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His Honour Mr. Eustace John CMG

His Honour Mr. Eustace John cmg

His Honour Mr Eustace John was born in Rose Hill, Gingerland in 1939. His life entailed many experiences and peaks which are highlighted below.

Educational Background

He attended the Gingerland Boys School and then the Charlestown Secondary School where he obtained his Cambridge School Certificate. He also obtained several certificates and diplomas between the period of 1963 and 1985, including a Bachelor of Science Degree certificate in Business Studies Part 1 from the University of the West Indies.

Work History

His Honour also taught at the Charlestown Secondary school in 1957 and later that same year he worked as a Treasurer and Custom Officer until 1960. Between the years of 1960 and 1962, he worked as a Social Welfare Officer between St. Kitts and Nevis. He also held the post of Chief Revenue Officer in Anguilla from 1962 to 1963. When he returned to St Kitts in 1964, he worked at the Customs and Excise Department as the Examination Officer until 1966. He was transferred to the General Post Office from 1966 to 1969 where he served as the Officer in Charge of the Parcel Post Section.

From 1969 to 1971, he was transferred to the Premier’s Ministry in St. Kitts as the Administrative Assistant. He worked at ZIZ Radio and Television as Commercial and Accounts Manager from 1971 to 1972 and was promoted to General Manager from 1972 to 1981. Mr John worked as Accountant General, St. Kitts and Nevis from 1981 to 1994. In 1994, he was appointed as Deputy Governor General, St. Kitts and Nevis with responsibility for the island of Nevis.  

Social Contributions and Accolades

Honourable Mr. Eustace JohnIn 1996 Hon. Eustace John was awarded the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Until 2003, Mr John played several roles as a civic minded individual within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. He was an ardent member of the Boys Scout Movement.  He played different roles on several disciplinary committees and was the manager of the Santos Football Team in St. Kitts from 1971 to 1972. He was Secretary of the Nevis Cricket team in 1961 until 1962 and managed the Nevis Cricket Team in the Leeward Islands Competition in 1962. He is an honorary member of the Lions Club of St. Kitts and presently a member of the Appeals Committee of the St. Kitts Netball Association. He continues to be a Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer in the Anglican Church. 

Nevis Relative to the rest of the Caribbean

Nevis Maps

 Below are a few maps of Nevis that will assist you in better understanding the geography of this beautiful island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traveling to Nevis

Vistors can gain access to Nevis by travelling through Antigua, St. Maarten or St.Kitts  on either LIAT or WINAIR airlines or  via a direct flight from Puerto Rico on the American Eagle; you will   arrive at the Vance W Amory International Airport which is your first point of entry into our beautiful island.

 

Visitors who travel through St. Kitts can make onward travel to Nevis via  the ferry service.  The Caribe Queen,  Mark Twain, MV Caribe Breeze/surf  are a few of the ferrys which chart our waters .   This 45-50 minute ride will give you the chance to get a seaside view of both the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis where you will arrive at another point of entry, in Charlestown which is the capital of Nevis.

 

 

The Island of Nevis

About Nevis

This 36-square-mile island lies near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico, and just west of Antigua.

This island jewel is approximately 7 miles long and 5 miles wide, with natural vegetation that is unparalleled. Green and serene, Nevis is truly one of the remaining unspoilt places and proudly carries the name, “Queen of the Caribees.” From the top of the 3,232-foot Nevis Peak to the depths of the clear waters offshore, there is a world of flora and fauna to be explored. In the hills, the comical green vervet monkeys’ chatter and scamper; in the sea, the whales cruise by.

Stroll around and see the architecture of eras gone by: churches, windmills, and refurbished Great Houses. Its 10,000 residents are friendly and helpful, ready to make new friends and welcome back regular visitors. The genuine charm and hospitality radiate into the unspoken, “Welcome,” “Be my guest,” and “Do come again.” Nevis is special, a place that will seduce you, and tug at your heartstrings after you leave.

Nevis' Landscape

Over the years Nevis has made a number of significant contributions to the Caribbean and the World. Two men who played part in international history were Alexander Hamilton and Lord Horatio Nelson. Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of America and its first Secretary of the Treasury was born on Nevis on January 11, 1757. Nelson, Britain’s most famous admiral, used Nevis as a base of operations in the mid 1780’s and married a Nevisian, Frances Nisbet in 1787. Nevis continued to be part of the British colonial holdings until 1967 when it achieved Associated Statehood with St. Kitts.

On September 19, 1983, Nevis became part of an independent nation and form part of the sovereign democratic state of St. Christopher and Nevis. It has the unique constitutional arrangement of being part of the Federal Parliament while having a separate parliament and its own Nevis Island Administration headed by a Premier.

Charlestown, NevisNevis also is home to many fine Hotels and Inns, such as the Four Seasons, the historical Hermitage, Golden Rock Inn and Nisbet Plantation, and many more great places to stay while on the island. The Island also boasts a wide spectrum of restaurants and cuisine to choose from; International to West Indian style cuisine dotted around the Island, to an Indian restaurant at Nelson’s Springs, the choices are endless. Music and the islands go hand-in-hand, and Nevis is no exception. Since the days of slavery, folk dances and folk music have been a part of life. They played a key role, particularly at Christmas when field workers were given free time for leisure activities.

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