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.

NIA bringing relief to non-national community on Nevis with amnesty on arrears for work permits and residencies, reduced fees, other policies

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley says the amnesty for arrears of payment for work permits, annual residency and visa extensions which took effect today, Friday, July 01, 2022, is intended to bring relief to the non-national community living and working in Nevis.

Premier Brantley, NIA express condolences after sudden and tragic deaths

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, at his monthly press conference on June 30, 2022, expressed his condolences and that of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to family and friends on the recent passing of prominent members of the Nevis community.

Devon Liburd appointed CEO at Nevis Tourism Authority effective July 01

Mr. Devon Liburd has been confirmed to the position of Chief Executive Officer at the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA). The appointment in his new role takes effect from July 01, 2022.

Labour Dept. announces more vacant positions on Nevis

The Department of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), wishes to advise the public of vacancies available on the island.

Thousands of Nevisian patrons contribute to the success of St. Kitts Musical Festival 2022

Nevisians showed up in record numbers for the recently concluded St. Kitts Music Festival, helping to make the event one of the largest in recent years.

Pregnant mothers on Nevis urged to use free antenatal services offered at health centres

A key official in the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Ministry of Health is encouraging pregnant women to take advantage of the free antenatal services offered at the island’s six health centres.

Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs on Nevis launches maternity guide

Expectant mothers and new mothers on Nevis will be able to benefit from a maternity guide, the first of its kind, which was launched on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Water services to be interrupted in St. John’s area

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) regarding an interruption in the water service.

Date of birth essential to compiling data for census, Nevis Statistics Official says

Residents not wanting to divulge their dates of birth has become an issue for the Department of Statistics and Economic Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), as it conducts the 2021/22 Housing and Population Census.

Dept. of Statistics on Nevis warns residents of penalty for not taking part in ongoing census

The Department of Statistics and Economic Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to urge residents to cooperate with enumerators who visit their homes to collect data for the 2021/2022 Population and Housing Census.

NWD Billing Division to close early June 23

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) regarding a shortened work day.

“Zhumbye Di Ggii” Patron for Culturama 48 credits family influence for sustained love of cultural festival

The patron for Culturama 48 is Mr. William Wentworth Dore affectionately known as “Zhumbye Di Ggii” of Charlestown, a cultural enthusiast who loves Culturama with a passion.

Nevis Premier to host next monthly press conference June 30

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his next monthly press conference on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Fruit Festival to help spur interest in local fruit consumption, Agriculture Official says

An official of the Department of Agriculture on Nevis is hoping that its annual Fruit Festival which features local mangos, slated for July 29, 2022, will help to spur the public’s interest in fruits produced locally.

NIA offers amnesty for non-nationals

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry regarding an amnesty offered to non-nationals.

NEVLEC adjusts fuel surcharge for June 2022

The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding an adjustment to the fuel surcharge for the month of June 2022.

NIA announces Cuba scholarship offer for studies in 2023

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has received the call for Cuban scholarships for the 2023 academic year.

Nevis Dental Clinic continues to donate to Flamboyant Nursing Home residents

The Flamboyant Nursing Home was presented with another gift to assist with the care of its residents, by Dr. Ravi Chinnaswamy, on behalf of Nevis Dental Clinic on June 16, 2022.

Nevis Physical Planning and Environment Minister Brand calls on developers to partner with Physical Planning Dept.

At a recent forum hosted by the Department of Physical Planning on Nevis, Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Physical Planning and Environment, called on developers and prospective developers on the island to partner with the department to ensure mutual protection.

Brand new security equipment commissioned at the Vance W. Amory International Airport

Two new security X-ray machines and one walk-through metal detector have been installed and commissioned at the Vance W. Amory International Airport to improve security screening at the facility.

Mental health care remains a priority for NIA, Jr. Minister of Health Hon. Brandy-Williams says

Mental health care remains a priority for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), and according to Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health, the ministry stands ready to assist workers at the Mental Health Unit and its clients.

St. James Parish gives monetary donation to its own for medical assistance

Two members of the St. James Parish, both dialysis patients, were elated and expressed gratitude for the financial assistance they received on June 11, 2022, from the proceeds of a community exercise on Whit Monday, June 6, 2022 which raised a total of EC$14,897.44 which was shared equally.

Dept. of Community Development, community centres to close June 15

The following is an announcement from the Department of Community Development regarding a closure.

Premier Brantley sets the record straight about how the $400 million in CBI revenue has been spent on Nevis

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has set the record straight by giving an account of how the NIA has put the $400 million in revenue from the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program to use on the island.

Dept. of Labour on Nevis announces vacant positions

The Department of Labour on Nevis wishes to advise the public of available vacancies.

OAS offering online certification scholarship opportunity 2022

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding an Organization of American States (OAS) online certification scholarship opportunity.

This July visit Nevis for mangoes, mangoes and more mangoes, NTA says

The following is a release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding the Mango Festival.

Mental Health Unit on Nevis relocates to Prospect Estate from June 07

The following is an announcement from the Mental Health Unit in the Ministry of Health regarding relocation.

Nevis Premier invites Kittitians: Come enjoy Nevis on the holiday weekend!

Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has again extended an invitation to persons on St. Kitts to journey across to Nevis, this time to enjoy the activities planned over the Whit Monday holiday weekend.

NIA expanding efforts to attain food security goals; Commercial farmers receive assistance

In its quest to ensure a consistent supply of agricultural produce for consumers, the Department of Agriculture on Nevis presented 12 commercial farmers with a combined total of 105 trays of tomato and sweet pepper seedlings.

Nevis Premier: No need for alarm as recent COVID-19 spike appears under control

 Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is urging members of the public to exercise caution in light of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases on the island.

Nevis preschoolers ready to shine in upcoming Child Month pageant

Twenty toddlers from ten preschools across Nevis will be contesting the Prince and Princess Pageant as part of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Ministry of Education’s activities to mark Child Month 2022 for the month of June. 

Hon. Troy Liburd, Jnr. Minister of Education on Nevis declares Child Month 2022 open  

The following is an address by Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister responsible for Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to declare Child Month 2022 open.

St. Kitts and Nevis to join other Commonwealth nations to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year of her accession

The following is a public announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the celebration of the 70th year of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, since her accession to the throne.

Disaster Management Minister Jeffers urges Nevisians to be in readiness for 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The following is a statement by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister responsible for Disaster Management in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season which begins on June 01 and ends on November 30.

