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.

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

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

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

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Ministry of Tourism inviting artisan vendors to participate in Night Village

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MSR Media officially launches Acting Academy on Nevis

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

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Premier Brantley: Film production on Nevis already spurring economic activity

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Premier Brantley to hold monthly press conference February 25

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

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Nevis Water Department reminds customers of disconnection exercise

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Residents and nationals on Nevis score roles in MSR Media film

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Public Works Dept. begin repaving roads near Stoney Grove roundabout

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

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

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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

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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.

Nevis authorities managing increase at COVID-19 quarantine sites

Authorities on Nevis say they are managing an increase in the number of persons at COVID-19 quarantine facilities since the re-opening of the St. Kitts and Nevis borders to commercial travel on October 31, 2020.

Nevis’ Junior Minister of Education reports schools’ successful transition to COVID-19 era

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says all schools on Nevis reopened in September into an era of COVID-19 and from all reports it has been a successful response.

Nevis health facility continues preparing for COVID-19

The Ministry of Health on Nevis continues to put measures in place at the island’s main health facility in preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gingerama Festival 2020 on Nevis cancelled due to COVID-19

The following is a statement by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Chairman of the Gingerama Committee, on the status of Gingerama 2020.

Flamboyant Nursing Home on Nevis receives donation from CCM Women’s Arm

Senior citizens residing at the Flamboyant Nursing Home in Charlestown have been gifted with personal care supplies, a donation from the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) Women’s Arm.

NEVLEC announces scheduled power outages for November 11-12, weather permitting

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding scheduled power outages from November 11-12, 2020, weather permitting.

Persons can still benefit from NHLDC Mortgage Relief Scheme, says Nevis Housing Minister

Hon. Alexis Jeffers Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Lands and Housing in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says persons can still benefit from the Mortgage Relief Scheme introduced by the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC) in 2014.

Nevis Health Promotion Unit hosts week of activities to mark World Diabetes Day 2020 

The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health on Nevis is hosting a week of activities starting November 09, 2020 in observance of World Diabetes Day.

Nevis Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs offers cooking programme for men

Men on Nevis who wish to learn cooking skills are being given the opportunity to do so by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in a cooking class labelled “Men can Cook”.

NEVLEC gives update on status of the power supply

The following is a statement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) on the status of the electricity supply.

NEVLEC advises of power outage on Cotton Ground Feeder November 5

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) wishes to advise its customers on the Cotton Ground Feeder of a power outage planned for November 05, 2020.

SKN borders re-open: Police Superintendent warns public, businesses to take COVID-19 pandemic more seriously

Superintendent Lyndon David, Divisional Commander of the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, is appealing to business operators and the general public to take the COVID-19 pandemic more seriously now that the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis have re-opened.

Nevis and St. Kitts investigating cases of fish poisoning

Dr. Judy Nisbett, Chair of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force who is also the Medical Officer of Health on the island, has confirmed reports of a number of cases of fish poisoning treated at the Alexandra Hospital.

206 Nevisian eye care patients successfully treated through Telemedicine Clinic

Two hundred and six Nevisians continue receiving care from the Nevis Eye Care Programme at the Alexandra Hospital, through a Telemedicine Clinic which was introduced to ensure that patients got essential eye care in spite of the travel challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Trust and Corporate Service Providers Bill, 2020 to be introduced at Nevis Island Assembly sitting November 05

One bill is expected to be introduced and have its first reading when the Nevis Island Assembly meets in Chambers at Hamilton House on the Samuel Hunkins Drive on Thursday November 05, 2020.

Nevis awaits return of visitors as borders re-open, Caribbean Tourism Month begins

As the region celebrates Caribbean Tourism Month in November, Premier Hon. Mark Brantley is inviting visitors back to the shores of Nevis now that the federation has re-opened its borders to commercial travel.

Senior Citizens Division awards five seniors, two caregivers on Nevis

Five older persons and two caregivers were honoured by the Senior Citizens Division of the Department of Social Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), as the curtains closed on Seniors Month in Nevis.

NIA to hold virtual Remembrance Day Service

The annual interdenominational service for Remembrance Day will be held on Sunday, November 08, 2020, at the War Memorial in Charlestown. It will commence at 8:00 a.m.

Two SKN nationals  awarded OAS 2020 Scholarships

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis through the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration.

Nurses in Nevis receive salary upgrade

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has fulfilled a promise to nurses on the island to upgrade their salaries.

he Nevis Island Assembly will sit in Chambers at Hamilton House on Samuel Hunkins Drive on Thursday, November 05, 2020. The sitting will commence at 10 a.m.

Installation and commissioning of water filtration system on Nevis nears completion

Work which has commenced on the installation and commissioning of a water filtration system at Hamilton is nearing completion.

NIA Budget Estimates meetings underway

Budget Estimates meetings for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) are currently underway as Cabinet Ministers and key public service officials discuss the government’s expenditure and revenue projections for the fiscal year 2021.

NIA announces availability of Edu Nova Scholarship 2020

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Hunan Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) from the High Commission of St. Christopher and Nevis in Canada regarding the availability of the Edu Nova Scholarship 2020.

NIA committed to youth empowerment, says Hon. Eric Evelyn

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Social Development says the opening of the Yes To Success (YTS) skills training and diversion site is another demonstration of the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) dedication to the empowerment of young people in Nevis.

NIA officially commissions “Yes To Success” skills training and diversion site

The Department of Social Services, in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), on October 27, 2020, officially commissioned the “Yes to Success” (YTS) skills training and diversion site at Pinney’s Estate.

