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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University of the Virgin Islands Scholarships 2022

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Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley congratulates Barbados PM Mia Mottley on landslide election victory 

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Nevis Premier to hold 1st monthly press conference for 2022 on January 27

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University of Medicine and Health Sciences; Winsor University of Medicine Scholarship Offers

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in Nevis.

NIA Financial Assistance 2022

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration regarding financial assistance 2022.

Turkish Scholarship 2022

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human resources in Nevis.

Taiwan (MOFA and ICDF) Scholarships 2022

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Ross University Scholarships for Veterinary Medicine Degree Programme

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration regarding scholarships offered by the Ross University for study in Veterinary Medicine.

Chile Scholarship 2022

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2022 New Year’s Day message by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

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NTA announces plans to host “Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday” again in December 2022

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Christmas greetings from Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

The following as a Christmas greeting from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

Long serving NTA manager Ms. Yvette Jackman retires after more than 35 years in tourism industry

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St. Kitts-Nevis Customs and Excise Department extends opening hours for Christmas Season

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Nevis Water Department schedules opening hours for Christmas Season

The following is a notice from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) regarding opening hours for the Christmas Season.

Fishers on Nevis benefit from safety device donation

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Republic of China (Taiwan) Expo opens in Nevis showcasing companies and products

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Park at Pinney’s officially opens, named in honour of the late Hon. Malcolm Guishard

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MV World Voyager makes inaugural call on Nevis

Hon. Spencer Brand Minister in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) welcomed the captain, crew and guests of the MV World Voyager to Nevis, as the vessel made its inaugural call to the island on December 17, 2021.

NTA official calls on stakeholders to take advantage of benefits from tourism industry

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Public Works to continue Road Repair and Maintenance Programme in 2022

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NTA to host second edition of “Nothing like a Nevisian Holiday,” invites public

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Colombia Scholarship Offer 2022

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

Ministry of Finance issues statement regarding payment of bonus salary to public servants in Nevis

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding payment of a bonus salary to all public servants, including employees of statutory bodies and pensioners on Nevis.

Upgrade of Nevis’ sporting facilities high on the 2022 agenda, says Minister of Sports

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says the Ministry of Sports will continue to focus on its infrastructural development and upgrade to its sporting facilities across Nevis in 2022.

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Nevis eliminates quarantine period for fully vaccinated visitors

With effect from December 11, 2021, Nevis no longer requires fully vaccinated international travellers to quarantine upon entry, if they present proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Education remains a priority for the NIA, Hon. Troy Liburd says

unior Minister of Education, Hon. Troy Liburd has commended the Cabinet members of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for continuing to prioritize education when allocating limited resources each year.

Appropriation Bill (2022) 2021 passed in the Nevis Island Assembly

The Nevis Appropriation Bill (2022) 2021 has been passed in the Nevis Island Assembly. 

Nurse Kathleen Joyce O’Connor named Patron of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Nurse Kathleen Joyce O’Connor of Gingerland was honoured as Patron of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at the Memorial Square in Charlestown, Nevis on December 08, 2021. 

St. Paul’s Representative Hon. Spencer Brand calls for togetherness at national Christmas tree lighting

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NTA launches new promotional video and contest

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Nevis Artisan Village Night Market coming December 11

In its continued efforts to enhance the tourism product on Nevis, the Ministry of Tourism will host its second annual Nevis Artisan Village Night Market at the village grounds at Pinney’s from 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

NIA to continue curtailing expenditure in 2022

Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, has given assurance that the government will continue to demonstrate responsibility with respect to regulating its expenditure.

Nevis youths gain insight into scourge of gender-based violence

Sensitising teens and young adults to the scourge of gender-based violence was the aim of an event hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs on Sunday, December 05, 2021 at Lime Beach Bar.

NIA fiscal incentive programs extended into 2022, says Finance Minister

A number of fiscal incentive programs introduced by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in 2020 will be extended into 2022 to continue bringing relief to the people of Nevis.

Premier Brantley presents $229 million budget for 2022 as NIA continues to exercise fiscal prudence

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) delivered the 2022 Budget Address on December 07, 2021, outlining a $229 million budget for the delivery of the government’s programs, plans and policies for the upcoming fiscal year.

Second mural unveiled for campaign against gender-based violence on Nevis

Artist Ms. Danielle Moore says a mural she created for the Department of Gender Affairs, as a permanent reminder of its continued fight against gender-based violence, was done in a style to draw attention to the department’s campaign.

Three Nevisians named to West Indies Rising Stars U19 Squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 

Congratulations are pouring in from family, friends and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for Onaje Amory, Carlon Bowen-Tuckett, and Jaden Carmichael, the three Nevisians selected for West Indies Rising Stars Under19 Squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. 

More than 2,000 hospitality workers trained on Nevis in Ministry of Tourism COVID-19 sensitization sessions

An official of the Ministry of Tourism on Nevis is voicing satisfaction with the response to a series of COVID-19 sensitization training sessions for hospitality industry employees.