NIA dialogues with supermarkets in an attempt to bring relief to the people of Nevis amid soaring cost of food 

n its efforts to mitigate the impact of rising food costs on the people of Nevis, Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), led a team at a recent meeting with representatives from the three major supermarkets on the island to discuss the issue.

Nevis Ministry of Agriculture honours staff, allied agencies, farmers, fishers for 2021 contributions

A number of past and present staff members, business places and persons involved in agriculture and fisheries were recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture at an awards dinner on May 29, 2022, at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park Centre.

NIA awards 13 boys for show of good behaviour, character

Thirteen boys on Nevis were applauded and awarded for their display of good behaviour and character with the Boy of Excellence Award by the Department of Gender Affairs in the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs, in a show of support for the budding young men in celebration of International Day of the Boy Child, May 16, 202

Nevis Premier, proprietors turn sod as Paradise Beach Resort begins rebuilding process

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), along with proprietor Mr. James Cabourne, turned sod on Saturday, May 28, 2022, to signal the start of construction to rebuild the section of the Paradise Beach Resort destroyed by fire in November 2021.

Over 500 patients treated as Nevis Eye Care Programme resumes

Over 500 persons have so far benefitted from free eye care services now that the Nevis Eye Care Programme has recommenced at the Eye Care Clinic at the Alexandra Hospital.

NIA announces fully funded scholarships from Ireland government

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the availability of fully funded scholarships for postgraduate studies offered by the government of Ireland, through the Ireland Fellows Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Head to Nevis this summer for authentic Caribbean carnival experience, NTA tells travellers

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

New Multi-purpose Laboratory to be constructed in Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) today, May 26, 2022, announced plans to construct a new multi-purpose laboratory on Nevis.

Dept. of Physical Development and Environment to hold orientation session for developers on Nevis

As part of its Public Awareness Campaign, the Department of Physical Planning and Environment announces a  Developers’ Orientation Session.

Dept. of Labour to host Career Fair 2022 for students; registration open

The Department of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be hosting Career Fair 2022, for 4th and 5th Form students from July 11 to 15, 2022. The theme is “Skills Development and Opportunities for a Brighter Future” It will be held.

MCPS’ Malachi Lestrade wins Nevis leg of the OECS Virtual Science Fair Competition

Malachi Lestrade of the Maude Crosse Preparatory School has been judged the winner of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Virtual Science Fair Competition 2021 on Nevis.

Boys’ Mentorship Programme’s sports advisor plans to spur sustained interest in sports among student athletes

Mr. Jamir Claxton, Director of the Department of Sports, in the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Nevis, says he plans to use his recent appointment to the newly-established Advisory Board for the Boys’ Mentorship Programme to spur primary schoolers on Nevis to keep their interest in sports.

Nevis Water Dept. issues advisory for water rationing effective May 25

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water department regarding water rationing schedule effective May 25, 2022.

Nevis Water Department announces additional rationing schedule

Nevis Water Department is kindly asking customers on the island to practice water conservation methods as we are experiencing water supply issues due to prolonged dry spell. 

Premier, NIA Ministers congratulate the Maude Crosse Preparatory School on 45th Anniversary milestone

Premier the Honourable Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has extended congratulations to the faculty and student body of the Maude Crosse Preparatory School as the institution celebrates its 45th anniversary.

Dept. of Physical Planning staff receive training to effectively deal with Physical Planning Ordinance

In its quest to effectively deliver on the goals of the Nevis Physical Planning and Development Control Ordinance and its corresponding regulations, the Department of Physical Planning and Environment held a recent one-day training session for staff members.

Eight installed on Advisory Board for Nevis Boys’ Mentorship Programme

Nevis now has an advisory board for the Boys’ Mentorship Programme, after eight persons were installed as members by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs, at the Department of Gender Affairs conference room on May 19, 2022.

Nevis Water Department urges conservation as rationing schedule implemented

The Nevis Water Department is kindly asking customers on the Northern side of the island to practice water conservation methods as we are experiencing water supply issues due to prolonged dry spell.

NIA, Taiwan ICDF empower twenty-four women to become entrepreneurs in the beauty industry

Twenty-four women are now equipped to launch or enhance their own businesses in the beauty industry, having completed a ten-day Beauty Entrepreneurship Seminar hosted by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) and Taiwan ICDF Women’s Employment, Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion Project (WEEFIP).

NTA explains why Nevis is the ultimate wellness destination in the Caribbean

Travellers from all over the world are discovering the incredible natural beauty and therapeutic resources provided by the Caribbean Island of Nevis. The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) expressed that view in a recent press release.

Canadian college students on an educational visit to Nevis

A group of students and faculty members from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in Canada was welcomed to Nevis on Friday, May 20, for an educational visit and island tour.

The Nevis Water Department advises of interruptions over the weekend

The following is a notice from the Nevis Water Department regarding interruptions on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in the St. John’s and St. Paul’s area.

CSS’ Khalia Huggins is the new Youth Tourism Minister of Nevis

Ms. Khalia Huggins of the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) is the new Youth Tourism Minister of Nevis.

Premier Brantley to host Press Conference on May 26

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his next monthly press conference on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

NIA and publisher Jihan Williams to host panel discussion to help cope with miscarriage, infertility

The Author and publisher of the book “Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage” says her decision to host a panel discussion on the topic “Lifting the Weight of Miscarriage and Infertility” in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is to help persons cope with the difficulties surrounding childbearing. The event will be held at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on May 19, 2022.

14 retirees showered with gratitude for contribution to health care on Nevis

Fourteen persons in the health care system on Nevis were publicly honoured by the Nevis Nurses Association for their contribution to health care on Nevis at its Annual Awards Gala and Dinner which was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on May 14, 2022, at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park Conference Centre.

Premier Brantley announces 15% salary increase for NIA public servants, pensioners

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) today May 16, announced that public servants and pensioners on Nevis will be getting a 15 percent increase in salaries and pensions.

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley addresses the people of Nevis

The following is an address by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration, to the people of Nevis regarding impending salary increase and other relief measures

Premier Brantley encourages persons to become entrepreneurs in Tourism-related businesses

remier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is encouraging persons to create small tourism-related businesses to create employment and build up the critical industry.

Nevis observes International Day of the Boy Child 2022

The following is an address delivered by Mr. Mario Phillip, Gender Officer at the Department of Gender Affairs on behalf of Hon Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of International Day of the Boy Child on May 16, 2022.