Nevis Jr. Health Minister deems breast cancer awareness activities important

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), believes there is merit in hosting activities to bring greater awareness and attention to the fight against breast cancer due to the serious nature of the disease and the its incidence in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Cancer survivor praises Jr. Minister of Health Brandy-Williams for efforts in fight against breast cancer

A breast cancer survivor from Nevis who was diagnosed with the disease in 2018 at the age of 30, has commended Junior Minister of Health Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams for her unwavering support to the fight against cancer.

NEVLEC announces power outage for customers on Charlestown 1 Feeder

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a power outage scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

NEVLEC gives update on status of power supply

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) on October 27, 2020, regarding the status of the power supply.

Final COVID-19 sensitization training for tourism industry employees October 29

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regrading the final COVID-19 sensitization training for all tourism industry employees.

Argentina’s Ambassador praises stewardship of Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley

His Excellency Gustavo Pandiani, outgoing Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), has praised Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Affairs Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, for his stewardship of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

SKN Moves/F.I.T. National Weight Loss Campaign Annual Bike Relay set for November 15

The F.I.T. National Weight Loss Campaign and the Nevis Chapter of SKN Moves will be hosting their annual bike relay on November 15, 2020 in Charlestown.

Nevis Jnr. Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Day

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 Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 24, 2020.

Preparatory work at Nevis’ Vance W. Amory Int’l Airport on track for border reopening

The preparatory work being done at the Vance W. Amory International Airport in Nevis will be completed in time for the reopening of the country’s borders to international travellers on October 31, 2020.

Nevis set to welcome visitors from October 31st, special entry requirements in effect for phased reopening

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding special entry requirements for phased reopening of the island to international visitors.

Small Business Boot Camp participants on Nevis urged to work together

A group of 15 participants, mostly women, will benefit from the second Small Business Boot Camp hosted by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). The six-week session is designed to empower women making them economically sound.

Nevis participates in virtual 36th FAO Regional Conference

Mr. Huey Sargeant, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is pleased that his department was able to participate in the 36th Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean held virtually in Managua, Nicaragua from October 19-21, 2020.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister continues to foster diplomatic relationships 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, continues to engage allied countries.

Nevis Premier to hold monthly press conference October 29th

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

Premier Brantley welcomes professional Mandarin teacher from Republic of China (Taiwan) to Nevis

Secondary school students on Nevis, ages 12 to 14, will soon have the opportunity to learn Mandarin, in addition to the English, Spanish and French languages which are currently being taught at the island’s high schools.

Water storage systems commissioned at six schools in Nevis

Onsite water storage tanks and delivery systems were commissioned at six educational institutions on Nevis on October 20, 2020, as part of a water security project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Global Environmental Fund, United Nations Environmental Program, Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Min. of Health’s invitation to its Breast Cancer Awareness Forum on October 21 still open

The Ministry of Health continues to extend an invitation to persons to attend its Breast Cancer Awareness Forum dubbed “In the Pink of Things.” It will be held at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre on October 21, 2020, from 9 a.m. to midday.

Nevis MPs participate in Federal Budget Estimates Meetings

The three Nevis members of the of St. Kitts and Nevis Government, are this week participating in Federal Budget Estimates Meetings in Basseterre, to establish proposed government spending for fiscal year 2021.

World Food Day activities on Nevis a success, Agriculture official says

Mr. Huey Sargeant, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis has hailed the World Food Day activities held on October 12 to17, 2020, a success.

NEVLEC schedules power outages for customers on Cotton Ground Feeder

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), in relation to planned power outages for customers on the Cotton Ground Feeder, slated for October 20 and 22, 2020.

Statement by Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley for staff affected by Four Seasons Resort restructuring

The following is a statement from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism regarding an announcement made by the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis on restructuring its operations and the effect on staff.

Hon. Eric Evelyn tables first bill in National Assembly

Parliamentary representative for Nevis 10 Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment and Cooperatives in the government of St. Kitts and Nevis, has introduced his first bill in the National Assembly.

Nevis prepared and ready to welcome visitors, Premier Brantley says

As the October 31, 2020 date for the re-opening of the federation’s borders approaches, Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is giving the assurance that Nevis is prepared and ready to welcome back international visitors.

Pre-census Mapping and Listing activity on Nevis to commence October 16

The Department of Statistics and Economic Planning in the Ministry of Finance on Nevis will embark on a Pre-census Mapping Exercise from Friday, October 16 to Friday, November 20, 2020, as part of activities leading to the conduct of the Population and Housing Census commencing in September 2021.

Nevis launches joint Health/Tourism campaign “Today4Tomorrow”

The Ministry of Health and the Nevis Tourism Authority on October 13, 2020, launched a joint health and tourism campaign “#Today4Tomorrow,” ahead of the October 31, 2020 border reopening.

NTA, MOH “Healthy Campaign” promotes health and safety for residents, visitors as Nevis reopens to international travellers October 31st

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) on the launch of an island wide Healthy Campaign on October 13, 2020.

GSS student grateful for school supplies donated by Min. Evelyn

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), and area representative for St. George’s, Gingerland, has made a donation to the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS).

Gingerland Pre School to benefit from Minister Evelyn’s financial donation 

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), and area representative for St. George’s, Gingerland, has made a financial donation to Gingerland Pre School, a gift he is hopeful the students will benefit from. 

NDMD Director Brian Dyer’s message for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The following is a message from Mr. Brian Dyer, Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR) observed on October 13, 2020. He made the presentation at the Nevis COVID-19 Emergency Centre Operations Briefing at Long Point on October 12, 2020.

NEVLEC informs of power outages to affect customers on Gingerland, Cotton Ground Feeders

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding scheduled power outages in areas connected to the Gingerland Feeder on October 13 and the Cotton Ground Feeder on 15.

