10th Annual Nevis Fashion Show – A Huge Success

Fashions by John Warden – Island to Island Designs

The Nevis Historical & Conservation Society held its 10th annual fashion show at the very scenic Mt. Nevis Hotel this past Sunday.  John Warden and his staff put on a fabulous final performance at this year’s show.  John has been collaborating with NHCS over the past 10 years thanks to an idea by Mrs. Maureen Lupinacci.  This year’s show topped them all, from the beautifully designed clothes; gorgeous and graceful models; a great setting and great music and accommodations.  This was our largest crowd, as many of John Warden’s friends and fans came to wish him well.  There were well over 300 people in attendance.

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12th Annual Nevis House And Garden Tour

The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) will host its  12th annual House and Garden Tour on Saturday, February 24th between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The tour is designed to provide landscaping, house design, and interior …

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Nevis Property Owners Worried About New Tax

Thursday February 22 2007
Sun St. Kitts – Nevis

Officials of the Ministry of Finance, in particular, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) are still wrestling with finding a rate for the new property tax.

At the start of this month, the IRD caught the interest of property owners when it announced that the new property tax would be reduced from five per cent on the rental value to less than one per cent of the market value.

At a press conference days later, the Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas further disclosed that the new tax rate would be less than 0.5 per cent.

Still, at that time, an exact figure was not given. The government has repeatedly made it clear that the new rate would not create hardship and burden, but rather it was a means of ensuring that all property owners were assessed fairly.

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Saint Kitts – Nevis Receives Promised EC $9M

February 23, 2007
St. Kitts-Nevis has received EC$9 million (US $3.5 million) as the first installment in promised European Union (EU) assistance to support the closure of its 350-year-old sugar industry.

The first trance of money under the sugar adaptation strategy represented the roll out of the EU eight-year assistance programme for former sugar producing countries in the Caribbean.

Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas, in signing the grant agreement with Amos Tincani, European Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, said the funds would primarily be used to assist government with building capacity in the post-sugar environment.

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Nevis Premier Welcomes Members Of Diplomatic Corp

Charlestown Nevis (February 23, 2007)
Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry on Wednesday afternoon, February 21st hosted persons who were accredited to St. Kitts and Nevis from over 25 countries across the globe. The diplomatic corp comprised high commissioners, honorary consuls, heads of embassies and missions, all of whom came together for the inaugural Diplomatic week.

The Premier who is also Minister of Nevis Tourism welcomed the delegates with true Nevisian hospitality and shared some historical notes as he hosted them to a luncheon at the Nisbett at the Nisbetts Plantation Beach Club.

“Your Excellencies, it is my delightful pleasure to welcome you to Nevis, Nevis is called the Queen of the Caribes and for very good reasons as you’d appreciate.

“We have brought you here to this hotel which is associated with Lord Nelson, the former British Admiral who was involved in many wars with the French and American War of Independence.  He was married to a lady called Fanny Nisbett, who is associated with the Nisbett Plantation Inn, and so we have very fond memories of the Europeans, of the Americans and of course Nevisians.

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