Public invited to attend World Hypertension Day outreach in Charlestown

In observance of World Hypertension Day 2022 on Tuesday, May 17, the Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is inviting the general public to attend its “Less Salt, More Health” outreach. 

Japan offering postgraduate/research scholarships 2022

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

Nevis Junior Health Minister delivers address for International Nurses Day 2022

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) as Nevis joins the international community in recognizing International Nurses Day 2022 on May 12.

Min. of Tourism expects Bath Community Festival to grow; ministry stands ready to assist

An official of the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration says the ministry stands ready to ensure that the Bath Community Festival which was held on May 07, 2022 at the historic Fort Charles takes root.

Nevis Min. of Health and Gender Affairs invites public to panel discussion on pregnancy loss, infertility

The Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs is inviting the public to attend a panel discussion dubbed “Lifting the Weight of Pregnancy Loss and Infertility in Nevis” on May 19, 2022 at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC).

Junior Minister of Health Brandy-Williams urging public to support Nurses Week 2022; declares week officially open

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration urged members of the public to support the Nevis Nurses Association during their Nurses Week 2022 event from May 09 to 15, as she officially declared the week open.

Nevis Water Department issues advisory on planned water supply interruption

The following is an advisory from the Nevis Water Department regarding a scheduled interruption in the water supply.

Labour Dept. announces available vacant positions on Nevis

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

Nevis Ministry of Tourism’s Exposition Nevis 2022 on the way; four new events introduced

The Ministry of Tourism on Nevis will introduce four new events as part of its month-long tourism awareness activities dubbed Exposition Nevis.

Anguilla government officials laud Nevis agriculture during fact-finding mission

A two-member delegation from neighbouring Anguilla lauded the strides made in the agriculture sector on Nevis while on a one-day fact-finding mission to the island on April 27, 2022.

Exposition Nevis 2022 launches with historical exhibition at Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park

xposition Nevis 2022 was officially launched on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 with an historical exhibition entitled “Nevis- Her Story”, on display at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park.

Hon. Alexis Jeffers delivers address for Agriculture Awareness Month 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Agriculture Awareness Month.

Nevis Island Administration-Medical University of the Americas Scholarship Offer 2022

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in collaboration with the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) encourage individuals who are interested in Health Sciences to apply for the NIA & MUA scholarship opportunity.

Former Premier of Nevis H.E. Vance W. Amory laid to rest

Former Premier of Nevis His Excellency Ambassador Vance W. Amory, J.P. was laid to rest with full military honours at the cemetery of the St. George’s Anglican Church at Hanley’s Road in Gingerland, Nevis on April 30, 2022, following a state funeral service that celebrated his life, legacy and public service.

Ministry of Education issues statement regarding results from the 2022 Gulf Insurance Inter-Primary Schools Championship

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Education, Library Services and Information Technology regarding the results from the Gulf Insurance Inter-Primary Schools Champion 2022

Premier Brantley leads Cabinet delegation at the public viewing for former Premier, the late H. E. Vance W. Amory

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley led members of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet to the public viewing of the body of former Premier His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory as it lay in state at the Theodore L. Hobson Q.C. Court Building on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Charlestown Primary celebrates 30 years with a ‘three-peat’ at the 2022 Gulf Insurance Inter-Primary Schools Championship

The Charlestown Primary School (CPS) Tigers emerged victorious once again at the Gulf Insurance Inter-Primary Schools Championship on April 27, 2022, the school’s third successive win at the track meet.

State Funeral for Vance W. Amory to take place on April 30

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 28, 2022) – The following is a notice from the Premier’s Ministry, in the Nevis Island Administration, regarding the State Funeral of the late Vance Winkworth Amory.

Nevis observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 28, 2022) — The following is an address by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration, to mark the observance of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022.

Body of former Premier, His Excellency the late Ambassador Vance Amory to lie in state in Nevis on Thursday and Friday

The Premier’s Ministry informs that the mortal remains of the late Vance Winkworth Amory, Former Premier of Nevis and Ambassador in the Office of the Prime Minister, will lie in state at the Theodore L. Hobson Q.C. Court Building on Thursday, 28 and Friday, 29 April, 2022.

Nevis Premier’s press conference postponed

The Office of the Premier wishes to advise that due to the present period of mourning for the passing of the former Premier of Nevis, His Excellency Vance Winkworth Amory, and his upcoming State Funeral, the Premier’s press conference that was scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022 has been postponed.

The body of former Premier, His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory arrives home in Nevis

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, flanked by members of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet, was present at the Charlestown pier on Friday afternoon (April 22) for the arrival of the body of former Premier, His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory from St. Kitts.

Population and Housing Census 2021 finally gets on the way in Nevis

More than 80 enumerators began conducting the Population and Housing Census 2021 on Nevis on April 19, 2022, one month after the census with the “It’s Me, You, Us 2021 #BeCounted” was launched in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference April 28

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Thursday April 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

NIA Cabinet eulogizes beloved former Premier, His Excellency the late Ambassador Vance Amory 

Members of the Concerned Citizens Movement-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) expressed profound sadness as they paid formal tribute to former Premier of Nevis, the late Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory during a special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on April 19, 2022.

NIA announces public holiday

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the declaration of a public holiday.

Parliamentarians past and present extol the late H.E Vance Amory as a visionary leader who should be emulated by other politicians

The late Ambassador Hon. Vance Winkworth Amory, former Premier of Nevis and parliamentarian in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis, has been hailed a visionary leader and statesman whose principles should be emulated by the politicians of today.

Butlers Enhancement and Improvement Association donates equipment to Butlers Health Centre

The Butlers Health Centre in the St. James’ Parish is the second institution in the Butlers community on the receiving end of a gift from the Butlers Enhancement and Improvement Association for the year so far.

Address to the Nation by the Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

Address to the Nation by the Honourable Mark A.G. Brantley, Premier of Nevis

Leaders of St. Kitts and Nevis to honour memory of former Premier Amory

To mark the passing of His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory, there will be a special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Dept. of Labour advertises vacancies in Nevis

The following is a notice from the Department of Labour in Nevis.

Japan Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis pays courtesy call on Foreign Minister, Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Affairs Minister for St. Kitts and Nevis, on Wednesday, April 13, welcomed to the island of Nevis His Excellency Yutaka Matsubara, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federation.

SEDU opens registration for women interested in Beauty Entrepreneurship Seminar

Women on Nevis who meet the criteria and are interested in working in the beauty industry, are invited to register for a 10-day Beauty Entrepreneurship Seminar from May 09 to 20, 2022, hosted by the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) and Taiwan ICDF Women’s Employment, Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion Project (WEEFIP).

