Nevis – St. Kitts To Celebrate Heritage & History

St. Kitts - Nevis National Museum

St. Kitts – Nevis National Museum
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 14, 2009 (CUOPM)

An Open Day at Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, an Ecumenical Service at the Antioch Baptist Church and a radio and television address by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas are among events being held on Sunday to mark History and Heritage Week in the twin-island Federation.

Under the theme: “Reclaiming Our Roots: Our Environment, Our Heritage, Our People,” an Open Day at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park begins at 2:30 P.M.; the Ecumenical Service at the Antioch Baptist Church, St. Kitts at 5:00 P.M., the Official Launch by Hon. Prime Minister with an address on ZIZ Radio/Television at 6:55 P.M. and the Programme Launch in Nevis at the Alberta Payne Centre at 7:00 P.M.  on Sunday 15th February.

The annual History and Heritage Week of Activities held in the third week of February is an initiative of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society.

“It seeks to promote and encourage participation in and awareness of the history and heritage of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis among its citizens by partnering with other organizations and individuals in promoting various activities,” said Chair of the History and Heritage Week Committee, Sir Probyn Inniss.

Activities continue on Monday 16th with a discussion at 8:30 A.M. on WINN FM’s Breakfast with Toni show; an Open Day at the National Museum (Old treasury) starting at 9:00 A.M.; the Preliminary Round of the Primary Schools Quiz at 10:30 A.M. and a live Panel Discussion on ZIZ Radio and Television at 9: 00 P.M.

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On Thursday 17th, prominent Dominican and Caribbean historian, Dr. Lennox Honychurch speaks to fifth and sixth formers of the schools in Nevis at 10: 00 A.M. followed by a panel discussion on Choice FM at 7: 00 P.M.

Wednesday 18th, Dr. Honychurch will speak to fifth formers of high schools and the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St. Kitts “˜Reclaiming Our Heritage’ Presentation at Ocean View Hotel, Nevis and a lecture by Dr. Lennox Honychurch at the UWI Centre, St. Kitts.

Other activities include the Finals of the Primary Schools Quiz, a workshop/symposium for History and Social Studies Teachers; Food Fair and Exhibition at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC).

Next Saturday 22nd will be a History and Heritage Hike to Wingfield, St. Kitts; the Closing Ceremony & Awards at Pinney’s Beach Hotel in Nevis and another Open Day at Brimstone Fortress National Park.

On Sunday 22nd it’s a Community Get-together at the Cayon Community Centre; a TV Broadcast of Finals of Primary Schools Quiz on Monday 23rd and a CFBC “Back to Roots” Culture Pageant at Carnival Village, St. Kitts on Saturday 28th.

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