Nevis Department of Agriculture to hold cattle auction December 10

The Department of Agriculture on Nevis is inviting livestock farmers to take part in its end of year cattle auction at the Maddens Stock Farm on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 8 a.m.

Time to end battle of the sexes, Nevis Gender Affairs Minister says   

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs, believes that the time has come for the battle for supremacy between sexes to end, as she hailed the theme for International Men’s Day 2021 “Better relations between men and women.”  

NIA breaks ground for Phase 3 of Cedar View Housing Development

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has broken ground in Maddens, St. James to provide 38 residential lots in Phase 3 of the Cedar View Housing Development.

Nevis Health Minister says booster vaccines available to the most vulnerable

Booster COVID-19 vaccines are available to persons on Nevis, but only on doctors’ orders or for those with underlying conditions who are more likely to get severely ill if infected.

Premier Brantley, Cabinet colleagues pleased with status of Wӓrtsilӓ generator installation

Ongoing installation works of a new US multi-million-dollar 3.8-megawatt Wӓrtsilӓ generator at the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) power station at Prospect is drawing rave reviews from officials of the Nevis Island Administration Cabinet.

Ten men on Nevis honoured for giving rise to better gender relations in community  

Ten men on Nevis were honoured for their positive impacts in communities on the island at an Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs on November 30, 2021 at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC), to mark the annual observance of International Men’s Day on November 19. The theme was: “Better relations between men and women.”

Ministry of Tourism and partners to host final monthly COVID-19 sensitization session

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for all employees in the hospitality industry.

Nevis Junior Health Minister delivers address ahead of World AIDS Day observed December 01

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs on Nevis on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2021 which is observed annually on December 01.

NTA issues updated expected cruise ship calls schedule for December

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) has updated the number of cruise calls expected on Nevis during December for the November 2021 to March 2022 cruise season.

NIA: Financial assistance available for young persons to pursue Nursing

Young persons on Nevis are being encouraged to pursue the noble profession of Nursing, an area of study for which the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) provides financial assistance and scholarship opportunities.

NIA has used CBI monies to partially fund developments and keep Nevis running 

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has put the monies received from the proceeds from the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program to good use funding a myriad of projects that have benefited citizens and residents on the island. 

Premier clarifies claims that the Federal government paid $371 million to the NIA

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has clarified erroneous claims made in the public sphere that the Federal Government paid over $371 million to the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) since 2015- he said that is simply “false”.

December 07 is Budget Day in Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), will present the 2022 Budget at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on December 07, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Nevis public urged to participate in World AIDS Day 2021 activity

The Nevis Health Promotion Unit (HPU) is urging members of the public to adorn the colour red and join them in an event dubbed “Light up the town,” and a walk on December 01, 2021, in support of those who have been afflicted with HIV/AIDS.

Bright outlook for Nevis’ 2021/2022 tourist season; persons urged to get vaccinated in order to gain employment in the sector  

Nevis is poised to have a somewhat buoyant tourist season; it’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the industry since March 2020, and Premier Hon. Mark Brantley is agitating for persons on the island to get vaccinated in order to benefit from the upturn in economic activity.

NEVLEC schedules islandwide power outage November 28

The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a scheduled power outage on November 28, 2021.

Faith-based organisations on Nevis to tackle social issues in schools, community

Apart from a two-day collaborative prayer initiative, faith-based organisations on Nevis are working on two other initiatives to tackle social issues in schools and the community.

Nevis Junior Gender Affairs Minister’s address for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs on Nevis on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed on November 25, 2021.

Public Works undertakes major upgrade of road network in Pinney’s Beach area

The Ministry of Public Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has embarked on a road enhancement project that will improve the flow of traffic in the Pinney’s Beach area.

Nevis Premier still going without salary as COVID crisis lingers

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley continues to go without his entire monthly salary and allowances, forgoing a paycheque since March 2020 as a show of solidarity with the people of Nevis who lost their jobs in the Tourism industry with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faith-based organisations on Nevis seeking divine intervention for peace, brotherhood, goodwill in the community

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184 persons test blood sugar, blood pressure during HPU’s World Diabetes Day Health Screening 

Nevis’ Health Promotion Unit (HPU) successfully hosted a World Diabetes Day Health Screening on November 18 and 19, 2021, with 184 persons turning up to check their blood sugar, blood pressure and kidney health.

Third Wӓrtsilӓ engine expected to bring savings for NEVLEC customers

The procurement of a new Wӓrtsilӓ generator being installed at the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) Power Station at Prospect is expected to result in savings for the company and its customers.

St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association donates to Flamboyant Nursing Home for Law Week 2021

Residents of the Flamboyant Nursing Home in Nevis were presented with a donation from the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association on November 22, 2021, as part of the organisation’s annual Law Week activities.

NEVLEC power station, businesses to benefit from rehabilitation of Prospect Road

The Public Works Department (PWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is undertaking a road rehabilitation project in Prospect that will benefit the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd (NEVLEC) power station and surrounding businesses in the area.

