Nevis Culture Minister Welcomes Carib Expedition

Charlestown, Nevis (May 07, 2007)

Minister with responsibility for Culture on Nevis the Hon. Hensley Daniel encouraged Nevisians in particular the youth, to use the visit by a group of Carib Indians to Nevis from Dominica, as an opportunity to reconnect with the people who have inhabited the Caribbean for hundreds of years.
 
Mr. Daniel addressed the youth on the grounds of the Museum of Nevis History, near the Charlestown Pier, while he officially welcomed the crew of the Gli Gli Expedition to Nevis. Earlier that afternoon, they had received a rousing welcome from hundreds of curious onlookers who had gathered at the Charlestown Pier late afternoon on Monday May 07, 2007 to witness their arrival.
 
“See this as an opportunity to reconnect with the people who came and stayed and so whenever we enjoy the modern facilities of today’s living, we can remember that there are people in our Caribbean who have maintained their standard and quality of living, to suit themselves and maybe as we are challenged to accept the styles of living from the north Atlantic “¦we will find that we may not necessarily need to go to the excesses that we sometimes do in our community,” he said.

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Nevis Premier Requests Parents Assistance

Charlestown, Nevis (May 08, 2007)

Premier and Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration the Hon. Joseph Parry called for the cooperation of parents in the St. Thomas Parish with the introduction of the Homework Assistance Programme.
 
The call came on Wednesday May 02, 2007, as he addressed villagers of the Jessups community at a town hall meeting.  An initiative of the ruling Nevis Reformation Party-led Nevis Island Administration, the programme which was launched as part of the Social Action Programme targets primary school students aged 5-12.
 
The programme has already been implemented in all the villages of the St. John’s parish and is expected to commence shortly in Combermere and Hanleys Road.
 
“We need the parents to allow their children to be in this programme. Forms are going to be sent to the parents and interested parents will fill the forms out. We will bus the children home, even their home is a few yards away. I don’t want anything to happen to your children, Jessups, Barns Ghaut, Cotton Ground and Westbury their children will be bussed home after [classes] and we will have somebody on the busses to supervise them because they must behave on the buses until they get home,” he said.

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Nevis Pledges Continued Support For Nurses

Charlestown, Nevis (May 08, 2007)

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) pledged its continued support for nurses on Nevis to ensure the development of a positive practice environment.
 
The commitment was made by Mrs. Patsy Hanley, Advisor in the Ministry of Health, as she officially opened Nurses Week 2007 during a televised addressed on Nevis Television on Sunday May 07, 2007.
 
This year’s activities which are held under, the theme “Positive Practice Environments Quality Workplaces ““ Quality Patient Care” will conclude on May 12.
 
According to Mrs. Hanley a former nurse, health systems throughout the world faced increasing constraints and challenges which served to undermine the health sector but the need to strive for a positive work environment was necessary.

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New Nevis Tourism Information Forum

Just a quick note to say that my new Nevis Island Tourism Information Forum is now up and running.  I really would appreciate you dropping buy and posting any questions, or comments that you have about Nevis.  I am hoping …

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Youth Department To Introduce After School Programme

Basseterre, St. Kitts (May 03, 2007):

The Department of Youth is preparing to introduce a new programme that will expand the knowledge base of young people and help to prepare them to develop into well rounded citizens.

During an interview with SKNIS, Director of Youth Geoffrey Hanley explained that a diverse and high quality “After School Training Programme” which targets children between the age of 13 to 16 years will be introduced for the September school semester.

“It is designed to embrace vital cultural, social, educational and recreational elements,” Hanley stated. “We aim to enhance participant’s knowledge on a variety of social issues to strengthen personal development, improve problem solving techniques and foster greater appreciation for cultural heritage,” he added.

The educational initiative is intended to be an annual programme which is divided into three training modules. The first two modules will run for three months while the third will be completed in about one month.

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