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

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NIA Ministers applaud 25 Most Remarkable Teens awardees from Nevis

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Eight Nevisians among 25 Most Remarkable Teens 2020/2021 awardees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEVLEC gives update on status of the power supply

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NEVLEC advises of power outage on Cotton Ground Feeder November 5

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

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Nevis and St. Kitts investigating cases of fish poisoning

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206 Nevisian eye care patients successfully treated through Telemedicine Clinic

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

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

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Senior Citizens Division awards five seniors, two caregivers on Nevis

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NIA to hold virtual Remembrance Day Service

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

Two SKN nationals  awarded OAS 2020 Scholarships

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Nurses in Nevis receive salary upgrade

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

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

Installation and commissioning of water filtration system on Nevis nears completion

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NIA Budget Estimates meetings underway

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NIA announces availability of Edu Nova Scholarship 2020

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NIA committed to youth empowerment, says Hon. Eric Evelyn

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

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

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

Nevis Jr. Health Minister deems breast cancer awareness activities important

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

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

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NEVLEC announces power outage for customers on Charlestown 1 Feeder

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

NEVLEC gives update on status of power supply

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

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

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

Argentina’s Ambassador praises stewardship of Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley

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

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

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

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

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 24, 2020.

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

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

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

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

Small Business Boot Camp participants on Nevis urged to work together

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

Nevis participates in virtual 36th FAO Regional Conference

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

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister continues to foster diplomatic relationships 

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

Nevis Premier to hold monthly press conference October 29th

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

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

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

Water storage systems commissioned at six schools in Nevis

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

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

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

Nevis MPs participate in Federal Budget Estimates Meetings

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

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

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

NEVLEC schedules power outages for customers on Cotton Ground Feeder

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

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

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

Hon. Eric Evelyn tables first bill in National Assembly

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

Nevis prepared and ready to welcome visitors, Premier Brantley says

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

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

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

Nevis launches joint Health/Tourism campaign “Today4Tomorrow”

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

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

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

GSS student grateful for school supplies donated by Min. Evelyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Work on water filtration system in Nevis to recommence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NTA launches Nevis Tourism Ambassador Program

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Premier cautiously optimistic about tourism in COVID-19 era  

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

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

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

NIA announces OAS-Chile tourism certification online course

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Premier welcomes SKN October 31 border reopening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parents in Nevis reminded of early dismissal of schools on Wednesdays

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

NIA committed to paying public servants’ salaries amid expenditure cutbacks

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

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

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

Nevis Premier Brantley continues to forgo full salary

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

Min. of Communication and Works on Nevis implements management changes

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

Regularized salaries for Nevis nurses coming soon, Premier Brantley says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hashim Lewis wins Nevis Song Competition

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

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

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

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference scheduled for September 22

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

NIA announces study opportunity in Morocco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Islander Watersports donates hand sanitizers to students on Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NIA announces opportunity for study in UK through Chevening Scholarship Programme

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Public Library in Charlestown moves to temporary location

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

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

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

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

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

Second site for Charlestown Preschool opens in Farms Estate

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

Public schools on Nevis reopen for 2020/2021 academic year

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

Nevis banking sector remains vibrant, says Premier Brantley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley lauds NIA’s investment in healthcare

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

High Court Registrar’s office in Nevis to close temporarily

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

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

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

Nevis to host activities to mark Caribbean Wellness Day 2020

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

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

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

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

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

NIA waives Alien Land Holders License Fee for 90 days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes To Success programme on Nevis finds new home

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

NIA to begin implementing cost-cutting measures

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

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

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

GSS student Ms. Nikelsia Kelly receives inaugural Pearletta Lanns Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for August 27

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

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

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

ECSRC issues warning against fraudulent COVID-19 related scams circulating

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

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

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

Social Services Dept. continues uniform assistance programme on Nevis

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

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

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

NDMD Director gives urgent update on passage of Tropical Storm Laura

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

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

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

NDMD Director updates on passage of Tropical Depression #13

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

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

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

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

The construction sector on Nevis is showing signs of growth.

