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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.

Six secondary school students to compete for the Nevis Youth Junior Minister of Tourism title

Six students have been selected from the three secondary schools on the island of Nevis to compete for the title of Nevis Youth Junior Minister of Tourism.

Nevis Health Promotion Unit launches innovative digital health magazine

The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Ministry of Health has launched “Under The Scope”, a groundbreaking digital quarterly magazine dedicated to showing a diverse range of health initiatives, programmes and activities aimed at improving public health and well-being on the island. 

2024 NIA Prospective Teachers’ Course application period now open

The Department of Education invites dynamic, innovative and qualified candidates to apply for the 2024 Prospective Teachers’ Course.  The application period runs from May 07 to May 24, 2024. 

Honourable Eric Evelyn to serve as Acting Premier of Nevis

The Office of the Premier informs the general public that the Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will be traveling on personal business.

Sports Officers and coaches on Nevis now certified for FIFA Football For Schools programme

A cadre of Sports Officers and coaches on Nevis is now certified to administer the FIFA Football For Schools programme at schools across the island.

NIA & MUA Scholarship Offer 2024-25

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

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship opportunity

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration wishes to inform you of the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) for Graduate Academic Studies, through the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Nevis Water Department informs of early closure of offices on May 03

Please be informed that the Nevis Water Department offices will close off to the general public on Friday, May 03, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

Agriculture Awareness Month 2024 Address by the Honourable Eric Evelyn

It is with great pleasure and a sense of urgency that I address you at the start of the 11th celebration of Agriculture Awareness Month. Agriculture is a topic that lies at the heart of our island’s future and it is fitting that we delve into the theme of “Promoting Sustainable Agriculture for a Resilient Future.” 

Nevis Performing Arts Centre undergoing much needed construction remediation

The Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) is presently undergoing renovations as the island prepares to host major events during the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Nevis Culturama Festival (C50).

Young persons encouraged to join Nevis Youth Parliament

The Nevis Youth Parliament is inviting interested persons between the ages of 15 to 28 to seize the opportunity to be part of the esteemed Nevis Youth Parliament.

FIFA Football For Schools programme launched in Nevis with a capacity building workshop for sports officers, coaches

The FIFA Football For Schools programme was officially launched in Nevis on Monday, April 29.

World Day For Safety And Health At Work 2024 Address by the Honourable Spencer Brand

Today, as we commemorate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, as stipulated by the International Labour Organization, we are reminded of our collective responsibility to ensure that our workplaces are not only productive but are also safe and healthy environments for all employees.

Delison “Xman” Roper wins the Culturama 50 Jingle Competition

Delison “Xman” Roper has won the Culturama 50 Jingle Competition, and we congratulate him on his achievement.

Culturama 50 launch and reveal of senior pageants contestants takes place on April 26!

The stage is set for the highly anticipated official launch of Nevis Culturama 50 (C50) and reveal of contestants for the senior pageants, happening today Friday, April 26.

Thirteen persons certified during the first phase of Emergency Dispatcher training on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has facilitated the training of thirteen individuals in preparation for the roll-out of a new emergency dispatch system on the island.

Romania Bucharest Summer University Scholarship 2024

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration wishes to inform you of the Romania Bucharest Summer University Scholarship 2024. The Bucharest Summer University is an international cultural and academic event, which will take place between the 11th and 25th of August 2024.

Desalination plant will be a critical component to Nevis’ water infrastructure, says the Honourable Spencer Brand

Construction on the photovoltaic desalination plant in Butlers, St. James is moving apace as the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues its efforts to enhance the supply of water available to consumers on the island.

Premier Mark Brantley to travel on official duty

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley will be leading a delegation to Spain for a Tourism promotional event. Premier Brantley departs Nevis on Wednesday, April 24, and is due to return on April 28, 2024. 

Nevis Cultural Development Foundation wraps a successful Arts and Culture Easter Camp

More than 90 children from young as four years old have completed the two-week Arts and Culture Easter Camp hosted by the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF).

Earth Day 2024 Address by the Honourable Spencer Brand

Since 1970, April 22nd has been celebrated as Earth Day. This year’s celebration focuses on the theme, “Planet vs. Plastic”.

This theme is timely as the world over is wrestling with the high pollutant of plastics in every facet of daily living. According to Global Water Partnership, “Plastic pollutes our oceans, lakes, rivers, and all other parts of Earth’s hydrosphere and affects more than 800 marine and coastal species by pollution through ingestion, entanglement, and other dangers.”

Nevis Ministry of Health, NHCS collaborate on free removal of derelict vehicles for Earth Day

The Ministry of Health et al. wishes to encourage the general public in possession of derelict vehicles to voluntarily make arrangements to have them removed. These vehicles not only diminish the aesthetics of our community but are also health hazards providing harborage and/or breeding sites for rodents and insects that spread diseases.

Hon. Jahnel Nisbett honoured to have been a panelist at the ICPD30 Global Youth Dialogue in Cotonou, Benin

The Honourable Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Government in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says she was honoured to have been selected to participate as a panellist in the recently concluded International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Global Youth Dialogue 2024, hosted in the West African nation of Benin.

Nevis Water Department announces disconnection of services for customers with delinquent payment plans

The Nevis Water Department wishes to inform the public of the disconnection of services for customers on Payment Plans that are expired or delinquent as per the agreement signed. Disconnection commences on Monday, April 22nd, to Thursday, April 25th, 2024. 

Nevis Youth Impact 12 nominations open for May and June

The Department of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has issued a call for nominations for Youth Impact 12 Awards 2024 for the months of May and June.

NIA keen to expedite drilling project to boost water supply on Nevis

Embarking on the pending water-drilling project is of the utmost priority to the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says Minister with responsibility for Water Services the Honourable Spencer Brand.

Op-ed by Premier of Nevis the Hon. Mark Brantley on indiscriminate economic sanctions

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Leader of the Opposition of St. Kitts and Nevis, shares his perspective on the use of indiscriminate economic sanctions

Premier’s monthly press conference to be held on April 23

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 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.

Nevis Disaster Management Committee convenes for Atlantic Hurricane Season preparedness under Minister Spencer Brand’s leadership

In an exemplary display of proactive governance, the Honourable Spencer Brand, Minister with responsibilities for Communications and Chairman of the Nevis Disaster Management Committee (NDMC), presided over the critical first meeting for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season preparedness at the Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management Facility Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Cash prizes increased for Culturama 50 winners

Deputy Premier the Honourable Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revealed that prize monies for winners of the senior competitions have been increased for the 50th anniversary of Culturama.

Nevisian entrepreneurs benefit from the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative 

The owners of two small business entities on Nevis have benefitted from the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship (ECGE) Initiative which enabled them to receive interest-free loans to grow their respective green, sustainable enterprises.

Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis donates fruit plants in support of Anguilla’s Plant A Tree Day initiative

In a gesture of intra-regional cooperation the Ministry and Department of Agriculture on Nevis have donated 28 plants to Anguilla for its “Plant a Tree Day” initiative on April 20, 2024.

Minister of Sports congratulates Charlestown Primary School on its 5th consecutive Inter-primary Championship win

Minister of Education, Youth and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Honourable Senator Troy Liburd has extended a congratulatory message to the Charlestown Primary School (CPS) on its fifth consecutive win at the Gulf Insurance Limited & Bank Of New Innovation (BONI) Limited Inter-primary Schools’ Championship.

Water management schedule implemented on Nevis

The Nevis Water Department has announced rationing schedules for the parishes of St. John’s, St. George’s and St. James’, effective Monday, April 08.

Minister of Culture confident renovation of facilities will be completed ahead of Culturama 50

Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Deputy Premier the Honourable Eric Evelyn is satisfied with the progress of ongoing renovations at the Cultural Village and Cultural Complex thus far, and assures the public that work on the facilities will be completed ahead of Culturama 50.

SKN Opposition Leader the Honourable Mark Brantley issues statement on crime

Statement by the Honourable Mark Brantley, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis on recent homicides in the Federation.

Passengers impressed with the new Oualie Water Taxi Terminal on Nevis

Persons using the Oualie pier to travel between St. Kitts and Nevis have expressed high praise for the newly commissioned Water Taxi Terminal.

Esteemed Attorney-at-Law appointed third Member of the Nevis Integrity in Public Life Commission

Mrs. Diana Claxton-Whittaker, an esteemed member of the legal fraternity in St. Kitts and Nevis, has been appointed as the third member of the Nevis Integrity in Public Life Commission (IPLC).

Nine schools ready to compete in the 2024 Nevis Gulf & BONI Primary Schools’ Championship

All is in place for the staging of another successful athletic competition as the top young athletes and all of Nevis gear up for the biggest one-day event on the island, the Gulf Insurance Limited and BONI Limited Primary Schools’ Championship, taking place April 03, 2024 at the Nevis Athletic Stadium (Mondo Track).

High level of security for Primary Schools’ Championship, says Police Inspector Carty

Inspector Alonzo Carty, Divisional Commander for District C (Nevis) has given the assurance that there will be strong police presence at the Gulf BONI Primary Schools’ Championship to ensure the safety of all persons attending Nevis’ ‘Mini Olympics’.

Salary increase for parliamentarians in St. Kitts does not apply to Nevis, Premier Brantley clarifies

The Resolution passed in the House of National Assembly in February 2024 to increase salaries for members of the Federal House does not apply to sitting parliamentarians in the Nevis Island Assembly, Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has clarified.

April 03 declared a public half-holiday on Nevis

The Deputy Governor-General, Her Honour, Mrs. Hyleeta Liburd, O.B.E., M.H. acting on the advice of the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration, has declared Wednesday, April 03, 2024 to be a public half-holiday on the island of Nevis from 12:00 p.m.

Members of the Nevis Island Assembly pay respects to the late Captain Sean Henville

Members of the Nevis Island Assembly publicly expressed condolences to the family and friends of Nevisian pilot the late Mr. Sean Henville during a Sitting of the Honourable House on Tuesday, March 26.

Nevis Cultural Village undergoing renovation and upgrade ahead of Culturama 50

The Public Works Department has commenced renovation work at the Nevis Cultural Village to improve the facility, which serves as one of the main venues for Culturama events.

