US Ambassador Ourisman and Nevis Premier Parry (R)
Photo By Erasmus Williams
November 14th, 2008
The Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry and Her Excellency, Mary Ourisman, the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, unveiled the new name of the Nevis Disaster Management Facility at Long Point on Thursday afternoon.
The name of the facility was revealed as the, Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility.
During the ceremony, Premier Parry reminisced about his role as the First National Co-coordinator of Disaster Preparedness. He informed the audience that Mr. Llewellyn Newton was his able assistant.
“In those humble days it was just Mr. Newton and I who worked without an office, equipment or headquarters. Over the years Mr. Newton worked very hard to build a facility on the island of Nevis. He worked with CEDERA,St. Kitts and the Regional Police Forces and organizations. He was not afraid to ask, to seek assistance or beg and now out of these efforts, we have this building opened by the U.S ambassador today,” Premier Parry said.