable geothermal electricity for the betterment of life for all as it celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Independence,” the Authority said one day ahead of the issue.
In an effort to reduce the cost of living, further diversify and develop the economy on Nevis, the NIA had granted an Exploration License to West Indies power, Nevis Ltd. to explore for geothermal energy in January 2007.