Premier Congratulates Youth At Nevis Tourism Awards

Nevis Island Premier - Joseph Parry

Nevis Island Premier – Joseph Parry

Charlestown, Nevis
February 17, 2011

Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry said he was impressed by the outstanding messages sent by young people during the recently held Miss Teen Hospitality Pageant in celebration of Nevis Tourism Week. He made the statement during the Tourism Awards Dinner held at the Old Manor Hotel on Friday evening.

“The contestants spoke about the people on the island and the need for the environment to be kept clean; they also spoke about the economic importance of Tourism on Nevis.  You can not want a better message than that,” said the Premier.

Mr. Parry thanked the Ministry of Tourism, the Tourism Board and all the industry partners. He congratulated the board members including Mr. Laurie Lawrence, Mr. Spencer Hanley and Ms. Jeanette Grell Hull.

“I want to take this time to also congratulate the Nisbets Plantation Beach Club who has been recognized as the number one hotel in the Caribbean among small hotels. I also commend all the hard working people at the hotels here in Nevis,” said the Premier.

During the ceremony, a special honor was bestowed upon Ms. Elmeader Brookes, who was recognized for her many years of dedicated service to the Tourism industry on Nevis.

Other recognized awardees were: Calvin Ward – Taxi Operator of the Year, Steve Tyson – Hotel Manager of the Year, Rosalyn Jeffers – Employee of the Year, Other Allied Services – Parry’s Car Rental, Corporate Business of the Year Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. The Long Service Awards went to, Joseph ‘Sam’ Brown, Nelson Jeffers, Velma Jones and Gillian France.

In addition to the Tourism Dinner Awards, the Tourism Week Calendar was held under the theme “Tourism our Treasure” which  featured: a cultural parade through the streets of Charlestown, an official launch of the Miss Teen Hospitality contestants, a food fair, a church service, talks in schools, the Best Garden Competition and the Miss Teen Hospitality pageant.

Mr. John Hanley, Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Tourism Authority said, “the objective of Tourism Week 2011 is to sensitize the residents of Nevis to the importance of Tourism on the island.”