Culturama 46
July 25th to August 6th, 2021

Mission Statement

To increase the cultural awareness of Nevisians; to revive, preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Nevis and to stimulate the economy through the staging of the Culturama festival.

Functions

  • To source culturally minded creative and dedicated persons to serve on the Nevis Culturama Committee
  • To solicit sponsorship from corporate organizations and individuals within the business community and from among the general public.
  • To create an awareness among nationals at home and abroad with regards to the planned activities for the Culturama festival.
  • To educate the populace so that they can develop a sense of pride for Culturama and be willing to contribute towards its future development and sustenance.
  • To encourage participation in Culturama from as many talented Nevisians thereby ensuring the success and continuity of the festival.
  • To create a festive atmosphere each year as this will serve as a stimulus for greater involvement in the festival from Nevisians at home and abroad.
  • To regularly update the Culturama website www.culturamanevis.com so that persons overseas can be kept in tuned with the progress and planning of Culturama each year.
  • To disseminate information via the print and electronic media thereby informing the Nevisians at home and abroad about the planned activities for Culturama in any given year of the festival.
  • To work in Close conjunction with the Department of Culture to revive and preserve the dying folk traditions of Nevis.
  • To organize costume designing and building workshops so that these skills can be imparted to interested Nevisians.
  • To honour at least one outstanding Cultural icon for his/her contribution towards the preservation and promotion of culture and Culturama on Nevis.
  • To organize creative writing workshops for Junior Kaisonians thereby ensuring their continued interest and participation in the Junior Kaiso art form and the continuity of the Kaiso art form on Nevis.
  • Top encourage participation from Nevisians in the annual Culturama slogan competition.
  • Improve on the technical, organizational and other aspects of Culturama so that a culturally rich and quality festival can be produced over the next five years.
  • To solicit the financial support of the corporate business community to fuel the Culturama festival and reduce the dependency on the Nevis Island Government for financial assistance • To solicit the financial support of the corporate business community to fuel the Culturama festival and reduce the dependency on the Nevis Island Government for financial assistance
  • To solicit the financial support of the corporate business community to fuel the Culturama festival and reduce the dependency on the Nevis Island Government for financial assistance.
  • To provide a forum for local artists in the various disciplines to develop and flourish and to showcase their skills and talents.

Vision

To preserve Nevis’ rich cultural heritage by the hosting of Culturama and in so doing it is hoped that one day Culturama would be able to compete with other leading regional and international festivals and be able to bring tremendous economic benefits to the island.

Sustainable Priorities

  • Stimulate economic activity with in the country by the annual staging of the Culturama festival.
  • Creative an atmosphere during the Culturama festival for small business entrepreneurs to make monies.
  • Provide a forum for local entertainers and cultural practitioners to showcase their skills and in so doing get an opportunity to make some money.
  • Organize training programs in various cultural disciplines so that persons can be empowered with skills such as costume making, dance choreography et al  which can assist them in making money.
  • Work on improving the financial management of the festival there by making it economically viable and reduce the annual subvention given to the Culturama Committee by the Nevis Island Government.

 Values

At the Culturama Secretariat Department we are committed to:-

  • Communication
    We are committed to serve our customers with respect as we strive to deliver efficient service to all of our customers. We also encourage the staff members to communicate with each other to acquire information with regards to the execution of his or her duties.
  • Responsibility
    Each officer is given specific duties to perform and he or she is equipped with the necessary skills to enable him/her to perform these duties. It is the responsibility of each office to ensure that the goals set by the Department are attained.
  • Performance
    Officers are expected to perform his/her duties in order to achieve the overall expected objectives of the Department.
  • Teamwork
    Teamwork among officers is very much encouraged as we realize that sharing of ideas and assisting each other in his or her tasks is critical towards making the Department a success story.
  • Innovation
    Officers are encouraged to use their creative minds and to use their initiatives in enhancing the productivity of the Department.
  • Integrity
    Officers are encouraged to be honest and confidential in conducting the Department’s business. They are encouraged to be transparent and fair in their dealing with members of the general public.

Nurse Manners honoured for dedicated 39-year contribution to Health in Nevis

Retired Registered Nurse Mrs. Ernette Claudia Manners of Brick Kiln Village in Nevis was honoured on the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis for her contribution to the development of healthcare in the federation.

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference October 06

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his next monthly press conference on Wednesday October 06, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Cabinet Room.

Brown Pasture businessman Troy McKoy honoured for 25-year contribution to Business Sector on Nevis

Mr. Troy McKoy of Brown Pasture was awarded for his 25-year contribution to the Business Sector on Nevis, as part of the 38th Anniversary of Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Mrs. Palsy Wilkin honoured for sterling 44-year-contribution to Education in Nevis

Mrs. Palsy Wilkin nee Brandy was one of 11 Nevisians honoured on the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis for their contributions to the development of the federation.

Minister Brantley interviews with Executive Editor of WION TV

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, met with Palki Sharma Upadhyay, the Executive Editor of WION TV in an interview on September 25, 2021, to discuss a plethora of issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, the growing Indian community in St. Kitts and Nevis and the Caribbean, trade and other issues.

Premier Brantley returns to Nevis, enters quarantine

Hon. Premier Mark Brantley returned to Nevis on Sunday, September 26, 2021 following a successful trip to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

St. Kitts and Nevis continues to engage with Azerbaijan 

Hon. Mark Brantley, St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, engaged with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan His Excellency Jeyhun Bayramov in a short bilateral meeting on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Minister Brantley meets with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal

As the series of bilateral engagements continue at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation of St. Kitts and Nevis engaged with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Portugal, His Excellency Francisco Andre on Wednesday, September 23, 2021. 

Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley Participates in FOSS Ministerial

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation for St. Kitts and Nevis, participated in a Ministerial lunch with other Ministers of the Forum of Small States (FOSS).

Hon. Mark Brantley engages in high level diplomatic meetings during UN General Assembly

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis has been engaged in a number of high level diplomatic meetings against the backdrop of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), currently underway in New York, United States.

Premier Brantley attends UNGA meetings, Hon. Alexis Jeffers is Acting Premier

This is to inform that Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, in his capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis, has travelled off island to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76).

Culture Minister congratulates newly crowned Culturama 47 Kaiso, Soca Monarchs

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has extended congratulations to the winners of the recently held Culturama 47 TDC Senior Kaiso Competition and the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank (SKNANB) Soca Monarch Competition.

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley’s Independence Address 2021

My fellow citizens and residents, it is an honour for me to greet you on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

Registration open for Nevis Garden Competition

The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce that registration for the Nevis Garden Competition, that was launched in April, has been reopened and will close on September 30, 2021.

Artistes gear up for the Culturama 47 Soca Monarch Finals

Artistes are making their final preparations as they gear up to contest the Culturama 47 Soca Monarch Finals on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Premier hails Republic of China (Taiwan) for contribution to security on Nevis

    NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (September 14, 2021) – – Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has hailed the investment made by the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the area of security, as a significant act of generosity with regard to the safety of the people of Nevis and the wider Federation. The Premier, […]

First Federal Cooperative Credit Union onboard as premium sponsor of Culturama 47

First Federal Cooperative Credit Union has once again partnered with the Nevis Culturama Committee, signing on as a premium sponsor for Culturama 47.

TDC presents Culturama 47 Kaiso finalists with sponsorship cheques

The St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company (TDC), title sponsor of the Culturama 47 Senior Kaiso Competition, has distributed preparation cheques to all eight finalists competing in this year’s virtual show.

NIA launches new housing development in St. Paul’s

The Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC) has launched a new housing development in the parish of St. Paul’s that will see 21 individuals and families realize their dream of home ownership.

Dr. Linton Liburd Sr.’ s story – a Nevisian one – worthy of reflection, Premier Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, is urging Nevisians to see the achievements of Dr. Albert Linton Liburd Sr. who was born in Brown Pasture in 1940, as a Nevisian story worthy of praise and reflection.

Junior Education Minister addresses reopening of school on Nevis

The following is an address by Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the reopening of school.

Nevisian doctor Liburd Sr. honoured for outstanding contribution to National Service in medical field

Dr. Albert Linton Liburd Sr. was presented with the 2020 Medal of Honour for his outstanding contribution to National Service in the field of Medicine. Her Honour Mrs. Hyleeta Liburd, Deputy Governor General on Nevis, made the presentation at an Investiture Ceremony at Government House in Bath Plain on September 09, 2021.

Nevis Premier lauds work of local contractors, technicians on CCTV Command Centre

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has noted with pride that the building and equipping of the newly commissioned closed-circuit television (CCTV) Command Centre in Charlestown was done almost entirely by local contractors and technicians.

Dept. of Physical Planning consults with local contractors on new Bill

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Physical Planning on Nevis, gave contractors on the island an opportunity to ventilate on the Building Contractors Registration and Regulation Bill, 2021 which had its first reading in the Nevis Island Assembly on July 13, 2021.

NIA commissions state-of-the-art CCTV Command Centre

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has officially commissioned its CCTV Command Centre, signaling the rollout of an island-wide security surveillance program.

NTA now clients of US-based award-winning PR agency CIIC

Award-winning travel and lifestyle public relations agency, CIIC PR, announced recently in a press statement, the addition of Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) to its growing list of travel and tourism clients.

Phase 2 of Bath Village Road Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project to commence soon

The second phase of the Bath Village Road Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project is expected to commence soon.

Address by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

As you are all aware, our beloved Federation and more specifically the island of Nevis has been in the grips of an unprecedented surge of COVID cases over the past few weeks. While we have had only six hospitalizations and no deaths on the island of Nevis, the surge in cases is a matter of increasing alarm.

12 take first dose as Nevis rolls out Pfizer vaccines

welve persons have received a first dose as the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) rolled out the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Nevis on Wednesday, September 01, 2021.

Movies filmed on Nevis soon to hit screens worldwide

The three movies filmed on Nevis by MSR Media over the past seven months have all been sold to distributors and will soon be available on international streaming services.

Dept. of Education preparing for start of 2021/2022 school year on Nevis

The Department of Education is preparing for the start of the 2021/2022 school year on Nevis which will commence on September 06, 2021.

Education Minister makes appeal for all teachers to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has issued an appeal for all teachers who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so with some urgency.

Pfizer vaccine roll out launches Sept 01, Premier urges parents to get high school students vaccinated

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley is urging parents to register their children 12 years and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which is scheduled to be rolled out on Nevis on Wednesday, September 01, 2021.

Nevis HPU to observe Caribbean Wellness Day 2021 in accordance with COVID-19 protocols

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 31, 2021) — The Nevis Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health is encouraging members of the public to participate in activities being organised for Caribbean Wellness Day observed annually on the second Saturday in September. The day seeks to draw awareness to non-communicable diseases in communities across the Caribbean.

Educators on Nevis urged to prepare for another challenging school year

New and returning teachers on Nevis are being urged to prepare for another challenging academic year as schools are scheduled to open shortly in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak on the island and the wider Federation.

Nevis’ public school principals grateful for islandwide tour by the Ministry of Education

Mr. Juan Williams, Principal of the Charlestown Secondary School and Nevis Sixth Form College, on behalf of fellow school principals expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Education for an island tour organised for principals of public schools on August 27, 2021.