RG Solomon & Sons Ltd. donates tablets to Cecele Browne Integrated School

Local business RG Solomon & Sons Ltd. on October 09, 2020, donated 14 Amazon Fire 7 tablets to the students of the Cecele Browne Integrated School (CBIS) in Nevis.

IWPS Grade 2-2 students receive gifts for winning Virtues Project

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on October 09, 2020, handed out awards on behalf of St. Johns’ representative Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, to students of the Ivor Walters Primary School (IWPS) for their participation in an anti-bullying Virtues Project.

Nevis Agriculture Minister Jeffers delivers address on the occasion of World Food Day 2020

The following is an address by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Agriculture for World Food Day 2020 observed on October 16.

World Mental Health Day 2020 address by Ms. Martin-Clarke PS Min. of Health in the NIA

The following is an address by Ms. Shelisa Martin-Clarke, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on behalf of Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2020.

Use tools available to keep island safe from COVID-19, Nevis COVID-19 Task Force Chair tells public

With 10 percent of the global population affected by COVID-19, Dr. Judy Nisbett, Chair of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force says Nevis is part of the majority of persons who are at risk worldwide, with only six confirmed cases of the virus.

Nevis Dept. of Agriculture hosts week of activities for World Food Day 2020

The Department of Agriculture in Nevis will host a week of activities, from October 12 to 17 to celebrate World Food Day, October 16, 2020, under the theme “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.”

Nevis Premier Brantley welcomes Four Seasons Resort’s scheduled November 1st reopening

Hon Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says he is looking forward to the reopening of the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis which is scheduled for November 01, 2020.

Minister of Posts on Nevis delivers address for World Post Day 2020

The following is an address by Hon. Spencer Brand Minister responsible for Posts in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Post Day 2020. 

Work on water filtration system in Nevis to recommence

Work on a filtration system at Hamilton will continue from this weekend, seven months after the project was delayed due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Postal Services hosting month of activities to celebrate World Post Day 2020

Nevis Postal Services will join the international community to celebrate World Post Day, on October 09, 2020. 

Nevis Ministry of Agriculture reviews third quarter performance, plans for fourth quarter

The Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis held its third quarter presentation at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on October 06, 2020, in keeping with its Agenda 2020, to assess the Ministry’s performance for the third quarter and to plan for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Ministry of Tourism on Nevis advises of virtual additional PAHO training October 7th and 8th

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Tourism on Nevis regarding virtual additional training by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for hotel workers, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and wedding planners.

NEVLEC issues statement on power supply from October 11th to December 2nd

The following is a statement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited’s (NEVLEC) Management Team regarding the status of the power supply from October 11 to November 02, 2020.

Teachers will continue to lead in time of crisis, says Nevis Teachers Union President

Ms. Tricia Williams, President of the Nevis Teachers Union (NTU), says teachers will continue to lead during the COVID-19 crisis.

NTA launches Nevis Tourism Ambassador Program

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) announcing the launch of its Nevis Tourism Ambassador Program.

NEVLEC advises of power outages October 6th and 8th on Cotton Ground Feeder

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) wishes to advise its customers on the Cotton Ground Feeder of power outages planned for October 06 and 08, 2020, as they continue their upgrade programme.

Junior Education Minister Liburd applauds teachers on Nevis on World Teacher’s Day 2020

The following is an address by Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark World Teachers’ Day 2020.

Nevis Premier cautiously optimistic about tourism in COVID-19 era  

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has expressed an optimistic outlook with respect to a return of tourism activity on the island once the borders re-open. 

Junior Minister of Education issues statement on Overseas Examinations preliminary results 2020

The following is a statement issued by Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education on the Overseas Examinations preliminary results 2020.

NIA announces OAS-Chile tourism certification online course

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding study opportunities for an OAS-Chile tourism certification online course.

Training sessions for “Travel Approved Seal” completed, SKN to open borders to international visitors October 31st

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding the reopening of borders in St. Kitts and Nevis

Nevis observes International Day of Older Persons, Minister responsible for seniors delivers address

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister responsible for seniors in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA),  in observance of  International Day of Older Persons on October 01, 2020,  and to mark the start of Seniors Month.

Nevis Premier welcomes SKN October 31 border reopening

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has embraced the announcement that the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis will reopen on October 31, 2020.

Inez France Pre School receives equipment, school supplies from former student Latoya Jones

Ms. Latoya Jones, a former student of the Inez France Pre School has donated office equipment and school supplies to the institution.

Fee imposed for quarantine facility at Potworks in Nevis from Oct. 1

As of October 01, 2020, nationals and residents returning to Nevis who will be quarantined at the government-sanctioned facility at Potworks will have to pay a fee.

Student, budding entrepreneur donates face masks to Nevis Branch of Social Security Board, in fight against COVID-19

A donation of fabric face masks by budding entrepreneur Ms. Zwena Jones of Zee’s Exquisite Apparel Line (ZEAL) to staff at the Nevis Branch of the St. Christopher and Nevis Board to help in the fight against COVID-19 was well received.

Nevis leg of US$200,000 climate change adaptation project in SKN completed

Physical work on the Nevis leg of a climate change adaptation project being undertaken in St. Kitts and Nevis concluded on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Dept. of Statistics on Nevis urging public to participate in contests ahead of SKN 2021 census 

The Department of Statistics in Nevis has launched three competitions ahead of the national census carded to take place in St. Kitts and Nevis in 2021, and is urging members of the public to participate.

Nevis Minister of Youth donates school supplies to Joycelyn Liburd Primary School

Students of the Joycelyn Liburd Primary School in Gingerland were on September 24, 2020 gifted school supplies from the Parliamentary Representative for St. George’s Parish Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a scheduled power outage on October 01, 2020.