NIA launches Bay View Gardens Housing Development in Rices, Gingerland

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) through the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC), has launched a fourth housing development in just over three months, this time in Rices Village, Gingerland.

Junior Gender Affairs Minister on Nevis delivers address for International Men’s Day 2021

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

Residents get relief as Public Works paves dirt road in Montpelier Estate

The Public Works Department (PWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has brought relief to residents of Montpelier Estate by laying a brand new asphalt road to replace the previous problematic dirt road leading into the area.

Nevis Gender Affairs Minister launches Boys’ Mentorship Programme

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs, could hardly contain her excitement as she launched a Boys’ Mentorship Programme on Nevis hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs.

Cruise ships making return calls to Nevis with two inaugural calls for 2021/22 cruise season

MV Seabourn Odyssey, a cruise ship for Seabourn Cruise Line with a passenger capacity of 450 and 330 crew, made its first scheduled call to Nevis for the 2021/2022 cruise ship season.

Cruise ships return to Nevis’ waters for 2021/2022 season

The Seabourn Odyssey docked at the Charlestown sea port today, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, the first official cruise call to Nevis for the 2021/2022 cruise ship season.

Premier Brantley: Nevis offers attractive and safe investment opportunities

The attractiveness and safety of investment opportunities in Nevis was the cynosure of presentations by financial experts at the Nevis Financial Services Conference hosted during Expo2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on November 16, 2021.

NIA’s Public Works commissions new universal-class road paver

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has commissioned a state-of-the-art road paver that will advance the Ministry’s delivery of improved road infrastructure across Nevis.

Nevis hosts Financial Services Conference at Expo2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The island of Nevis has been highlighted as a promising investment destination offering products and services for expanding opportunities for financial and estate planning, during Expo2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Nevis Health Promotion Unit to host diabetes awareness activities

In acknowledgement of World Diabetes Day 2021 which was observed on November 14, the Nevis Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health, will be hosting two activities.

Prince William Street in Nevis to close to vehicular traffic November 17

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a street closure in Charlestown.

Nevis Premier schedules monthly press conference for November 25

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

Premier Brantley, other dignitaries lay wreaths in honour of fallen Nevisian veterans of the World Wars

Her Honour Mrs. Hyleeta Liburd, M.H. Deputy Governor-General, and Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley were among the dignitaries and officials who laid wreaths at the monument in the War Memorial Square, Charlestown on Sunday, November 14, 2021, in honour of those Nevisians who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

Nevis Abattoir increasing smoked products inventory as demand increases

The demand for local smoked hams from the Abattoir Division at the Department of Agriculture on Nevis continues to increase and Mr. Garfield Griffin, Manager of the Abattoir says he expects this Christmas season to be no different.

NTA expecting 39 calls for 2021/2022 cruise ship season

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) is expecting 39 calls for the 2021/2022 cruise ship season with a capacity of 11,928 passengers.

Nevis Water Department on track to achieve one million gallons of storage per day at Hamilton Estate reservoir

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is forging ahead with plans to increase water storage capacity at the Hamilton Estate reservoir in order to serve more consumers across the island.

Dept. of Youth on Nevis recognises four young persons as its Green Ambassadors

Four young volunteers- Ms. Nykeisha Henry, Ms. Aleyah Powell, Ms. Truvhana Richards and Mr. Dillon Smithen- were recognised as the Department of Youth’s Green Ambassadors at its annual Youth Impact 12 Awards Ceremony which was held at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on November 04, 2021.

Windsong International Foundation donates a third school bus to the NIA

On Friday, November 05, 2021, Windsong International Foundation made another significant contribution to the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Ministry of Education. The Foundation donated yet another Toyota Coaster bus to the Ministry, bringing their donations to three buses within the last 12 months.

Work on second road underway in Butlers Road Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Department of Public Works continues its steady progress on the Butlers Road Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project as a second major road in the area is being prepared for resurfacing.

Nevis Abattoir Division taking Christmas orders for smoked local hams, other smoked products

The Christmas season is nearing and Abattoir Division in the Department of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is urging the public to place their orders for smocked local products.

National Statement by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment and Co-operatives St. Kitts and Nevis at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

A national statement presented by Hon Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment and Co-operatives for St. Kitts and Nevis, at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Catalyst for Climate Action Day, High Level Segment on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wallace Family Bursary launched for the Modern Languages Department at the Charlestown Secondary School

The Wallace Family Bursary, a financial grant to be awarded to a top student studying foreign languages, has been launched for the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS).

Youth Minister Evelyn applauds nine youth awardees on Nevis  

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), applauded the nine young persons who were honoured at the Youth Impact 12 Awards Ceremony on November 04, 2021. The annual event hosted by the Department of Youth, was held at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC).

Nevis features in National Geographic Traveler UK Edition in December

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) continues to attract strong international media coverage in key source markets to ensure that the Island of Nevis continues to be on the radar when people are planning their long-haul vacations.