Three Nevisians selected to West Indies Under19 team for England tour

Topnotch performances from three Nevisian cricketers have earned them coveted spots on the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars Under19 team, set to tour England in September 2021.

Town hall meeting scheduled for residents of Bath Village

Residents of Bath Village are invited to a meeting with the Ministry of Communications, Works and Water Services, on Thursday, 2nd September, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the Albertha Payne Community Center in Bath Village.

NIA acquires PCR machine, Alexandra Hospital now equipped to do COVID-19 testing

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has secured a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine that will allow for COVID-19 testing to be carried out at the Alexandra Hospital laboratory on Nevis.

NIA keeping debt at manageable levels despite a COVID-ravaged economy 

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to maintain a handle on its debt position even as it grapples with depleted revenue streams resulting from the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Nevis Culturama Committee gets greenlight to host Culturama 47 events

The Nevis Culturama Committee has received the green light from the National COVID-19 Task Force to proceed with the rescheduled activities to mark the 47th edition of Culturama.

Social Development Minister Evelyn urges youth to take preparing for retirement seriously

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development and Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), urged participants at a one-day workshop designed to prepare young persons to plan for their retirement to take advantage of the information they receive.

Three Nevisians among eight awarded by Queen Elizabeth II in New Year Honours

Three Nevisians were among eight persons who were formally invested with Queen Elizabeth II New Year Honours, at an investiture ceremony at Government House in St. Kitts on August 19, 2021.

Sports Minister congratulates Nevisian youths excelling at cricket and football

Minister of Youth and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Eric Evelyn has commended the accomplishments of several young persons from Nevis in different sporting disciplines.

The Passing of a Nevisian Icon: Arthur Evelyn (1928-2021)

The following is a tribute from the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) on the passing of the late Mr. Arthur Evelyn.

Ministry of Agriculture in the NIA pays tribute to the late Arthur Evelyn

The Minister and Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration are saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Arthur Evelyn and express our profound sympathies to his family and friends.

NIA to celebrate life of the late Arthur L. Evelyn

The Premier’s Ministry informs of the official service in celebration of the life of the late Arthur L. Evelyn, OBE, CSM, JP., which will take place at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Nevis records 19 positive cases in 24hrs; NIA Cabinet convenes emergency meeting

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet has convened an emergency meeting with health officials in the wake of 19 new positive cases of COVID-19 being recorded on Nevis within 24 hours. 

Almost 200 graduate from public primary schools on Nevis

Almost 200 students are this week graduating from seven primary schools on Nevis.

Three Nevisians awarded with 2020 Medal of Honour for outstanding national service

Dr. Judy Nisbett, Chair of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force; and Mr. Brian Dyer, Co-Chair, were two of the awardees who were presented with the 2020 Medal of Honour for their outstanding contribution to National Service during a Crisis by Sir Tapley Seaton, Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis. The third awardee Dr. A. Linton Liburd, who was not present at the Investiture Ceremony at Government House in St. Kitts on August 17, 2021, is awarded for his contribution to Medicine.

Local vendor pleased with NIA’s move into peanut cultivation

Charlestown’s popular peanut vendor Mr. Calvin “Nuts Man” Williams of Gingerland who sells parched and boiled peanuts outside of Best Buy Supermarket has given high marks to the Department of Agriculture’s venture into peanut cultivation.

NTA pays tribute to the late Hon. Arthur Evelyn, Nevis’ first Min. of Tourism  

The following is a statement from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) on the recent passing of Hon. Arthur Evelyn, the first Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference August 26

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his next monthly press conference on Thursday August 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Cabinet Room.

Premier Brantley excited about the progress of several NIA projects

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley had high commendation for his Cabinet colleagues in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for the progress being made on several government projects on the island.

Interest in Yes To Success – Youth Skills Training, Diversion programme on Nevis increasing

The Department of Social Services’ Yes To Success (YTS) Youth Skills Training and Diversion programme, which will enter its 7th Cycle, from Monday August 16, 2021, continues to grow.

State-of-the-art $4million GSS TVET wing nears completion

The construction of a multi-million-dollar, state of-the-art multi-purpose technical wing at the Gingerland Secondary School is nearing completion.

NIA Cabinet impressed with new agro initiative- the Indian Castle Vegetable and Fruit Farm 

Members of the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Cabinet visited the Indian Castle Vegetable and Fruit Farm on Thursday, August 12, 2021 and have expressed satisfaction with the progress made thus far on the new initiative.

Pfizer vaccines to be used for the vaccination program for children 12 years and older

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 12, 2021) – – Premier Hon. Mark Brantley says the recent shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States Government will help local authorities resume the vaccination program for adults and will also be used to start the inoculation of children 12 years and older in St. Kitts and […]

NTA erects permanent #NevisNice fixture at Pinney’s

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) says a new fixture erected on Nevis outside the Artisan Village at Pinney’s has the whole island talking, after visitors and locals woke up to a brand-new #NevisNice sign in the early hours of Monday August, 02, 2021.

NIA announces study opportunities in Turkey

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding scholarship opportunities for study in Turkey.

Sargassum affecting fishers in SKN; Min. of Agriculture seeks solution

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 11, 2021) — The influx of sargassum, a brown seaweed with berry-like air bubbles, is causing havoc on the fishing industry in Indian Castle and other parts of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Hon. Mark Brantley praises regional diplomatic efforts with the USA which lead to donation of Pfizer vaccines

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis is crediting regional diplomatic efforts with the United States of America for the recently announced donation of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for St. Kitts and other countries in the Caribbean.

NIA forgoes millions in revenue to boost activity in real estate sector

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has forgone more than $7 million in tax revenue in order to stimulate economic activity on the island, in particular the real estate sector.

Nevisian batsman shines on opening day of Windies U19s High Performance trials

Nevisian cricketer Anderson Amurdan has been highlighted for his breakout performance on the opening day of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars U19s High Performance trial series which got underway on Sunday, August 08, 2021, in Antigua.

Youth Impact 12 programme garnering interest, Nevis Youth Director Clarke says

Since the Youth Impact 12 programme commenced in 2019, the Department of Youth initiative continues to garner interest.

Nevis’ Winston Crooke to officiate at 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 06, 2021) – – Mr. Winston Crooke, a well-known athletics coach on the island of Nevis, has been selected to be an official at the upcoming 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo. Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), congratulated Mr. Crooke on being one of only […]

High Court in Nevis notice addresses 2021/2022 Jury List

The following is an announcement addressing the 2021/2022 Jury List from the Registry of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (St. Christopher and Nevis) Nevis Circuit dated August 05, 2021.

NIA Minister of Lands supports important Land Registry Bill in the Federal parliamen

Deputy Premier Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister responsible for Lands in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) lent full support to the Land Registry Act (Validation) Bill, 2021, passed in the National Assembly on Thursday, August 05, 2021. 

NIA announces offer of 2022/2023 Chevening Scholarships

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the offer of 2022/2023 Chevening Scholarships in the United Kingdom (UK).

Nevisian Association of Washington DC launches Naomi Daniel-Browne Scholarship; seven students benefit

Seven primary school students on Nevis are the beneficiaries of the first Naomi Daniel-Browne Scholarship, an initiative of the Nevisian Association of Washington DC (NEV-DC).

Family and friends still mourn victims 51 years after the MV Christena disaster

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 05, 2021) – – Although the MV Christena Disaster occurred 51 years ago, the family and friends of more than 200 victims still mourn the loss of their loved ones. Speaking at the commemorative service for the 51st anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster held August 01, 2021 at the […]

Scholarship recipients express gratitude to Medical University of the Americas and the Nevis Island Administration

Ms. Dhakiya Liburd and Ms. Asher Walters-Hanley, recipients of the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Scholarships for 2021/2022, have expressed gratitude for the opportunity afforded them to be able to pursue university degrees.

Nevis HPU embarks on condom use drive to curb HIV, STIs

The Nevis Health Promotion Unit (HPU) is embarking on an islandwide drive during the month of August to promote the use of condoms.

Dhakiya Liburd and Asher Walters-Hanley awarded Medical University of the Americas/Nevis Island Administration Scholarships  

Ms. Dhakiya Liburd and Ms. Asher Walters-Hanley were on Friday, July 30, 2021, presented with Medical University of the Americas/Nevis Island Administration Scholarship Awards to pursue undergraduate degrees at regional universities. 

RUSVM donates superior breed of goats to enhance meat production on Nevis

The Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has donated ten Boer goats to the Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) as part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of commercial livestock on Nevis.

Alexandra Hospital better prepared to offer quality care for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients

The Alexandra Hospital is in a better position to offer better quality health care to patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 and to deal with intensive care management thanks to a six-week training course offered to registered nurses by the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Division of Health Sciences.

Premier Brantley engages private sector on post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, said he was honoured to participate in a virtual meeting with representatives from the private sector to discuss economic recovery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Social Services officials heartened by outpouring of empathy, generosity of private sector

Private sector businesses, groups and individuals in Nevis have been commended by officials at the Department of Social Services and the Ministry of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for their overwhelming show of empathy and generosity.

Dept. of Agriculture inviting public to Freedom Market on July 30

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 29, 2021) — The Department of Agriculture is calling for the support of the public for its latest initiative dubbed Freedom Market, a buy local and eat local event scheduled for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Market Street on Friday, July 30, 2021. Mr. Steve Reid, Chief Extension Officer in […]

Historical conservationists voice concern over destruction of Slave Market wall in Charlestown

The issue of destruction of historical sites on Nevis has surfaced again with the recent destruction at the historical Slave Market site in Charlestown, prompting historical conservationists to voice concern over the incident.

Butlers Road Rehabilitation Project advancing at a steady pace, says Public Works Director

The multi-million-dollar road rehabilitation project underway in Butlers, St. James has been advancing at a steady pace with approximately 50 percent of the retaining walls already near completion.

Demand for products from government-owned Abattoir continues to increase

The demand for local products from the government-owned Abattoir Division at prospect continues to increase.

Nevis Water Dept. urging customers to pay bills at office due to setbacks from COVID-19 lockdown

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

NIA moves to secure water resource on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has moved into another phase in the Water Enhancement Project at Hamilton Estate Reservoir which will offer greater protection for the island’s water resource.

Dept. of Sports, Swim to Win host primary schoolers for the first MV Christena Memorial Swim Camp

The Department of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration and Swim to Win have collaborated to launch the first MV Christena Memorial Swim Camp for  primary school students on Nevis.

SKN High Commission in London to showcase interested local published authors

The Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) would like to inform the general public that the High Commission of St. Kitts and Nevis in London, will be showcasing published authors of St. Kitts and Nevis on its various social media platforms during the month of August 2021.

PWD engineer impressed with work of local contractors on the Butlers Road Rehabilitation Project

Civil engineer with the Department of Public Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Ms. Michelle McGrath says she is impressed with the competency of local contractors working on the road rehabilitation project presently underway in Butlers, St. James.

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference July 29

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his next monthly press conference on Thursday July 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Cabinet Room.

Prospective Teachers’ Course 2021 commences; Nevis’ Junior Education Minister tells participants make every effort to learn

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), told more than 30 prospective teachers that he is hopeful they would make every effort to learn as much as they can during the two-week Prospective Teachers’ Course in their quest to becoming a teacher.

NIA invests over $150k in fruit production at Indian Castle farm

The Department of Agriculture has invested more than $150,000 in the production of fruits on 35 acres of land at the Indian Castle Estate as part of the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) thrust toward food security and sustainability on the island.