Parents in Nevis reminded of early dismissal of schools on Wednesdays

Parents of children in public schools on Nevis are being reminded of the early closure of schools on Wednesdays during the first term of the 2020/2021 academic year.

NIA committed to paying public servants’ salaries amid expenditure cutbacks

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is assuring that the government remains committed to paying workers’ salaries, even as it undertakes expenditure cut backs.

Ministers’ Cook-off to highlight Nevis Min. of Agriculture’s week of activities for World Food Day 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will observe World Food Day on October 16, 2020, with a number of activities through the Department of Agriculture. This year’s theme is “Grow, nourish, sustain together”.

Nevis Premier Brantley continues to forgo full salary

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to forgo his full salary and benefits, in a show of solidarity with persons who are affected financially by the economic shutdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Min. of Communication and Works on Nevis implements management changes

The Ministry of Communications and Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has implemented a number of management changes for greater efficiency within the ministry. The new appointments took effect on September 01, 2020.

Regularized salaries for Nevis nurses coming soon, Premier Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the administration is awaiting the go-ahead from the Public Service Commission to implement salary adjustments for nurses on the island.

NEVLEC tells consumers in parts of Charlestown expect power outage on September 24

The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a planned power outage for parts of Charlestown on September 24, 2020.

Nevis Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark World Alzheimer’s Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on September 21, 2020, to mark World Alzheimer’s Day.

Two new COVID-19 cases reported on Nevis; Premier Brantley urges vigilance 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is urging citizens and residents to remain vigilant as two new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on Nevis.

10 awarded on Nevis for Federation’s 37th Anniversary of Independence

Ten Nevisians, three women and seven men, were honoured for their sterling contributions to the development of Nevis, at an awards ceremony on September 19, 2020, on the grounds of Government House at Belle Vue, on the 37th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Premier Brantley delivers address to mark 37th anniversary of SKN Independence

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of Independence of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Rodney Elliott’s patriotism for St. Kitts and Nevis, love for independence lives on

Rodney Elliott of Cane Garden, one who is not afraid to show her patriotism, over the years she has become a fixture at the  Independence Day parade in Nevis with her eye-popping versions of the national flag-inspired outfits, and this year not even the COVID-19 pandemic can dampen her spirit.

Hashim Lewis wins Nevis Song Competition

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) dated September 18, 2020, announcing the winner of the Nevis Song Competition.

Nevis COVID-19 Task Force continues training in preparation for border reopening, Dr. Nisbett says

As Nevis continues to prepare for the further opening of St. Kitts and Nevis borders, Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, in collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), continues to engage the tourism and travel related sectors and health workers.

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference scheduled for September 22

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

NIA announces study opportunity in Morocco

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) pertaining to the availability of a study opportunity through the Moroccan Scholarship Offer 2020/2021.

Hon. Spencer Brand welcomes new Methodist Superintendent to serve on Nevis

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) welcomed Rev. Franklin Manners, the new Superintendent Minister on the Methodist Church, Nevis Circuit.

Premier Brantley, Ambassador Lee pleased with progress on SKN Pinney’s Beach Park Project

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, and His Excellency Tom Lee, Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis, have expressed satisfaction with the progress made on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project at Pinneys.

Dept. of Social Services on Nevis gets approval for resumption of senior citizens programme

Mrs. Sandra Morton, Director of the Department of Social Services in the Ministry of Social Development on Nevis, says they have received the green light from the Compliance Task Force, an arm of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, to resume the seniors programme.

Islander Watersports donates hand sanitizers to students on Nevis

The owners of local company Islander Watersports are playing their part in the fight against COVID-19 by donating 2,000 attachable bottles of hand sanitizers to the Ministry of Education on Nevis.

More than 300 MUA students anxious to travel to Nevis, says university official

Dr. Ralph Crum, Dean of the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) says more than 300 of its students are anxious for the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis to reopen to attend university on Nevis.

Junior Minister of Gender Affairs on Nevis commends Dr. Janice Daniel-Hodge, first woman to lead a political party in SKN

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs on Nevis, says she is honoured to extend congratulatory wishes to Dr. Janice Daniel-Hodge, who was elected as the Nevis Reformation Party’s leader at a convention on September 13, 2020, making her the first female to lead a political party in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis delivers address to mark Caribbean Wellness Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for the observance of Caribbean Wellness Day on September 12, 2020.

Premier extols work of Dr. Judy Nisbett, Nevis COVID-19 Task Force

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health, is commending the work of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force in managing the spread of the virus on the island.

NIA announces opportunity for study in UK through Chevening Scholarship Programme

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration regarding the United Kingdom Chevening Scholarship Programme.

Senior Police Officer on Nevis warns junior officers against breaching quarantine regulations

Superintendent Lyndon David, Officer-in-charge of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division, had some stern words for junior officers who break the law relating to the COVID-19 quarantine sites on Nevis, noting that they would be penalized if caught.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley chairs high-level virtual OECS COMFA meeting

Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Affairs Minister is chairing the virtual Sixth Meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers Foreign Affairs (COMFA) from his office in St. Kitts today, September 10, 2020.

Nevis Public Library in Charlestown moves to temporary location

The Nevis Public Library has been relocated from upstairs the Theodore L. Hobson Court Building in Charlestown to the Slack’s building on Market Street.

Nevis Junior Minister of Education issues statement at the start of 2020-2021 Academic Year

The following is a message from Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), on the Opening of the 2020-2021 Academic Year on August 07, 2020.

MUA donates 100,000 face masks to Ministry of Health on Nevis

The Medical University of the Americas (MUA) has donated 100,000 disposable face masks to the Ministry of Health on Nevis.

Second site for Charlestown Preschool opens in Farms Estate

The Ministry of Education on Nevis has opened a second facility, located in Farms Estate, that will act as an extension of the Charlestown Preschool for the 2020/2021 academic school year.