Water Department restores water to consumers in St. George’s and St. John’s

The Nevis Water Department (NWD) worked assiduously over a two-day period to install a new pump in the well at the Fothergills main pump station to restore water to residents in the parishes of St. John’s and St. George’s.

Nevis Island Assembly scheduled to meet on March 26 

A Sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Nevis Minister of Agriculture expects Agri-Expo 2024 to be bigger than ever

Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Deputy Premier the Honourable Eric Evelyn officially launched Agri-Expo 2024 on Thursday, March 21, saying he expects this year to be bigger and better than previous years.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for March 27

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Cabinet Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Honourable Eric Evelyn to serve as Acting Premier of Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley will travel overseas on personal business over the period Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Public health professionals, general public on Nevis benefit from USAF LAMAT team visit

The U.S. Air Force Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team (LAMAT) consisting of active duty and reserve airmen is presently in Nevis engaging with public health professionals to facilitate training and knowledge transfer.

Nevis Ministry of Tourism empowers residents of the St. Thomas Parish through community-based tourism training

The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with local historian Mr. Leonard Stapleton recently concluded a five-day Community-Based Tourism (CBT) Training Workshop in the vibrant parish of St. Thomas.

Airlift increases at Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport with the return of regional carrier Winair

Airlift at Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport (VAIA) has been boosted with the resumption of Windward Island Airways International (Winair’s) direct service between Nevis and St. Maarten.

CEMSS wins 2024 TDC Interschool Championships in front of a packed Nevis Athletic Stadium

Minister of Education, Youth and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Honourable Troy Liburd has congratulated the Charles E. Mills Secondary School (CEMSS) on an eighth consecutive win at the TDC Interschool Championships, cohosted in Nevis on March 16 and 17, 2024.

Urologists urge men on Nevis to attend Urology Associates’ free prostate cancer screening

Urologist Dr. Dwayne Thwaites is urging men on Nevis 40 years and older to take advantage of the free prostate screening being offered on Saturday, March 16, 2024, in an effort to prevent being diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer.

SKN’s top junior athletes to showcase at Nevis’ Mondo Track for TDC Interschool Championships 2024

The Federation’s top junior track athletes representing eight high schools will be competing for supremacy at the Nevis Athletic Stadium (Mondo Track) on March 16 and 17 for the 2024 TDC Interschool Championships.

Early closure of the Premier’s Ministry

The Premier’s Ministry informs that its offices will be closed to the public from 12:00 noon on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Address by the Honourable Jahnel Nisbett in observance of World Kidney Day 2024

The Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration and its Ministry of Health, Gender Affairs & Social Empowerment are pleased to celebrate with the Nevis Renal Society, kidney patients and health professionals the world over this 19th observance of World Kidney Day.

Premier Brantley anticipates Fair Share issue is nearing resolution

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley says he anticipates the issue of equitable sharing of the revenue generated by the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme between the twin islands will soon be resolved.

New fee structure for health services, new hospital pharmacy policy to take effect in Nevis on April 15

Effective April 15, 2024 the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be implementing a new fee structure at the Alexandra Hospital and other government health facilities, as well as a new policy relating to the hospital pharmacy.

Nevis Water Department announces Disconnection of Services schedule for past-due customers

The Nevis Water Department wishes to inform the public about an upcoming water disconnection from Monday, March 18, to Thursday, March 28, 2024. 

No intention to reintroduce fuel surcharge, says NIA Minister responsible for Public Utilities

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) does not intend to reintroduce the fuel surcharge on domestic consumers’ electricity bills, says Minister with responsibility for Public Utilities, the Honourable Premier Mark Brantley.

High food prices still a concern for government, says Nevis Premier

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Honourable Mark Brantley says the government continues to look at ways to mitigate against the high cost of food on the island.

Public consultation on VAIA set for March 14 in St. James’

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will hold another in the series of public consultations regarding the proposed plans for the upgrade and expansion of the Vance W. Amory International Airport on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

“A Taste of Hollywood” Acting Masterclass attracts large number of participants

The Nevis Investment Promoting Agency (NIPA) hosted “A Taste of Hollywood” acting masterclass with award-winning Caribbean-American actress Juliette Jeffers at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park on March 02-03, 2024, exposing some 28 local individuals to the craft.

Nevis wins 2024 Leeward Island Debating Competition; debate team receives heroes’ welcome home

The six members of the Nevis debate team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, March 04, following an outstanding victory at the 52nd Leeward Islands Debating Competition (LIDC52) on March 03, 2024 in St. Kitts.

New water tariff rates take effect on Nevis

New water tariff rates took effect on Nevis on March 01, 2024, and consumers are being urged to conserve as much of the scarce resource as possible.

Premier Brantley, Winair CEO hold discussions ahead of the resumption of Winair flights to Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Winair Mr. Hans van de Velde held discussions on Friday, March 01 ahead of the return of the regional airline’s flights between Nevis and Sint Maarten starting March 15.

Nevis Welcomes the Return of Winair Flights, Commencing March 15

Nevis, the heart of the Caribbean, joyfully announces the much-anticipated resumption of Winair flights starting March 15th, 2024.

Investment in the Nevis Mondo Track paying dividends, says Premier Mark Brantley

The number of major track and field meets being hosted at the Nevis Athletic Stadium (Mondo Track) has increased significantly, a testament to the foresight of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) investment in the facility.

General public encouraged to participate in the Federation’s National Day of Prayer

The Premier’s Ministry is pleased to partner with the Ministry of Ecclesiastical and Faith-based Affairs in extending an invitation to the general public to join in the offering of prayers for our Federation on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Emerald Azzurra makes inaugural call to Nevis on its maiden Caribbean cruise

Emerald Cruise’s luxury ship, the Emerald Azzurra, made its inaugural call to the island Nevis on Tuesday, February 27, during its maiden sail to the Caribbean.

Premier Brantley to hold his monthly press conference on February 29

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, February 29, 2024 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.

Small business entrepreneurs on Nevis receive business training at the 2024 Financial Management Workshop

More than 30 entrepreneurs with micro, small, and medium businesses received critical training at the Financial Management Workshop hosted by the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park on February 20, 2024.

Ministry of Education and Sports discontinues the live streaming of individual school sports

The Ministry of Education and Sports et al. has taken the decision to discontinue the live streaming of the individual school sports.

Ministry of Human Resources awards Ms. Carolyn Brooks and Ms. Rhonda Nisbett-Browne as outstanding public servants

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on February 16, 2024 awarded Ms. Carolyn Brooks and Ms. Rhonda Nisbett-Browne as outstanding employees in the Nevis public service.

NIA hosts its 2024 orientation seminar for new public servants

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) held its annual orientation seminar on Friday, February 16, for persons who have recently been employed into the public service on Nevis.

NIA Ministry of Education and Sports issues release on post-Sports Meet incident

The Ministry of Education, Library Services, Youth and Sports received word of an unfortunate incident which took place last evening.

Premier Brantley receives courtesy call from US Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados His Excellency Roger F. Nyhus

United States Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados His Excellency Roger F. Nyhus paid a courtesy call on Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley on Thursday, February 15, at the historic Bath Hotel in Nevis.

Premier Brantley welcomes Saudi Fund for Development delegation’s visit to geothermal sites on Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley on Tuesday, February 13, welcomed a delegation from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to Nevis to discuss possible funding for the island’s geothermal energy project.

SKN CARICOM Ambassador H.E. Larry Vaughan holds discussion with Acting Premier Evelyn, donates books to Nevis Library

Acting Premier of Nevis the Honourable Eric Evelyn engaged in fruitful dialogue with St. Kitts and Nevis CARICOM Ambassador His Excellency Larry Vaughan as the two discussed plans for the upcoming Diaspora Conference, slated to be held in St. Kitts and Nevis in July 2024.

Nevis prepares for the implementation of IUCN environmental and sustainable land management project

Enthusiasts and stakeholders in agriculture and the environment on Nevis participated in a recent workshop aimed at preparing them to assist in the implementation of the federal project for improving environmental management through sustainable land management.

Mrs. Valary Ermine Hendrickson chosen as patron for Nevis’ Agri-Expo 2024

The Ministry and Department of Agriculture is pleased to present the patron of Agri-Expo 2024 – Mrs. Valary Ermine Hendrickson.

Planning underway for the highly anticipated 10th Anniversary of the Nevis Mango Festival

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Honourable Mark Brantley has extended an invitation to those at home and in the Diaspora to attend the 10th anniversary edition of the Nevis Mango Festival.

Eminent Actress Juliette Jeffers partners with the NIA to facilitate an Acting Master Class on Nevis

Ms. Juliette Jeffers, and award-winning Caribbean-American actress of Nevisian descent will be facilitating an acting master class in Nevis for aspiring actors.

Edinburgh Napier University & NIA Scholarship Offer 2024

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Ministry of Human Resources and Edinburgh Napier University invites Nevisians to apply for higher education scholarships.

Nevis Tourism stakeholders welcome hundreds of cruise passengers from the Spirit of Discovery

The Spirit of Discovery made a rescheduled call on Nevis on Monday, February 5, bringing hundreds of visitors to the island’s shores.

NIA seeks to expedite drilling for new water in the face of diminished rainfall

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is looking to expedite the process of drilling for new sources of ground water in light of the fact that the island of Nevis is already experiencing early signs of diminished rainfall.

NIA secures land purchase agreements to make way for construction on airport expansion project in 2024

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is in the process of finalizing land purchase and exchange agreements with property owners affected by the planned Vance W. Amory International Airport (VAIA) expansion project, paving the way for construction to begin later in 2024.

Construction to resume on the Alexandra Hospital expansion project

Construction on the Alexandra Hospital expansion project is expected to resume in the coming months, according to the Honourable Premier Mark Brantley.

Turkish scholarship opportunity 2024

The Nevis Island Administration, Ministry of Human Resources is pleased to share information regarding the 2024 Turkey Scholarship. This scholarship program is available to individuals desirous of pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, as well as research programs.