Retiring Police Inspector Collins-Percival recognized for 26 years of stellar service

Insp. Eurita Collins-Percival was on Friday, July 16, 2021, extolled for her dedicated and exemplary service as an officer in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force during a Recognition and Appreciation ceremony marking her retirement after 26 years in the organization.

Nevis Min. of Tourism, Dept. of Agriculture to create integrated agro-tourism experience at New River

The Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is well on its way to creating an integrated agro-tourism experience at New River in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture.

Nevis Department of Social Services lauded for yeoman service during COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Social Services has come in for high commendation from Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Nevis to commemorate 51st Anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster

The Premier’s Ministry informs the general public that a memorial service to commemorate the 51st Anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the Christena Memorial on the Samuel Hunkins Drive, Charlestown.

Nevis Disaster Management mechanisms in a state of preparedness, says Deputy Premier

The various disaster mechanisms on Nevis are in a state of preparedness as the peak of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season approaches.

Nevis set to welcome increased international travellers with revised covid-19 travel protocols

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA).

Nevis Public Works Minister appeals for tolerance during Butlers Village road rehabilitation project

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Public Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is urging the people of Butlers Village be tolerant during the execution of the Butlers Road Rehabilitation and Restoration Project.

NIA saves Cherry Garden residents over $270k in soak away, septic system repairs

The Ministry of Housing in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has completed repair work to 30 defective soakaways and septic systems in the first phase of the Cherry Garden Housing Development, saving impacted homeowners over $270,000.

Nevis Water Department announces rationing schedule for northern areas

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department regarding a water rationing schedule for northern areas on the island.

New solid waste management ordinance on Nevis to bring sweeping changes

The public on Nevis can expect some sweeping changes when the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority Bill 2021 takes effect shortly.

NIA unveils plans to construct almost 100 affordable homes for the people of Nevis

Deputy Premier Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister responsible for Housing in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has announced the imminent construction of almost 100 affordable homes as the Nevis government resumes its housing solution program.

NIA enhances legislation governing Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority

A Bill to put in place an adequate solid waste management structure to protect the environment and the overall public health of Nevis was passed after its second and third reading at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on July 13, 2021.

Culturama 47 rescheduled to Independence holiday weekend in September

Nevis Culturama 47 events have been rescheduled from the traditional August holiday weekend and will instead be celebrated over the Independence holiday weekend in September.

Severance payments on Nevis so far exceed $11million, Labour Minister Brand says

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has assured that severance payments to workers who lost their jobs on Nevis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to roll out and so far in excess of $11 million has been settled in claims for 2020 and 2021.

Hon. Eric Evelyn congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis Olympians

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has extended congratulations to the two young athletes who will be representing St. Kitts and Nevis at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Vaccination programme resumes on Nevis as economy re-opens

The administration of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines has resumed on Nevis as the economy re-opens with eased restrictions.

Nevis Island Assembly sitting to be held on July 13

Notice has been given of a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the assembly chambers at Hamilton House.

Nevis to benefit from Social Security food voucher initiative

The island of Nevis will be benefitting from the $275,000 food voucher initiative recently announced by the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board.

Nevis Premier extends condolences on the death of Haitian President Moïse

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, has publicly expressed his condolences to the family of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated at his home on Wednesday, July 07, 2021.

NIA to commission its CCTV surveillance program shortly

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has installed a number of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras around Nevis as it prepares for the imminent commissioning of its state-of-the-art CCTV surveillance program.

Premier Brantley: Lockdown necessary to prevent COVID-19 outbreak on Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley says the full lockdown now in effect on Nevis was necessary to prevent COVID-19 outbreak on the island.

Nevis records 18th case of COVID-19

One additional case of COVID-19 was recorded on Nevis on July 2, 2021. This brings the total number of cases on Nevis to 18 with 15 persons recovered and three active cases. This case which is imported, is fully vaccinated and has been in quarantine at one of our COVID-19 certified quarantine sites on island since arrival on June 27, 2021.

Guidelines issued for Nevis candidates sitting CXC exams

The Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has issued guidelines and procedures for candidates sitting overseas examinations during the lockdown period.

Nevis to go into full 24-hour lock down for one week

The island of Nevis will go into full 24-hour lock down for one week starting Saturday, July 03 until Monday, July 12, 2021.

Persons who breach COVID restrictions will be penalized, say Nevis authorities

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley is admonishing Nevisians to adhere to the daily curfew and other COVID-19 restrictions currently in place or face the penalties of law enforcement.

Alexandra Hospital implements new procedures amid COVID-outbreak in the Federation

The Alexandra Hospital in Nevis has implemented new measures and guidelines for its day to day operations in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Culturama 47 still on, one event cut from calendar of activities

The Nevis Culturama Committee announced on June 29, 2021 that is has canceled the Miss Culture Swimwear and Mr. Kool Contest for the 2021 hosting of festival, due to the current statutory provisions relating to the restriction of movement in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis records 16th case of COVID-19

On June 29, 2021, Nevis recorded an additional case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases recorded on Nevis to 16, since the start of the pandemic. Fifteen (15) of these cases have recovered. The
newly diagnosed case is stable and in isolation. This recent case has no history of travel. The contact tracing process has started and will determine the source of infection.

Change in Nevis’ COVID-free status could prompt lockdown, Premier cautions 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has informed that Nevis is once again COVID-free, however any change to that status could prompt the government to implement additional restrictions, including a lock down.  

Urgent call made for Nevisians to take the COVID-19 jab before vaccines expire

Citizens and residents on Nevis are being encouraged to move with some urgency to get vaccinated before the present batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines expire on June 30, 2021.

Hon. Brantley: State of Emergency, restrictions part of government’s effort to save lives

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and elected member in the National Assembly has expressed his support of the federal government’s Resolution to extend the State of Emergency in St. Kitts and Nevis for six months, during an emergency sitting of the National Assembly on June 28, 2021.

Increased NASPA security protocols now in effect

The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) has implemented increased security protocols at all of its ports in order to better manage procedures with respect to travel between St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Tourism Authority mourns passing of leading hotelier Dr. “Doc” Meguid

The following is a statement issued by the Nevis Tourism Authority on the passing of Dr. Adly Meguid of Mount Nevis Hotel.

NIA launches new services to attract foreign investment

New services have been added to www.investnevis.org Platform to better enhance Nevis’ ability to attract foreign investment. 

Businesses in Nevis invited to meet with COVID-19 Task Force

The Nevis COVID-19 Task Force invites ALL businesses on Nevis to a virtual meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Nevisians encouraged to celebrate CARICOM Day/Week 2021

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is encouraging the people of Nevis to celebrate Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Day 2021, observed on July 05, by participating in the activities planned to mark the occasion. These activities will run from June 28 to July 09, 2021.

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference on June 29

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his next monthly press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Public Works Dept. undertakes remedial drainage work on Craddock Road

The Public Works Department (PWD) road crew is currently undertaking remedial work on a section of the drainage system on Craddock Road to bring relief to residents there.

Premier extends sympathies to the family of the Federation’s first COVID-19 fatality

Nevis Premier, Hon. Mark Brantley on June 17, 2021, extended sympathies to the family of the Federation’s first COVID-19 fatality.

Premier advises against complacency about the COVID-19 situation on Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley is advising the people of Nevis not to become complacent about the COVID-19 situation on the island as the circumstances could change at any time.

Donated medical equipment will enhance healthcare delivery on Nevis, says Health Minister

The medical equipment donated to the Alexandra Hospital for the Paediatric and Maternity wards will go a long way towards improving the delivery of healthcare on Nevis.

Nevis records one case of COVID-19; public and private sectors on Nevis remain open during partial lockdown

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley says the public and private sectors on Nevis continue normal operations even as the island recorded one positive case of  COVID-19.

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley’s address on the COVID-19 situation in Nevis June 15, 2021

  The following is an address made by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley on June 15, 2021 on the COVID-19 situation in Nevis.   My fellow citizens and residents   Yesterday evening June 14, some 90 days since the last case was announced on March 16, Nevis recorded a single case of COVID-19. This brings the […]

Public Works begin resurfacing several roads in Charlestown

The Public Works Department in Nevis (PWD) continues its road rehabilitation programme with the resurfacing of several roads in the downtown area of Charlestown.

NASPA informs of changes to the ferry schedule

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 14, 2021) — The following is a notice from the Nevis Air & Sea Ports Authority, regarding changes in the ferry schedule.

NASPA Long Point Port changes operating hours

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 14, 2021) — The following is a notice from the Nevis Air & Sea Ports Authority, regarding changes to the operating hours at the Long Point Port.

The management of the Nevis Air & Sea Ports Authority (NASPA), in an effort to keep our staff, customers and community safe, would like to inform the general public of the changes in the ferry schedule and operating hours at the Long Point Port.

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley addresses the people of Nevis

My fellow citizens and residents of Nevis. I speak to you as Premier of Nevis on the unfolding situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in our country.

Alexandra Hospital gifted over US $100K in equipment for its Paediatric and Maternity ward 

 The Alexandra Hospital on Friday, June 11 received over US $100,000 worth of critical equipment for its Paediatric and Maternity ward from donors Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Moineville of Switzerland.

Nevisian Kieran Powell named to West Indies squad in Betway Test against South Africa

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel on Tuesday (June 08) named Nevisian Kieran Powell as part of the West Indies Men’s 13-member squad for the first Betway test match against South Africa.

NASPA increases safety measures at Charlestown Sea Port

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 8, 2021) — The following is a notice from the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority regarding increased safety measures at the Charlestown Sea Port.

In light of the recent announcement of the novel COVID-19 virus community spread in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Management of the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA), has implemented additional health and safety measures at the Charlestown Sea Port to ensure the safety of our staff and travelling public.

Hollywood actors descend on Nevis for MSR Media’s newest film

Several Hollywood actors are in Nevis to star in the new MSR Media romantic comedy “A Week in Paradise”, which started shooting on the island this week.

Sports Minister congratulates Nevisian Kieran Powell on making the provisional Windies squad for upcoming South Africa Tour of West Indies

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has commended international cricketer, Nevisian opening batsman Kieran Powell for making the provisional Windies squad for the upcoming South Africa Tour of West Indies.

Ministry of Tourism invites suitably qualified persons to apply for position of Manager of Nevis Pinney’s Park

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 4, 2021) — The following is a notice of an employment opportunity from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration.

Persons are invited to apply for the position of Manager of the Pinney’s Park.

OAS Scholarship 2021: Early Childhood Development and Family Studies

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 04, 2021) — Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration is pleased to inform that the Organization of American States (OAS), in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC), is offering scholarship opportunities.

Schools to remain closed for face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the academic year

Parents and guardians are advised that schools on Nevis will remain closed for face to face instruction for the remainder of the academic year.

NIA encouraging all public servants to get vaccinated against COVID-19

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is urging all public servants to move with alacrity to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

16 calypsonians prepare to take on King Hollywood for Senior Kaiso Culturama 47 crown

Sixteen calypsonians on Nevis have registered to compete against the reigning Senior Kaiso King Hollywood for the Culturama 47 crown.

The winning slogan for the upcoming COVID-compliant Nevis Culturama 47 has been selected.

