Nevis Easter Camp Participants Learn Safety Lessons

Charlestown, Nevis
(April 15, 2008)

Over 100 primary school age students on Nevis were admonished to take heed to the lessons which encompassed the value of safety that they would receive and to utilise them to enhance their lives and that of those around them.
 
The advice came from Minister of Youth and Social Transformation in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Hensley Daniel on April 14, 2008, at the start of the annual week long Easter Camp organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs at the St. Thomas Primary School. The theme for the activity is “Nurturing strong minds in a safe environment; safety first”.
 
“At the moment the society is changing where people are tending towards violence, crime and fighting and I want you as participants in this programme with a focus on safety first to be able to make that difference. Nobody who comes to this Easter Camp must be involved in a fight in school nobody who comes to Camp must be in a gang. We want you to be good examples and “¦share with all of your friends and all of the other students”¦
 
“As you go through the week bear in mind that all the people who have come to make presentations they have come because they have your interest at heart. They have come because they want to help promote the orderly development of young people and I want you to think very seriously as they say to you they want you, there are over 100 of you to be good examples for the others who were not able to attend,” he said.

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Nevis Premier Parry Opens School Sports Meet

Charlestown, Nevis
April 14, 2008

On Wednesday, April 9th, 2008, before one of the largest audiences ever to be found at any one time on the island of Nevis, Premier Joseph Parry expressed his delight at being able to witness what he called ‘one of the most important dates on the calendar of activities for the island of Nevis.’  Premier Parry was giving brief remarks at the Gulf Insurance sponsored Inter Primary School Championships, an event that has been touted as the ‘Nevis Mini Olympics.’

During the opening ceremony Premier Parry remarked that we should use the games as an avenue to bring all Nevisians together.  He also made mention of a former Inter Primary athlete, Linton Liburd Jr, who has  recently been chosen to participate in the Penn Games in the United States.  This is athletic meet, recognised world wide, where outstanding athletes compete each year.

Mr. Parry informed the gathering that Linton Liburd Jr., now an outstanding athlete at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus exhibits the athletic leadership that can be an example to all of us.

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Nevis Implements Counseling Intervention For Girls

Charlestown, Nevis
April 14, 2008

A newly formed group “Nevis Pearls,” which was formed in January 2008 by the Department of Social Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) extended free counseling services to girls who demonstrated at risk behaviours.
 
To signal the end of a first 12 weeks session, the Department held its closing ceremony on April 11, 2008, at the Oualie conference Room, in recognition of the participation of 20 girls selected by School Counselors from the two public Secondary Schools.
 
Minister of Social Transformation in the NIA Hon. Hensley Daniel, in his keynote address said the 12 weeks programme strategy was an early intervention in the lives of the girls before they fell through society’s cracks.
 
He also said the programme represented a paradigm shift away from blaming, to a more proactive one, which guided the girls towards more positive pursuits.

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Nevis Adopts Legislation To Govern Geothermal Energy

Charlestown, Nevis
April 7, 2008

With renewable energy to become a reality in Nevis, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has embarked upon putting the legislative legal framework in place to govern the area of renewable energy to be adopted by the NIA. Legal Advisor to the NIA Mr. Patrice Nisbett made the remark during a press conference held at the Conference Room of the Administration Building in Charlestown, on April 4, 2008.
 
“As the Legal Advisor and the person responsible for the legislative agenda and for drafting legislations in Nevis, we are here this week working along with two gentlemen from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to finalize what would be the best piece of legislation that would be enshrined in the law and subsequently set out the Legislative Framework for which Geothermal Energy would be governed,” Mr. Nisbett said.
 
According to the Legal Advisor, the natural consequence of what is contained in the relevant legislation would address license, permits and concessions. He also said models related to purchase agreements were also looked at, which would be amendable to both the provider of the electricity and the buyers of the electricity.

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Marylebone Cricket Club Sees Bright Future For SKN Youth

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 03, 2008 (SKNIS)

Players from the Len Harris Cricket Academy team were grateful for the opportunity on Saturday, to discuss mental discipline and the rules of the game with members of the world’s oldest cricket club.

Head Coach of the 15-man squad from the Marylebone Cricket Club, Tony Cottey and four other players explored advanced techniques of fielding and batting as well as some of the technical and mental sides of the sport with approximately 12 players from St. Kitts.

“They taught me a lot,” said Andrez, a 16 year old player, as he explained how he now avoids hitting the ball to fielders at mid on or mid off. “When I play [the ball] on my front foot, I lean back and “¦ that causes the ball to go up in the air. They told me I have to keep my head over the ball and play it on the ground. I learnt a lot more about the game,” he concluded.

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