Romanian scholarship opportunity 2024

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration wishes to inform you of the Romanian Scholarship Program 2024. The scholarship opportunity funded by the Romanian government targets candidates interested in pursuing studies at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post Graduate levels.

Honourable Eric Evelyn is Acting Premier of Nevis

All are advised that Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley will be away on personal business.

Almost $2 million in gratuity already paid to Non-Established workers on Nevis

Non-Established (NE) workers within the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) have so far received near two million dollars in gratuity payments as part of their retirement package.

NIA continues its housing policy for non-national police officers serving on Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has reaffirmed the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) commitment to the existing housing policy aimed at assisting police officers who are non-nationals serving on Nevis with acquiring a home.

Monroe & NIA Scholarship Offer 2024

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Ministry of Human Resources and MONROE College invites citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis to apply for higher education scholarships. Successful applicants can undergo studies at the New York or St. Lucia campus, or online.

Agriculture to play a critical role in St. Kitts and Nevis achieving its sustainable development goals

Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Honourable Deputy Premier Eric Evelyn is highlighting the importance of agriculture on Nevis to St. Kitts and Nevis achieving its sustainable development goals.

Core activities for Nevis Culturama 50 and Homecoming Celebrations revealed during media launch

The first wave of activities for the highly anticipated Nevis Culturama 50 and Homecoming Celebrations was revealed during the festival’s media launch on Thursday, January 25, at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park.

Culturama 50 Miss Culture Queen to receive a full scholarship to Monroe College

Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Deputy Premier the Honourable Eric Evelyn has announced that the winner of the Culturama 50 Miss Culture Pageant will be awarded a fully-funded academic scholarship by the New York-based Monroe College.

Gingerland Secondary School Chapter of the Boys’ Mentorship Programme officially launched

The Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) recently launched the Gingerland Secondary School Chapter of the Boys’ Mentorship Programme (BMP), pairing 12 teenaged boys with male mentors to provide them with guidance and support.

Premier Brantley’s first press conference for 2024 scheduled for January 30

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 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.

Joint NIA, Federal Government Cabinet discussions fruitful, says Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says he is pleased with the discussions that took place during the joint Cabinet meeting with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis on Monday, January 22.

NIA, Federal Government hold a successful joint Cabinet meeting on Nevis 

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew led a joint Cabinet meeting of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Federal Government at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis on Monday, January 22, where several issues of national interest were discussed.

RSCNPF Division C Nevis hosts 2024 New Year Service

Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) High Command joined junior police officers for the Division C (Nevis) 2024 New Year Service on Wednesday, January 17, to reflect on the success and challenges of the past year, and to ask God’s protection as they go out to serve and protect the Nevis community throughout 2024.

Premier Brantley thanks police officers for keeping Nevis safe, urges ethical behaviour from rank and file

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley is urging the rank and file of Division C (Nevis Division) of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner at all times as the eyes of the public are always on them.

Application process opens for Organization of the American States (OAS) Scholarships 2024

The Nevis Island Administration, Ministry of Human Resources has received the call for the Organization of the American States (OAS) Scholarships 2024. Interested persons are encouraged to exploit the opportunities made available by the OAS to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies.

Artificial reefs to be constructed to boost fish, lobster stock in Nevis’ waters

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) intends to launch a project in 2024 to construct artificial reefs intended to increase the fish and lobster population in Nevis’ waters.

NIA announces Culturama 50 Island Enhancement Incentive Programme

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be implementing a tax incentive package geared towards the rejuvenation of communities and businesses as part of the Homecoming Celebrations for Culturama 50 in July 2024.

Edinburgh Napier University Bursary 2024  announced

The Nevis Island Administration, Ministry of Human Resources wishes to inform you of Edinburgh Napier University’s bursary scheme for their Postgraduate 100 % Online programmes.

Ministry of Agriculture rolls out its 2024 agenda for increasing food production on Nevis

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on Monday, January 15 revealed plans to advance the sector and increase food production on the island of Nevis in 2024.

50th Anniversary of Culturama will be an extravaganza of entertainment and culture, says Nevis Premier

The 50th Anniversary celebrations for Nevis’ Culturama will be a spectacular display of culture and entertainment like never before seen over the festivals’ history, pledges Premier the Honourable Mark Brantley.

Ministry of Human Resources accepting applications for Financial Assistance from the Nevis Island Administration for 2024

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

NIA, SKNFA collaborate to launch FIFA Football For Schools initiative on Nevis

The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) has signalled the official start of the FIFA Football For Schools initiative on Nevis.

Nevis Premier urges nationals to build on the successes of 2023 to create a better future for St. Kitts and Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley is urging the citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to work together to build on the successes of 2023 to create an even better future for all who call the Federation their home.

399 Women Receive Free Mammograms at Nevis’ Alexandra Hospital

In a groundbreaking initiative aimed at promoting women’s health, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has facilitated 399 women in accessing free mammograms at the Alexandra Hospital.

NIA continues to invest in equipment, human resources to ensure first-rate healthcare services are available on Nevis

Strategic investments by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has ensured that citizens and residents on the island of Nevis have access to first-rate healthcare services.

Nevis remains on the right regulatory path for financial services

In August 2023 the Nevis Island Assembly passed the Nevis Business Corporation (Amendment) Ordinance 2023. Among other things, the legislation sets out at section 16 a comprehensive list of documents and registers which must be maintained by companies registered in Nevis.

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis’ Christmas Message for 2023

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis’

Christmas Message for 2023

Citizens and residents give input on the NIA’s Airport Expansion Project during public consultation

Citizens and residents turned out in large numbers to a recent public consultation to hear from the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the project consultants, and give their input on the proposed expansion and upgrade of the Vance W. Amory International Airport.

NIA to implement measures to recoup arrears owed to government departments/agencies

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) intends to institute revenue recovery measures designed to reduce the accumulation of arrears incurred by various government departments, according to Minister of Finance the Honourable Premier Mark Brantley.

NIA recorded a $6.2 mil surplus for 2022, Audited Report states

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance the Honourable Mark Brantley has commended the Cabinet Ministers and Department Heads of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for staying within the budgeted allotments for the year 2022.

Nevis Appropriation (2024) Bill 2023 passes in the Nevis Island Assembly

The Nevis Appropriation (2024) Bill 2023, introduced by Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley, was passed in the Nevis Island Assembly on Thursday, December 07, 2023.

New water rates to take effect in March 2024, says Hon. Spencer Brand

Minister responsible for Water Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), the Honourable Spencer Brand has announced that new rates for water will take effect in March of 2024.

Debt management must remain a priority in 2024, says NIA Minister of Finance

Finance Minister the Honourable Premier Mark Brantley says notwithstanding the government’s ability to service its debt effectively, it is critical and urgent that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) embarks on a path to reduce the public sector debt.

Nevis Appropriation (2024) Bill 2023 introduced in the Nevis Island Assembly

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) introduced and had read the first time the Nevis Appropriation (2024) Bill 2023 in the Nevis Island Assembly on Tuesday, December 05, a bill that outlines the government’s budget for fiscal year 2024.

Nevis Island Administration Budget Address 2024

Madam President, it is an honor and privilege for me this morning to rise and present this budget under the theme “Investing for Growth: Building the framework to support a Resilient and Sustainable Economy”. This theme builds on the strategy adopted in my budget presentation earlier this year. Here the focus is again placed on transforming our economy in a way that will facilitate growth and resiliency.

Premier Brantley returns from successful trip promoting Nevis Geothermal Project in Colombia

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has signaled to the world that the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is fully committed to the pursuit of geothermal as a national project.

Nevis Government to pay public servants an additional 5% salary increase in January 2024

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has confirmed that all employees of the NIA can look forward to a five percent salary increase in January 2024.

World AIDS Day 2023 address by Hon. Jahnel Nisbett

World AIDS Day 2023 address by Hon. Jahnel Nisbett

Non-nationals on Nevis urged to apply for work permits, residency for 2024

The Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is currently accepting work permit and residency applications for 2024.

New Permanent Secretaries announced for NIA’s Human Resources, Education Ministries

Mr. Kevin Barrett has been appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resources, having served for several years as the Permanent Secretary in Education, and Ms. Zahnela Claxton, who served as Principal Education Officer, has been appointed to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.

Rematch of the 2023 Primary Schools’ Football Tournament semi-final set For Thursday, November 30

The rematch of the semi-final will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the ETW Park. The final games will be played on Saturday, December 02, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Outstanding men from St. Kitts and Nevis honoured with International Men’s Day National Awards  

Nineteen men from St. Kitts and Nevis were bestowed 2023 International Men’s Day National Awards at a ceremony hosted by the Departments of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

Department of Gender Affairs hosts activities for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

The Department of Gender Affairs on Nevis is hosting a number of events the general public can support as the Department joins the rest of the world to observe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence under the theme “UNITE! Invest to prevent violence against women and girls”.

Six Nevisian students among the 25 Most Remarkable Teens for 2023

Six young persons from Nevis were among the exemplary youths awarded at the special sitting of the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis held on Monday, November 27 to honour 25 Most Remarkable Teens for 2023.

Nevisians warned to take Dengue virus seriously as cases on the island increase

As the number of cases of Dengue fever on Nevis increases, residents are being implored to take the Dengue virus seriously and employ measures to prevent its spread.

Nevis’ 2023-2024 cruise season begins with calls from Sea Dream 1 and Star Flyer

Nevis welcomed the Sea Dream 1 and the Star Flyer to its shores on Sunday, November 26, the first calls of the island’s 2023-2024 cruise season.

NIA to host public consultation on VWAI airport expansion project

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will host the first in a series of public consultations with the general public and stakeholders starting Monday, December 04, 2023.

Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley to speak at the 10th Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will be away on official duties as an invited speaker at the 10th Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC) in Cartagena, Colombia.

December 05 is Budget Day on Nevis

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Honourable Mark Brantley has announced that Budget Day on Nevis will be December 05, 2023.

Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill 2023 passes in the Nevis Island Assembly  

he Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill 2023 successfully passed in the Nevis Island Assembly on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. 