Premier Brantley urges St. Kitts and Nevis citizens to get vaccinated if they wish to access the United States

The United States Government has announced that effective today, November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizen and non-immigrant adult air passengers will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to traveling to the United States.

Customs and Excise Department (Nevis Division) to hold public auction sale

The following is a notice from the St. Kitts and Nevis Customs and Excise Department Nevis Division regarding a public auction sale.

St. Kitts and Nevis Environment Minister meets with Commonwealth Secretary General

St. Kitts and Nevis’ efforts at combatting climate change came into sharp focus during a meeting between the Commonwealth Secretary General the Right Hon. Patricia Scotland and the Federation’s Environment Minister the Hon. Eric Evelyn.

Nine young persons on Nevis receive awards at Youth Impact 12 Awards Ceremony

Nine young persons on Nevis, three more than in 2020, were honoured at the Youth Impact 12 Awards Ceremony on November 04, 2021. The event, hosted by the Department of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), was held virtually at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) with the theme “Champions of Youth Work.”

First phase of Butlers Road Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project nears completion

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Public Works and Physical Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says work on the first phase of the Butlers Road Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project is progressing apace and is on track to be completed within the next few weeks.

Canadian fashion designer Stacey Martin partners with NTA launches limited edition “Go There – Remember Where You Wore Me” collection November 04

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (NOVEMBER 04, 2021) — The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding its partnership with Canadian designer Stacey Martin and black-owned eco-conscious lex-loungewear brand Stacey Martin Lifestyle. Today, Stacey Martin Lifestyle, a new Canadian lux-loungewear brand launches into the fashion arena with the release of its inaugural […]

There’s money to be made in pig farming, Nevis Livestock Extension Officer Claxton says

“There’s a lot of money to be made in pig production,” so says Mr. Rohan Claxton, Livestock Extension Officer with responsibility for Production on the Maddens Stock Farm, in the Department of Agriculture on Nevis.

Department of Agriculture on Nevis upping quality of small ruminants

Small ruminant production is another area on which the Department of Agriculture is focusing, in keeping with its thrust to ensure food security on Nevis.

NIA announces OAS-UAGM Scholarships 2021 for undergraduate and graduate studies

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is pleased to inform of the following scholarship opportunities offered by the Organization of American States (OAS) in collaboration with the University Ana G. Mendez University (UAGM):

Hon. Eric Evelyn advances St. Kitts and Nevis’ revised National Climate Plan at COP26

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment for St. Kitts and Nevis, is presently in Glasgow, Scotland when he launched the Federation’s revised National Climate Plan at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

MSR Media begins filming a fourth movie on Nevis

It was “Lights! Camera! Action!” at the Gin Trap Private Club on Monday, November 01, 2021 as MSR Media officially began filming its fourth movie on the island of Nevis.

Caretakers of elderly persons strongly advised to take the COVID-19 vaccine

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 01, 2021)– The island of Nevis and the wider Federation celebrated Seniors’ Month in October, and Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), continues to advocate for those charged with the care of elderly persons to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Demand for livestock at government owned farm on Nevis increasing; so is meat quality

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 01, 2021) — The Department of Agriculture on Nevis continues to build its livestock capacity and increase meat production in its quest to ensure food sustainability on the island. Mr. Rohan Claxton, Livestock Extension Officer with responsibility for Production on the Maddens Stock Farm, says a breeding programme which was introduced in […]

NIA announces Remembrance Day 2021 activity guidelines

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding guidelines for the observance of Remembrance Day 2021.

Applications for Pinney’s Park employment overwhelming, Nevis Tourism PS says

Mr. John Hanley, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism on Nevis is describing the response to applications for employment at Pinney’s Park as overwhelming.

Nevis Physical Planning and Development Control Regulations 2021 takes effect

The following is a press release from the Department of Physical Planning and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration regarding the Nevis Physical Planning and Development Control Regulations 2021.

Premier Brantley returns to Nevis after attending a conference in Rome

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley returned to Nevis on Thursday, October 28, 2021 after attending the 10th Italy-Latin America and the Caribbean Conference in Rome, Italy.

Ten persons complete COVID-19 Security Training as new Compliance Officers on Nevis

Ten men and women on Nevis have completed COVID-19 Security Training to take up the mantle as Compliance Officers.

Dept. of Gender Affairs releases calendar of activities in celebration of Men’s Month in November

The Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) announced on October 28, its calendar of activities planned for November dubbed Men’s Month, in observance of International Men’s Day on November 19. This year’s theme is “Better relations between men and women.”

Nevis contractors educated on building code requirements, legal liability at Dept. of Physical Planning seminar

The Department of Physical Planning and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has moved to ensure that contractors on the island are properly educated on the key aspects of providing professional and quality services, and are in adherence with the regulations governing the construction sector.