Statement on the start of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season by Hon. Alexis Jeffers

The month of June is an important marker for the Caribbean region and the Southern United States as it represents the start of the 6-month Atlantic hurricane season.  This season we are asked to be on guard and put our emergency plans in place as we are vulnerable to these dangerous storms. 

TVET wing at GSS on track to open for 2021/2022 school year

The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) wing currently under construction at the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) in Nevis is on track to open in time for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Three honoured on Nevis for National Centenarians Day 2021

Three centenarians on Nevis were honoured on Monday, May 31, 2021, as St. Kitts and Nevis celebrated National Centenarians Day.

OAS and UWIOC offering 2021 scholarships

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is pleased to inform that the Organization of American States (OAS), in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC), is offering scholarship opportunities.

NIA announces scholarship opportunity for physicians specializing in care of spinal diseases

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration is pleased to announce that the Embassy of the United Mexican States has made the call on scholarships for Latin American and Caribbean Physicians. This scholarship opportunity is made available to update practices in the treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the spine.

NIA announces availability of OAS/MIU Scholarship 2021 

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration wishes to inform that the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Marconi International University (MIU) of the United States decided to support outstanding individuals by sponsoring the following academic scholarships:

NIA and Parliamentary Opposition issue joint statement on seeking partnership against COVID-19

Joint statement issued by the Nevis Island Administration and the Parliamentary Opposition in the Nevis Island Assembly (May 31, 2021)

Nevis ramps up COVID-19 vaccination drive

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says the government will be stepping up its efforts at getting the people of Nevis vaccinated against COVID-19.

Dept. of Education postpones enrolment for public pre and primary schools on Nevis

Ms. Zahnela Claxton, Principal Education Officer in the Department of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) addresses the decision to postpone enrolment for public pre and primary schools.

Nevis Water Department reminds customers of water rationing schedule

The Nevis Water Department is reminding its customers on the northern end of the island of its water rationing schedule.

Nevis Dept. of Education reschedules parent sensitization meetings for Grades 4 and 6

Ms. Zahnela Claxton, Principal Education Officer in the Department of Education on Nevis issues statement on the status of planned parent sensitization meetings.

Nevis passes the 4000 mark for COVID-19 vaccinations, almost 500 vaccinated over 3 days

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is encouraged that as at May 26, 2021, over 4000 persons on Nevis had taken their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Nevis education official gives update on school closure

The following is a statement by Ms. Zahnela Claxton, Principal Education Officer (PEO) in the Department of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA)

Nevis Water Department implements water rationing schedule

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 26, 2021) – – The Nevis Water Department has implemented a water rationing schedule which commenced on Tuesday 25 May, 2021 between the hours 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. The areas to be affected are as follows:          Maddens          Butlers         […]

More than 87 percent of severance claims for Nevis employees approved

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has reported significant progress made with respect to the processing of severance claims for Nevisians, as more than 700 claims have been approved.

NASPA increases security measures at all sea ports

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority has increased security and safety measures at the sea ports to include additional passenger information for contact tracing purposes.

NIA implements COVID-19 restrictions as contact tracing from recent outbreak extends to Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has closed all schools on Nevis for two weeks effective May 25, 2021 out of an abundance of caution in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 on St. Kitts.

UK news outlet lists Montpelier Plantation & Beach as one of Caribbean’s top luxury resorts

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA).

NIA announces Chile Scholarship 2021 for study in Fundamentals of Telemedicine, Telehealth and Clinical Applications

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration for online Chile Scholarship 2021 for course of study in Fundamentals of Telemedicine, Telehealth and Clinical Applications.

NIA announces online Chile Scholarship 2021 for study in ergonomics

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding an opportunity for online Chile Scholarship 2021 for study in ergonomics.

Taiwan ICDF online Vocational Training 2021

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the availability of Taiwan ICDF online Vocational Training 2021.

NIA announces Brazil Scholarship 2021

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the availability of Brazil Scholarship 2021.

Premier Mark Brantley signs an historic 3-year movie deal for Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has signed a groundbreaking three-year multi-picture production deal with MSR Media that will see more than a dozen movies being filmed on Nevis over the next 36 months.

Urgent Public Notice: Ministry of Education-Nevis (May 24, 2021)

The Nevis Island Administration, on the advice of the COVID-19 Task Force, has taken a decision to close all schools on Nevis with immediate effect. In light of the recent news of students being infected with COVID on St Kitts and usual contacts between students and teachers on both islands, this is a precautionary measure here on Nevis to protect our children and teachers and auxiliary staff and prevent any possible spread in the school setting on Nevis.

Hon. Eric Evelyn proud to chair regional Environment Council

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment in St. Kitts and Nevis, says he is proud to be chairing the 8th Meeting of the Council of Ministers on Environmental Sustainability (COM:ES 08) of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean (OECS).

Public warned to adhere to COVID-19 protocols as new local case confirmed

Against the backdrop of a confirmed local case of COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis, health and law enforcement authorities are urging persons to get vaccinated against the virus and practice the recommended protection and prevention measures.

Nurses on Nevis poised to assume leadership roles in advancing future of healthcare, Minister Brandy-William says

Nurses on Nevis are poised to assume leadership roles in advancing the future of healthcare on Nevis. Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister on Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), expressed that view when delivering remarks at a Recognition and Cocktail Ceremony, hosted by the Nevis Nurses Association on May 15, 2021, at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC).

Nevis education official pleased with progress to facilitate equitable education for Federation’s students

An education official in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the thrust toward providing equitable education for students in St. Kitts and Nevis is forging ahead satisfactorily.

Nevis Tourism Authority launches series of activities to celebrate World Meditation Day

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding its activities to celebrate World Meditation Day 2021.

NIA’s SEDU disburses more than $1 million in small business loans

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 19, 2021) – – The Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) in the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Ministry of Finance has disbursed in excess of EC $1 million in loans to entrepreneurs in Nevis over the past 13 months. According to Mrs. Angela Delpeche, Director at SEDU, in March 2020 the agency received approximately EC$2.5 million to facilitate Small Business […]

Premier Brantley lauds the new fruit garden tour as a boost to Nevis’ tourism product

The recently launched “Around the Garden Tour” at the Cades Bay Food Orchard is being lauded as the latest addition to Nevis’ authentic tourism experiences.

Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address for World Hypertension Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for World Hypertension Day 2021.

NWD sends reminder for persons on payment plan

The following is a reminder from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) for persons who signed up for the NWD payment plan.

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference May 25

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his next monthly press conference on Tuesday May 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Cabinet Room.

Nevis observes World Day of the Boy Child, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs delivers address

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Day of the Boy Child.

NIA pairs agriculture with tourism for exciting new initiative

The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA), has launched the “Around the Garden Tour,” an initiative that creatively pairs Nevis’ agro industry with its tourism offerings.

Caribbean Foundation for Children Inc. continues to help children on Nevis

A Nevis family’s charitable organisation, Caribbean Foundation for Children Inc., continues to find ways to assist children in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Potential and existing entrepreneurs on Nevis complete Tourism Small Business Entrepreneurship Workshop

wenty potential and existing business owners have successfully completed a two-day Small Business Entrepreneurship Workshop organized by the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Ministry of Health shows appreciation to nurses on Nevis 

Nurses on Nevis were gifted with tokens of appreciation by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health, and by extension the Ministry of Health in celebration of International Nurses Day on May 12, 2021.

NTA Visitor Survey rates Nevis highly

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding results of a recent wide-ranging visitor survey.

Ministry of Health on Nevis issues call for MUA/NIA scholarships

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Health regarding a call for MUA/NIA scholarship applications from May 17 to June 25, 2021.

Nevis Tourism Authority invites you to “Escape to Nevis”

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority regarding a new video series.

Nevis Water Department to commence disconnections for arrears

The following is a disconnection notice for the Nevis Water Department (NWD).

Fish Trap Making, a critical skill in local fishing industry, SKN Marine official says

Mr. Lemuel Pemberton, Deputy Director of the Department of Marine Resources is describing a Fish Trap Making Workshop hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) as a good initiative which augurs well for the island’s fishing industry. 

Nevis Junior Health Minister recognizes important role of Nurses in healthcare

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of International Nurses Day.

Sustainable Development Unit hosts Proposal Writing Training Workshop

The Social Policy and Sustainable Human Development Unit has launched a five-day training workshop on proposal writing for grant funding targeting community organisations, as well as representatives from various ministries within the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

UK’s leading trade travel magazine recognizes Nevis as all round wellbeing destination

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA).

Fish Trap Making workshop on Nevis draws islandwide interest

Ms. Latoya Jeffers, Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs, has expressed satisfaction with the response to the Department of Gender Affairs’ workshop for Fish Trap [pot] Making for boys and young men.

Work on Alexandra Hospital expansion gets back on track after COVID delays

The multi-million dollar expansion project at the Alexandra Hospital on Nevis is getting back on track after delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jr. Minister of Health addresses Nevis’ youths on vaccination

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), addressing youths on vaccination.

Domestic tourism providing a boost to Nevis economy, says Premier Brantley

The recent uptick in domestic tourism is giving a much-needed boost to the Nevis economy.

Junior Health Minister on Nevis declares Nurses Week 2021 open

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) declares Nurses Week 2021 open. The following is the full text of her statement.

Ministry of Tourism official pleased with participation in first Creative Seafood Dish Competition

Mr. John Hanley, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has expressed satisfaction with the quality of the dishes presented by the six participants in the ministry’s first Creative Seafood Dish Competition, as part of the Department of Community Development’s Jessups Seafood Fiesta on May 03, 2021 at the Jessups Community Centre.

Agriculture’s importance and relevance the focus of Agriculture Awareness Month activities

The activities planned to observe Agriculture Awareness Month in May are designed to bring about a sharper focus on the impact of agriculture on the Nevis community.

Nevis updates travel guidelines, protocols revised for vaccinated visitors

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding updated travel guidelines for Nevis.

NIA Cabinet members receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), and his Cabinet colleagues took their second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at the Charlestown Health Centre.

NIA announces additional OAS Scholarships 2021

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the availability of additional Organization of American States (OAS) scholarships for 2021.

NIA announces OAS Scholarships 2021

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the availability of Organization of American States (OAS) scholarships 2021.

Senior health officials highlight significance of Community Health Nurses on Nevis

The importance of community health nurses was highlighted by senior health officials at the 6th annual Community Health Districts reporting exercise which was held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on April 30, 2021.

Nevis Agriculture Minister Jeffers delivers address to launch Agriculture Awareness Month 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to launch Agriculture Awareness Month 2021.

Nevis Junior Minister of Education advocates for teachers to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is optimistic that teachers on the island of Nevis are now more informed about the COVID-19 vaccination and will get vaccinated.

Public CCTV camera program soon to be rolled out on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is preparing to roll out its public CCTV surveillance program with the imminent outfitting of security cameras across Nevis. 

Premier Brantley assures Nevis employees of ongoing Federal representation to hasten severance payment process

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, told employees on the island whose jobs have been made redundant that he is doing all he can at the Federal level to hasten severance payments from the Ministry of Labour in St. Kitts.

Department of Gender Affairs continues to roll out training programmes

The Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration continues to roll out training workshops for the benefit of both men and women in the community.