Public schools on Nevis reopen for 2020/2021 academic year

Public schools on Nevis reopened for the 2020/2021 academic year on September 07, 2020, and the Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is satisfied with the school’s compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols.

Nevis banking sector remains vibrant, says Premier Brantley

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance said Nevis has a robust banking sector that will not be significantly impacted by the exit of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited.

Nevis Premier Brantley meets with opposition MP Hon. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says his meeting with Hon. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds, the sole parliamentary opposition member in the Nevis Island Assembly, on September 04, 2020, was a useful dialogue.

NEVLEC continues upgrades for resilient, sustainable power grid, more outages announced

The following is a list of power outages scheduled by the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) for the week commencing September 06, 2020. The outages are part of the company’s ongoing thrust to provide resiliency, sustainability and flexibility to the NEVLEC grid.

SEDU continues to issue small business loans despite challenges of COVID-19

Mrs. Angela Delpeche, Director at the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) in the Ministry of Finance, is assuring potential entrepreneurs that the agency continues to issue small business loans even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier Brantley lauds NIA’s investment in healthcare

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health, says the recent purchase of two new ambulances for the Alexandra Hospital is demonstrative of the government’s commitment to health care on the island.

High Court Registrar’s office in Nevis to close temporarily

The following is a notice from the Registry of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court St. Kitts and Nevis (Nevis Circuit) A. D. 2020, regarding the closure of the Registrar’s office in Charlestown.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley thanks allies for assisting in fight against COVID-19

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, expressed gratitude to some of the federation’s diplomatic allies for their donation of equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Health in St. Kitts to assist in the fight against COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis to host activities to mark Caribbean Wellness Day 2020

The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health on Nevis, is preparing to host a number of activities to commemorate Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) 2020 on September 12, under the theme “Power Through Collective Action”, with the slogan #StrongerTogether2020.

Traffic flow changes coming soon to Nevis for parts of Stoney Grove

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (September 01, 2020) — The following is an announcement from the Traffic Department in the St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Nevis Division, regarding a change in traffic flow in parts of Stoney Grove.

NEVLEC schedules power outage September 03 for Brown Hill, surrounding areas

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) has scheduled a power outage on September 03, 2020 as part of the Brown Hill Road Rehabilitation Project.

NIA waives Alien Land Holders License Fee for 90 days

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has announced a waiver of the Alien Land Holders License fee on the purchase of homes or properties on Nevis for a three-month period.

NEVLEC striving to keep powering Nevis into sustainable and resilient future, GM Pultie says

Mr. Gilroy Pultie, General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) says though the company has come a long way since its formation 20 years ago, there is still much to be done in the rapidly changing power industry.

Non-nationals on Nevis urged to regularize status as amnesty on work permit, residency fees end 

Non-nationals on Nevis are being advised to ensure that their status on Nevis is regularized, as the three-month amnesty on work permits and residency permits ends on August 31, 2020.

NIA partners with Social Security Board for new ambulances to Alexandra Hospital

Two new ambulances attached to the Alexandra Hospital on Nevis were commissioned during a handing over ceremony at the hospital’s grounds on August 28, 2020. The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in partnership with the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board purchased the medically equipped vehicles.

Yes To Success programme on Nevis finds new home

The youths of Nevis, in particular those at risk, will soon have a designated area to attend programmes to assist with their personal development, designed and hosted by the Ministry of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) through the Department of Social Services.

NIA to begin implementing cost-cutting measures

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, has announced that the government will soon begin implementing measures to reduce its expenditure.

Premier Brantley appeals for private sector investment to meet high housing demand on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis is encouraging local businesses and individuals to consider investing in the housing market on Nevis.

GSS student Ms. Nikelsia Kelly receives inaugural Pearletta Lanns Scholarship

Ms. Nikelsia Kelly of the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS), has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Pearletta Lanns Scholarship, to assist with financial expenses during her secondary education.

NEVLEC celebrates 20th anniversary with focus on education, staff and customers

In celebration of its 20th anniversary on September 01, 2020, with the theme “NEVLEC at 20 – Powering Nevis into a sustainable and resilient future”, the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) presented a laptop each to the Charlestown and Gingerland Secondary Schools and the Nevis International School.

NIA decides on low-key Independence celebrations this year due to COVID-19

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has decided to hold a low-key celebration on September 19, 2020, in observance of the 37th anniversary of the Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on the island’s economy.

Ministry of Education on Nevis sanitizing public schools ahead of September reopening

The Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has embarked on a two-week extensive cleaning and sanitization project of all government schools on Nevis, ahead of the reopening of school in September.

Senior Police Officer on Nevis urging adherence to COVID-19 regulations

Superintendent Lyndon David, Officer in charge of the St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Nevis Branch, is urging persons to adhere to the new regulations governing COVID-19, one of which stipulates the mandatory wearing of face masks in public place for adults and children.

Youth Minister Evelyn urges young people on Nevis to embrace love instead of violence

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth on Nevis called on the young people of Nevis to put down the guns and embrace love instead.

Nevis Information Minister Evelyn hails island-wide town hall series as successful

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Information in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has hailed the series of town hall meetings organized by the government over the past few weeks as successful.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for August 27

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

Premier Brantley praises St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board for continued support to the people of Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, has put on record his appreciation to the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board for its continued support towards the development of the people of Nevis.

ECSRC issues warning against fraudulent COVID-19 related scams circulating

The following is a warning notice from the Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC), through the Financial Services Regulatory Commission – Nevis Branch, asking persons to be aware of fraudulent COVID-19 related scams circulating.

NIA announces OAS COVID-19 Emergency Aid 2020 for undergraduate, graduate studies in USA

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), regarding a scholarship fund to support international students from Latin American and the Caribbean.

