Nevis Premier At Independence Parade – 2008
September 23, 2008
Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry has urged his country’s young people to resist the desire to delve into bad behaviour, as it will undo the hardwork of the good contributions of those who preceded them.
“I ask that the young people get rid of the guns. Maybe we should ask Police to have an observed gun amnesty, because crime does not pay and Badness is outta style,” said Premier Parry.
Mr. Parry’s comments came during the Ceremonial Independence Day Parade at Grove Park on Friday morning, part of celebrations marking the 25th Anniversary of Independence of St.Kitts and Nevis.
Premier Parry also paid tribute to the first Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet, which comprised Dr. Simeon Daniel, Mr. Ivor Stevens, Mr. Uhral Swanston, Mr. Arthur Evelyn and Mr. Levi Morton who he said, “all worked very hard to make Nevis the proud Nation that it is today!”
During the ceremony, 25 persons were recognised for their contributions to the island of Nevis.
Persons were honoured from the field of Sports, Religion, community work, Business, Nursing, Pharmaceuticals and a host of other fields.
The Premier also honoured the young female Olympian Meritzer Williams commending her for conducting herself with dignity, as she represented St.Kitts-Nevis at the just concluded Beijing Olympics.
Under cloudy skies and a persistent drizzle, Premier Parry and Deputy Governor His Honour Eustace John inspected colourful contingents from the island’s Secondary and Primary schools, the Cadet Corps, the St.Kitts-Nevis Police Force, the Boys and Girls Brigade, the Pathfinders and the Nevis Boys Choral Group among others.
The Music for the Silver Jubilee Ceremony was provided by the Nevis Symphonic Band and the Brown Hill Seventh Day Adventist Drum Corps.