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

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

NIA announces scholarship offers for 2021 in Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEVLEC lists power outages scheduled for week commencing August 16

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

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

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

Nevis Growers Association donates $15,000 to member farmers

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

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

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

First Business Boot Camp completed; Gender Minister proud of participants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NIA announces availability of Moroccan Postgraduate Scholarship 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Premier presses for more domestic tourism 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis construction sector remains buoyant, says Minister of Physical Planning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agriculture at work in Nevis impresses Federal Ministry official

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

Premier Brantley thanks Kittitians who visited Nevis for Emancipation weekend  

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

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

Nevis Island Administration seal

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

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

NIA making schools in Nevis COVID-19 compliant

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

Premier Brantley invites Kittitians to Nevis for Emancipation holiday activities

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

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

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

NIA moving to address enrollment concerns for daycare centres, preschools

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

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

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

Nevis benefiting from additional equipment to fight COVID-19

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

Potential Tropical Cyclone to pass south of Nevis Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tourism Sector workers on Nevis prepare for border reopening

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Disaster Management Committee prepares for peak of hurricane season

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

Health sector on Nevis preparing for border reopening  

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

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference July 30

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

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

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

NIA announces stimulus package for the construction sector in Nevis

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

Nevisians enjoying more reliable electricity supply, NEVLEC GM says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Process in place for persons wishing to travel out of Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Criteria for the SKN 2020 Independence Theme Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilitator pleased at prospective teachers’ competency in online teaching platforms

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two persons on Nevis who breached the protocol governing the COVID-19 quarantine sites will face the courts.

NEVLEC advises on status of equipment maintenance and possibilities of unplanned power outages

The following is an advisory from Mr. Gilroy Pultie, General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding the Prospect Power Plant maintenance and system reliability.

Foreign direct investment impacts lives of every citizen, SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, is underscoring the importance of foreign direct investment to the development of the islands’ economy and the positive impact it has on the lives of every citizen.

First batch of prospective teachers on Nevis receiving training in online teaching

Nineteen young persons selected as part of the cohort of prospective teachers for 2020 will be the first such grouping on Nevis to be trained in the delivery of online instruction.

NEVLEC schedules more power outages to facilitate system upgrades

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) wishes to inform its clients of planned power outages for the week commencing July 12, 2020.

Decrease in water revenue for a good cause, Water Services Minister Brand says

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says he is pleased with the financial contribution the Nevis Water Department (NWD) is making as its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SKN Agriculture Minister satisfied with allied agencies’ renewed crop resilience initiative

Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Federal Minister of Agriculture thanked two its Allied Agencies – the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) for their renewed commitment to the development of agriculture in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Police on Nevis warn against unauthorized events which breach Covid-19 Regulations

Superintendent Lyndon David, Commander of the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is warning persons against hosting parties and other social events in which many persons gather, citing it is a breach of the Statutory Rules and Orders no. 27 of the 2020 Emergency Powers COVID-19 Regulations.

NIA hoping to complete major road projects by end of July

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to upgrade the road network on Nevis, and is currently engaged in two major projects which it plans to complete by the end of July 2020.

Opening of new funeral home an indication of confidence in Nevis economy, Premier Brantley says

The recent opening of the Oualie Funeral Home & Crematory at New River Estate in the Parish of St. James’ in Nevis, is being applauded as a significant investment which shows the confidence in the Nevis economy.

It’s official; three Nevis ministers now members of National Assembly in SKN

Hon. Mark Brantley, Hon. Alexis Jeffers, and Hon. Eric Evelyn took the Oath of Allegiance at the Opening of the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis at the St. Marriott Resort on Wednesday, July 08, 2020, and are now officially members of the Federal parliament.

Nevis COVID-19 Task Force Chair Dr. Judy Nisbett urges nationals and residents to adhere re-entry protocols

Dr. Judy Nisbett, Chairman of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, is appealing to nationals and residents desirous of returning to Nevis to adhere to the protocols in place before doing so.