National Parliament unanimously supports Geothermal Development on Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has hailed the passing of a Resolution on developing geothermal energy on Nevis in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis, as an historic national development.

Hon. Eric Evelyn’s World Fisheries Day 2023 Address

Address by Deputy Premier of Nevis the Honourable Eric Evelyn, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Nevis Island Administration in observance of World Fisheries Day 2023

Increasing cost to supply water likely to result in rate increase, says Minister Spencer Brand  

The Honourable Spencer Brand, Minister with responsibility for Water Services on Nevis, says due to the increasing costs associated with supplying water to consumers, residents will likely see an increase in the rates in 2024.  

Nevis Island Assembly to convene on Tuesday, November 21

The Nevis Island Assembly will convene at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers, Hamilton House on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

Department of Agriculture/IICA host broiler production consultation on Nevis

The Department of Agriculture in Nevis in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) held a consultation with interested farmers on Tuesday, November 14, in preparation for the establishment of a poultry broiler industry on Nevis.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for Thursday, November 23

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, November 23, 2023 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.

Honourable Eric Evelyn to act as Premier of Nevis

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will be away on personal business from November 17 to 19, 2023.

NIA signs contract for airport expansion project

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has signed a contract with Perez Engineering Construction and Consulting Services Limited to undertake a project that will see the expansion and upgrade of the Vance W. Amory International Airport.

NIA targeting three new wells to increase water supply on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is moving forward with plans to dig several new wells to increase the supply of potable water available to consumers.

Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill 2023 gets first reading in the Nevis Island Assembly

The Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill 2023 had its first reading in the Nevis Island Assembly during a sitting convened on November 06, 2023.

Hon. Eric Evelyn to serve as Acting Premier of Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley will be away on official duties as an invited speaker at the Henley & Partners 17th Global Citizenship Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Honourable Premier will be abroad over the period November 07 to 13, 2023.

Nevis Island Assembly to meet on Monday, November 06

The Nevis Island Assembly will convene on Monday, November 06, 2023 at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers, Hamilton House.

Premier Brantley extends best wishes to Hon. Marsha Henderson during her recovery

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has extended best wishes on behalf of himself and the entire Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration to Federal Minister of Tourism et al. the Honourable Marsha Henderson who recently underwent emergency surgery at the Joseph N. France Hospital in St. Kitts.

We must be proactive in shaping the future of Caribbean Tourism, Nevis Premier says to CTO conference delegates  

Nevis’ Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Premier Mark Brantley says with traditional tourism paradigms rapidly evolving, Caribbean destinations must be forward thinking and adaptable to ensure sustainability and growth.

Nevis prepares to host the CTO’s 10th Tourism Human Resources Conference

More than 100 delegates from across the Region and North America are expected to descend on Nevis as the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) prepare to host the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) 10th Tourism Human Resources Conference from October 30 – November 01, 2023.

Premier Brantley urges those seeking employment to take advantage of the strong job market on Nevis

With the labour market on Nevis showing signs of buoyancy, Premier the Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister responsible for Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is encouraging persons seeking employment to take advantage of the jobs that are available.

Nevis’ road infrastructure withstands torrential rains caused by Hurricane Tammy

Director of the Public Works Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Mr. Jevon Williams says while assessments are ongoing, initial evaluations indicate that the main road network around the island did not sustain any major damage from the heavy rains associated with the passage of Hurricane Tammy over the weekend.

RUSVM offers full veterinary scholarship to citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis

Adtalem Global Education and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), in collaboration with the St. Christopher and Nevis Ministry of Education, are pleased to announce the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree Scholarship offered by RUSVM to citizens of St. Christopher and Nevis.

Former Miss Culture Queen wins Culturama 50 slogan contest

Nevis’ Culturama Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary from July 25th to August 6th, 2024, with the winning slogan “Celebrating Culture, Embracing History, It’s Culturama 50!”

NIA provides further relief for women by offering free referrals in addition to free mammograms

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has moved with alacrity to assist women in getting screened for breast cancer by offering free doctor referrals in addition to the free mammogram services the government has been providing for the past several months.

Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission hosts 15th Annual AML/CFT/CPF Conference 

The Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission’s (FSRC) 15th Annual Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism/Combating Proliferation Financing (AML/CFT/CPF) Conference got underway at the Four Season Resort, Nevis on Monday, October 23 under the theme “Accountability in Action: Managing Evolving Risks and Threats”.

Premier Brantley to host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, October 24

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 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.

Chef Berecia excited to share plant-based culinary skills learned at Le Cordon Bleu London with students on Nevis

Ms. Berecia Stapleton, a local chef who recently completed a plant-based culinary course at Le Cordon Bleu London, is eager to incorporate the knowledge and skills she learned with her students and others on the island of Nevis.

Hon. Eric Evelyn’s address on the occasion of World Food Day 2023

It is my honour to address you as Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration in observance of World Food Day 2023. World Food Day is a United Nations designated occasion to unite in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. 

Acting Premier Hon. Evelyn engages in high-level meeting with UNICEF Representative to the Eastern Caribbean

Acting Premier of Nevis the Honourable Eric Evelyn engaged in high-level discussions with Mr. Pieter Bult, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative for the Eastern Caribbean, during Mr. Bult’s visit to Nevis on October 12, 2023.

Hon. Spencer Brand’s address on the occasion of International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction 2023

  The Honourable Spencer Brand Minister responsible for Disaster Management in the Nevis Island Administration Address on the occasion of International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction October 13, 2023   Ladies, Gentlemen and Children,   Today October 13 is recognized worldwide as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). World Leaders at the United Nations […]

Community health practitioners on Nevis undergo mental health Critical Incidents training  

Community health practitioners on Nevis are now better equipped to manage critical incidents relating to persons suffering from mental health challenges following a one-day training session on Thursday, October 12.

Minister of Sports thanks NBA star Nicolas Claxton for donating several dozen pairs of sneakers to students on Nevis 

The Honourable Troy Liburd, Minister of Education and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration, has expressed his gratitude to Brooklyn Nets center Nicolas Claxton for a substantial donation to students on the island of Nevis. 

Hon. Jahnel Nisbett delivers International Day of the Girl Child address

I am honoured as the Minister of Gender Affairs to commemorate, with you, the International Day of the Girl Child. This day holds a special place in my heart and is celebrated under the theme “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being”.  

The Honourable Eric Evelyn is Acting Premier of Nevis

The Office of the Premier of Nevis informs that the Honourable Premier Mark Brantley will be traveling overseas on personal business from October 11 to 22, 2023. 

Nevis’ Behavioral Health and Wellness Centre awards its supporting partners on World Mental Health Day 

The Behavioral Health and Wellness Centre commemorated World Mental Health Day 2023 on Tuesday, October 10, by awarding three of its partners for the pivotal role they play, and for making a positive impact in the lives of persons with mental illness on Nevis. 

Joycelyn Liburd Primary School celebrates 45 years of educating young minds on Nevis

The Joycelyn Liburd Primary School (JLPS) celebrated its 45th anniversary with a thanksgiving service at the Gingerland Methodist Church and a parade to the school grounds on October 09, 2023.

Public urged to be vigilant as Dengue case confirmed on Nevis

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley is urging the Nevisian populace to do their part to prevent further spread of the Dengue virus against the backdrop of one confirmed case on the island.

Nevis recognised as the #6 Best Island in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler with three of its resorts listed among the best in the Caribbean

Nevis, the picturesque island known for its natural beauty and warm hospitality, was voted #6 Best Island in the Caribbean by the prestigious Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Award 2023. More than 520,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to offer a comprehensive look at the places they eagerly anticipate revisiting.

CSS’ Annalysse Arthurton awarded the 2023 Wallace Family Bursary in Foreign Languages

Miss Annalysse Arthurton of the Charlestown Secondary School is the recipient of the Wallace Family Bursary in Foreign Languages for 2023.

Hon. Spencer Brand delivers World Post Day 2023 message

HONOURABLE SPENCER BRAND MINISTER’S MESSAGE FOR WORLD POST DAY OCTOBER 09, 2023

Single mothers praise the NIA for its Daycare Assistance Program as voucher distribution begins

The Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development has begun issuing vouchers under the newly implemented Daycare Voucher Assistance Program, and some of the recipients are publicly thanking Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for the initiative. 

Premier Brantley wishes Nevis’ Youth Junior Tourism Minister luck at CTO Tourism Youth Congress   

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has extended best wishes to Miss Rusha Sharma, Nevis’ Youth Junior Minister of Tourism, as she prepares to represent the island at the 2023 Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress.

Hon. Eric Evelyn lauds IICA’s contribution to the agricultural sector on Nevis, SKN

Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Deputy Premier the Honourable Eric Evelyn has praised the Inter-American Institute for Corporation on Agriculture (IICA) for its sterling contribution to the development of the agriculture sector on Nevis and the wider Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis government thankful no major damage caused by TS Philippe

Disaster Management officials on Nevis have confirmed that there was no major damage reported on the island due the passage of Tropical Storm Philippe during the course of Tuesday, October 03.

Premier Brantley congratulates Nevisian students making the SKN Robotics Team headed to Singapore

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley on Monday, October 2, conveyed words of encouragement and congratulations to the four Nevisian students who will soon travel to Singapore as part of the St. Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team.

NIA offices close due to passage of TS Philippe

Given the current weather conditions and anticipating that more torrential rain is expected due to the passage of Tropical Storm Philippe, the Nevis Island Administration advises that all government offices will close today October 03, at 12 noon.

NIA Minister of Social Development Hon. Jahnel Nisbett declares International Month for Older Persons officially open

International Day of Older Persons, celebrated annually on October 01, provides us with a unique opportunity to reflect on the invaluable contributions made by our seniors to society.

Nevisian Jada John wins ICDF Mandarin-Speaking Competition

A Mandarin student in Nevis was declared winner of the 2023 Taiwan International Cooporation and Development Fund (ICDF) Mandarin-Speaking Competition.

MPs hopeful for another 40 years and more of continued growth and development on Nevis

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis, elected and nominated Members of the Nevis Island Assembly shared their perspective on the evolution of Nevis and their outlook for the island and its people forty years into the future and beyond, during a Special Sitting held on September 28, 2023.  