Core Events for Culturama 48 Released! 

To mark the 100th day countdown to the start of Nevis’ Culturama Festival 2022, the Nevis Culturama Committee is today releasing the calendar of core events for Culturama 48.

Nevis Island Assembly to mark passing of former Premier Amory with special sitting

The Nevis Island Assembly will hold a special sitting in chambers at Hamilton House on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, to mark the passing of His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory.

CDC ranks St. Kitts and Nevis one of the lowest risk destinations during COVID-19 pandemic

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States has now put St. Kitts and Nevis at Level 1 on its COVID-19 travel recommendations, the agency’s lowest-risk category for travel during the pandemic.

Women vital to economic landscape says Nevis gender equality advocate

“Women play a vital role in the economic landscape and as such they must be empowered to work.” That sentiment was echoed by Ms. Latoya Jeffers, a gender equality advocate on Nevis while delivering remarks at the first St. James’ Women of Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards on April 07, 2022 at Indian Summer restaurant in Cades Bay.

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, issues statement regarding a troubling incident at a local beach on Nevis on April 09, 2022

Statement issued by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis regarding a troubling incident at a local beach on Nevis on April 09, 2022

Premier Brantley discusses constitutional reform in the region as a panelist for UWI’s online town hall meeting

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis, participated in robust discussion on constitutional reform in the region as a panelist on the University of the West Indies (UWI) online town hall meeting on Sunday, April 10. 

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams awards 12 business women in St. James Parish

Twelve women from the St. James’ Parish were awarded for their involvement in business at the St. James’ Women of Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, an event hosted by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams on April 07, 2022, at the Indian Summer restaurant in Cades Bay.

Premier’s Ministry hosts financial management workshop for young persons

The Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) today (April 08) hosted a workshop to assist young persons better manage their finances.

NIA, NEVLEC seek to buffer the impact of rising fuel cost on local economy 

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) are looking at measures that can be implemented to minimize the impact of rising fuel costs on consumers. 

Nevis Labour Dept. to reintroduce awareness initiatives; Premier Brantley commends interim Chief Labour Officer on appointment

 In keeping with its mandate to ensure job security and employment stability, the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Department of Labour will shortly reintroduce two of its information and awareness initiatives.

Premier Brantley: Nevis focused on economic diversification for development, not CBI proceeds

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) remains focused on diversifying the island’s economy in order to achieve its development goals, as opposed to relying on receipts from St. Kitts and Nevis’ Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program.

Youth Minister Evelyn delivers address in observance of Youth Month 2022

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration, to mark the observance of Youth Month 2022 in Nevis.

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis and Premier of Nevis, Honourable Mark Brantley on the passing of former Premier His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis and Premier of Nevis, Honourable Mark Brantley on the passing of former Premier His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory and accompanying photo and audio

NIA recruits more local and foreign nurses to enhance human capacity in the healthcare system on Nevis

he Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues fervent efforts to enhance human capacity in the healthcare system on Nevis with the recruitment of five additional nurses at the Alexandra Hospital.

Finance Minister says NIA has not authorized a bus fare increase

Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has stated that the government has not approved an increase in bus fare on the island of Nevis.

Premier Brantley announces resumption of increments, promotions for public servants on Nevis

“Our public servants will now resume in terms of their salary increases, increments and promotions.” This was the announcement made by Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), during his monthly press conference on Thursday, March 31.

Premier, Film Producer applaud locals working full time in the Nevis Film Industry

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is commending the Nevisians and Kittitians learning a new trade as part of the MSR Media film crew, and playing a vital role in the production of movies on the island of Nevis.

Painting depicting Alexander Hamilton donated to Nevis Museum

A painting depicting Nevisian-born Founding Father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton, has been donated to the Alexander Hamilton Museum in Charlestown, Nevis.

French national Producer Philippe Martinez praises Premier Brantley’s support of non-nationals living on Nevis

MSR Media producer, Mr. Philippe Martinez, a French national, has publicly expressed admiration for Premier Hon. Mark Brantley’s unwavering support of non-nationals living and working in Nevis.

Premier Brantley hopeful joint Consumer Affairs Departments’ retreat benefits SKN consumers

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), welcomed a recent joint retreat of the Departments of Consumer Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN). He deemed the event as an important endeavour which would ultimately benefit consumers in the federation.

Nevis Agriculture Open Day returns bigger and better for 2022!

The numerous vendor stalls lining the grounds of the Elquemedo T. Willett Park on Thursday, March 24, 2022, signalled the resurgence of the highly popular Agriculture Open Day on Nevis.

Build out of Nevis’ Film Industry continues as MSR Media films its 5th movie on the island

The build out of Nevis’ Film Industry continues as MSR Media films its 5th movie on the island. Premier Mark Brantley and Producer Philippe Martinez credit this growth to the excellent partnership between the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and MSR Media.

Premier Brantley’s next monthly press conference scheduled for March 31

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Thursday March 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Nevis Agriculture official urging public to support Open Day 2022

Preparations for the Department of Agriculture’s 2022 Agriculture Open Day at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park on March 24-25 are nearing completion, and Mr. Randy Elliott, Director of Agriculture is urging the public to support the event.

NIA begins preparatory work for the installation of a new water storage tank in Pond Hill/Zetlands

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues its thrust to ensure the availability of potable water throughout Nevis. To this end the government, through its Water Services Department, has begun preparatory work for the installation of a new water storage tank in the Pond Hill/Zetlands area.

Nevis Dept. of Gender Affairs praised for quick response to COVID-19 hardships

The Department of Gender Affairs publicly praised by Hon. Spencer Brand for its part in assiduously planning and working towards sustainability over the past two years, as they responded in quick time to the hardships posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taiwan Ambassador hails Nevis as a beacon in fight for gender equality

The Republic of China (Taiwan) Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Michael Lin has hailed Nevis as a beacon in the fight for gender equality.

Nevis observes World Water Day 2022

The following is an address by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for the observance of World Water Day 2022.

Another movie filmed on Nevis set for international release

The MSR Media thriller “Assailant”, a movie filmed on Nevis, is set to be released globally on Redbox on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

Present day inequalities have far-reaching effects on stability, sustainability of society’s future, says Nevis Gender Affairs Minister

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs, says although the Department of Gender Affairs always focuses on equality for both men and women, the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore that present day inequalities have far reaching effects on the stability and sustainability of a society’s future.

