Nevis, West Indies Honours Eight Local Heroes

Premier Parry Presents Award To Arthur Evelyn

Premier Parry Presents Award To Arthur Evelyn

Charlestown, Nevis
September 18, 2009

Eight persons who contributed to the development of Nevis, received public recognition from the Nevis Island Administration(NIA) on Wednesday at a ceremony to mark National Heroes Day.

The event which was held at the Occasions Centre at Pinneys, formed part of Independence celebration of St. Kitts and Nevis, ahead of Independence Day which will be celebrated on Saturday.

The honourees – Mr. Arthur Evelyn, Mr. Elquemedo Willett, Mr. Ural Swanston, the late Mr. Levi Morton, the late Mrs. Elizabeth Pemberton, Mrs. Dora Stevens, Mrs. Cicely Grell-Hull and the late Mrs. Inez France ““ had all significantly contributed tto the development of Nevis in the fields of sports, politics, education and business.

The honourees were the first set of local heroes whose names will be forever etched in the annals of Nevis History.

In tribute to their selfless contribution the Nevis Island Administration through the Ministry of Community Development announced that a number of important landmarks would be renamed in their honour.

The Netball Complex in Charlestown will be renamed Grell-Hull/Stevens Netball Complex. Grove Park will be renamed the Elquemedo Willett Park. The Old Treasury Building will be renamed the Arthur Evelyn Building.

The St. Thomas Pre School will be renamed the Inez France Pre School while the St. Johns Primary School will be renamed the Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School.

The Supply Office Building  at the Pinneys Industrial Site will be named the Levi Morton Building and the Island Main Road from Zion to Market Shop will be renamed the Ural Swanston Highway.

The formal renaming will be held later in separate ceremonies in the various locales at dates to be announced.

The awardees were each presented with a plaque from Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry, three of which were presented posthumously in the presence of family and well wishers. A compilation of their profiles was also read.

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