Premier Brantley urges the populace of St. Kitts and Nevis to keep the nation-building momentum

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley is admonishing the populace to guard against complacency as they enjoy the gains of those who sacrificed much to achieve an independent St. Kitts and Nevis.

Parliamentarians reflect on Nevis’ post-Independence growth and development during a Special Sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly

During a Special Sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Independence on Thursday, September 28, parliamentarians past and present shared their views on how much the island of Nevis has advanced since St. Kitts and Nevis gained independence on September 19, 1983.

Small business owners on Nevis benefit from government-sponsored Customer Service Skills Training Workshop

Entrepreneurs and managers from a variety of business ventures are expected to benefit from a one-day Customer Service Skills Training Workshop hosted by the Office of the Premier of Nevis at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park on Wednesday, September 27.

Nevis’ Alexandra Hospital enhances its diagnostic capabilities with the installation of an EvoView PAC System

The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has significantly enhanced the diagnostic capabilities at the Alexandra Hospital with the installation of an EvoView Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS).

Delegation from the Ministry of Education and Information Technology on Nevis visits Estonia and Finland

A delegation from the Ministry of Education and Information Technology in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is presently participating in a ten-day tour in Estonia and Finland aimed at exposing Education and IT professionals to practices in the European countries which allow for the effective integration of technology into the education system.

Nevis Island Assembly to host Special Sitting to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis

he Nevis Island Assembly will host a Special Sitting in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis on Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Charlestown Health Centre temporarily closed to facilitate relocation

The general public is hereby notified that the Charlestown Health Centre will be closed to the public from Wednesday 27 to 29 September, 2023. 

ROC Taiwan Foreign Minister Dr. Wu impressed with the level of development on Nevis

Foreign Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Dr. Jaushieh Wu has congratulated the Honourable Premier Mark Brantley and his administration for the evident progress and development on the island of Nevis over the past few years.

Premier Brantley hails Nevis’ ceremonial parade for the 40th Anniversary of Independence as historic

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis has hailed the 40th Anniversary Independence Day Ceremonial Parade and Awards Ceremony held at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park on September 19 as historic.

Premier Brantley to host his monthly press conference on September 26

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 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.

Ten Nevisians bestowed awards during 40th Independence Anniversary celebrations on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on Tuesday September 19, honoured ten Nevisians for their contribution to the development and enhancement of Nevis and the wider Federation.

2023 Independence Message by the Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

2023 Independence Message by the Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Independence

Nevis Island Administration to host a star-studded National Heroes Day Freedom Concert on Saturday 16

he Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be hosting a National Heroes Day Freedom Concert on Saturday 16, 2023, which will be free of cost for all patrons.

NWD advises of interruption in water service, traffic diversion on Sunday, September 17

The general public is asked to take note that there will be an interruption in the water service and the diversion of traffic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2023. The areas which will be affected are Bath Village, Pinney’s, Lower Stoney Grove, Upper Farms, and Long Point. Areas in close proximity may also be affected by the interruption.

NIA Cabinet Ministers encourage patriotism during Independence Celebration school visits

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley, accompanied by his colleagues in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet, visited a number of schools on Thursday, September 14, as part of the activities to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Independence for St. Kitts and Nevis.

Budget meetings underway as the Nevis Island Administration prepares for fiscal year 2024

The Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has initiated preliminary meetings with the various government ministries, departments and agencies in preparation for the delivery of the NIA’s Budget for fiscal year 2024.

NIA Cabinet Members participate in the 40th Independence Anniversary tree-planting campaign

Members of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet recently kicked off the island’s tree-planting campaign as part of the federal activities celebrating St. Kitts and Nevis’ 40th Anniversary of Independence.

Nevis Government moving forward with plans to construct a Bureau of Standards testing facility

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is moving forward with plans to construct a Bureau of Standards testing facility on the island, which is being facilitated by the United States government through the US Embassy based in Barbados.

Nevis Island Administration officially launches new Daycare Voucher Assistance Program

The Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) officially launched its Assisted Childcare for Toddlers and Infants On Nevis (ACTION) Plan Daycare Assistance Program on Thursday, September 07, providing vouchers of up to $300 per month for parents to pay childcare service costs.

Nevis now exporting spiced rum to international markets

The Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, is commending Mr. Mark Theron, the owner of Clifton Estate Rum Company, for expanding his business to make the spiced rum an official export of Nevis.

New and returning students attend Nevis Sixth Form College 2023-2024 orientation and advising session

More than one hundred new and returning students were welcomed to the 2023-2024 academic year for the Nevis Sixth Form College during an orientation and advising session held at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park on Tuesday, September 05.

Department of Education-Nevis issues updated Students’ Hair Policy for the 2023-2024 academic year

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (September 04, 2023)- The Department of Education-Nevis has issued an updated Students’ Hair Policy which applies to all public schools on Nevis ahead of the official start of the 2023-2024 academic year. Please note that these rules apply to all Pre, Primary and Secondary Public Schools on the island of Nevis effective […]

NIA welcomes IUCN/GEF Environmental and Sustainable Land Management Project on Nevis

Minister of Physical Planning and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Honourable Spencer Brand, says the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded Environmental and Sustainable Land Management Project currently underway in the Federation will be very beneficial to many sectors on the island of Nevis.

Premier Brantley congratulates four women elevated to top school leadership positions

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has extended congratulations to four young women who have been elevated to leadership positions in the school system on Nevis.

Stakeholders on Nevis prepare to start the 2023-2024 academic year

The Ministry and Department of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and other stakeholders in the education sector are finalizing preparations for the start of the 2023-2024 academic year.

NIA to launch Daycare Assistance Subsidy voucher programme on Nevis

The Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has announced the launch of a Daycare Assistance Subsidy Programme that will provide vouchers to assist persons with paying for daycare services for their children.

NIA explores possible partnership to build more affordable homes on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is holding preliminary discussions with a foreign-based entity on a possible partnership to build more affordable homes on the island of Nevis.

Two Financial Services bills pass in the Nevis Island Assembly

Two pieces of legislation intended to strengthen and enhance Nevis’ Financial Services industry were passed in the Nevis Island Assembly on Thursday, August 24.

Nevisian chef mastering new skills at leading culinary arts school in London

Gingerland resident Ms. Berecia Stapleton is excelling in her studies at the world leading Le Cordon Bleu London culinary arts institute of cookery, wine and hospitality management.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for Tuesday, August 29

he Honourable Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 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.

Nevis Department of Education hosts Leadership Summit in preparation for the 2023-2024 school year 

The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Department of Education is presently hosting a one-week Leadership Summit for school leaders in preparation for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year.  

Nevis Island Assembly to meet on Thursday, August 24

A Sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2023 at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers, Hamilton House, Charlestown.

Temporary closure of the Supreme Court Registry on Nevis

The Premier’s Ministry advises of the closure of the Supreme Court Registry in Charlestown, Nevis from Friday, 18 to Friday, 25 August, 2023. The Registry will re-open on Monday, 28 August, 2023.

Business Community lauds performance of students from the Department of Youth’s Summer Job Attachment Programme

Representatives from several companies and government departments have highly commended the performance of student interns who worked at their establishments as part of the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Department of Youth Summer Job Attachment Programme (SJAP) 2023.

Training begins as NIA moves to establish an Emergency Dispatch System for Nevis

As the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) prepares to launch an Emergency Dispatch System on the island, potential emergency response personnel have already started training to take up the important role of emergency dispatchers.

C49 a success, planning underway for Culturama 50, says Nevis’ Minister of Culture

Deputy Premier of Nevis the Honourable Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says coming off the successful hosting of Culturama 49, preparations have already begun for the milestone 50th anniversary of Nevis Culturama in 2024.

Premier Brantley thanks PM Drew for facilitating ROC (Taiwan) funding of Phase Two of the Nevis Pinney’s Beach Project

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew for facilitating the transfer of funds from the Republic of China (Taiwan) for Phase Two of the ongoing Pinney’s Beach Project on Nevis.

Shanai Liburd and Racquela Burke awarded MUA/NIA scholarships for 2023

Ms. Shanai Liburd and Ms. Racquela Burke are the most recent beneficiaries of the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) scholarship program.

NIA Ministry of Gender Affairs sponsors summer camp for persons with disabilities

The Ministry of Health, Gender Affairs and Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is partnering with the Nevis Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Advocates as the non-profit organization hosts its first summer camp for persons with disabilities.

New Culturama Kaiso, Soca Monarchs crowned, Nykeisha Henry wins Miss Culture Queen 2023 title

King Hollywood, Delly Ranks, Daddy Tustee and Nykeisha Henry are the newest monarchs and queen emerging from the just-culminated Nevis Culturama 49.

Application process opens for Nevis Culturama 50 Slogan Competition

The Culturama Secretariat is currently accepting entries for the Culturama 50 Slogan Competition.

Women’s Unemployment Registry re-launched on Nevis

The Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on August 01, 2023, re-launched its Women’s Unemployment Registry with the aim of increasing women’s employability. 

Minister of Culture congratulates Miss Culture Swimwear, Junior Kaiso winners

Deputy Premier Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has extended congratulations to the winners of the recently held Culturama 49 Flow Miss Culture Swimwear and the Greenhouse Band Junior Kaiso Contest.

Nevis Water Services moves to identify new drill sites to provide additional water to consumers

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) through the Ministry of Water Services is moving to identify new drill sites across the island in an effort to increase the supply of potable water available to consumers.

Premier Brantley, NIA welcome 2023 Taiwan SKN Expo to Nevis 

The Honourable Premier Mark Brantley has welcomed the opportunity for bilateral engagement with the hosting of the 2023 Taiwan Expo St. Kitts and Nevis that commenced at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park in Nevis on Wednesday, August 02.

The 53rd anniversary of the M.V. Christena tragedy commemorated on Nevis

Government officials and parliamentarians on Nevis joined relatives and friends of the victims of the M.V. Christena disaster to pay their respects during a solemn memorial service held on the Hamilton House grounds on Tuesday, August 01.

