Sea Turtle Camp Tags, Names & Releases Hawksbill Turtle

Sea Turtle Camp Tags, Names & Releases Hawksbill Turtle

Hibiscus The Hawksbill Turtle With Transponder

Hibiscus The Hawksbill Turtle With Transponder
Charlestown, Nevis
July 22, 2008

The third annual Sea Turtle Camp organised by the Four Seasons Resort Nevis (FSRN) and the Nevis Turtle Group (NTG) saw its first highlight on July 22, when it witnessed the tagging, naming and releasing of a Hawksbill sea turtle into the ocean, on the south side of the Four Seasons pier on Pinney’s Beach.

The turtle was found while nesting around 11 PM on Monday July 21, at Jones Beach by Founder and President of the NTG Mr. Lemuel Pemberton.

Supervisor of the Kids For All Seasons (KFAS) Department at FSRN and coordinator of the Sea Turtle Camp Mrs. Barbara James, spoke of the importance of finding a turtle to the participants of the camp.

“It is very good that on the first day of the Camp the kids get to see the turtle that we found last night on Jones Beach and see it being released,” she said.

Mrs. James also gave an overview of this year’s Camp.

“We are gonna have 80 kids this year.  As a matter of fact we have three days this week.  We have a session in the morning from nine to 12, a session in the afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM and then next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we’re gonna have another session in the morning and in the afternoon, so we are trying to at least cater for 80 kids,” she said.

Executive Director of the non-profit organization Caribbean Conservation Corporation Mr. David Godfrey who was in Nevis to assist with the turtle awareness initiative, witnessed the capture of the turtle and reflected on it.

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Nevis Premier Meets With British High Commisioner

Nevis Premier Meets With British High Commisioner

Charlestown, Nevis
January 28, 2008

Security issues were high on the agenda when Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry met with British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, His Excellency Mr. Duncan Taylor last Friday January 25th, 2008 at his Bath Plain Office.
 
In a press briefing shortly after the meeting Premier Parry described the meeting as favorable.
 
“I had a very good meeting with the British High Commissioner to Barbados.  We focused on security issues and I brought to his attention that we needed assistance with some of the problems we are having with our coast and coastal protection.
 
“The High Commissioner promised that he would get back to me and that someone would be coming to the region to discuss security issues and what can be done. It seems to be a priority of the British and they have been working with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States over the past few years.  Their presence has been more in the Windward Islands and Antigua but I do believe they would be more active in St. Kitts and Nevis over the next year or two,” he said.

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