St. Kitts and Nevis holds diplomatic talks with Colombia

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis, engaged his colleague Her Excellency Dr. Marta Lucia Ramírez, Vice President and Foreign Minister of Colombia in a diplomatic exchange in the margins of the 10th Italy Latin America and the Caribbean Conference in Rome, Italy.

COVID-19 sensitization workshops returning for tourism industry workers

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the return of COVID-19 sensitization workshops.

Premier Brantley hopeful for a “Comeback” in tourism for Nevis, Caribbean region

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is optimistic of a comeback in tourism for Nevis and the wider Caribbean for the 2021/2022 season, which would jumpstart economic recovery from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

First cruise ship in 18 months – MS World Navigator makes inaugural call on Nevis

Acting Premier of Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers welcomed the MS World Navigator on its inaugural port call on Nevis on October 24, 2021, and the first cruise ship visiting the island for the 2021 tourist season.

Swiss plastic surgeon performs landmark lifesaving breast reconstruction surgery at Alexandra Hospital

History was made at the Alexandra Hospital in Nevis on October 16, 2021, when the first bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery was performed on a cancer survivor.

Premier Brantley to travel to Rome on official duty

he Honourable Premier Mark Brantley is set to depart Nevis for Rome on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

NIA breaks ground for Chimney Crescent Housing Development at Low Ground Estate

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues its housing revolution, breaking ground for the Chimney Crescent Housing Development at Low Ground Estate, St. John’s Parish on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Nevis Co-operative Credit Union gives back to the society during week of activities

The Nevis Co-operative Credit Union Limited (NCCU) is giving back to the community it serves as part of its week of activities in observance of International Credit Union Day, being celebrated this year on October 21.

Dept. of Gender Affairs urging parish teams to register for Men Can Cook Grill Master Competition

Mr. Mario Phillip, Gender Affairs Officer in the Department of Gender Affairs on Nevis, is urging men in two-member teams from each parish to sign up for a Men Can Cook Grill Master Competition.

Taiwanese Ambassador H.E. Michael Lin impressed with NIA farm at Indian Castle Estate

His Excellency Michael Lin, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis, has expressed excitement at the level of cultivation underway at the Nevis Island Administration (NIA)-operated farm at Indian Castle Estate.

Public schools in Nevis to observe midterm break

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration, regarding a midterm break for public schools on Nevis.

NIA Ministry of Agriculture awards employees for hard work and dedication

Several members of staff at the Ministry and Department of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) have been awarded for their hard work and dedication over the past two years, especially during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crop, livestock farmers recognized for contribution to food security on Nevis

Mr. Leroy Thompson and Mr. Lorne Hanley have been awarded Livestock and Crop Farmer for 2019/2020, respectively.

Minister Jeffers gives back to constituents in 10th anniversary celebration

Householders in the Parish of St. James’ last weekend were the beneficiaries of an initiative by their representative Hon. Alexis Jeffers, as he celebrates the 10th anniversary of his election to the Nevis Island Assembly.

NIA on track to launch a new housing development in Prospect

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues its thrust to provide affordable housing for the people of Nevis with the imminent launch of a new housing development in Prospect, St. John’s Parish.

Nevis features in October 14 issue of Travel Courier magazine

Ms. Jadine Yarde, Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Tourism Authority, recently conducted what is described as a “far-reaching interview” with Travel Courier, in which she details Nevis’ latest tourism updates for the magazine’s readership of more than 2,000 Canadian travel advisors.

Nevis Agriculture Minister Jeffers delivers address for World Food Day 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration on the occasion of World Food Day on October 16.

NIA announces higher education Moroccan scholarships for 2021/22 academic year

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), pertaining to opportunities available for higher education scholarships in Morocco for the 2021/22 academic year.

Premier Brantley returns to Nevis after official travel duties

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley returned to Nevis on Thursday, October 14, 2021 following official travel to Belgrade, Serbia in his capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Distribution of free hand sanitizers and masks continues

Members of the general public are being encouraged to take advantage of the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) free hand sanitizers and masks distribution.

NIA announces study opportunities through OAS/Marconi International University

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration is pleased to inform of the following scholarship opportunities offered by the Organization of American States (OAS) in collaboration with Marconi International University.

NIA, Federal Government collaborate on re-opening, growth of the entertainment industry

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has welcomed the collaboration with Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett and her team in the Ministry of Entertainment and Talent Development in the government of St. Kitts and Nevis as they chart the course for the safe re-opening and development of the entertainment industry.

NTA launches sustainability project to recycle plastics

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) in conjunction with a number of stakeholders, launched a new sustainability project to encourage the people of Nevis to engage in recycling plastics to help make the island an eco-friendlier destination.

Foreign Ministers of St. Kitts and Nevis and Serbia hold bilateral meeting

n a final day of bilateral meetings in the margins of the 60th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit, the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis held bilateral talks with his Serbian counterpart His Excellency Nikola Selaković. 