Social Services Dept. continues uniform assistance programme on Nevis

Despite the Nevis Island Administration’s financial constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Social Services is continuing with its annual uniform assistance programme.

Social Security pays out more than $1 million to self-employed Nevisians impacted by COVID-19

The St. Christopher & Nevis Social Security Board has paid out more than $1million to self-employed contributors on Nevis whose income had been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NDMD Director gives urgent update on passage of Tropical Storm Laura

The following is a statement from Mr. Brian Dyer, Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) on the status of the passage of Tropical Storm Laura.

Dept. of Education on Nevis forging ahead with enhanced curriculum for new school year

The Department of Education on Nevis is forging ahead its enhanced curriculum in primary schools for the new school year, despite teachers and students having to cope with challenges relating to COVID-19.

NDMD Director updates on passage of Tropical Depression #13

The following is an update on the passage of Tropical Depression #13 from Mr. Brian Dyer, Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Social Development Minister Evelyn seeking Nevis public’s patience with requests for assistance

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is imploring members of the public to be patient when making requests on the Department of Social Services.

Construction sector on Nevis showing signs of growth, Planning Minister Brand says

The construction sector on Nevis is showing signs of growth.

NIA wants reasonably priced lands for home construction in St. Paul’s Parish

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is appealing to land owners in the St. Pauls’ area to consider selling the lands to the government at reasonable rates for home construction.

NIA announces scholarship offers for 2021 in Germany

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding German scholarship offers for 2021.

Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, Federal Task Force to meet on Nevis with SKN entertainers and promoters

The Nevis COVID-19 Task Force hopes to meet with entertainers and persons involved in promotion later this week, as St. Kitts and Nevis moves towards returning some of the civil liberties which were restricted as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

SKN Social Security Board to host symposium for displaced self-employed persons in Nevis

The St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board will host a one-day Self-employed Symposium for 40 persons in Nevis who have been displaced by the economic downtown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Youth Minister urges young people to act responsibly on social media and in wider society

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is admonishing young people to act responsibly in their social media and other public engagements.

Greenhouse farmer “Mackie” Tross pleased with recognition given to local farmers

Mr. Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross, Owner and Manager of A-1 Farms in Gingerland, Nevis is expressing satisfaction with the level of recognition being given to local farmers.

Cabinet Ministers on Nevis distribute more than $24,000 worth of food vouchers to families affected by COVID-19 pandemic

The Cabinet of Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) distributed a third tranche of food vouchers in August, totaling more than $24,000 to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEVLEC lists power outages scheduled for week commencing August 16

The following is a list of power outages scheduled by the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) for the week commencing August 16, 2020. The outages are part of the company’s ongoing thrust to provide resiliency, sustainability and flexibility to the NEVLEC grid.

New COVID-19 processes planned for ports of entry in Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be making physical and other changes to the commercial ports of entry on Nevis to accommodate enhanced immigration COVID-19 procedures when the federation’s borders re-open.

Nevis Growers Association donates $15,000 to member farmers

Thirteen farmers have benefited from a $15,000 contribution from the Nevis Growers Association as part of the farming cooperative’s response to the economic upheaval due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Impact 12 Awardees praised for their positive impact on Nevisian society

Hon Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth on Nevis at the Department of Youth’s Youth Impact 12 Awards Ceremony at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre on August 12, 2020

First Business Boot Camp completed; Gender Minister proud of participants

Eleven women and three men, participants in a six-week Business Boot Camp hosted by the Gender Affairs Division on Nevis, are now better placed to open up and head their own business successfully.

NHLDC to resume construction of affordable homes in Nevis; NIA moving to acquire more land

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has signalled its intent to resume the construction of affordable homes, with several housing projects planned across the island.

Nevis Postal Services working to improve delivery services, despite COVID-19 challenges

The Post Office in Charlestown, Nevis has resumed regular hours of operation following several months of reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Min. of Tourism to hold annual Taxi and Tour Guide Training Seminar

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Tourism regarding the 2020 Taxi and Tour Guide Training Seminar.

NEVLEC schedules power outages for customers on Charlestown 1 and Gingerland Feeders August 13

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited wishes to advise customers of power outages scheduled for August 13, 2020.

Nevis among Caribbean-G 8 islands to launch intra-regional tourism marketing campaign

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) dated August 11, 2020, regarding the launch of an intra-regional collaboration for a tourism marketing campaign of a Caribbean G-8 island grouping.

NIA announces availability of Moroccan Postgraduate Scholarship 2020

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration is pleased to share information regarding the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco’s 20 academic scholarship offers for postgraduate studies.

Dept. of Education cites “safety first” approach to schools re-opening on Nevis

Public primary and secondary schools on Nevis are on target to re-open on September 07 for the 2020-2021 school year, and the Ministry of Education is giving assurance that a “safety first” approach will be adopted for the re-opening process.

NEVLEC’s Street Lighting Replacement Project continues though COVID-19 slows progress

The drive of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) to replace thousands of street lamps on the island, has slowed after a quick start to the Street Lighting Replacement Project, which started in November 2019.

Nevis Premier presses for more domestic tourism 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is encouraging more domestic tourism as a means of breathing life into the sector, in the face of border closures effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEVLEC schedules power outages for customers on Gingerland and Charlestown 2 Feeders August 12

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited wishes to advise customers of power outages scheduled for August 12, 2020.

Rescheduling of overseas examinations cancelled due to passage of Tropical Cyclone 9

The following is a statement from Ms.  Zahnela Claxton, Principal Education Officer in the Department of Education on Nevis regarding the rescheduling of overseas examinations cancelled due to the passage of Tropical Cyclone 9.