Premier Brantley encourages vaccination in the public service to safeguard jobs

Hon. Premier Mark Brantley, Minister of Health and Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says there is presently no plan to implement policy making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for public servants on Nevis.

NIA announces availability of Japanese Postgraduate Scholarships 2021

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the availability of Japanese Postgraduate Scholarships 2021.

Nevis Ministry of Human Resources announces India ITEC Training Courses 2021

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding India ITEC Training Courses 2021.

NIA implements new requirement for work permits, residency applications as of May 2021

In its quest to ensure the safety and security of the people of Nevis new measures have been put in place by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for persons seeking work permits, residency or their renewal with effect from May 01, 2021.

Nevis Labour Minister Hon. Spencer Brand delivers address for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 28, 2021) — The following is an address by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the observance of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021. Fellow citizens and residents, Today April 28, 2021, I greet you on […]

NIA investing $3.8 million to improve Butlers Village road infrastructure

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be investing $3.8 million dollars to enhance the road infrastructure in Butlers Village, St. James.

Junior Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams pleased with participants work at Basket Weaving Workshop

Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) expressed satisfaction with participant’s progress at a Basket Weaving Workshop at the Pond Hill Community Centre for women hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs.

US and UK actors fall in love with the island of Nevis

Two international actors currently on location filming a movie in Nevis say they have fallen in love with the island.

Nevis ships two containers of water, relief supplies to St. Vincent

Nevis has shipped two 20-foot containers with much needed water and other relief supplies to St. Vincent as part of an international humanitarian effort in the wake of ongoing volcanic eruptions on the Windward island.

Nevis Youth Minister Evelyn raises toast in honour of Mother Earth

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) led members of the Department of Youth in a toast at the Artisan Village on Thursday, April 22. 2021, in honour of Mother Earth on Earth Day. The exercise formed part of Youth Month activities during the month of April with the theme “Restore the Earth.”

Filming of second MSR Media movie underway on Nevis

The Hon. Premier Mark Brantley is reiterating the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) appreciation and support to MSR Media as the UK-based production company begins filming a second movie on Nevis.

Nevis Ministry of Tourism to host Small Tourism Business Workshop

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a Small Tourism Business Workshop to be held on May 11th and 12th, 2021.

NTA invites public to join in target marketing, offering reward 

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA).

Ministry of Tourism on Nevis issues guidelines for Garden Competition

The Ministry of Tourism launched its Garden Competition 2021, on April 16, 2021. The contest is a collaborative effort with the Department of Agriculture and forms part of this year’s Exposition Nevis, an annual tourism awareness programme.

Nevis stakeholder agencies begin disaster planning for 2021

The Nevis Disaster Management Committee hosted its first meeting for 2021 on April 20, ahead of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs from June 01 to November 30.

Nevis Premier to host next monthly press conference April 28

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his next monthly press conference on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Cabinet Room.

High Court of Justice sitting in Nevis to commence April 26

The following is a Notice of Sitting from the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis Criminal Jurisdiction Nevis Circuit A.D. 2021 signed by Mrs. Janine Harris-Lake, Registrar of the Hight Court of Justice.

PWD to hold public discussions with villagers on proposed road project in Butlers Village

The following is an announcement from the Public Works Department (PWD) in the Ministry of Communications and Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) concerning a Town Hall meeting at Butlers Village to discuss the proposed Butlers Village Road Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project.

Public Servants in the NIA complete Supervisory Management Training Course

Twenty public servants at the mid-level management level in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) are being commended for completing a five-week Supervisory Management Training Course organised by the Ministry of Human Resources.

Counselors in Nevis better equipped to treat young persons who abuse Cannabis

Counselors, Child Protection and Probation Officers and school Guidance Counselors in Nevis are now better equipped to treat young persons who abuse Cannabis.

Slogan competition for Culturama 47 launched

Mr. Antonio “Abonaty” Liburd, Director of the Culturama Secretariat, has announced the launch of the Culturama 47 slogan competition.

Ministry of Tourism launches Nevis Garden Competition for Exposition Nevis 2021

The Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) launched its Nevis Garden Competition on April 16, 2021, at the Nevisian Heritage Village in Gingerland, as part of activities for Exposition Nevis 2021, an annual tourism awareness campaign with the theme “Fostering Domestic Tourism.”

Nevis drone operators get opportunity to contribute to Federal draft regulations governing operations  

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 16, 2021) — Drone operators on Nevis had the opportunity to contribute to regulations being drafted for the operation of drones by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis at a briefing hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation on April 13, 2021. It was held at the Nevis Disaster Management Department’s conference room at Long Point.

Premier Brantley heartened by Nevisians’ kindness as donations pour in for St. Vincent

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 16, 2021) – – Hon. Premier Mark Brantley is heartened by the level of generosity of the Nevisian public as they donate much-needed supplies to the people of St. Vincent in the unfolding humanitarian crisis caused by recent volcanic eruptions. On Friday, April 16, the Premier visited the Nevis Disaster Management Department […]

Calendar of events for Culturama 47 revealed

The Culturama Festival Secretariat has released a proposed calendar of events for the scaled down, COVID-compliant Culturama festival 2021.

Tourism Minister Hon. Mark Brantley, launches Exposition Nevis 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on April 15, to launch Exposition Nevis 2021.

Nevis Water Department to close early for training purposes

The Nevis Water Department is advising the public to take note of its early closure from Monday April 19 to Thursday April 22, 2021.

NEVLEC releases disconnection schedule for April

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) wishes to inform the general public that the disconnection schedule for the month of April 2021, is as follows:

NIA steps in to assist residents with defective soak aways at Cherry Garden Housing Development

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be undertaking remedial work on defective soak aways at 31 homes in the Cherry Gardens Housing Development in Prospect, Nevis.

Registration opens for participation in Culturama 47

The Culturama Secretariat is informing the general public that registration is now open for participation in the Culturama 47 Senior Kaiso contest, Soca Monarch contest and the Ms. Culture Swimwear and Mr. Kool contests.

Nevis gets the green light to host Culturama 47!

The Nevis Island Administration has been given the green light to host Culturama 47.

TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine features Nevis for successful COVID-19 strategy

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) dated April 09, 2021, regarding Travel + Leisure magazine’s feature on Nevis and its COVID-19 strategy.

Nevisians donate relief supplies for disaster-struck St. Vincent

The Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) is appealing to citizens, residents and businesses on Nevis to donate to the emergency relief efforts being undertaken to assist the disaster-struck island of St. Vincent.

NIA to host orientation session for persons providing architectural services on island

The following is an announcement from the Department of Physical Planning and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding an architectural orientation session.

Nevis Premier stands with St. Vincent and the Grenadines during volcanic eruption

Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley is among CARICOM leaders showing solidarity with the government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the face of a volcanic eruption on the Windward island.

Counselling unit on Nevis observes Counselling Awareness Month, inviting public to wear teal April 09

The Nevis Counsel Advocate Restore Empower (CARE) Centre, the counselling unit at the Department of Social Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is observing Counselling Awareness Month, an annual event, with a number of activities highlighting the significance of the counselling profession to the society.

NIA signals full confidence in Bank of Nevis Limited

Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier of Nevis, has conveyed the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) confidence in and support of the island’s leading indigenous financial institution, The Bank of Nevis Limited (BON).

WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS™ nominates Nevis in Caribbean’s leading honeymoon destination 2021 category

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding Nevis’ nomination by the World Travel Awards™ (WTA) for the 28th annual World Travel Awards to be held later this year in the Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2021 category.

NASPA recognises retiring staff for their contributions

The Nevis Air & Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) recognised eight staff members for their contribution to the authority, at a special retirement ceremony hosted at the Long Point Port on Wednesday March 31, 2021.

Premier prompts Nevisians to get vaccinated as another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines imminent

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to appeal to the Nevisian population to get vaccinated, now that St. Kitts and Nevis has is set to receive another batch of COVID-19 vaccines.

Premier Brantley hails BON branch opening in St. Kitts as an historic day for Nevis

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has hailed Bank of Nevis Limited opening a branch in St. Kitts on April 06, 2021 as an historic event.

NIA’s Minister of Culture pleased with the success of Easter Weekend activities on Nevis

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture, Youth, Sports and Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is commending residents and visitors for hosting and participating in fun and wholesome activities on Nevis over the Easter holiday weekend.

Six locals tipped for speaking roles in MSR Media’s upcoming movies on Nevis

Six nationals and residents have been tipped by MSR Media producer Mr. Philippe Martinez and his team for speaking roles in upcoming movies to be filmed on Nevis.

NIA accepting applications for Financial Assistance 2021  

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is pleased to inform that we are now accepting applications from all persons interested in receiving Financial Assistance from the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Operations at Long Point Port to end early April 07

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) regarding operations at the Long Point Port on April 07, 2021.

Hon. Evelyn urges young people to participate in Youth Month activities

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is encouraging young persons on Nevis to participate in the activities being organized by the Department in observance of Youth Month in April.

Premier invites Kittitians to staycation in Nevis for the Easter weekend

Hon. Premier Mark Brantley has extended an invitation to Kittitians to staycation in Nevis for the upcoming Easter holiday weekend.

Youth Minister Evelyn delivers address in observance of Youth Month 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of Youth Month 2021 which commences on April 01.

Women on Nevis beginning to see merit in doing skills, Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-William says

Women on Nevis are beginning to see the merit in doing skills. That view was expressed by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the second day of a Plumbing Workshop for Women from March 29 to 31, 2021, hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs.

NIA announces study opportunities in India

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the India Scholarship Programme 2021.

Public primary school students on Nevis participate in Kite Making Workshop

About 50 students drawn from the public primary schools on Nevis are participating in a three-day Kite Making Workshop at the Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School, from March 29, 2021. It is being hosted by the Ministry of Education with sponsorship from Hamilton Reserve Bank.

Hon. Jeffers urges persons to get proper documentation for accessing Crown land

Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Lands in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is encouraging persons to regularize their status with respect to any government land they currently occupy.

Nevis Min. of Tourism cancels final Vaccination Information session

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the final Vaccination Information session.

Nevis Water Department maintains supply despite financial challenges

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 29, 2021) – – The Nevis Water Department continues to meet the growing demand for water on the island despite financial challenges. Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) said in a recent public address that it costs more to produce the commodity […]

Hon. Brandy Williams applauds 12 women on Nevis for selfless contributions in COVID-19 era

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) applauded 12 women from the Private Sector on Nevis for their selfless contribution in 2020, deemed a COVID-19 era.

Premier Brantley celebrates Phagwah with Guyanese community on Nevis

Hon. Premier Mark Brantley joined members of the Guyanese community in Nevis on Sunday, March 28, 2021, to celebrate the Hindu festival Phagwah.

Nevis Electricity Company Limited’s power outage schedule from March 30-31

The following is a schedule from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) for planned outages from March 30th to 31st, 2021.

Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs highlights Nevis’ women in non-traditional occupations

A cross section of women with non-traditional occupations on Nevis participated in a Non-Traditional Occupation for Women (NOW) workshop on March 23, 2021. It was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the Women in Construction group at the department’s conference room.

Road Rehabilitation Projects for Butlers, Bath Village slated for 2021

The villages of Butlers and Bath in Nevis have been earmarked for road rehabilitation projects during the course of this year.

NIA Labour Minister: Almost $4 million paid in severance

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revealed that almost $4 million in severance payments has been disbursed on Nevis.