NIA to hold orientation session for general contractors’ service providers

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

St. Kitts and Nevis signs visa waiver with the State of Palestine

t. Kitts and Nevis continues to raise its international profile as it today October 12, 2021, signed a reciprocal visa waiver agreement with the State of Palestine, in the margins of the 60th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Serbia.

St. Kitts and Nevis holds bilateral talks with São Tomé and Príncipe

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley held bilateral talks with Her Excellency Edite Ten Jua, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Community of São Tomé and Príncipe on the margins of the 60th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Serbia.

Foreign Minister Mark Brantley addresses Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Serbia

Today Monday, October 11, 2021, the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis addressed the High-level Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Belgrade, Serbia.

Revered Nevisian Calypsonian King Binghi honoured for contribution to Music

Mr. Carlisle Pemberton of Brown Hill, also known by his calypso name as King Binghi, was another of 11 Nevisians honoured during the recent celebration of the 38th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis for his contribution in the field of Music.

St. Kitts and Nevis signs visa waiver with Gabon

At a brief ceremony Monday (October 11, 2021) in the margins of the 60th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Serbia, the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis, signed a visa waiver agreement with His Excellency Mr. Pacôme Moubelet Boubeya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon.

Nevis receives 40-bed capacity field hospital to aid in management of COVID-19

Nevis has received a 40-bed capacity field hospital that will be used to bolster the island’s ability to house COVID-19 patients should the need arise.

Nevis joins international community to observe World Mental Health Day 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) as Nevis joins with the international community to observe World Mental Health Day 2021 on October 10.

NIA Legal Counsel Ms. Althea Campbell attains Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law

Ms. Althea Campbell, Legal Counsel at the Legal Department of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has attained a Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law, becoming one in a very small group trained in this area in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Hon. Mark Brantley to attend high-level meeting in Serbia

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis, will be attending the high-level commemorative meeting to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement, being held in Belgrade, Serbia.

Hon. Spencer Brand delivers message for World Post Day 2021

Hon. Spencer Brand delivers message for World Post Day 2021.

NIA to distribute masks, hand sanitizers from October 11

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding distribution of masks and hand sanitizers.

NIA invites applications for post of Chief Labour Officer

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a vacancy in the Ministry of Communications et al.

NIA invites applications for post of Public Health Administrator

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a vacancy in the Ministry of Health.

NTA addresses new travel measures in place for fully vaccinated travellers to Nevis

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) says as of October 07, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers visiting the island will be required to stay at a travel-approved hotel for 24 hours before they are encouraged to explore all the island has to offer.

UK eases COVID-19 quarantine, testing rules for fully-vaccinated travelers from St. Kitts and Nevis

Fully-vaccinated persons traveling from St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Kingdom will enjoy much-eased COVID-19 quarantine and testing requirements effective October 11, 2021.

Nevis Premier welcomes new 24-hour quarantine for international travelers

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has welcomed the new 24-hour quarantine protocol for international travelers in the hopes that the eased restriction would be the impetus needed for tourists to return to Nevis.

Mr. Eugene “Chevy” Chiverton honoured for contribution to Culture

Mr. Eugene “Chevy” Chiverton of Brown Hill Village was honoured in the area of Culture at the recent celebration of the 38th Anniversary of Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Nevis ranks no. 2 in Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards on October 05, 2021, with Nevis recognised as the no. 2 Top Island in all of the Caribbean and the Atlantic.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021.

NIA to acquire a second PCR machine; COVID-19 testing to come on stream within weeks

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is in the process of acquiring a second polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine and is mobilizing to begin testing for COVID-19 on island in the coming weeks.

Three Important Bills pass in the Nevis Island Assembly

Three important pieces of legislation were passed unanimously in the Nevis Island Assembly during a sitting at Hamilton House on October 05, 2021.

Gingerland musician Mr. Curtley Maynard honoured for contribution to Music

Mr. Curtley Maynard, a musician from Gingerland is another Nevisian who was honoured during the 38th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis. 

NTA launches new destination website

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) announcing the launch of a new destination website on October 06, 2021.

Nevis Water Department honours three retirees for dedicated service

The Nevis Water Department (NWD) honoured three of its retirees who have given collectively more than 100 years of dedicated service at a Retirement Cocktail celebration at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on September 30, 2021.

Hon. Troy Liburd thanks teachers for their contribution on World Teachers’ Day

Today, October 05, 2021 is World Teachers’ Day, and Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has publicly saluted teachers on Nevis for their invaluable contribution to the education and development of the island’s youth.

Gingerland cultural icon Mr. Elton Archibald honoured for contribution to Culture

Mr. Elton Archibald of Rawlins Village in Gingerland, referred to as one of Nevis’ cultural icons was honoured for his contribution to Culture, during the recent celebration of the 38th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Love for people leads Pond Hill Villager to Independence Day Community Service Award

Her love for people and culinary arts paved the way for being honoured during the recent celebration of the 38th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Nevis Island Assembly revises Order Paper for October 05 sitting

Clerk of the Nevis Island Assembly Ms. Myra Williams issued an amendment to the Order Paper which was circulated on October 01, 2021, ahead of the assembly sitting at Hamilton House in Chambers on Tuesday October 05, 2021.