Youth Minister encouraged by the number of young persons showing interest in politics

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says he is encouraged by the level of interest the youth of Nevis are showing in parliamentary politics.

Premier Brantley relates story of MV Christena Disaster to children at National Museum

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley says he was honoured to have been invited to read to a group of young children at the August 08, 2020 edition of the St. Christopher National Trust and National Museum Storytelling Series.

NIA injects near $1 million in Agriculture sector in response to COVID-19 

The Nevis Island Administration has so far invested almost EC$1million in the Agriculture sector as part of its COVID-19 response.

Nevis construction sector remains buoyant, says Minister of Physical Planning

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Physical Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is pleased that the Department of Physical Planning has recorded a steady number of applications for construction projects so far for 2020, which he says indicates a buoyant construction sector on the island.

Nevis Min. of Tourism to hold COVID-19 sensitization sessions for Arts, Craft Vendors and Tourism Retail Operators

In anticipation of the reopening of the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Nevis Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Health, will be conducting a series of COVID-19 sensitization sessions for ALL employees in the Hospitality Industry.

SKN TVET Enhancement Project destined for greatness in education, Federal Education Minister Powell says

Hon. Jonel Powell, Federal Minister of Education described the multi-million-dollar St. Kitts and Nevis Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enhancement Project as one designed and destined for greatness in education in St. Kitts and Nevis.

NIA praised for special Assembly sitting to mark the 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has received applause from local commentator and journalist Mr. Stevenson Manners, for arranging the special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster.

Education Ministers in SKN break ground for construction of EC$4million technical wing on Nevis

History was made on the grounds of the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) when Hon. Jonel Powell, Federal Minister of Education; and Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), turned the sod on August 06, 2020, signalling the start of construction for a near EC$4million new state-of-the art multi-purpose technical wing.

New cricket practice facility named in honour of former Nevisian batsman Livingstone Sargeant

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has partnered with several corporate entities in the construction of a new cricket practice facility, which has been named in honour of former Leeward Islands top order batsman Nevisian Livingstone Sargeant.

Agriculture at work in Nevis impresses Federal Ministry official

Mr. Ron Dublin-Collins, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture in St. Kitts, is describing a visit to the agricultural sector on Nevis as an eye opener.

Premier Brantley thanks Kittitians who visited Nevis for Emancipation weekend  

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley is expressing gratitude to the persons who traveled from St. Kitts to participate in the Emancipation weekend activities on Nevis.

Ministry of Tourism on Nevis to hold COVID-19 sensitization sessions for restaurant and bar employees

Nevis Island Administration seal

NIA continues to add to economic stimulus package, in response to COVID-19 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says he is pleased that the government responded so swiftly to the financial fallout caused by COVID-19, and has been able to offer citizens and residents wide-ranging concessions. He was speaking at his monthly press conference on July 30, 2020.

NIA making schools in Nevis COVID-19 compliant

The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Ministry of Education has started remedial work on the island’s public primary and secondary schools to ensure they are compliant with COVID-19 regulations when they re-open in September.

Premier Brantley invites Kittitians to Nevis for Emancipation holiday activities

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be hosting a number of activities for the upcoming public holidays, August 3 and 4, 2020, and Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has extended an invitation to Kittitians to travel to Nevis to participate in the events.

Nevis Premier delivers remarks at Nevis Island Assembly’s special sitting to mark 50th anniversary of MV Christena Disaster

The following is the full text of the remarks made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, at a special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on July 31, 2020, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster.

NIA moving to address enrollment concerns for daycare centres, preschools

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is working closely with stakeholders of public and private sector early childhood development centres, to address concerns of reduced capacity at facilities in light of physical distancing requirements, brought on by COVID-19.

St. Thomas’ youth urged to take advantage of job opportunities, as work begins on SKN Pinney’s Beach Park Project

Work has commenced on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project and Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, is urging the youths of the St. Thomas’ Parish to take advantage of job opportunities there.

Nevis benefiting from additional equipment to fight COVID-19

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says the Alexandra Hospital is better placed to fight COVID-19 thanks to additional equipment accessed by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through its local and international partners.

Potential Tropical Cyclone to pass south of Nevis Wednesday

The following is a statement by Mr. Brian Dyer, Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD), with regards to the approaching tropical weather system in the Atlantic.

Nevis Agriculture Department better placed to serve farmers, Director Elliott says

Mr. Randy Elliott, Director of the Department of Agriculture on Nevis, is welcoming the fleet of vehicles handed over to the Department and Ministry of Agriculture recently at the Prospect Experimental Station, stating that they have increased the department’s ability in greater measure to serve farmers.

Business establishments urged to observe COVID-19 safety guidelines in face of re-opening of SKN borders

Business establishments on Nevis are being cautioned to continue to observe the mandatory COVID-19 safety guidelines for operation, especially in light of plans to re-open St. Kitts and Nevis’ borders.

Craft vendors, tourism retail operators on Nevis invited to COVID-19 sensitisation training

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

NIA working to combat challenges posed by COVID-19, Nevis Premier Brantley say

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, says learning to function in a new normal is critical for the island’s tourism industry, the island’s main economic driver.

Tourism Sector workers on Nevis prepare for border reopening

Over the next two weeks more than 1,000 workers in the tourism sector on Nevis will benefit from training sessions on COVID -19, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) and the Ministry of Health, in preparation for the reopening of the Federation’s borders.

Education Ministry ensuring Nevis schools COVID-19 compliant for September opening

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has given the assurance that plans to make schools on the island COVID-19 complaint in time to open for the 2020-2021 school year, are well advanced.

Nevis Premier Mark Brantley extends condolences on passing of former Barbados PM Owen Arthur

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, has extended condolences to the family of Owen Seymour Arthur, PC; and the Government and people of Barbados on the passing of the former Prime Minister. 