NTA CEO urging persons to help Nevis win international tourism award

Mr. Devon Liburd, interim CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA), is urging persons to help Nevis win an international tourism award. The island has been nominated for World Travel Awards (WTA).

NIA announces study opportunity in Malta for Master of Humanities International Maritime Legislation

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources regarding study opportunity in Malta for Master of Humanities (M.HUM.)  International Maritime Legislation 2022-2023.

NIA announces study opportunity in Malta for Master of Humanities International Maritime Legislation

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources regarding study opportunity in Malta for Master of Humanities (M.HUM.)  International Maritime Legislation 2022-2023.

NIA Ministries of Sports, Public Works undertake major upgrade of Netball Complex

The Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Public Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) are collaborating on a major upgrade of the Cicely Grell-Hull Dora Stevens Netball Complex in Charlestown.

SKN’s Hon. Eric Evelyn to address the 6th Sitting of the OECS Assembly

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Environment for St. Kitts and Nevis will be one of three regional Ministers addressing the 6th Sitting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Assembly on Friday, March 18, 2022 in St. John’s, Antigua.

Gender Expo coming to Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park March 18

The Department of Gender Affairs, in the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs, will host its first Gender Expo as part of activities marking Women’s Month observed annually on Nevis in March.

Nevis Agriculture Dept. promises spectacular Open Day after two-year hiatus

The Department of Agriculture will stage its annual Agriculture Open Day on March 24-25 under the patronage of Mr. John Parris after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme will be “Fostering economic growth through innovation.”

My Administration will never stop pursuing geothermal energy, says Nevis Premier

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has given the assurance that his administration remains committed to the pursuit of geothermal and other forms of renewable energy, despite the recent investment in a new 3.8megawatt Wärtsilä diesel generator for the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC).

Deputy Governor General, Premier of Nevis plant ornamentals for Commonwealth Day 2022

Her Honour Hyleeta Liburd, Deputy Governor General on Nevis and Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis planted ornamental plants at Government House on March 14, a symbolic gesture to mark the annual Commonwealth Day celebration.

Premier Brantley hails commissioning of a new 3.8MW Wärtsilä generator at NEVLEC, an historic day for Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, cut the ribbon on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 to officially commission a new 3.8megawatt Wärtsilä generator at the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) power plant at Prospect.

Deputy Governor General, Premier of Nevis plant ornamentals for Commonwealth Day 2022

Her Honour Hyleeta Liburd, Deputy Governor General on Nevis and Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis planted ornamental plants at Government House on March 14, 2022 a symbolic gesture to mark the annual Commonwealth Day celebration.

Roadwork underway at Chapel Street will bring relief to motorists and businesses, says Public Works Minister

The road reconstruction work underway at the top of Chapel Street will bring relief to motorists and businesses in that area, says Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Public Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley’s address at the People’s Action Movement Annual National Convention 2022

The following is the address delivered by Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, Featured Speaker at the People’s Action Movement Annual National Convention on March 13, 2022

NIA Cabinet Ministers host community meeting in Barnes Ghaut to hear residents’ concerns

Members of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet hosted a community meeting in Barnes Ghaut on Thursday, March 10, 2022 to dialogue with village residents about their concerns.

Nevis launches Gender Champions Programme

The Department of Gender Affairs on Nevis launched a new initiative called the Gender Champions Programme at the International Women’s Day Awards Ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs on March 08, 2022, at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC).

Nevis observes World Kidney Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs on Nevis on the occasion of World Kidney Day, 2022.

Gender equality issues the focus of 2nd Annual Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop

More than twenty women from across Nevis are now more enlightened and equipped to handle gender equality issues in their work places and communities, having attended the 2nd Annual Women’s Self-empowerment Workshop on Tuesday, March 08, 2022.

Nevis honours women and girls, organisations on International Women’s Day 2022

Ten women and girls along with two organisations on Nevis were honoured at an International Women’s Day Awards Ceremony at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on March 08, 2022. The theme was “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” #breakthebias.

Young professionals launch Sis Inc, a non-profit resource centre for underprivileged women on Nevis

A group of young professional women on Nevis are being lauded for launching a non-profit resource centre for underprivileged women to provide free legal advice and other forms of support.

Premier Brantley advocates for women supporting each other as Nevis celebrates International Women’s Day

As Nevis joins the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 08, 2022, the Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, is calling on women to be a source of encouragement and support for each other in order to overcome obstacles and advance themselves and their country.

Nevis Sixth Form’s 2021 valedictorian Mr. Zyte Bodley urges fellow graduands to prioritise, give their best

Mr. Zyte Bodley, Valedictorian of the Nevis Sixth Form College Graduating Class of 2021 urged his fellow graduands to always prioritise and give of their best to whatever they decide to do in life.

Nevis celebrates its women on International Women’s Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark International Women’s Day, 2022.

“You can count on us all” – 2021 CSS Graduating Class Valedictorian Jahkéla Barrett tells Nevis

Ms. Jahkéla Barrett, Valedictorian of the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) Graduating Class of 2021, says the 103 graduands have emerged a formidable and reliable group.

Premier Brantley continues to call for equity in sharing of CBI revenue

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley continues to lobby passionately for Nevis getting its fair share of the revenue from the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program.

St. George’s Area Rep. happy with successful parish clean-up campaign

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Area Representative for the St. George’s Parish is expressing satisfaction with the participation and the results of a month-long clean-up campaign he funded and executed throughout February.

Caregivers Registry to be launched on Nevis shortly

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 03, 2022) — Persons on Nevis wishing to care for seniors on the island will soon have the opportunity to register in a new programme designed by the Senior Services Division in the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Department of Social Services.

Seniors Recreational Group meetings to resume after 11-month hiatus

The Senior Citizens Division, in the Ministry of Social Development on Nevis, is set to resume its seniors group meetings from Monday, March 07, 2022.

Next Generation Lab donates equipment to Alexandra Hospital

The St. Kitts-based Next Generation Medical Laboratory (NextGen Lab) has donated several pieces of essential equipment to the Alexandra Hospital in in Nevis to be used in the delivery of critical care of patients.

Schools begin hosting sports meets in preparation for the return of the Inter-Primary School Championship

Public and private schools across Nevis have begun hosting their individual sports meets in preparation for the return of one of the largest events on the island’s calendar- the annual Inter-Primary School Championship.