  NTA CEO Yarde says 2020 virtual Nevis Mango and Food Festival was seamless

The COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) from hosting its annual Nevis Mango and Food Festival from July 03 to 05. However, this year it was held virtually.

Two elected Nevis representatives to make their debut in the National Assembly

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier Hon. Alexis Jeffers, and Hon. Eric Evelyn, will on Wednesday, July 08, 2020, take the Oath of Allegiance in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis.

NIA waives late fee for private mail box renters due to COVID-19 impact

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Posts in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says a decision has been taken to waiver late fees for persons with private mail boxes at the Nevis Postal Service.

COVID-19 Relief for farmers on Nevis bearing fruit, says Hon. Alexis Jeffers

Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Alexis Jeffers says the NIA’s COVID-19 Relief package for farmers is already bearing fruit.

Nevis records increase in crop production

The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) clarion call for greater food security for Nevis has resulted in an increase in crop production over the past year.

NEVLEC continues line upgrades, service interruption coming for Westbury and Spring Hill Estate July 8th

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) is continuing its line upgrade project and has announced more power outages.

NIA making moves to facilitate reopening of early childhood education facilities soon

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says the ministry is working with the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force to facilitate the reopening of early childhood education facilities on Nevis.

PWD advises of road diversion in Charlestown on July 4th

The following is an advisory from the Public Works Department (PWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a road diversion in Charlestown on Saturday July 04, 2020.

Nevis Animals (Trespass and Pound) (Amendment) Bill, 2020, passes unanimously at July 2nd parliamentary sitting

The Nevis Animals (Trespass and Pound) (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was unanimously passed at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly  in Chambers at Hamilton House on July 02, 2020, presided over by Hon. Farrel Smithen, President of the Assembly.

Nevis Premier excited over job creation St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project will bring

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is eager to see work commence on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project.

Truckers and heavy equipment operators on Nevis donate to teen and young mothers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Ms. Natasha Jeffers, a young single mother on Nevis, was the first of 10 single mothers to receive the gift of a food voucher from a group of private truckers and heavy equipment operators contracted by the Public Works Department (PWD).

NEVLEC advises of planned power outage July 1st

The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) wishes to advise customers on the Gingerland Feeder from Liburd Hill to New River, that there will be a power outage on July 01, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Nevis Island Assembly to sit July 2nd

he Nevis Island Assembly will sit in Chambers at Hamilton House on the Samuel Hunkins Drive on Thursday July 02, 2020.

NIA scales back plans for Vance W. Amory International Airport

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revised its plans to transform the Vance W. Amory International Airport into an international hub and will now move forward with a smaller project to provide a jet facility and facilitate better regional traffic.

Cold storage facility under construction to form critical component of food security efforts on Nevis, says Agriculture PS Sargeant

Mr. Huey Sargeant, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis, has expressed satisfaction with ongoing work by the Public Works Department (PWD) on the construction of a cold storage facility at the government owned farm at Prospect on the outskirts of Charlestown.

NASPA resumes regular operating hours, to resume cargo storage fees July 1st

The Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) wishes to advise the residents on Nevis that the Long Point Port has resumed its regular working hours. We now operate from Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NEVLEC announces planned power outages for June 24th and 25th

The following is a list of power outages planed for the week commencing June 21, 2020, from the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. (NEVLEC).

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference to resume June 25th

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) concerning the resumption of the monthly press conference of Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

SKN Marine Resources official calls on fishermen to join Nevis fishermen’s cooperative

Mr. Lemuel Pemberton, Deputy Director of the Department of Marine Resources in St. Kitts and Nevis, is calling on fisherfolk on Nevis to join the Nevis Fishermen’s Marketing and Supply Cooperative Society Limited, mindful of the important role they play in the island’s food security.

Minister Brand commends Public Works Department workers on Nevis

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Communication and Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has commended employees at the Public Works Department for the renovation work they have been engaged in on government owned buildings and facilities in and around Charlestown.

