Nevis Celebrates 25 Years Of Independence

Charlestown, Nevis
February 25, 2008

Deputy Premier of Nevis Hon. Hensley Daniel and Special Advisor in the Ministry of Culture Mr. Halstead Byron, in a televised broadcast on Nevis TV (NNC) on February 25, 2008, enlisted the support of the public to recognised that the Federation’s 25 years of Independence was worth celebrating. They said given the island’s history of colonialism and underdevelopment, Nevisians had made remarkable strides from 1983 to the present.
 
Minister Daniel, chairperson for the Planning Committee said the single most important aspect of development in Nevis was the return of local government.
 
“The return of local government to Nevis is significant and it happened with Independence under the Nevis Reformation Party government.  We were there at the start of Independence celebrations and now we have 25 years of celebration, we are here again,” he said.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Sports Tourism Grows Economy

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 25, 2008

The growth of the sports tourism sub-sector in St. Kitts and Nevis means increased opportunities for locals in the sporting and tourism related fields.

During an appearance on SKNIS’ radio magazine programme Perspectives, Director of Sports Dave Connor said that the recent success of the sub-sector is due in large part to the close collaboration between his Department and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and the benefits are being felt by the man on the street.

He referred to the improvements to the infrastructure which were generated by the hosting of first round matches of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup to support his statement. Connor added that persons have benefited from employment opportunities created by the renovation of sporting facilities in St. Pauls, Conaree, St. Peters, Cayon, McKnight and other areas.

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Nevis Premier Declares History & Heritage Week Open

Charlestown, Nevis
February 20, 2008

The Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry, declared Nevis History and Heritage Week launched. He made the declaration in a brief address to the nation via television and radio on Monday, February 18th, 2008.

The theme chosen for this year is “Celebrating Our Religious Heritage”.

In his address, Mr. Parry pointed out that religion plays a major role in our history. “When we talk about religion what do we mean? The religion of some of the planters was Anglican and the Africans brought their native religion.  However, it was the Moravians and the Methodists who assisted in ending the slave trade and who taught education to ex-slaves after 1834 and they helped to establish education as we know it today. This is important for us to know,” said Mr. Parry.

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