Four young essay competition winners from Nevis heading to Expo2020 in Dubai

Four young persons from Nevis are among the fifteen winners in the Department of Youth Empowerment Essay Competition, the prize for which is an all expenses paid trip to Expo2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Stakeholders in Nevis invited to participate in CDEMA’s Comprehensive Disaster Management Audit 2022

The following is an invitation from the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) for stakeholders in disaster mitigation on Nevis to attend the Disaster Management Stakeholders Orientation Meeting on Thursday, March 03 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Nevis Performing Arts

Nevis HPU to observe World Obesity Day with road relay

World Obesity Day will be observed worldwide on Thursday, March 04, and in Nevis, the Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health plans to mark the occasion with a road relay in Charlestown dubbed “A Fun Run in the Sun” on March 03, 2022. 

NIA making more land available to the people of Nevis for housing, commercial use

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is sparing no effort to make more land available to the people of Nevis at an affordable rate.

  US-based Dr. Lornette Mills Charitable Foundation keeps giving to Nevis students

The Ministry of Education on Nevis was presented with a cheque of $43,200 from the Dr. Lornette Mills Charitable Foundation, a donation which sponsors 48 students in the School Meals Programme.

News of 2022 Nevis Tourism Ambassador Program sweeps U.S. Press

The following is a release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA), as Nevis continues to make headlines in the United States of America.

PCR testing now available at the Alexandra Hospital in Nevis

“The PCR equipment is now set up, it is now running, it’s now certified, and Nevis is now in the business of doing the necessary testing.”

Premier Brantley, NTA welcome Tourism Ambassador Brian Major back to Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, has welcomed newly appointed Tourism Ambassador for Nevis, veteran travel journalist Brian Major, back to the island.

Nevis working to achieve UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is gradually meeting the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Application forms available for Culturama 48 competitions

The following is a press release from the Nevis Culturama Festival regarding Culturama 48 celebrations

Premier Mark Brantley returns to Nevis

This is to inform that Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has returned to Nevis following a brief trip overseas.

Nevis Agriculture official deems 2022 agriculture outlook as positive

Mr. Huey Sargeant, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, is describing his expectations of the performance of agriculture in 2022 as positive.

Ministry of Water Services seeking an Accountant

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resource in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a vacancy at the Ministry of Water Services. 

Hon. Alexis Jeffers is Acting Premier of Nevis

This is to inform that Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has travelled off island. In his absence Deputy Premier, Hon. Alexis Jeffers will act as Premier.

Cedric Armbrister Scholarship 2022 available for studies in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

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

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for February 24

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Thursday February 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Cabinet Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Mel B’s appointment as Tourism Ambassador already creating international buzz about Nevis

Several international media agencies and entertainment websites have published articles about Spice Girl Mel B’s appointment as the UK Tourism Ambassador for Nevis, creating a buzz about the island paradise in key tourism markets.

Objection hearings to begin in late March, says Supervisor of Elections

Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections for St. Kitts and Nevis, has informed that hearings for objections to persons on the Annual Register of Voters for 2022 are being scheduled to begin late in March.

NTA executive hopeful 2022 Nevis Tourism Ambassadors will bring greater awareness to destination

Following an announcement by the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) of its four tourism influencers for 2022, Mr. Devon Liburd, the authority’s interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) says he is hopeful they will bring greater awareness to the destination.

Community Development, Culture Minister Evelyn pays homage to Chesley “Faro” Davis

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 15, 2022) — As tributes continue for the late Chesley “Faro” Davis who transitioned on February 08, 2022, Hon. Eric Evelyn, Senior Minister in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), spoke of the immeasurable contribution Davis made to Nevis through community development and culture. Paying homage to Davis and his work, Mr. […]

Countdown to Culturama 48 begins with slogan competition

As the official countdown to the “Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Lime” begins, the Nevis Culturama Festival has launched a slogan contest for Culturama 48.

NTA announces Tourism Ambassadors for 2022

The following is a release from the Nevis Tourism Authority regarding the announcement of its Tourism Ambassadors for 2022.

NIA, MSR Media premiere of “A Week in Paradise” on Nevis a resounding success 

Hundreds of citizens and residents braved inclement weather and turned out to Saturday’s premiere of the movie “A Week in Paradise”, hosted by the Nevis Island Administration and MSR Media.  

Nevis Health Promotion Unit hosts Valentine’s Day safe sex promotion 

In its continued fight against HIV/AIDS, the Nevis Health Promotion Unit (HPU) is hosting an open-air activity on February 14, 2022, at the War Memorial in Charlestown dubbed “Protect your Pleasure this Valentine’s Day: Make your love… safe love.”

Nevis Min. of Tourism postpones COVID-19 Industry Certificate Training

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Ministry of Tourism wishes to advise the general public that regrettably we must POSTPONE the planned COVID-19 Industry Certificate Training scheduled for this week. The training was originally scheduled  for Wednesday February 16, 2022.

Nevis features in February issue of leading news outlets

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) says its 2022 promotional efforts in the United States kicked off the year in a big way, as the island was prominently featured in four leading news outlets – Forbes, Hombre, Travel Pulse, and Wine & Whiskey Globe – in their February publications.

Stage set for the exclusive Nevis premiere of MSR Media’s “A Week in Paradise”

Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park being prepared for the exclusive screening of MSR Media’s “A Week in Paradise”, a film produced on Nevis (February 11, 2022)

Agriculture authorities on Nevis seeking to reduce cost of local food

Mr. Huey Sargeant, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis, acknowledged that the ministry, through its Department of Agriculture, is seeking to reduce the cost of locally grown food.

Nevis Water Department issues disconnection schedule for 2022

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) regarding its disconnection schedule for 2022.

Ministry of Water Services on Nevis seeking to fill three vacancies

The Ministry of Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is inviting suitably qualified individuals to apply for the following vacant positions: Operations Superintendent; Water Production Supervisor; and Laboratory Analyst.                         

Motorists advised to use Braziers Estate Road during reconstruction of culvert in Church Ground

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 10, 2022) — The following is a notice from the Public Works Department, in the Nevis Island Administration, regarding the reconstruction of a culvert in the Church Ground area.

Nevis Culturama Festival issues press release on the passing of Mr. Chesley “Faro” Davis

The Nevis Culturama Committee is saddened by the untimely passing of Mr. Chesley “Faro” Davis former member of the Nevis Culturama Committee and member of staff at the Department of Culture and later the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation.

Public advised to scrutinize the newly published Annual Register of Voters

The Annual Register of Voters for 2022 has been published and Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections for St. Kitts and Nevis, is encouraging voters to check the List for accuracy.