Department of Education accepting applications to join Teaching profession

The Department of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is inviting applications from suitable candidates to join the Teaching profession on Nevis.

Three NIA Ministers now formal members of Federal Cabinet in St. Kitts and Nevis

The three ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) took their oaths and received their portfolios along with their eight colleagues in St. Kitts, at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Team Unity Administration’s Second Term at Warner Park in Basseterre on June 14, 2020.

Nevis COVID-19 Task Force Chairman Dr. Nisbett speaks on WHO’s updated guidelines for fabric masks production and use

Dr. Judy Nisbett, Chairman of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, urged Nevisians to take note and adhere to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recently published updated guidelines on the production and use of  fabric masks.

NTA invites operators of restaurants, bars and snackettes to meet with Nevis COVID-19 Task Force

The following is an announcement dated June 09, 2020, from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) to the owners and operators of all restaurants, bars and snackettes operating on Nevis regarding a meeting with the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force.

NEVLEC announces planned power outages for June 10th and 11th

The following is a list of power outages planed for the week commencing June 07, 2020, from the Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. (NEVLEC).

NIA announces scholarship opportunity in Japan

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in relation to Japanese Postgraduate Scholarships 2020.

NIA announces postgraduate study opportunity in Estonia

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in relation to Estonian Postgraduate Scholarships 2020.

Three NIA ministers to form part of new Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

Three Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration will form part of the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

SKN Supervisor of Elections announces polling stations in 11 electoral constituencies for June 5th General Elections

The following is a statement from Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections in St. Kitts and Nevis, regarding the polling stations assigned in 11 electoral constituencies for the general elections slated for June 05, 2020.

NIA announces availability of Queen Elizabeth, Commonwealth Scholarships 2020

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding Queen Elizabeth, Commonwealth Scholarships for 2020.

NIA welcomes brief tributes to mark 50th anniversary of M.V. Christena disaster

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the observance of the 50th anniversary of the M.V. Christena disaster.

Nevis joins with St. Kitts to observe Centenarians Day

The following is an address delivered by Ms. Joyce Moven, Deputy Director in the Department of Social Services on behalf of Hon. Eric Evelyn Minister of Social Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), to mark Centenarians Day 2020, which is observed by St. Kitts and Nevis on May 29, 2020.

SKN Supervisor of Election delivers another address on General Election 2020

The following is an address by Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Election in St. Kitts and Nevis delivered on May 29, 2020, regarding the General Election on June 05, 2020.

Minister Brand issues statement on status of water supply in Nevis

The following is a statement by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the status of the water supply.

Nevis public invited to virtual prayer service for God’s protection during 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry dated May 29, 2020, regarding a virtual prayer service for God’s protection during the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

SKN Police Commissioner urges public to adhere to RSCNPF safety guidelines leading up to general election

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 28, 2020) — Mr. Hilroy Brandy, Commissioner of Police in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is urging the public to avoid participating in motorcades leading up to the June 5th general election, as a safety precaution, mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six candidates on Nevis to contest General Elections in St. Kitts and Nevis June 5th

Six candidates on Nevis will contest the upcoming June 05, general elections in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Water Department updates water rationing schedule

The Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has added new areas throughout Nevis to a list of areas already affected by the implementation of a water rationing scheduled on May 16, 2020.

Premier Brantley announces additional relief measures to mitigate against impact of COVID-19

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley Premier of Nevis delivered on May 24, 2020,  announcing additional relief measures to mitigate against the impact of COVID-19.

Water interruption slated for Lower Ramsbury May 26th

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a water interruption at Lower Ramsbury on May 26, 2020.

SKN Supervisor of Elections Elvin Bailey delivers address in relation to General Election 2020  

The following is an address by Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections in St. Kitts and Nevis, regarding the 2020 General Election delivered on May 22, 2020.

EIA for Pinney’s Beach Park Development and Enhancement Project available for public scrutiny

The following is an announcement from the Department of Physical Planning and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Pinney’s Beach Park Development and Enhancement Project.