Nevis Culturama 49 heats up as core activities kick off

Nevis Cuturama 49 had its official opening on July 27, 2023 and the core activities have begun, starting with the Republic Bank Mr. and Miss Talented Youth Pageant on Sunday, July 30.

Official welcome for Global Support and Development M.V. DAWN during inaugural visit to Nevis

The Honourable Spencer Brand, Minister in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) responsible for Disaster Management, on Monday, July 31, welcomed the Global Support and Development (GSD) M.V. DAWN humanitarian vessel to Nevis for its inaugural visit.

Nevis committed to CARICOM’s 25 by 25 initiative to reduce food imports

Deputy Premier the Honourable Eric Evelyn, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the island of Nevis is committed to the national effort towards achieving the CARICOM 25 by 25 initiative to reduce the amount of food imported from overseas.

GSD’s Emergency Response Vessel DAWN to visit Nevis for disaster response capacity building exercises

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 27, 2023)-  The Global Support and Development (GSD) humanitarian support vessel DAWN will visit Nevis from July 31 to August 04, 2023, where it will carry out disaster preparedness and response capacity strengthening exercises in collaboration with the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) and other stakeholders.  The 800meter M.V. DAWN […]

Public invited to attend the Memorial Service to commemorate the 53rd Anniversary of the Christena Disaster

The Premier’s Ministry cordially invites the general public to the Memorial Service to commemorate the Fifty-third (53rd) Anniversary of the Christena Disaster.

Social Services partners with Ministry of Agriculture to expand food voucher assistance programme

The Department of Social Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture to enhance and expand the Department’s food voucher assistance programme to bring even greater benefit to the persons it serves.

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference on July 31st

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Hon. Eric Evelyn to serve as Acting Premier of Nevis

The Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) advises that the Honourable Eric Evelyn will serve as Acting Premier of Nevis during the period July 24 to 29, 2023.

Premier Brantley, Attorney General Wilkin tour Nevis Land Registry Department’s new location

Premier of Nevis the Honourable Mark Brantley and Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis the Honourable Garth Wilkin toured the new location for the Nevis Land Registry Department on Friday, July 21, and have expressed their satisfaction with the new office space.

Nevis Public Works Department restores damaged equipment at government asphalt plant  

Minister of Communication and Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Spencer Brand is pleased that equipment at the government’s asphalt plant damaged by fire in December 2022 has been repaired. 

Boys In Ties hosts 2nd annual summer program

The civic group Boys In Ties is hosting its second annual summer program, geared towards helping mold boys on Nevis into upstanding, respectful young men and future leaders.

Nevis officials urge young persons to get skills training, adopt positive attitude

Young persons on Nevis seeking to enter the world of work are being urged to acquire the necessary skills and adopt the right mindset in order to enhance employability.

Nevisians invited to apply for Monroe College Scholarships 2023-24

The Nevis Island Administration, Ministry of Human Resources is pleased to inform that the MONROE College invites citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis to apply for higher education scholarships.  For New York bound students, USD$2,500 per semesters up to 3 semesters per annum. For candidates pursuing fully online offerings, where tuition is significantly lower, the most common scholarship award will be USD$1,000 per semester up to 3 semesters per annum.

Nevis’ road infrastructure significantly upgraded with completion of Phase 2 of Road Rehabilitation Project

The Honourable Spencer Brand, Minister of Public Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says the completion of phase two of the Road Rehabilitation Project on the island’s main road has significantly enhanced the road infrastructure on Nevis.

Premier Brantley to attend ANSAR 2023; Hon. Eric Evelyn to serve as Acting Premier

The Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) advises that the Honourable Eric Evelyn will serve as Acting Premier of Nevis during the period July 14 to 16, 2023.

Department of Labour hosts successful TVET-focused Career Fair and Training Expo 2023

The Department of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) successfully hosted a two-day Career Fair from July 10 to 11, 2023, with a focus on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) fields and services.

Registration open for Nevis Fruit Festival 2023 vendors, competitions

Persons interested in being a vendor or entering any of the competitions for the Department of Agriculture’s upcoming Fruit Festival are being asked to register ahead of the July 28 deadline.

NIA in the process of relocating the Charlestown Police Station

The Public Works Department Building Division on Nevis is currently in the process of refitting a building intended for the relocation of the Charlestown Police Station.

VOJN wins 2023 TDC Runako Morton Primary School Cricket Tournament

The Violet O. Jeffers-Nicholls Primary is the winner of the 2023 TDC Group sponsored Runako Morton Primary School Cricket Tournament on Nevis.

NIA’s audited accounts for 2021 tabled in the Nevis Island Assembly

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, in his capacity as Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) tabled the audited accounts for the Nevis Island Administration for the fiscal year 2021 in the Nevis Island Assembly on July 06, 2023.

Premier Brantley leads daughter Brianna Brantley’s call to the ECSC Bar

Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley had the distinct honour of leading his daughter Ms. Brianna Brantley’s call to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of St. Kitts and Nevis at the Theodore L. Hobson Court Building in Charlestown on Friday, July 07.

Two bills given a first reading in the Nevis Island Assembly

Two bills were given a first reading during the July 06, 2023 sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly.

NIA, Federal Gov’t maintain open dialogue to broker ‘Fair Share’ arrangement

As the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to pursue Nevis’ fair share of national resources, chiefly revenues from the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship By Investment program, Premier Hon. Mark Brantley has expressed appreciation for the mature and open communications he maintains with Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew on the issue. 

Nevis Island Assembly convenes on Thursday, July 06

The Nevis Island Assembly will convene at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers, Hamilton House on Thursday, July 06, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Record patron turnout for finale event of Nevis Mango Festival 2023

Thousands of patrons descended on the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park on Sunday, July 02 for the finale event of Nevis Mango Festival 2023, making the ninth edition the largest ever.

Nevis Tourism Authority media statement regarding the “For the Love of Mangoes” event for Nevis Mango Festival 2023

The following is a statement issued by the Nevis Tourism Authority regarding the July 02 hosting of “For the Love of Mangoes” for Nevis Mango Festival 2023

Statement of Condolence on the Passing of Former Governor-General His Excellency S.W. Tapley Seaton from Premier of Nevis, Honourable Mark A.G. Brantley

Statement of Condolence on the Passing of Former Governor-General His Excellency S.W. Tapley Seaton from Premier of Nevis, Honourable Mark A.G. Brantley

Nevis Mango Festival 2023 expected to draw large crowds over the weekend

Nevis will be abuzz with excitement this weekend as the activities kick off for the highly anticipated Nevis Tourism Authority’s (NTA) Mango Festival 2023.

Statistics indicate economic recovery on Nevis, NIA optimistic about further growth

The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) prudent fiscal policies continue to bear fruit, with statistics showing increased government revenue and economic activity on Nevis for the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. 

Family donates equipment to Alexandra Hospital in memory of the late “Trevy” Liburd  

The family of the late Trevoy “Trevy” Liburd has donated an essential piece of medical equipment to the Pediatric Ward at the Alexandra Hospital in his memory.

New broiler industry on Nevis will mean big business for local poultry farmers

The establishment of a broiler industry on Nevis to provide locally produced chicken meat will redound to the financial benefit of the island’s poultry farmers.

NIA breaks ground for the first poultry processing facility in the sub-region   

The Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) significantly advanced its food security agenda on Tuesday, breaking ground for the construction of a poultry processing facility at Prospect on Tuesday, June 27.

Thirty-seven candidates participate in the Prospective Teachers Course 2023 on Nevis

More than 30 individuals are participating in the Nevis Ministry of Education’s Prospective Teachers Course 2023, which got underway on June 26 at the Jessups Community Centre.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for June 29th

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Nominations open for Order of National Hero, Star of Merit and the Medal of Honour

The general public is invited to submit nominations for the conferring of awards in the following categories: “The Order of National Hero”, the “Star of Merit” and the “Medal of Honour”.

TDC Runako Morton Primary School Cricket Tournament 2023 gets underway in Nevis

Six schools are vying for the top spot in the 2023 TDC Runako Morton Primary School Cricket Tournament, currently underway in Nevis.

Nevis Premier supports national Smoking Bill; entreats more comprehensive Cannabis legislation

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, Leader of the Opposition of the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis signaled his support for the Smoking (Designated Areas) Bill, 2023, however he expressed the view that the Federation’s Cannabis-related legislation ought to be more comprehensive and include adequate public education.

Nevisian awarded with Companion of Star of Merit at 2023 Investiture Ceremony

Nineteen persons in St. Kitts and Nevis were awarded for their contribution to nation building at the Companion of Star Merit (CSM) and Medal of Honour Investiture Ceremony at Government House in Basseterre on June 2023.

Mexico offers scholarship opportunity 2023

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration, regarding a study opportunity in Mexico.

Police: Safety will be a top priority during Culturama 49

Police Inspector James Stephen has given the assurance that the security forces will be taking every measure possible to ensure that Nevis’ Culturama Festival continues to be a safe experience for all.

Exciting calendar of events revealed at Culturama 49 Media Launch! 

An exciting line-up of activities and events for Nevis Culturama 49 was unveiled today Friday, during a media launch held at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park. 

Nevis Labour Department to host 2nd annual Career Fair with focus on technical vocational training

The Labour Department in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) plans to host its second annual Career Fair with a difference, with the theme “Shape your Future; Career Fair and Training Expo.”

NTA’s Chief Executive Officer Liburd deems Caribbean Week 2023 successful

Mr. Devon Liburd, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA), is describing as successful Caribbean Week 2023 which is spearheaded by the Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation.

SL Horsford & Co. Ltd. sponsors Nevis Culturama stakeholders

The SL Horsford & Company Limited (SLH) is back onboard with the Nevis Culturama Festival, handing over sponsorship cheques to several stakeholders on Thursday, June 15.

OECS in the Classroom comes to three primary schools on Nevis

Students from three primary schools on Nevis were part of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in the Classroom on June 14, 2023, as part of the activities marking the organisation 42nd anniversary in St. Kitts and Nevis

New Chairperson says Nevis Division of the CIC will continue its advocacy for small businesses

New Chairperson of the Nevis Division of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce Mr. Denrick Liburd says the Chamber is continuing its thrust to increase membership and deliver on its advocacy mandate for the small business sector on the island.