Alexandra Hospital installs, commissions state-of-the-art chemistry analyzer

The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) purchased a new state-of-the-art US$59,000 VITROS XT 3400 chemistry analyzer for the Alexandra Hospital’s Lab to assist in the speedy delivery of health care on the island.

Premier Brantley continues to forego salary after one year

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis continues to go without a salary, one year after foregoing his monthly pay in a show of solidarity with Nevisians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solid Waste, Service Providers Bills passed in the Nevis Island Assembly

The Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority Bill, 2021, The Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and the Nevis Trust and Corporate Service Providers Bill, 2021 were passed in the Nevis Island Assembly on March 23, 2021.

Premier Brantley pleased with uptake in manufacturing sector on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says business owners are beginning to invest in non-traditional areas, thanks to the lessons learnt from COVID-19 and the NIA’s provision of an enabling environment for investment.

MSR Media to begin filming a second movie on Nevis in April

The efforts of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to launch a film industry on Nevis continues to pay dividends as MSR Media has announced April 15, 2021 as the start date to begin filming a second successive movie on the island.  

Nevis Film Industry Bill passes unanimously in the Nevis Island Assembly

The Nevis Film Industry Bill 2021 was passed unanimously during the March 23, 2021 sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly.

Nevis Ministry of Agriculture to host Agrofest featuring local farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will host Agrofest, an all-day event highlighting local farmers and their produce on March 26, 2021, at the Villa Grounds in Charlestown, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

St. Kitts-Nevis Foreign Minister lobbies US for COVID-19 vaccines

Hon. Premier Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis, has made intervention to its ally the United States of America for the provision of COVID-19 vaccines for the federation and the rest of the Caribbean region.

Four Bills for March 23 Nevis Island Assembly sitting, revised Order Paper states

The Nevis Island Assembly will sit in Chambers at Hamilton House on Samuel Hunkins Drive on Tuesday March 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.

NIA Water Services Minister Brand delivers address  for World Water Day 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22, 2021.

Nevis Film Industry boosts economy of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis

Nevis’ burgeoning film industry is providing a boost not only to the economy on Nevis, where movie production is currently underway, but also to the sister island of St. Kitts.

Nevis Premier Brantley reschedules monthly press conference to March 24

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has rescheduled his monthly press conference to Wednesday March 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. from March 25, 2021, as previously announced.

Nevis observes World Social Workers Day

The following is a press statement from Ms. Joyce Moving, Deputy Director of the Department of Social Services in the Ministry of Social Development dated March 18, 2021, regarding World Social Workers Day 2021.

Nevis Island Assembly to sit March 23

The Nevis Island Assembly will sit in Chambers at Hamilton House on Samuel Hunkins Drive on Tuesday March 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.

Nevis Water Department set to commence disconnections March 22

The Nevis Water Department wishes to remind its valued customers that disconnections will be conducted throughout the island from March 22, 2021.

Ministries of Tourism, Health collaborate with NTA to host COVID-19 Vaccination Information Sessions for tourism sector

The Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in conjunction with the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) and the Ministry of Health will be hosting a number of Covid 19 Vaccination Information Sessions for the tourism sector.

SKN Foreign Minister Hon. Brantley participates in UK–Caribbean Forum 2021

Hon. Premier Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis, is today March 18, 2021, participating in the United Kingdom –Caribbean Forum.

OAS, Marconi International University offering online study opportunities for 2021

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding study opportunities offered by the Marconi International University (MIU) and the Organization of American States (OAS).

Nevis Premier Brantley to hold monthly press conference March 25

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

NIA announces study opportunities for 2021 at University of the Virgin Islands

The following is an announcement from the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis via the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding study opportunities for 2021 at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI).

New NTA campaign promotes Nevis as a health and wellness destination

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) has launched a new campaign, #JustBeNevis, promoting the island as a health and wellness destination.

Nevis’ Department of Trade and Consumers Affairs observes World Consumer Rights Day 2021

Nevis’ Department of Trade and Consumers Affairs (DTAC) joined its counterparts across the globe in the commemoration of World Consumer Rights Day 2021, celebrated annually on March 15.

NEVLEC issues schedule for planned power outages from March 15-17

The following is a schedule from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) of planned power outages from March 15 to 17, 2021 to facilitate its maintenance programme:

Ministry of Tourism inviting artisan vendors to participate in Night Village

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a Night Market at the Artisan Village.

School Meals Programme cooking staff on Nevis training for “Tour Around the World” initiative

More than 30 staff from the School Meals Programme on Nevis took part in the first of a series of training sessions hosted by the Department of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in preparation for a new initiative in the school feeding programme.  It was held at the Charlestown Primary School’s cafeteria on March 10, 2021.

NIA receives grant from Japan to acquire PCR machine for Alexandra Hospital

The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has received a grant from the Government of Japan to acquire a PCR machine so that testing for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases can be done at the Alexandra Hospital laboratory.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Health Minister in NIA marks World Kidney Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in observance of World Kidney Day on March 11, 2021.

Nevis Ministry of Education gifted two new school buses by Windsong Trust

The Ministry of Education in Nevis has been gifted two new Toyota Coaster buses donated by the California-based charitable foundation, Windsong Trust.

Nevis Water Department moving to new location, closing to facilitate change

As of Tuesday March, 16, 2021, the Nevis Water Department (NWD) will serve the public from its new location at the Edith L. Solomon Building on the Island Main Road, in Charlestown formally occupied by Digicel.

Women should be celebrated every day, says Premier Brantley

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 09, 2021) – Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in applauding the invaluable contribution women make to society, said women should be celebrated every day. Premier Brantley was at the time delivering welcome remarks at a Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop held on […]

Special Advisor hosts Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop on Nevis

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 08, 2021) – More than two dozen women attended a Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop on Nevis organized by Ms. Latoya Jones, Special Advisor in the Office of the Premier on March 8, 2021. Ms. Jones said the workshop, held at the Red Cross Building, Charlestown, was in celebration of International Women’s […]

Variety magazine features Nevis, NTA says

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) dated March 06, 2021, regarding a Variety magazine feature on Nevis.

Premier Brantley stages personal jingle contest to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has launched a social media jingle contest to encourage persons on Nevis to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

NEVLEC issues schedule for planned power outages from March 09-11

The following is a scheduled from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) of planned power outages from March 07 to 11, 2021 to facilitate its maintenance programme:

NIA Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams delivers International Women’s Day Address

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021 observed on March 08.

Nevis Animal Speak begins construction on a multi-million dollar veterinary medical clinic

Nevis Animal Speak has started construction on a multi-million dollar veterinary medical clinic in Clifton’s Estate, Nevis to expand the small animal care services that it provides.

NIA wins legal battle, iconic Bath Hotel and Bath Stream now belong to the Government and people of Nevis

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 04, 2021) – – The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has emerged victorious from a court battle to secure the certificate of title for the historic Bath Hotel and Bath Stream, putting ownership officially in the hands of the Government and people of Nevis. Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, describes the […]

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams delivers address for World Obesity Day 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Obesity Day 2021.

425 persons on Nevis vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first week

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 03, 2021) – – 425 persons on Nevis have received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as at March 03, 2021. Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) said he is heartened by the number of persons who made […]

Nevis Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs to host activities for International Women’s Month

The Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is set to host a number of activities for International Women’s Month, celebrated annually in March.

NIA actively pursuing more films, international fashion shoots for Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is working assiduously to attract more filmmakers to the island of Nevis as part of the government’s efforts at diversifying the economy.

Study areas for ITEC 2021 training courses upgraded

The following is an update rom the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Admiration (NIA) regarding the series of short training course offered online by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme.

Premier Brantley encouraging all Nevisians to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is advocating that all Nevisians get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Foreign Minister Brantley thanks Government and people of India for shipment of COVID-19 vaccines

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Foreign Affairs Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, has extended gratitude to the Government and people of India for the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines that arrived in the federation on Monday, March 01, 2021.

Tourism official on Nevis appeals to public to stop stealing heritage site stones

Mr. John Hanley, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism is appealing to members of the public to stop stealing stones from the heritage sites on Nevis.

Premier Brantley welcomes MSR Media’s announcement of six films for Nevis   

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 25, 2021) – – Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has welcomed the announcement by MSR Media producer Mr. Philippe Martinez that the UK film and television production company intends to shoot a total of six films on the island. Mr. Martinez’ announcement that a total of six films will […]

NIA in final stages of renegotiating geothermal deal

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is in the final stages of renegotiating its current geothermal arrangement

Premier Brantley congratulates Four Seasons Resort, Nevis on 30 years of operations

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis congratulated the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis on its 30th anniversary of operations on the island.  It was opened on February 14, 1991.

NIA announces short online training courses offered by Indian Government

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding short training courses offered online by the Government of India.

NIA announces study opportunities in Romania

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding study opportunities in Romania.

Premier Brantley, other NIA Cabinet Ministers the first on Nevis to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, along with the other Cabinet Ministers of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) became the first persons on Nevis to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on February 24, 2021.

Nevis Investment Promotion Agency’s revamped website attracting new investment prospects

Ms. Kimone Moving, Director of the Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) says the agency’s new website, www.investnevis.org, has seen impressive traffic since its launch on February 02, 2021.

Nevis Health professionals getting ready for COVID-19 vaccination roll out

Twenty health professionals on Nevis received World Health Organization (WHO) certification for participating in a training exercise “COVID-19 Vaccination Training for Health Care Workers” at the Disaster Management Department’s (NDMD) conference room on February 19, 2021.

New GM aiming to make NEVLEC best utility company in the region

Mr. Albert Gordon, the new General Manager (GM) of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) says he will continue to build on the work of his predecessor to ensure that the utility company becomes the best in the region.

NEVLEC’s Chairman of the Board introduces company’s new general manager

Mr. Stedmond Tross, Chairman of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) Board of Directors introduced the new general manager of the company on February 22, 2021, at a ceremony at the company’s board room.

MSR Media officially launches Acting Academy on Nevis

MSR Media International, the UK-based film and television production company set to film the comedy ‘One Year Off’ on Nevis, has officially launched an Acting Academy to train local aspiring actors.

Ministry of Tourism official urging Nevisians to understand value of island’s heritage

A senior officer in the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is encouraging Nevisians to understand the value of Nevis’ heritage.

Premier Brantley: Film production on Nevis already spurring economic activity

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says MSR Media shooting the film ‘One Year Off’ on Nevis is already spurring economic activity on the island.

Premier Brantley to hold monthly press conference February 25

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet Room, 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

SKN’s Hon. Brantley leads delegation to Inaugural Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers Summit

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis is leading a delegation to the inaugural Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group, being held virtually on February 19, 2021.

COVID-19 Sensitization sessions on Nevis to recommence, registration open to select persons in tourism industry

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding COVID-19 Sensitization sessions for select persons in the tourism industry.

Nevis Water Department reminds customers of disconnection exercise

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department regarding its disconnection exercise.

Residents and nationals on Nevis score roles in MSR Media film

MSR Media is gearing up to start filming “One Year Off’ on the island of Nevis, and several residents and nationals have scored prominent roles in the film.