Hon. Eric Evelyn’s address to mark International Day of Older Persons and Seniors Month

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, 2021, and to mark the start of Seniors Month.

Nevis Water Department introduces online bill payment platform

The Nevis Water Department (NWD) introduced its NWD ePay, an online bill payment platform, on October 01, 2021.

Nevis Island Assembly to sit October 05

A sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly is scheduled for October 05, 2021, from 10 a.m. at the Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on Samuel Hunkins Drive in Charlestown.

Brown Hill sportsman honoured for contribution to Sports

Mr. Austin Browne’s contribution to sports has earned him a place in the 11 persons on Nevis honoured during the 38th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Brick Kiln Villager Mr. Dexter Harley honoured for contribution to Business

Mr. Dexter Hanley, a businessman from Brick Kiln Village was honoured for his contribution to Business at an Awards Ceremony at Government House in Bath Plain on September 20, 2021, on the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Horticulturist Mr. Dane Sandiford selected to manage Pinneys Park

Mr. Dane Sandiford who hails from Barbados, will be the Manager of the Pinneys Park. He was selected from a shortlist of 11 candidates who applied for the position to manage the park which is scheduled to open in Nevis in December 2021.

NIA launches second housing development in Charlestown

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to fulfill its mandate of providing affordable housing solutions for the people of Nevis, launching a second housing development in Charlestown is as many weeks- the Sugar Mill Residences in Hamilton Estate.

Fountain Villager Ms. Christiana Smith honoured for Community Service

Ms. Christiana Smith, a 64-year-old grandmother of Fountain Village was one of the 11 persons honoured in Nevis in celebration of the 38th Anniversary of the Independence of St. Christopher and Nevis. She has etched her name in the annals of the island’s history books for her contribution to Community Service for which she is honoured.

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

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

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference October 06

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

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

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

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

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

Minister Brantley interviews with Executive Editor of WION TV

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

Premier Brantley returns to Nevis, enters quarantine

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

St. Kitts and Nevis continues to engage with Azerbaijan 

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

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

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

Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley Participates in FOSS Ministerial

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

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

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

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

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

Culture Minister congratulates newly crowned Culturama 47 Kaiso, Soca Monarchs

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

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley’s Independence Address 2021

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

Registration open for Nevis Garden Competition

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

Artistes gear up for the Culturama 47 Soca Monarch Finals

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

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

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

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

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

TDC presents Culturama 47 Kaiso finalists with sponsorship cheques

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

NIA launches new housing development in St. Paul’s

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

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

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

Junior Education Minister addresses reopening of school on Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Address by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

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

12 take first dose as Nevis rolls out Pfizer vaccines

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

Movies filmed on Nevis soon to hit screens worldwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Educators on Nevis urged to prepare for another challenging school year

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

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

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

Three Nevisians selected to West Indies Under19 team for England tour

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

Town hall meeting scheduled for residents of Bath Village

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Culturama Committee gets greenlight to host Culturama 47 events

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

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

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

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

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

Sports Minister congratulates Nevisian youths excelling at cricket and football

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

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

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

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

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

NIA to celebrate life of the late Arthur L. Evelyn

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

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

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

Almost 200 graduate from public primary schools on Nevis

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

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

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

Local vendor pleased with NIA’s move into peanut cultivation

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

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

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

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference August 26

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

Premier Brantley excited about the progress of several NIA projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NTA erects permanent #NevisNice fixture at Pinney’s

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

NIA announces study opportunities in Turkey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High Court in Nevis notice addresses 2021/2022 Jury List

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

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

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

NIA announces offer of 2022/2023 Chevening Scholarships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Demand for products from government-owned Abattoir continues to increase

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

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

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

NIA moves to secure water resource on Nevis

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

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

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

SKN High Commission in London to showcase interested local published authors

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

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

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

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference July 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis to commemorate 51st Anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Water Department announces rationing schedule for northern areas

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

New solid waste management ordinance on Nevis to bring sweeping changes

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

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

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

NIA enhances legislation governing Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority

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

Culturama 47 rescheduled to Independence holiday weekend in September

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

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

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

Hon. Eric Evelyn congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis Olympians

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

Vaccination programme resumes on Nevis as economy re-opens

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

Nevis Island Assembly sitting to be held on July 13

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

Nevis to benefit from Social Security food voucher initiative

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

Nevis Premier extends condolences on the death of Haitian President Moïse

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

NIA to commission its CCTV surveillance program shortly

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

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

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

Nevis records 18th case of COVID-19

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

Guidelines issued for Nevis candidates sitting CXC exams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis records 16th case of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Increased NASPA security protocols now in effect

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

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

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

NIA launches new services to attract foreign investment

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

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

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

Nevisians encouraged to celebrate CARICOM Day/Week 2021

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

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference on June 29

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

Public Works Dept. undertakes remedial drainage work on Craddock Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Works begin resurfacing several roads in Charlestown