Premier Brantley meets with religious fraternity on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, met with at least 30 pastors on Nevis at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NePac) on May 21,  2020, in an effort to address concerns from the religious sector regarding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of churches.

Premier to meet with church leaders on Thursday, May 21 at NePAC

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley invites all pastors and ministers on the island to attend a meeting to primarily discuss the reopening of churches during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

COVID-19 Compliance Task Force on Nevis in keeping with its mandate inspects 288 establishments so far

As of May 18, 2020, the COVID-19 Compliance Task Force (CCTF) on Nevis inspected 288 establishments to determine whether they comply with the mandatory guidelines put in place to ensure that St. Kitts and Nevis remains a safe and healthy place to live and do business.

Polling day in St. Kitts and Nevis is June 5th

Polling Day in St. Kitts and Nevis will be Friday, June 05, 2020.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) offers Fellowship Scholarships 2020 in Social Sciences and Humanities Research

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources regarding study opportunity in the Republic of China (Taiwan)  the area of Social Sciences and Humanities Research.

NIA offers COVID-19 special financial aid to students

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources on Nevis regarding the NIA’s offer of COVID-19 special financial assistance to students.

EIA for The Lady Pease Villa Development open to public, Nevis Dept. of Physical Planning and Environment says

The following is an announcement from the Department of Physical Planning and Environment regarding an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for The Lady Pease Villa Development at Farm’s Estate.

Nurse Andre-Powell named Nurse of the Year 2020, pleasantly surprised by accolade from colleagues

Nurse Sylvianna Andre-Powell, a senior nurse at the Alexandra Hospital, says she was pleasantly surprised when she received word that she has been chosen to be the Nurse of the Year for 2020, by the Nevis Nurses Association following their announcement by nurse Simone Harris, the association‘s President on May 12, 2020, during the observance of International Nurses Day.

After 37 years Alsted Pemberton from the civil service on Nevis retires, tells colleagues to continue working for meaningful social change

Mr. Alsted Pemberton, a career civil servant of 37 years, encouraged Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments in the Nevis Island Administration to continue to work together to effect meaningful social change on Nevis.

Work on St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project to commence early to mid-June 2020, Nevis Tourism Official says

Work on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project is slated to commence by early to mid-June, 2020.

President of Nevis Nurses Association to colleagues: We still have empathy, sympathy, courage and dedication despite life changes in core character of nurses

The following is a statement by Simone Harris, President of the Nevis Nurses Association (NNA), on the occasion of International Nurses Day 2020 which is observed on May 12th.

Nevis observes International Nurses Day; Jnr. Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark occasion

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark International Nurses Day on May 12, 2020.

Applications for MUA/NIA scholarship open

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Health regarding applications for the MUA/NIA Scholarship 2020-2021 cycle.

Four Nevis patients cleared of COVID-19, top health official urges Nevisians to continue following health protocols

The four persons in Nevis who had contracted COVID-19 have been declared free of the disease which has been plaguing the world for the past few months and has resulted in millions of lives lost.

OAS offering students COVID-19 emergency aid  

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding emergency aid from the Organization of American States (OAS) for Undergraduate and Graduate students pursuing studies in the United States of America.

Nevis Water Department installs drop box to facilitate cheque payments

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 07, 2020) — The Nevis Water Department is now offering its clients who settle their accounts via a cheque a more efficient and less time consuming manner in which to do so. Effective immediately, customers who wish to drop off their cheque payments have been provided with a drop box which […]

NIA Cabinet takes decisions to assist Nevisians, some to be funded from personal resources

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet has taken some decisions to assist Nevisians as the COVID-19 pandemic affects the operations of the NIA and the livelihood of the people of Nevis.

State of emergency extension resolution passes, new Opposition member sworn in at Nevis Island Assembly emergency sitting

A resolution by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to approve a resolution adopted by the National Assembly on April 17, 2020, to extend the state of emergency to combat the threat of COVID-19 to St. Christopher and Nevis for up to six months effective April 18, received safe passage at an emergency sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on April 18, 2020.