Nevis recording successes in food production

In its continued pursuit of food sustainability on Nevis, the Ministry of Agriculture through the Department of Agriculture, is so far recording successes in food production.

SKN congratulates Queen Elizabeth on 70th year of her Accession

The following is a press release from Government House in St. Christopher and Nevis.

Permit needed ahead of plant material importation

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the importation of plant material.

Butlers Enhancement and Improvement Association donates to St. James Primary School

A group of civic minded persons of the St. James Parish on Nevis donated equipment to the St. James Primary School during a brief handing over ceremony at the school’s library on February 04, 2022.

Eighteen young persons complete the 7th cycle of NIA’s Yes To Success skills training program

Eighteen young men and women have successfully completed the seventh cycle of the YES To Success (YTS) skills training and diversion program, hosted by the Department of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Min. of Agriculture commits to documenting; keeping parts of Nevis’ culinary culture alive

Keeping the culinary heritage of Nevis alive as much as it possibly can, is the key reason behind the Nevis Agro Processing Centre’s move to preserve the island’s traditional foods.

Nevis economy on the rebound, data indicates

Recent data provided by the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) indicates that Nevis’ economy is on the rebound after being decimated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Agro Processing Centre performing well locally; attracting foreign interests

Products from the Nevis Agro Processing Centre in the Department of Agriculture are performing well and generating interest locally and further afield, with export to the United States of America on the horizon.

NIA aims to maintain the momentum in agriculture in 2022

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is keen to maintain the momentum achieved in agriculture in 2021 as it unveils exciting plans for the sector in 2022.

NEVLEC announces planned power outage on Feb 01

The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a planned power outage on February 01, 2022.

Haitian immigrants treated humanely while in official custody in Nevis

The three dozen nationals of Haiti who entered Nevis illegally via an unnamed boat on January 02, 2022, were treated humanely while in official custody on the island for almost three weeks.

NIA awaits PAHO approval to begin PCR testing on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is now on the verge of being able to offer PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing on island.

NIA thinking outside the box in seeking investment for Nevis 

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is thinking outside the box with respect to the types of investments being sought to develop the economy of Nevis going forward.  

The news is out and the votes are rolling in

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

Major prizes at stake in vaccination raffle; referral drive for Nevis youths

he Department of Public Health on Nevis has embarked on a “Let’s Get Vaxxed Raffle” simultaneously with a “Let’s Get Vaxxed Refferal Drive” with major prizes at stake in an effort to encourage younger persons to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

NIA’s revetment project in Stoney Grove ghaut will provide a safety net for residents, says Public Works Minister

he Ministry of Public Works and Communications in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is continuing a revetment project in the Stoney Grove ghaut that will provide a level of safety for residents in the flood-prone area.

Min. of Health on Nevis to host annual Cervical Cancer Awareness outreach event

The Community Nursing Services in the Ministry of Health on Nevis is appealing to those who have never had a pap smear done to do so at the 5th annual Cervical Cancer Awareness outreach event at all heath centres on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Department of Agriculture on Nevis hosts Agenda 2022: Fostering Economic Growth through Innovation

The Department of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is today (January 25, 2022) hosting its annual review and planning forum, Agenda 2022, under the theme “Fostering Economic Growth through Innovation”.

University of the Virgin Islands Scholarships 2022

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 25, 2022) — The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding scholarship opportunities at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis invites graduates of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) as well as the Nevis […]

Republic of Azerbaijan Scholarship offer 2022

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

NTA has new CEO – Devon Liburd appointed to position as of January 24

As he prepares to take on his new role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) on Monday January 24, 2022, Mr. Devon Liburd of Gingerland says he has always aspired to hold that position.  

Nevis featured in award-wining luxury travel blog – Pursuitist

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) recently welcomed Mr. Christopher Parr, Editor-in-Chief of Pursuitist.com to explore the island’s finest offerings as part of its international public relations efforts.

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

Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has extended congratulations to Barbados Prime Minister Hon. Mia Amor Mottley on her Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) landslide victory at the polls on January 19, 2022. 

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

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his first monthly press conference for 2022 on Thursday January 27, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Cabinet Room which is located on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

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

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

NIA Financial Assistance 2022

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

Turkish Scholarship 2022

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

Taiwan (MOFA and ICDF) Scholarships 2022

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has received the call for the Taiwan MOFA and ICDF Scholarships 2022.  Interested persons are encouraged to exploit the opportunities made available to pursue undergraduate and graduate degree studies.  

Ross University Scholarships for Veterinary Medicine Degree Programme

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

Chile Scholarship 2022

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

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

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

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

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) made known its intentions to host its “Nothing Like a Nevisian Holiday” event again in December 2022. The announcement came on the heels of the inaugural event which was held at The Hermitage Inn on December 18, 2021.

Christmas greetings from Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

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

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

Ms. Yvette Jackman, Sales and Marketing Manager of the North American region, which encompasses the US and Canada, is ending her tour of duty at the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) at the end of December, after spending more than 35 years in Nevis’ tourism industry.

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

The Customs and Excise Department is extending its opening hours by one hour from Wednesday, 22 December, 2021.

Nevis Water Department schedules opening hours for Christmas Season

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

Fishers on Nevis benefit from safety device donation

Fifty-five fishers on Nevis were presented with hand-held Global Positioning Devices (GPS) on December 20, 2021, by the Ministry of Marine Resources through the Department of Marine Resources on Nevis.

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

The people of Nevis have the opportunity to view a wide range of products offered by businesses in Taiwan, thanks to the ongoing three-day Taiwan Expo in St. Kitts and Nevis, at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park at Pinney’s.

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

The legacy of Hon. Malcolm Earl Guishard affectionally known as “Guish” was memorialised, when a multi-million-dollar park at Pinney’s was officially opened and renamed in his honour, at a ceremony on December 19, 2021.

MV World Voyager makes inaugural call on Nevis

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

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

Mr. Devon Liburd, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA), is calling on vendors, taxi drivers and artisans to make their services available in order to reap the benefits of the tourism industry.

Public Works to continue Road Repair and Maintenance Programme in 2022

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 16, 2021) – – Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Public Works and Physical Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has pledged that the Public Works Department will continue repairing and maintain the island’s road infrastructure in 2022.

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

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) will host its second edition of “Nothing like a Nevisian Holiday” at The Hermitage Inn from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on December 18, 2021.