Moroccan Scholarship Offer 2023-24

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources regarding a scholarship opportunity for study in Morocco.

Premier Brantley urges police officers with the Nevis Division to be vigilant, responsive to crime

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, is imploring increased vigilance among the rank and file of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), Division C (Nevis) as the Federation, more specifically St. Kitts, grapples with a marked uptick in gun violence.

Nevis Mango Festival 2023 shaping up to give successful outcome

Preparations for the Nevis Tourism Authority’s (NTA) ninth annual Nevis Mango festival slated for June 30 to July 02, 2023, are in high gear, with interest already peaking for some events.

Nevis 2023 Child Month parade successful, says PEO Claxton

Hundreds of preschoolers on Nevis and parents walked through the streets of Charlestown from Old Hospital Road to the Elquemedo T. Willett Park, in the annual Early Childhood Education’s Child Month Parade on June 09, 2023, with the theme “Empowering our children through STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) Education.”

CSS’ Nichelle Ottley wins Planning Dept. STEM Expo challenge

Ms. Nichelle Ottley of the Charlestown Secondary School has been judged the winner of the Department of Physical Planning’s STEM Expo challenge.

NIA providing free mammogram services at the Alexandra Hospital

A start-of-the art- mammography unit is now in operation at the Alexandra Hospital, and the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has taken a decision to waive the fee for the service for the next six months.

Uptick in private, public sector investment stimulating Nevis’ economy

he positive business and investment climate created by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is bearing fruit as Nevis is seeing an uptick in public and private sector investment.

Crime should not be politicized, says Premier Brantley

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Leader of the Opposition in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly, says while the recent spate of homicides in the Federation is alarming, the issue of crime should not be politicized.

Nevis government pursues new wells, desalination in the face of prolonged regional drought

As the long term drought situation continues across the region, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is assuring residents that it is actively pursuing measures that would bolster the water supply on Nevis. 

Premier Brantley endorses PM Drew’s policy to reduce interest rates on student loans at DBSKN

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, has endorsed Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew’s recently implemented policy, which reduces the interest rate on existing student loans at the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis from nine percent to five percent.

Nevis Mango Festival 2023 promises to be an exciting and inspiring experience

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) hosted a media launch for Mango Festival 2023 at the Mount Nevis Hotel on Friday, June 02, unveiling a host of exciting mango-themed activities for the June 30 to July 2, 2023 festival.

Nevis’ Dept. of Education prepares students for new school year opening experience

A Department of Education Official is hopeful students in the education system on Nevis will have a better transitioning experience to their new environment when school reopens in September, thanks to an expanded orientation exercise on June 01, 2023.

Statement on Crime by the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Mark Brantley

The horrific news of a double homicide today in our beloved country tells us what many have known for some time, that crime, and particularly violent crime, is once again becoming a clear and present danger to the sustainable development of St. Kitts and Nevis. I join with all Kittitians and Nevisians in extending deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the latest victims of violence and those who have tragically succumbed in the past. 

Nevis government pursues new wells, desalination in the face of prolonged regional drought

As the long term drought situation continues across the region, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is assuring residents that it is actively pursuing measures that would bolster the water supply on Nevis.

NIA one step closer to Broiler Project implementation

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is one step closer to implementing its Broiler Project which would help to reduce the island’s food import bill while providing fresh local chicken.

NIA’s Non-Established Workers Retirement Package brings real relief to hundreds of Nevisians

More than four hundred persons working in the Public Service are set to benefit from the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Non-Established (NE) Workers Retirement Scheme, a landmark policy implemented by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led government.

Premier Brantley, PM Drew laud collaboration between Federal Gov’t and NIA on important legislative amendments 

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, along with Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew, and Attorney General, Hon. Garth Wilkin, have lauded as “historic” the collaboration between the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Federal government, to bring two important pieces of legislation to the National Assembly.

Two Bills critical to the NIA’s functioning passed in the National Assembly

Two pieces of legislation deemed critical to the day to day functioning of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) were passed during the May 25, 2023 sitting of the National Assembly.

Nevis Ministry of Education issues statement on school altercation

The following is a statement from the Ministry responsible for Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), regarding an altercation at the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS).

Nevis Premier to host press conference May 30

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his next monthly press conference on Tuesday May 30, 2023.

Students on Nevis excited to participate in STEM Challenge, STEM Expo  

Students from all primary and secondary schools on Nevis are eagerly anticipating their participation in the STEM Challenge and STEM Expo, happening May 24 and 26, 2023, respectively. 

Veteran Jessups fisher Alexis “Fox” Browne welcomes benefits from Gender Affairs Dept. Fish Trap Making Workshop

Mr. Alexis “Fox” Browne, Vice President of the Jessups Cotton Ground Barnes Ghaut Fisherfolk Association (JCBFA), is tipping his hat to the Department of Gender Affairs on Nevis, for executing a Fish Trap Making Workshop for boys and young men on the island.

Nevis Dept. of Education officially launches STEM Week 2023  

The Department of Education on Nevis on Monday, May 22, 2023, launched its inaugural hosting of STEM Week, under the theme “Expanding Our Horizons With STEM”. 

Members of Nevis Disaster Management Committee praised for commitment

Permanent secretaries and department heads in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) were commended for the role they continue to play in disaster management preparedness and mitigation on the island.

Land Registry office closure extended

The following is an notice from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the closure of the Land Registry office.

NTA invites African American community to Nevis

The Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) embarked on its first initiative tailored to attract people of colour to Nevis at the Limani Restaurant at Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, New York, with approximately 100 people in attendance.

NTA promotes Nevis and summer activities

While the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) continues in its campaign to attract more international visitors to Nevis, it is also targeting the Caribbean market.

Nevis observes International Day of the Boy Child 2023

The following is an address by Hon. Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Health, Gender Affairs and Social Empowerment, on the occasion of International Day of the Boy Child 2023.

Deputy Premier Evelyn urges Nevis youths to begin saving, avoid reckless spending

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Deputy Premier of Nevis, issued an urgent call to young persons on Nevis to be prudent with their finances and to begin saving.

Nevis observes International Nurses Day 2023

The following is an address by Hon. Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Health, Gender Affairs and Social Empowerment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), on the occasion of International Nurses Day 2023. 

Nevis youths getting skills to become prudent financial managers

More than 30 young persons between the ages of 18 – 35 years on Nevis, were exposed to technics to better take care of their finances at the 2nd Annual Financial Management Workshop hosted by the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park on May 10, 2023.

Land Registry in Nevis to close temporarily

The following is a notice from the Premier’s Ministry, regarding the temporary closure of the Land Registry.

NTA CEO invites Barbadians to Nevis Mango Festival

Nevis Tourism Authority’s (NTA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Devon Liburd is urging Barbadians to come to the Nevis Mango Festival, three days of everything mango slated for June 30 to July 02, 2023.

Nevis’ netball icon retires from public service life

The Department of Community Development on Nevis thanked one of its own recently, the day she embarking on her retirement as a civil servant in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) after 33 1/2 years in service to others.

NWD to effect repairs at Hickman’s from May 08; seeking motorists’ cooperation

The following is a notice from the Nevis Water Department (NWD) regarding repair works in the Hickman’s area.

Local chef wins NTA scholarship for study at Le Cordon Bleu London

Local chef Berecia Stapleton of Gingerland is the winner of the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) NICHE Culinary Scholarship which will allow her the opportunity to sharpen her skills with 10 weeks of study in Plant-Based Culinary Arts from June 30, 2023, at the Le Cordon Bleu London, a culinary arts institute specialising in cookery, wine and hospitality management.

NIA continues to improve delivery of health care on the island

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to build out its health infrastructure to ensure citizens and residents have access to the highest level of medical care.

Nevis students the first in the region to sit formal Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language exam

Twenty-seven individuals on Nevis, 13 of them high school students, have made history as the first group in the region to sit the formal Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) exam.

17 youth parliamentarians to participate in Mock Sitting of Nevis Island Assembly

In observance of Commonwealth Day 2023, there will be a Mock Sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on Thursday, May 04, 2023, at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers on Samuel Hunkins Drive.

Premier of Nevis to attend coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla

The following is an advisory from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Nevis Ministry of Health seeking to fill Medical Officer of Health vacancy

The following is notice from the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding vacant position of Medical Officer of Health.

NIA/ MUA Scholarship Offer 2023-24 

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in relation to available scholarships to pursue studies in Health Science related fields.

Premier Brantley speaks on Nevis Geothermal Energy Project at the 15th Annual Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, was on Thursday, April 27 a panelist at the 15th Annual Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), where he spoke on the Nevis geothermal energy project and the island’s agenda with respect to renewable energy. 

Boat captains, swimmers and divers on Nevis urged to be responsible at sea

Persons operating boats and other motorized vessels, as well as swimmers and divers in the waters of Nevis, are being urged to use due care and attention to avoid accidents at sea.

Ms. Thia Claxton of St. John’s Parish wins first From Your Closet Modeling and Parish Contest; promoter happy

Ms. Purple Gumbs of Barnes Ghaut in Nevis, the Founder of the Purplez Party Palooza, a community-based organisation, is pleased with the success of its first “From Your Closet Modeling and Parish Contest” at Dew Drops Restaurant and Bar in Cades Bay on April 22, 2023.

Nevis Government hosts participants in SKN’s Diplomatic Week 2023

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet are today, Wednesday, April 26, hosting a large contingent of diplomats on Nevis, who are in the Federation participating in St. Kitts and Nevis’ Diplomatic Week 2023.

Nevisian students engage SKN Ambassadors during Diplomatic Week 2023 panel discussion

Third to fifth form students of the Gingerland and Charlestown Secondary Schools, as well as students from the Nevis Sixth Form College, were given the opportunity to engage with a number of Ambassadors from St. Kitts and Nevis during a panel discussion organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the government of St. Kitts and Nevis as one of the activities to celebrate Diplomatic Week 2023.