Civil servants and pensioners on Nevis to receive early salaries for April

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration dated April 17, 2020.

Nevis Island Assembly to sit in emergency session April 18th

The Nevis Island Assembly will sit in an emergency session on Saturday, April 18, 2020, to consider and adopt a resolution, to approve a resolution taken in the Federal Parliament on Friday, April 17, 2020, which authorises an extension of the state of emergency for a period of up to six months.

Department of Social Services on Nevis continues to offer support service during lockdown

The following is a statement by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development delivered on April 08, 2020, regarding support services being offered by the Department of Social Services for the most vulnerable during the ongoing lockdown.

COVID-19 halts Nevis Culturama 2020 festival, event cancelled Culture Minister Evelyn says

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 08, 2020) — The following is a statement by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Culturama 2020 (C46) festival. Fellow citizens and residents, I greet you to address an important matter that of Culturama 46 scheduled for July 23 to August 4, 2020. […]

NIA embarks on initiative to help manage COVID-19 cases on Nevis, Junior Health Minister Hon. Brandy-Williams announces

The following is a statement by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on April 07, 2020,  regarding a new initiative to be launched in Nevis on Thursday, April 09, 2020, in the fight against COVID-19.

Nevis Junior Minister of Health Hon. Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark World Health Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark World Health Day.

Prime Minister Timothy Harris Announces State of Emergency to Protect Citizens from COVID-19

Fellow Citizens and Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis, Last evening I asked His Excellency the Governor General to declare a state of emergency. Effective 7:00 p.m. today Saturday, March 28, 2020 all citizens and residents will be subject to a curfew between the hours of 7:00 pm and 5:00 a.m. each day for the next 14 days. This is part of our scaled up response to contain COVID-19 and minimize harm to our people.

Nevis Water Department safeguards against COVID-19, changes operations at Billing office

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department regarding revised control measures at its Billing office due to COVID-19.

NASPA institutes new safety guidelines at ports on Nevis in light of COVID-19 pandemic

The following is a statement by Mr. Oral Brandy, General Manager of the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority [NASPA] on March 27, 2020, regarding the measures put in place at all ports in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Ministry of Education official advises on importance of school work teacher-prepared packages, urges parents and guardians to ensure students complete assignments

The following is a letter from Mr. Kevin Barrett, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to parents and guardians on Nevis regarding the importance of school work teacher-prepared packages for students, in light of school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier Brantley makes statement on Nevis’ response to COVID-19

The following is the full text on a statement made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on COVID-19 from his office at Pinney’s Estate on March 26, 2020.

Nevis Water Department to interrupt water supply March 26th

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding an interruption in the water supply scheduled for March 25, 2020.

All is being done to make Nevis ready for the advent of COVID-19, says Junior Minister of Health Brandy-Williams

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, says all is being done to make Nevis ready for the advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Nevis.

Statement by Premier Brantley to replace monthly press conference on March 26, due to COVID-19 threat

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier of Nevis regarding Premier, Hon. Mark Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for March 26, 2020.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference rescheduled to March 26th

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has rescheduled his monthly press conference to Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Nevis observes World Water Day, Hon. Spencer Brand Minister of Water Services delivers address to mark occasion

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration, as Nevis joins the rest of the world in observing World Water Day on March 22, 2020.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for March 24th

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Nevis Premier Brantley announces postponement of major events due to COVID-19 threat

The following is the full text of an address delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and the Minister of Health on developments surrounding the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ministry of Education on Nevis issues statement on Coronavirus

The following is a statement by the Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Port Security Task Force established on Nevis in response to Coronavirus  

The following is  a press release from the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority (NASPA) regarding enhanced security at the entry ports on Nevis.

