Nevis To Mark Anniversary Of Christena Disaster

Laying Wreaths at MV Christena Memorial
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Laying Wreaths at MV Christena Memorial

Charlestown, Nevis
July 31, 2012

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will hold a Memorial Service to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the MV Christena Ferry Disaster. The event will commence on Wednesday August 1st from 4:00 pm at the Samuel Hunkins Drive on the Charlestown Waterfront.

According to information from the Protocol Unit in the Premier’s Ministry, the Order of Service will be as follows:

The Welcome Remarks will be delivered by Mrs. Mariney Newton with an Opening Prayer by Pastor Denzil Roberts. Following a hymn “Hold the Fort”, the Scripture will be read by Ms. Nicole Liburd and an Item presented by Mr. Miguel Mills.

Premier of Nevis Hon Joseph Parry will deliver Remarks then Reverend Careen White-Richards will present a Sermonette.

Following, the names of those who perished in the disaster will be read then marked by a Moment of Silence and wreaths will be laid.

Another hymn this time “Blessed be the tie that binds” will be sung by all present. The Service will conclude with a Closing Prayer by Reverend White-Richardson and a musical interlude.

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