Colombia Scholarship Offer 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Continue investing in professional development, GSS valedictorian tells fellow graduands

Ms. Biblianna Thomas, valedictorian of the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) Graduating Class of 2021 called on her fellow grandaunds to continue to invest in their professional development, to remain focused and to give back to society.

Nevis eliminates quarantine period for fully vaccinated visitors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hon. Spencer Brand, area representative for St. Pauls’ Parish, has called on the people of Nevis to come together during the Christmas season and beyond to help move the island forward.

NTA launches new promotional video and contest

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) launched a new promotional video on December 08, 2021, entitled “Nevis Nice.”

Nevis Artisan Village Night Market coming December 11

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

NIA to continue curtailing expenditure in 2022

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

Nevis youths gain insight into scourge of gender-based violence

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

NIA fiscal incentive programs extended into 2022, says Finance Minister

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Department of Agriculture to hold cattle auction December 10

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

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

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

NIA breaks ground for Phase 3 of Cedar View Housing Development

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

Nevis Health Minister says booster vaccines available to the most vulnerable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NTA issues updated expected cruise ship calls schedule for December

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

NIA: Financial assistance available for young persons to pursue Nursing

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

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

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

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

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

December 07 is Budget Day in Nevis

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

Nevis public urged to participate in World AIDS Day 2021 activity

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

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

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

NEVLEC schedules islandwide power outage November 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Premier still going without salary as COVID crisis lingers

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

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

Prayer for peace on Nevis will be the first planned initiative the Nevis Christian Council and the Nevis Evangelical Association will hold as they seek to make Nevis a better place.

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

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

Third Wӓrtsilӓ engine expected to bring savings for NEVLEC customers

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

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

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

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

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

NIA launches Bay View Gardens Housing Development in Rices, Gingerland

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Gender Affairs Minister launches Boys’ Mentorship Programme

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley: Nevis offers attractive and safe investment opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Health Promotion Unit to host diabetes awareness activities

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

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

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

Nevis Premier schedules monthly press conference for November 25

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

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

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

Nevis Abattoir increasing smoked products inventory as demand increases

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

NTA expecting 39 calls for 2021/2022 cruise ship season

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

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

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

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

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

Windsong International Foundation donates a third school bus to the NIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youth Minister Evelyn applauds nine youth awardees on Nevis  

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

Nevis features in National Geographic Traveler UK Edition in December

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First phase of Butlers Road Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project nears completion

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

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

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

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

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

Department of Agriculture on Nevis upping quality of small ruminants

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

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

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

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

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

MSR Media begins filming a fourth movie on Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

NIA announces Remembrance Day 2021 activity guidelines

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

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

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

Nevis Physical Planning and Development Control Regulations 2021 takes effect

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

Premier Brantley returns to Nevis after attending a conference in Rome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Kitts and Nevis holds diplomatic talks with Colombia

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

COVID-19 sensitization workshops returning for tourism industry workers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley to travel to Rome on official duty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public schools in Nevis to observe midterm break

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

NIA Ministry of Agriculture awards employees for hard work and dedication

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

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

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

Minister Jeffers gives back to constituents in 10th anniversary celebration

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

NIA on track to launch a new housing development in Prospect

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

Nevis features in October 14 issue of Travel Courier magazine

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

Nevis Agriculture Minister Jeffers delivers address for World Food Day 2021

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

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

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

Premier Brantley returns to Nevis after official travel duties

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

Distribution of free hand sanitizers and masks continues

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

NIA announces study opportunities through OAS/Marconi International University

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

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

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

NTA launches sustainability project to recycle plastics

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

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

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

NIA to hold orientation session for general contractors’ service providers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revered Nevisian Calypsonian King Binghi honoured for contribution to Music

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

St. Kitts and Nevis signs visa waiver with Gabon

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

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

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

Nevis joins international community to observe World Mental Health Day 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Hon. Spencer Brand delivers message for World Post Day 2021

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

NIA to distribute masks, hand sanitizers from October 11

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

NIA invites applications for post of Chief Labour Officer

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

NIA invites applications for post of Public Health Administrator

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Premier welcomes new 24-hour quarantine for international travelers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three Important Bills pass in the Nevis Island Assembly

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

Gingerland musician Mr. Curtley Maynard honoured for contribution to Music

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

NTA launches new destination website

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

Nevis Water Department honours three retirees for dedicated service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Island Assembly revises Order Paper for October 05 sitting

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

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

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister responsible for Seniors in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), in observance of International Day of Older Persons on October 01, 2021, and to mark the start of Seniors Month.

Nevis Water Department introduces online bill payment platform

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

Nevis Island Assembly to sit October 05

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

Brown Hill sportsman honoured for contribution to Sports

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

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

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

Horticulturist Mr. Dane Sandiford selected to manage Pinneys Park

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

NIA launches second housing development in Charlestown

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

Fountain Villager Ms. Christiana Smith honoured for Community Service

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

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

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

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference October 06

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

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

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

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

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

Minister Brantley interviews with Executive Editor of WION TV

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

Premier Brantley returns to Nevis, enters quarantine

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

St. Kitts and Nevis continues to engage with Azerbaijan 

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

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

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

Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley Participates in FOSS Ministerial

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

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

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

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

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

Culture Minister congratulates newly crowned Culturama 47 Kaiso, Soca Monarchs

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

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley’s Independence Address 2021

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

Registration open for Nevis Garden Competition

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

Artistes gear up for the Culturama 47 Soca Monarch Finals

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

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

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

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

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

TDC presents Culturama 47 Kaiso finalists with sponsorship cheques

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

NIA launches new housing development in St. Paul’s

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

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

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

Junior Education Minister addresses reopening of school on Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Address by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

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

12 take first dose as Nevis rolls out Pfizer vaccines

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

Movies filmed on Nevis soon to hit screens worldwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Educators on Nevis urged to prepare for another challenging school year

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

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

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

Three Nevisians selected to West Indies Under19 team for England tour

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

Town hall meeting scheduled for residents of Bath Village

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Culturama Committee gets greenlight to host Culturama 47 events

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

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

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

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

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

Sports Minister congratulates Nevisian youths excelling at cricket and football

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

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

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

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

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

NIA to celebrate life of the late Arthur L. Evelyn

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

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

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

Almost 200 graduate from public primary schools on Nevis

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

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

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

Local vendor pleased with NIA’s move into peanut cultivation

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

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

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

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference August 26

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

Premier Brantley excited about the progress of several NIA projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NTA erects permanent #NevisNice fixture at Pinney’s

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

NIA announces study opportunities in Turkey

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

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

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

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

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