Trade and Consumer Affairs Dept. teams up with Dept. of Agriculture in tree planting exercise at Maude Crosse Preparatory School

The Department and Ministry of Agriculture is continues with its tree planting environmentally-friendly initiative at schools and other public and private areas on Nevis, with the planting of a number of fruit trees  at the Maude Crosse Preparatory School on March 13, 2020. The exercise was done in collaboration with the Trade and Consumer Affairs Department.

Premier Brantley off island, Deputy Premier Jeffers is acting Premier

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) dated March 17, 2020, regarding Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

Craddock Road Rehabilitation Project moving closer to completion, Minister Brand pleased

The section of road from Big Rock to the Social Security road junction of the Craddock Road Rehabilitation Project is completed, following the final asphalting by the Public Works Department (PWD) on Friday, March 13, 2020. Work had commenced on that portion of the project in late January 2020.

Canada to set new date of biometric processing for visa applications in SKN

The following is an announcement from the office of the Premier of Nevis for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Premier Brantley delivers address on Covid-19

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis,  Senior Minister of Health and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Covid-19 virus. It was delivered on Monday March 16, 2020.

Nevis Junior Minister of Health Brandy-Williams delivers address on COVID-19 threat

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on March 13, 2020, regarding preparations put in place for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark World Kidney Day on Nevis

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration to mark World Kidney Day on March 12, 2020.

Environmental Health Services Division to hold Food Handlers Clinics

The following is a notice from the Environmental Health Services Division in the Ministry of Health regarding Food Handlers Clinic.

NEVLEC announces power outage planned for March 12th

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a planned power outage on March 12, 2020.

NASPA takes proactive measures in light of COVID-19

NASPA Long Point Nevis (March 9, 2020) – In an effort to continue our preemptive measures and to fortify our ports on the island from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority, in conjunction with the St. Kitts and Nevis Customs and Excise Department-Nevis Division and the St. Kitts and Nevis Immigration Department- Nevis Division, have implemented a series of initiatives to prevent and combat the possible spreading of the COVID-19 infection to the general public.

Ministry of Education gives update on the reopening of Charlestown Primary School

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 10, 2020) — The following is a notice from Zahnela Claxton, Principal Education Officer in the Department of Education, in the Nevis Island Administration, regarding the reopening of the Charlestown Primary School.

NEVLEC advises of scheduled power outage for upper Hamilton area

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 9, 2020) — The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), regarding a planned power outage for March 11, 2020.

Premier Brantley off island, Hon. Alexis Jeffers is acting Premier

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 09, 2020) — The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier of Nevis in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

NEVLEC advises of scheduled power outage for March 11

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 9, 2020) — The following is an advisory from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), regarding a planned power outage for March 11, 2020.

Nevis Junior Minister of Gender Affairs delivers address to mark International Women’s Day

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 8, 2020) — The following is an address made by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration, to mark the observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020.

Ministry of Health in Nevis takes steps to prevent COVID-19 infection

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 6, 2020) – The following is a press release from the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration, regarding steps the ministry is taking to prevent COVID-19 infection.

NRP Candidate Mrs. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds wins Nevis 5 by-election

Mrs. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) whose symbol was the bottle emerged winner in the St. Thomas’ Parish, Lowlands Nevis 5 by-election held on March 05, 2020. The results were announced by Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections from the Cotton Ground Police Station where the ballots were counted 3 1/2 hours following the close of poll at 6 p.m.

Ministry of Education advises of the closure of the Charlestown Primary School on March 5-6

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 4, 2020) — The following is a statement by Zahnela Claxton, Principal Education Officer in the Department of Education, in the Nevis Island Administration, regarding the closure of the Charlestown Primary School on March 5 to 6, 2020.

Nevis Water Department advises of interruption to water supply on March 10

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 4, 2020) – The following is an advisory from the Nevis Water Department, regarding a scheduled interruption in the water supply.

Power outage notices for week commencing March 01, 2020

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited regarding two power outages during the week commencing March 02, 2020.

SKN Supervisor of Elections delivers address for Nevis 5 by-election

The following is the second address by Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections regarding the by-election for Nevis 5 which is scheduled to take place on March 05, 2020.