Public Works Dept. begin repaving roads near Stoney Grove roundabout

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 17, 2021) –The Public Works Department has started the repaving process on the feeder roads connected to the roundabout at the Delta Gas Station in Stoney Grove, Nevis.   On February 17, Mr. Jevon Williams, Director of Public Works, provided the Department of Information with an update on the project.     […]

Premier Brantley pleased with national roll-out plan for COVID-19 vaccination

Hon Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says he is pleased with the national roll-out plan for COVID-19 vaccination on St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Public Library Hosts “Book Tasting” to mark Black History Month

The Nevis Public Library is hosting a “Book Tasting” starting February 15, 2021, an activity intended to mark Black History Month.

Premier Brantley, new Executive of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Nevis chapter talk partnership, economic recovery

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 12, 2021) — Hon. Mark Brantley Premier of Nevis met recently with the new executive of the Nevis Chapter of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) to discuss how the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the private sector can partner to advance the economic recovery on the island. Mr. Brantley, who holds the […]

Nevis Disaster Management Department grateful for US$28,000 worth of supplies from US Southern Command

The Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) recently received a donation of supplies valued at US$28,000 as humanitarian aid from its long-standing partners United States Southern Command (US SOUTHCOM) through the Minimal Cost Project (MPC) at the US Embassy in Barbados.

Nevis Public Works Department carrying out repairs on Fisheries Complex to improve public safety

The Public Works Department (PWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is carrying out repairs on the Fisheries Complex in Charlestown to improve safety at that facility. The project commenced on February 01, 2021, and is expected to run for a total of five weeks.

Police reminding public to adhere to COVID-19 protocols at funerals, weddings

Members of the public who are hosting funeral and wedding ceremonies are reminded to observe the COVID-19 protocols put in place for funerals and weddings for their safety.

NTA introduces signature cocktail with aphrodisiac properties to inspire love, romance on Valentine’s Day

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding the introduction of a signature cocktail with aphrodisiac properties to inspire love and romance on Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2021.

Rotaract Club of Nevis donates to Ministry of Education in the NIA

The Ministry of Education continues to receive donations from the Rotaract Club of Nevis with the most recent bring a number of iHealth PT3 Infrared No-Touch Digital Forehead Thermometers. The gesture was done in celebration of the club’s fifth anniversary of being chartered.

NIA Jnr. Education Minister Liburd pleased with status of construction on GSS Technical Wing

The progress and quality of work on the construction of the Technical Wing at the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) has received high marks from an Education official in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Minister Brand says new milling machine is a sound investment and asset to Public Works Dept.

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Public Works and Physical Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says the recently purchased milling machine is a sound investment and a significant asset to the Public Works Department

NEVLEC announces planned power outages for upgrade works this week

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited regarding power outages slated for this week

Nevis Disaster Management Department notice in change of operations

Nevis Disaster Management Department notice in change of operations

Nevis Water Department undergoing changes in 2021 to better serve public

The Nevis Water Department (NWD) will undergo changes in its operations throughout 2021, in an effort to improve on deficient areas which were brought to the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSR Media begins casting Nevisians for the movie ‘One Year Off’

MSR Media, the production company filming ‘One Year Off’ on the island of Nevis, has issued a casting call to select Nevisians for various roles in the movie.

Premier Brantley extols service of retiring Matron Dias, Assistant Matron Scarborough

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has publicly extolled retiring Matron of the Alexandra Hospital Aldris Dias and Assistant Matron Jessica Scarborough for their years of stellar service to Nevis’ healthcare sector.

Traffic Department gives alternative routes to facilitate road works in Stoney Grove

Over the next two weeks commencing on February 08, 2021, the Public Works Department (PWD) will be undertaking resurfacing works on the Island Main Road from Horsfords Building Center to the Rams Shopping Complex and Pump Road from the Roundabout to Club Trenim.

NIA announces study opportunity in Costa Rica to pursue Agricultural Science degree

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in collaboration with Earth University is offering two scholarships.

Nevis’ Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark World Cancer Day 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark World Cancer Day which is observed on February 04, 2021.

Premier Brantley reads to students on World Read Aloud Day

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education and Library Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) visited the Charlestown Primary School (CPS) on February 03, 2021, to read for students there on the occasion of World Read Aloud Day.

Premier Brantley updated on security matters by Nevis Division top brass

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, met with the top brass of Police District ‘C’ (Nevis), on February 02, 2021 for an update on security matters affecting the island.

Be ready to adapt to changing work environment, Water Minister Brand tells Nevis Water Department staff

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Water in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) urged staff of the Nevis Water Department to be prepared to adapt in an ever-changing work environment.

NIPA launches new interactive website to attract investment to Nevis

The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) has launched a new interactive and innovative website, www.investnevis.org to better enhance Nevis’ ability to attract local and foreign investment.

Nevis COVID-19 Task Force commended for keen vigilance, proper quarantine accommodation

Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley continues to publicly commend the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force for its efficiency in keeping Nevis a COVID safe destination.

NEVIS Water Department set to collect Solid Waste Levy from May 2021

The Solid Waste Levy will no longer be collected by the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) as of May 2021.

Nevis attracts third international bank to its shores

A third international bank is set to open its doors on Nevis imminently.

Ms. Latoya Jones appointed Special Advisor to Premier of Nevis

Mrs. Latoya Jones has been appointed Special Advisor to the Premier of Nevis. Her duties are specific to community matters.

Premier Brantley expresses sympathy at the passing of Cicely Tyson of Nevisian roots

Hon. Mark Brantley has expressed sympathy and condolences to the family of Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson, 96, who passed on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Alexandra Hospital within the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs launches its Emergency Number to Access the Ambulance Service

Charlestown, Nevis. 22 January, 2021. The Alexandra Hospital within the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs has introduced a dedicated emergency number to access the ambulance service. This number is 469-3333. The general public is asked to call 469-3333 in the event of medical emergencies which can include: loss of consciousness, sudden inability to move […]

Nevis Water Dept. issues revised disconnection schedule

The following is a revised disconnection schedule from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Mr. Albert Gordon of Guyana to join NEVLEC as new GM from February 2021

The search for a new general manager for the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) has ended. Mr. Albert Gordon of Guyana is slated to head the company from February 2021.

NIA secures deal to produce two films on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has inked a deal with UK film and television production company MSR Media to film two movies on Nevis.

Nevis Water Department to hold first staff retreat in 37 years

The Nevis Water Department (NWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will host a staff retreat for the first time since the NIA was established 37 years ago.

Women on Nevis urged to take advantage of free pap smear screening on Saturday

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is calling on women on the island in particular those aged 16 to 30 years, to take advantage of the free pap smear screening this weekend.

NEVLEC announces disconnection schedule

The following is a notice from Management of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a disconnection schedule for February 2021.

NIA advises on beautification of public spaces

The following is a notice from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the beautification of public spaces.

Nevis Water Department to commence disconnections in April

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) regarding disconnections.

Premier Brantley asks churches to open doors for National Day of Prayer

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will join with the church community and members of the general public on Nevis to observe the National Day of Prayer on January 28, 2020.

Nevis Water Department announces one-day closure

The following is a notice from the Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

NIA announces National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving.

Dept. of Education’s School Meals Programme introduces “Tour of the Caribbean” menu

The Department of Education’s School Meals Programme on Nevis continues to find creative ways to broaden the culinary taste of young children while keeping meals healthy and tasty.

Alexandra Hospital launches designated emergency number for Ambulance Service

Persons wishing to access the Ambulance Service at the Alexandra Hospital on Government Road, now have a designated number to do so. As of Friday, January 22, 2021, the emergency number is 469-3333.

NIA to lobby hotels, supermarkets and restaurants to buy local produce

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says his government intends to agitate for hotels, restaurants and supermarkets on the island to purchase food from local farmers and producers.

Dept. of Physical Planning and Environment striving for efficiency in 2021, Director Pemberton says

Mr. Deora Pemberton, Director of the Department of Physical Planning and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says for 2021 the department will continue to engage in a programme of efficiency, as it seeks to ensure timeliness in its assessment approval process.

Nevis’ Jr. Minister of Health commends surgical team at Alexandra Hospital for saving shark attack victim

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says while the surgical team at the Alexandra Hospital is being celebrated for life-saving surgery on a shark attack victim by doctors in the United States of America and the management of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), the health facility will continue to deliver top notch service to locals as well.

Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross calls for greater respect, education for farmers on Nevis

Mr. Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross, one of the island’s leading farmers in the use of greenhouse technology on Nevis, has underscored the need for farmers on the island to be treated with greater respect.

Nevis Deputy Premier Jeffers calls on stakeholders to keep the momentum in agriculture

Deputy Premier Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture, Cooperatives and Fisheries in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is calling on stakeholders in the agriculture sector to keep the momentum sparked by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Nevis Premier’s first monthly press conference for 2021 slated for January 28

The Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his first monthly press conference for 2021 on Thursday, January 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Premier Brantley resumes one-on-one consultations with members of the public

Premier Hon. Mark A.G. Brantley, Minister of Finance, Human Resources et al. in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has resumed one-on-one consultations with members of the public at his office at Pinney’s, Estate, Nevis.

NIA announces availability of Taiwan (MOFA and ICDF) Scholarships 2021

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has received the call for the Taiwan MOFA and ICDF Scholarships 2021.

NIA announces study opportunities in Brazil for 2021

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is pleased to announce the call for Brazilian scholarship applications for 2021.

Department of Agriculture resumes weekly Fresh Vegetable Market

The Department of Agriculture on Nevis will be resuming its Fresh Vegetable Market on January 15, 2021, at the Marketing Unit in Charlestown.

NIA announces study opportunity in Turkey

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding an opportunity for study in Turkey.

NIA announces 2021 scholarship for study opportunity in Serbia

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a scholarship for a study opportunity in Serbia in 2021.

Nevisian scholarship awardee appreciative of opportunity to study Graphic Design in Romania

Miss Kianna Lawrence of Nisbett Settlement in Newcastle, Nevis, says she is proud to be the first Nevisian awarded a scholarship to study in Romania.

NIA’s Ministry of Human Resources commends 1st Nevisian to receive Romanian Scholarship

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) extends congratulations to the first Nevisian to receive a Romanian academic scholarship to pursue studies in Romania from 2021.

Premier Brantley applauds Gender Affairs Divisions’ Web Design Training Workshop

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, Minister of Information Technology, and Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is applauding the Division of Gender Affairs for hosting a free Web Design Training Workshop for men and women on Nevis.

Hon. Spencer Brand to resume one-on-one consultations with constituents this week

Hon. Spencer Brand, Cabinet Minister in the Nevis Island Administration and parliamentary representative for the St. Pauls constituency in the Nevis Island Assembly, intends to resume his one-on-one consultations with constituents on January 13, 2021.

2021 New Year’s Day Message by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

The following is a New Year’s Day Message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

Nevis Premier Brantley offers prayers for Vincentians amid volcanic unrest

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis is extending prayers for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the face of ongoing volcanic unrest at La Soufrière volcano.

Nevis Athletics Stadium expansion on NIA’s 2021 agenda, Hon. Eric Evelyn says

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the government remains committed to continuing the expansion of the Nevis Athletics Stadium to include a first-class football field.

Christmas Day Message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

The following is a Christmas Day Message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

Kind-hearted Nevisians donate to Gender Affairs Department’s Christmas food drive

Three civic-minded women have banded together to make a donation to the Nevis Department of Gender Affairs’ Christmas Food Drive for the less fortunate.