SKN Governor General proclaims August 4 a public holiday to mark virtual celebration of Culturama 2020

The following is an announce from Government House in St. Christopher and Nevis through the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a proclamation in relation to Tuesday August 04, 2020

Information Minister pleased with turn out for NIA town hall in Cotton Ground

Minister of Information and Community Development, Hon. Eric Evelyn is pleased with the turn out to the July 23, 2020 town hall meeting in Cotton Ground, hosted by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

NIA to commemorate 50th anniversary of MV Christena Disaster, public invited

The Premier’s Ministry cordially invites the general public to a memorial service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Christena Disaster.

Nevis Disaster Management Committee prepares for peak of hurricane season

The Nevis Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) met at the Emergency Operation Centre at Long Point on July 24, 2020, to discuss the island’s state of readiness ahead of the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, from August to September.

Health sector on Nevis preparing for border reopening  

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is giving assurance that the health facilities on the island are preparing, in the event there are imported cases of COVID-19, when the country’s borders re-open.

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference July 30

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

NIA focuses on innovation, resiliency and sustainability to ensure sustainability of agriculture

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to focus on three critical areas in its quest to increase agricultural production on Nevis.

NIA announces stimulus package for the construction sector in Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Finance, says he hopes citizens and residents will take advantage of a package of concessions offered by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and start their construction projects this year. 

Nevisians enjoying more reliable electricity supply, NEVLEC GM says

Mr. Gilroy Putie, General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), says Nevisians are benefiting from a more reliable electricity supply.

Brown Hill and Craddock Road Rehabilitation Projects almost complete, Minister Brand says

As the Brown Hill and Craddock Road rehabilitation projects near their estimated completion date, Hon. Spencer Brand Minister of Works in the Nevis Island Administration is pleased with the progress being made.

Min. of Tourism on Nevis to hold COVID-19 sensitization sessions for all Hospitality Industry employees

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration regarding a series of COVID-19 sensitization sessions for all employees in the Hospitality Industry on Nevis.

Residents urged to monitor progress of TS Gonzalo, forecast to pass south of St. Kitts and Nevis

Mr. Brian Dyer, Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD), is advising citizens and residents on Nevis to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Gonzalo, which is just about halfway between the continent of Africa and the Caribbean Island chain.

Prospect to be used as focal point for most agriculture related activities on Nevis

Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Agriculture, says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is in the process of utilising Prospect as the focal point for most agriculture-related activities.

NIA to host series of  island wide town hall meetings from July 23rd

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will host the first in a five-part island-wide series of town hall meetings dubbed “Conversations with the People,” on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the Cotton Ground Community Centre from 7:30 p.m.

Department of Agriculture receives vehicles to advance NIA’s efforts to boost efficiency

The Department of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is now better placed to increase its efficiency, thanks to the administration’s provision of four new vehicles valued at just under $200,000.

Nevis makes Travel + Leisure Magazine’s list of Top 25 islands in the Caribbean

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration, says his government is delighted that the island has been consistently recognized for the quality of its tourism product.

Process in place for persons wishing to travel out of Nevis

Dr. Judy Nisbett, Chair of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, is informing persons who plan to travel overseas from Nevis that there is process that must be followed before they are allowed to leave the island.

Beachgoers, sports persons mostly compliant with COVID-19 protocols, says Police Superintendent 

Beachgoers and persons engaging in sporting activities in Nevis are being commended for adhering to the COVID-19 regulations and protocols.

Gov’t ministers in Nevis say there is much to be thankful for despite COVID-19, other challenges

“We are indeed living in perilous days fraught with numerous challenges, yet during these difficult times, we should never cease in giving God thanks and praise.”

Rev. Samuel preaches unity and nation building at United in Christ Giving Thanks and Praise church service

A church service dubbed “United in Christ Giving Thanks and Praise” was held at the Gingerland Methodist Church on Sunday, July 19, 2020, for three Ministers of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), who now form part of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Island Assembly to commemorate 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster at special sitting

The Nevis Island Assembly will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster at a special sitting in Chambers at Hamilton House on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Criteria for the SKN 2020 Independence Theme Competition

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the St. Kitts and Nevis 2020 Independence Theme Competition.

Top regional music artists among panel to judge Nevis Song Competition, NTA extends deadline for entry submission

Artists and musician now have until Friday, September 11, 2020, to submit their entry for the Nevis Song Competition.

Third tranche of COVID-19 relief food vouchers to be distributed shortly

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says a third tranche of COVID-19 relief food vouchers will be distributed to vulnerable families soon, thanks mainly to financial contributions from the Cabinet Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Early Childhood Centres permitted to re-open once COVID-19 protocol compliant

Early Childhood Development Centres on Nevis have been given the okay to re-open, however they must first be certified complaint with new COVID-19 protocols.

Facilitator pleased at prospective teachers’ competency in online teaching platforms

Mr. John Williams, Education Officer in the Department of Education on Nevis, is pleased with the level of competency the first batch of prospective teachers for 2020 exhibited, with respect to training in the online teaching platform Microsoft (MS) Teams.

154 livestock farmers on Nevis gifted with free animal feed in $33,000 NIA, ECGC partnership

One hundred and fifty-four livestock farmers on Nevis benefited from a donation of animal feed in a Nevis Island Administration (NIA)/Eastern Caribbean Group of Companies (ECGC) partnership, a gesture described as a show of support for the farmers.

Nevis Ministries of Health and Gender Affairs, and Agriculture partner in backyard gardening project

he Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Social Development, launched a backyard gardening project for heads of households on Nevis.

Two persons to face the courts in Nevis for breach of quarantine protocol