NIA working to provide benefit packages for non-established workers at end of government tenure

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is seeking to provide benefit packages to non-established (NE) workers at the end of their tenure with the government, a feat that has not been done in the past.

NIA offering financial aid to assist with higher education

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding financial aid to assist with higher education.

Dept. of Physical Planning invites public participation in revision of Nevis Physical Development Plan

The following is an announcement from the Department of Physical Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the revision of the Nevis Physical Development Plan.

NRP’s Cleone Stapleton Simmonds officially nominated to contest St. Thomas’ Parish by-election

Mrs. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) is the second candidate nominated to contest in a by-election on March 05, 2020, to fill a position left vacant by Hon. Joseph Parry the only opposition member in the Nevis Island Assembly at the time of his retirement from the assembly and from active politics on December 31, 2019.

CCM’s Keith Scarborough officially nominated to contest St. Thomas’ Parish by-election

It is now official, Mr. Keith “Dis an Dat” Scarborough of Cotton Ground, a representative of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), will vie for the position of Parliamentary Representative for District 5, St. Thomas’ Parish (Lowlands) in a by-election slated for March 05, 2020.

Brown Hill farmer wins 11th consecutive time at USVI AgriFest; Nevis Agriculture officials pleased

The Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis applauds Mrs. Emontine Thompson, a farmer of Brown Hill who walked away with 1st place in the Off-Island category, for her 11th consecutive win at the 49th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair (AgriFest) of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was held in St. Croix from February 15-17, 2020.

Canadian visitor says she is in awe of Nevis’ beauty

A first-time Canadian visitor to Nevis told the Department of Information on February 20, 2020, that she is in awe of the island’s beauty.

SKN Supervisor of Elections speaks on upcoming by-election in District 5, Nevis

The following is an address by Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections for St. Kitts and Nevis on February 20, 2020, regarding the by-election for District 5 in Nevis on March 05, 2020.

New 400,000 gallon water tank at Hamilton completed, work continues on distribution mains installation

Work continues apace in the Water Enhancement Project at the Hamilton Reservoir compound, and the installation of distribution mains to and from the newly-constructed steel gas fused 400,000 gallon water tank has commenced.  It will replace the existing fiberglass tank.

FSRC – Nevis Branch issues statement on EUs decision to de-list SKN

The following is a statement from the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) – Nevis Branch dated February 18, 2020, regarding the removal of St. Kitts and Nevis from the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for February 27th

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

NHLDC officially commissions road at Phase 2, Colquhoun Housing Development

A stretch of road constructed by the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC) in Phase 2 at Colquhoun Housing Development in Colquhoun Estate, was officially commissioned at a ceremony on February 13, 2020.

Nevis Premier Brantley announces by-election date for Constituency Nevis 5, St. Thomas’ Parish

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis announcing the date for the by-election for Constituency Nevis 5, St. Thomas’ Parish.

Premier’s Ministry invites public to anniversary church service February 23rd

The following is an invitation from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding an anniversary church service on February 23, 2020.

Premier Brantley pleased with plant propagation nursery for Pinney’s Beach Park Project

Preparation work on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project is moving apace with 850 landscaping plants at varying stages of growth propagated at a nursery in Cades Bay. The plants made up of trees and ornamentals will later be transported to the project site near Pinney’s Beach where construction is expected to commence soon.

Ministry of Education on Nevis honours 16 retirees for service to nation building

Sixteen persons who recently retired from the Ministry of Education, were recognised for their years of service to nation building at an Awards Ceremony and hosted by the Ministry of Education Library Services and Information Technology Cocktail at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on Saturday, February 08, 2020.

Gender Minister Brandy-Williams attending regional gender-based conference in Barbados

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Minister responsible for Gender Affairs on Nevis is attending a three-day regional gender-based conference which concludes on February 12, 2020, at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados. The theme is “Building a coordinated position for Caribbean negotiations on Beijing+25”.