NASPA recognizes Charlestown’s Street Cleaners

The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA), on Monday, December 21, 2020, recognised four street cleaners at the Ministry of Health for their contribution to keeping Charlestown clean.

New TVET wing planned for Charlestown Secondary School

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revealed plans for a new Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) wing at the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS).

NHLDC to distribute more affordable houses in 2021

The Nevis Housing and Lands Development Corporation (NHLDC) plans to distribute more affordable homes to suitable applicants in 2021, in its attempt to meet the growing housing demand on Nevis.

Nevis Water Department to undergo major changes in 2021

The Nevis Water Department is slated to undergo major changes during the fiscal year 2021, paving the way for its transitioning into a water utility entity.

Hon. Spencer Brand: Approximately $1.2 million in severance payouts since COVID-19

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), said an estimated $1.2 million has been disbursed in severance payments since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevis.

Senior Customs Officer on Nevis gives guidelines for clearing goods during Christmas Season

A senior officer at the Customs and Excise Department, Nevis Division is reminding the public of an important procedure they must follow when goods are being cleared.

Customs and Excise Department extends hours at Long Point Port for Christmas Season

Members of the public who wish to clear goods at the Long Point Port as of Tuesday December 15, 2020, will have additional time to do so, thanks to extended hours by the Customs and Excise Department.

PAHO donates new vehicle to Nevis Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has been gifted a brand new vehicle from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

NIA to implement a number of fiscal measures in 2021

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will take a number of fiscal measures in 2021, focussing on rebuilding the island’s economy in the post COVID-19 era, with emphasis on the general health and wellbeing of the people of Nevis.

Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020 passes unanimously at Nevis Island Assembly sitting

Following three days of debate, the Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020 was passed unanimously with no amendments, at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly at Hamilton House on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

NTA, Department of Community Development, Hermitage Inn to host virtual Christmas celebration

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding a virtual Christmas celebration dubbed “Nothing like a Nevisian holiday!”

NTA launches new promotional Nevis adventure video

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 10, 2020) – The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) dated December 09, 2020, regarding the launch of a new promotional video dubbed “Go off the beaten path on a thriller Nevis adventure.” The Nevis Tourism Authority is aiming to woo increasing numbers of visitors to […]

Nevis Ministry of Health planning for CT Scanner, poly-clinic and new health centre

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says despite financial constraints the government plans to undertake several health care projects in 2021.

Struggle for family, country and passion to succeed, Nevis Sixth Form College 2020 Valedictorian tells fellow graduands

Miss Ercha Stapleton, valedictorian for the Nevis Sixth Form College urged her fellow 52 graduands of the Graduating Class of 2020 to struggle for their family, country and their passion and they will succeed.

Nevis Investment Promotion Agency website to be revamped as one-stop shop for investors

The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) website is set to undergo an upgrade designed to improve and expand its services to attract more local and foreign investors to the island.

CSS 2020 Valedictorian says hard work and effort brings success as 150 graduands celebrate achievements

Ms. Donella Thompson, valedictorian for the Charlestown Secondary School’s (CSS) Graduating Class of 2020, told her fellow 149 graduands that they were celebrating their accomplishments because hard work and effort brings success.

Department of Education on Nevis to hold public sensitisation seminar

The following is an announcement from the Department of Education regarding a pubic sensitization seminar entitled “Education for the future: Learning Beyond the Pandemic.”

NIA contains public debt despite COVID-ravaged revenues

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through sound financial management, successfully contained its public debt during 2020, despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic on the island’s revenue streams.

Nevis Premier presents $237.2million budget for 2021 free of new taxes

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration, presented a $237.2million budget free of new taxes, when he delivered the 2021 Budget Address in two hours at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly at Hamilton House on December 08, 2020.

NIA announces availability of OAS and AUWCL 2020/2021 scholarship opportunities

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Organization of American States (OAS) and American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) Scholarship Program 2020/2021.

First Culturama Committee gives monetary donation for Nevis Cultural Complex, Culture Minister Evelyn pleased

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) thanked members of the first Culturama Committee, for a monetary donation to be used as stipulated on the Cultural Complex.

Benjamin Clarke, Adeille Webbe awarded 2020 Bank of Nevis Ltd. Right Excellent Dr. Sir Simeon Daniel Scholarships

Benjamin Clarke of the Gingerland Secondary School and Adeille Webbe of the Charlestown Secondary School have been awarded the Bank of Nevis Limited’s (BON) Right Excellent Dr. Sir Simeon Daniel Scholarships for 2020.

Commissioning of New Castle Police Station, proud moment for NIA, Hon. Alexis Jeffers says

The new police station and fire hall commissioned in New Castle, Nevis on December 03, 2020, signalled a proud moment for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier of Nevis said.

NCDF’s Patrick Howell heads UNESCO-funded Intangible Cultural Heritage project on Nevis

Mr. Patrick Howell, Manager of the Research and Document Unit at the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF) since 2015, is the new Focal point for the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) project on Nevis. It is funded with a grant from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

Minister of Finance to introduce Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020, at Nevis Island Assembly sitting December 08

In what is expected to be the last sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly for 2020, Hon Mark Brantley Premier and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), will table the Draft Estimates 2021, and seek leave to introduce and have read a first, second and third time the Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020.

New multimillion-dollar New Castle Police Station and Fire Unit officially commissioned on Nevis

The newly constructed multimillion-dollar New Castle Police Station and Fire Unit was officially commissioned on December 03, 2020.

Empire Sports Club, Ministry of Social Development treat seniors to annual Christmas outing

The Empire Sports Club has once again partnered with the Ministry of Social Development to treat seniors from the Hanley’s Road community to their annual Christmas outing.

Nevis Water Department advises of early closure

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding early closures.

Premier Brantley admonishes jet ski and motorised vessel owners for breaching swim zones

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, expressed concern and admonished operators of jet skis and motorized vessels who breech the safety swim zones on the island.

Premier Brantley credits strong leadership for keeping Nevis afloat

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is crediting strong leadership for ensuring Nevis’ survival amid the financial crisis brought on by the COVI-19 pandemic.

NIA Ministers applaud 25 Most Remarkable Teens awardees from Nevis

Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) extended congratulations to the eight young persons from Nevis receiving the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in St. Kitts and Nevis Awards for 2020/2021.

NEVLEC advises of power outage for some customers on Cotton Ground Feeder

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) is advising some of its customers on the Cotton Ground Feeder of a scheduled power outage.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis delivers address for World AIDS Day 2020

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2020.

NIA’s support for RSCNPF officers on Nevis instructive, Premier Brantley says

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to support the Police officers assigned to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), District C, a move that Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis says is instructive.

Eight Nevisians among 25 Most Remarkable Teens 2020/2021 awardees

Eight young persons from Nevis have received awards from the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis for the 25 Most Remarkable Teens 2020/2021.

NIA renegotiating geothermal arrangement to secure cheaper energy rates for Nevisians

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is in the process of renegotiation its existing geothermal arrangement with NREI (Nevis Renewable Energy International) that would see consumers on Nevis paying less for the renewable energy when it comes on stream.

Nevis consumers benefiting from additional 300,000 gallons of water with upgrade at Hamilton Estate Reservoir

Water consumers on Nevis are benefitting from an additional 300,000 gallons of water due to the installation and commissioning of a state-of-the-art water filtration system and water well at the Hamilton Estate Reservoir on November 13, 2020.

NIA Gender Affairs Department’s “Men Can Cook” initiative set to continue

The Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is looking forward to continuing its “Men Can Cook” programme, the first of which comes to an end on November 30, 2020.

Cape Air resumes flights to Vance W. Amory International in Nevis

Cape Air has resumed flights to the Vance W. Amory International Airport at Newcastle, after international air travel was suspended to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, following border closures due to the threat of COVID-19.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark UN’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), to mark the United Nation’s campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.”

Premier Brantley reiterates call for vigilance as SKN records two more imported COVID-19 cases

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration is urging the public to remain vigilant as St. Kitts and Nevis records three imported cases of COVID-19 within the past few days.

Nevis Ministry of Tourism hosts day trip for St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism staff

The Nevis Ministry of Tourism on Friday, November 20, 2020, hosted a team of more than 30 staff members from the Ministry of Tourism on St. Kitts on a day trip experiencing historical and cultural sites around the island.

Nevis Premier to present 2021 Budget at Nevis Island Assembly sitting

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, will present the Nevis Island Administration’s 2021 Budget when the Nevis Island Assembly sits in Chambers at Hamilton House on Tuesday, December 08, 2020.

Nevis to observe UN’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” with awareness activities

For 16 days the Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will draw attention to gender-based violence, when it joins in the observance of the United Nation’s (UN) “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” with the global theme “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

Nevisian artists to create murals on Pinney’s Park fence

The perimeter fence of the Pinney’s Beach Park will soon be transformed into a mural of Nevisian art and culture.

Department of Community Development on Nevis making major changes to its 2020 Christmas events in Charlestown

The Department of Community Development will combine two of its Christmas Season events this year. The “Miracle on Main Street” and “Christmas in the Capital,” will be held on December 02, 2020, in an all-day affair at the Memorial Square in Charlestown.

Nevisians urged to contribute to Community Development Department’s “Boxing Day” food drive

Mrs. Jeanette Meloney, Director of the Department of Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), called on churches, schools, business organisations and individuals to assist the department with its “Boxing Day” food drive initiative.

Hon Hazel Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark International Men’s Day 2020 on Nevis

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Bandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of International Men’s Day 2020.

Financial services representatives from Nevis named to new St. Kitts and Nevis International Tax Unit

Representatives from the Financial Services Regulatory Commission and Inland Revenue Department on Nevis have been named to a recently established International Tax Unit set up within the office of the Comptroller of Inland Revenue in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Health Promotion Unit announces activities planned to mark World AIDS Day on Nevis

The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health on Nevis, is encouraging members of the public to participate in a week of activities set aside to mark World AIDS Day which is observed annually worldwide on December 01.

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference slated for November 26

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

NEVLEC advises of planned power outage on November 19

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), regarding a scheduled power outage for some customers on the Gingerland Feeder on November 19, 2020.

Department of Gender Affairs “Men Can Cook” program gets underway on Nevis

The “Men Can Cook” programme hosted by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) officially got under way on Monday, November 16, 2020, at the Charlestown Primary School’s (CPS) cafeteria.

Technical expert from Taiwan assists NIA with early intervention of NCDs

Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the Nevis government is grateful for the Republic of China (Taiwan’s) assistance in the administration’s efforts at preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the island.

Announcing Winners for Logo, Slogan and Tagline Competitions for the Population & Housing Census 2021 – Pre-Census Activities

Charlestown, Nevis (November 10, 2020) The Department of Statistics within the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration recently held a logo, a slogan and a tagline competitions for all residents on Nevis. The competitions were launched through various media outlets and ran from 16th September to 7th October 2020. The competitions’ aim was […]

Premier Brantley hopeful Discounted VAT Rate days will boost economic activity on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is hopeful that the two Discounted value added tax (VAT) rate days in December will help to give an economic boost to businesses on the island.

NIA Junior Minister of Health Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams delivers address for World Diabetes Day 2020

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2020 on November 14.

Primary school students on Nevis receive donation of supplies from CCM Women’s Arm

Sixteen students on Nevis have received school supplies donated by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) Women’s Arm as part of the group’s week of activities.