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

NASPA informs of changes to the ferry schedule

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

NASPA Long Point Port changes operating hours

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

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

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley addresses the people of Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

NASPA increases safety measures at Charlestown Sea Port

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OAS Scholarship 2021: Early Childhood Development and Family Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three honoured on Nevis for National Centenarians Day 2021

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

OAS and UWIOC offering 2021 scholarships

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

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

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

NIA announces availability of OAS/MIU Scholarship 2021 

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

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

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

Nevis ramps up COVID-19 vaccination drive

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

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

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

Nevis Water Department reminds customers of water rationing schedule

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis education official gives update on school closure

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

Nevis Water Department implements water rationing schedule

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

More than 87 percent of severance claims for Nevis employees approved

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

NASPA increases security measures at all sea ports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NIA announces online Chile Scholarship 2021 for study in ergonomics

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

Taiwan ICDF online Vocational Training 2021

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

NIA announces Brazil Scholarship 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Hon. Eric Evelyn proud to chair regional Environment Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NWD sends reminder for persons on payment plan

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

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference May 25

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

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

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

NIA pairs agriculture with tourism for exciting new initiative

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

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

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

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

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

Ministry of Health shows appreciation to nurses on Nevis 

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

NTA Visitor Survey rates Nevis highly

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

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

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

Nevis Tourism Authority invites you to “Escape to Nevis”

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

Nevis Water Department to commence disconnections for arrears

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

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

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

Nevis Junior Health Minister recognizes important role of Nurses in healthcare

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

Sustainable Development Unit hosts Proposal Writing Training Workshop

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

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

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

Fish Trap Making workshop on Nevis draws islandwide interest

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

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

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

Jr. Minister of Health addresses Nevis’ youths on vaccination

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

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

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

Junior Health Minister on Nevis declares Nurses Week 2021 open

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis updates travel guidelines, protocols revised for vaccinated visitors

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

NIA Cabinet members receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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

NIA announces additional OAS Scholarships 2021

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

NIA announces OAS Scholarships 2021

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

Senior health officials highlight significance of Community Health Nurses on Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

Public CCTV camera program soon to be rolled out on Nevis

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

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

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

Department of Gender Affairs continues to roll out training programmes

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

Premier Brantley encourages vaccination in the public service to safeguard jobs

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

NIA announces availability of Japanese Postgraduate Scholarships 2021

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

Nevis Ministry of Human Resources announces India ITEC Training Courses 2021

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

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

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

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

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

NIA investing $3.8 million to improve Butlers Village road infrastructure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Youth Minister Evelyn raises toast in honour of Mother Earth

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

Filming of second MSR Media movie underway on Nevis

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

Nevis Ministry of Tourism to host Small Tourism Business Workshop

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

NTA invites public to join in target marketing, offering reward 

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

Ministry of Tourism on Nevis issues guidelines for Garden Competition

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

Nevis stakeholder agencies begin disaster planning for 2021

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

Nevis Premier to host next monthly press conference April 28

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

High Court of Justice sitting in Nevis to commence April 26

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

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

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

Public Servants in the NIA complete Supervisory Management Training Course

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

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

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

Slogan competition for Culturama 47 launched

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

Ministry of Tourism launches Nevis Garden Competition for Exposition Nevis 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Calendar of events for Culturama 47 revealed

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

Tourism Minister Hon. Mark Brantley, launches Exposition Nevis 2021

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

Nevis Water Department to close early for training purposes

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

NEVLEC releases disconnection schedule for April

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

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

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

Registration opens for participation in Culturama 47

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

Nevis gets the green light to host Culturama 47!

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

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

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

Nevisians donate relief supplies for disaster-struck St. Vincent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NIA signals full confidence in Bank of Nevis Limited

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

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

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

NASPA recognises retiring staff for their contributions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NIA accepting applications for Financial Assistance 2021  

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

Operations at Long Point Port to end early April 07

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

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

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

Premier invites Kittitians to staycation in Nevis for the Easter weekend

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

Youth Minister Evelyn delivers address in observance of Youth Month 2021

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

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

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

NIA announces study opportunities in India

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

Public primary school students on Nevis participate in Kite Making Workshop

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

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

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

Nevis Min. of Tourism cancels final Vaccination Information session

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

Nevis Water Department maintains supply despite financial challenges

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

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

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

Premier Brantley celebrates Phagwah with Guyanese community on Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

Road Rehabilitation Projects for Butlers, Bath Village slated for 2021

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

NIA Labour Minister: Almost $4 million paid in severance

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

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

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

Premier Brantley continues to forego salary after one year

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

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

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

Premier Brantley pleased with uptake in manufacturing sector on Nevis

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

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

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

Nevis Film Industry Bill passes unanimously in the Nevis Island Assembly

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

Nevis Ministry of Agriculture to host Agrofest featuring local farmers

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

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

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