Premier of Nevis to travel on official business; Hon. Eric Evelyn to assume responsibilities

The general public is advised that Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will be absent from the federation for from April 26 to 30, 2023, in order to attend the 15th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) in Miami.

Nevis Culturama Festival Committee urging kaisonians to register for contests

The Nevis Culturama Festival Committee is encouraging kaisonians to register for the Kaiso and Soca contests which will be held as part of Culturama 49 which runs from July 27 to August 08, 2023 with the theme “49 years of mas and spree! Culturama 2023.”

Vice Chancellor of UWI Lauds Premier Mark Brantley as a Hero 

Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Sir Hilary Beckles has lauded Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, as a leader with strong principles and a champion for the people that he serves, and by extension the wider Caribbean community. 

Nevis Premier’s next monthly press conference April 25

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his next monthly press conference on Tuesday April 25, 2023.

Hon. Spencer Brand to serve as Acting Premier of Nevis

The Honourable Spencer Brand will assume the responsibilities of Premier.

Over 150 children enjoying Nevis Department of Youth’s Annual Easter Camp

The Nevis Department of Youth’s Annual Easter Camp is underway with more than 150 children participating in various fun activities.

Premier Brantley hopeful more Nevisians will move from PAP to meaningful employment

ust over 400 persons living on Nevis are presently benefitting from the Poverty Alleviation Programme (PAP).

Premier urges Nevisians to take advantage of new job opportunities being created

As the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) advances its agenda of job creation and economic diversification, Premier Hon. Mark Brantley is urging persons to seize opportunities for employment as they become available.

Nevis Dept. of Education preparing to host STEM Week 2023

The Department of Education on Nevis is actively in the process of rolling out plans to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and related disciplines.

Republic of China (Taiwan)’s Resident Ambassador to SKN commends NIA for promoting STEM

The Republic of China (Taiwan) Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Michael Lin is commending the efforts of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for promoting its hands-on learning in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Premier Brantley honoured to be the first Nevisian to receive an AFUWI Legacy Award

Premier The Honourable Mark A.G. Brantley has been selected as an honouree for the 2023 American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) gala, when he will become the first Nevisian to receive one of the Foundation’s esteemed Legacy Awards.

NEVDC donates to health care on Nevis, NIA grateful for gesture

The people of Nevis continue to receive donations from the Nevisian Association of Washington DC (NEVDC). The most recent presented on April 06, 2023, comprised of medical equipment and supplies.

Charlestown Primary reigned supreme at 2023 Gulf-BONI Inter-Primary Schools Championshi

The Charlestown Primary School (CPS) continued its reign of the annual Gulf Insurance Ltd. and Bank of Nevis International Ltd. 2023 Inter-Primary Schools Championship, amassing a total of 51 medals to be declared preliminary winner of the meet held on April 05, 2023.

St. Eustatius official expresses satisfaction with Nevis visit

An official from the Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis is describing a meeting between a two-member team from the ministry and a visiting delegation from St. Eustatius as fruitful.

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley among the AFUWI 2023 honourees

The American Foundation For the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) 26th annual Legacy Awards Gala will this year raise a toast to six extraordinary professionals who have distinguished themselves in the diverse fields of wealth management, music, political leadership, medicine, and academia.

NIA, Radius Global Solutions sign off on a new call centre for Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) efforts at growing the island’s economy and creating jobs continue to manifest as the government and Radius Global Solutions Inc. on Monday, April 03, 2023, signed the necessary agreements to establish a new call centre on Nevis.

The value of women should no longer be ignored, Nevis Gender Affairs Minister Nisbett says

Women outnumber men and as such the value of their contribution to the development of any society should not be ignored.

Premier clarifies expenditure for NIA’s Alexandra Hospital expansion project

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley has clarified the total expenditure to date related to the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Alexandra Hospital expansion project, against the backdrop of contrasting figures previously released.

Premier Brantley: Violent crime on either island affects all of St. Kitts and Nevis

“St. Kitts and Nevis is one country, and crime and insecurity in any part of that country is crime and insecurity in the whole of that country.”

Agri-Expo 2023 opens; agriculture minister pleased with state of Nevis’ agriculture

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says it is because of the Department of Agriculture’s dedication to agriculture why the 29th annual agriculture exposition formerly known as the Agriculture Open Day now rebranded Agri-Expo is being held with the theme “Together for Food Sovereignty; Agri Expo 2023.”

Min. of Education to give details on Gulf Insurance Limited/Bank of Nevis International Limited Inter-Primary Schools’ Championship

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the 2023 Gulf Insurance Limited/Bank of Nevis International Limited Inter-Primary Schools’ Championship.

Leader of the Opposition office closed due to dispute between Opposition MPs

The Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration ((NIA) has temporarily closed the office provided for the Leader of the Opposition in the Nevis Island Assembly as the two elected Opposition members of parliament (MPs) are disputing which of them should have use of that office. 

Enquiries continue to pour in for NIA’s geothermal project

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has once again extended the deadline for bids on the drilling phase of Nevis’ geothermal energy project.

NIA announces public half-holiday

The Deputy Governor-General of Nevis, Her Honour Mrs. Hyleeta Liburd, O.B.E., M.H. acting on the advice of the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration, has declared Wednesday 5th April, 2023 to be a public half-holiday on the island of Nevis from 12:00 noon

Premier Brantley welcomes the imminent opening of a new call center on Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley says the imminent opening a new call centre facility on the island is great news for Nevis.

Premier Brantley tours Gingerland Secondary School

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, gave his commitment and that of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to continue working closely with the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) as they expand the educational infrastructure on the island.

Nevis Disaster Management Minister Brand urges all to participate in tsunami awareness exercise, March 23

The following is an address by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Disaster Management as Nevis joins the region in the annual tsunami awareness, Caribe Wave Tsunami Exercise on March 23, 2023.

NIA Environment Minister delivers address to mark World Water Day 2023

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark World Water Day 2023 observed on March 22.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for March 28

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 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.

Sports Minister congratulates Nevisian athletes heading to the 2023 CARIFTA Games

Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Troy Liburd, officially extended congratulations on behalf of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to the six athletes from Nevis who form part of the St. Kitts and Nevis national team participating in the 2023 CARIFTA Games in The Bahamas.

Three-day Water and Sanitation Hygiene workshop for SKN commences on Nevis

A three-day Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) workshop hosted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) St. Kitts and Nevis commenced at the Nevis Disaster Management Department’s (NDMD) conference room on March 20, 2023.

Nevis officials implore water conservation amid dry season

Consumers on Nevis are being urged to manage their water consumption and make every effort to conserve the resource as the island’s water supply is already being impacted by the prevailing dry season.

NIA commissions new reservoir to bring more water to consumers

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to take proactive measures to ensure consumers on Nevis have an adequate supply of potable water, commissioning a new 250,000 gallon water tank in the Zetlands area on March 13, 2023.

Premier Mark Brantley featured in Norman Manley Law School 50th anniversary video series

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley has been selected as the featured alumnus for the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS) class of 1994 for the video series launched as a lead up to the institution’s 50th anniversary.

Bath Village Fisher Huggins named patron for first Agri-Expo 2023

As the Department of Agriculture continues to prepare for the upcoming premier of Agri-Expo, on March 30 to 31, 2023, Mr. Collin Huggins of Bath Village, who is involved in both fishing and farming has been selected to be the patron of the event, for what the department says is his sterling contribution to the fishing industry on Nevis.

Businesses on Nevis encouraged to become members of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Chairperson of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC) Nevis Division, Mrs. Sunita Persaud Browne, is encouraging private sector businesses on the island to join the organization, which provides support and other opportunities to foster their growth and development.

Agriculture Minister pleased with the large number of Nevisians showing interest in new broiler industry

Deputy Premier Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says he is heartened by the high level of interest shown by Nevisians to get involved in the poultry industry being established by the government.

Nevis Ministry of Tourism warns against stone removal from heritage sites

The following is an advisory from the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding removal of stones from heritage sites.

NIA hosts 3rd Annual Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop on International Women’s Day

The 3rd Annual Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop, organised by the Premier’s Office in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), was held on March 08, 2023, to coincide with the celebration of International Women’s Day.

Top Tourism official pleased with response to 20th anniversary celebrations of Nevisian Heritage Village

The Ministry of Tourism on Nevis is extending its gratitude to all who participated in the 20th anniversary celebratory activities of the Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills Estate in Gingerland, on March 03, 2023.

Nevis’ Gender Affairs Minister Nisbett delivers address to mark International Women’s Day 2023

The following is an address by Hon. Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2023.

Gift shop and café open at Nevisian Heritage Village

The Ministry of Tourism has embarked on a paradigm shift of its business model at the Nevisian Heritage Village on Fothergills Estate in Gingerland.

Nevis Premier meets with ECCB Governor, delegation as part of the Central Bank’s Outreach Mission to St. Kitts and Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), received a courtesy call from Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Mr. Timothy Antoine and his delegation on Monday, March 06, 2023, as part of the Governor’s Outreach Mission to St. Kitts and Nevis.

NIA partners with Nevis Cricket Association to honour Mr. Elquemedo Tonito Willett

The Ministry of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) handed over a cheque in the amount of $50,000 to the Nevis Cricket Association following a request to assist the association in hosting a gala in honour of the island’s history making cricketer Mr. Elquemedo Tonito Willett.

Premier Brantley: Situation in Haiti could cause region-wide instability, urges national debate on the matter

The upsurge in violence causing socio-economic upheaval in Haiti has serious implications for regional stability and warrants urgent attention, urges Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley.

NIA official urges new civil servants on Nevis to become better at their jobs

A group of 40 employees in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) were appraised on what it meant to be a civil servant and the benefits derived from it, while attending a recent orientation seminar hosted by the Ministry of Human Resources.

Nevis Premier congratulates newly installed Commissioner of Police James Sutton

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Head of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has publicly congratulated Commissioner of Police in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr. James Sutton, on his ascension to that office.

NTA offers fully-funded scholarship for a culinary training course in the UK

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is encouraging persons in the field of culinary arts to apply for a scholarship for a training course overseas, on offer from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA).

Nevis government receives dozens of bids, inquiries for geothermal drilling

Due to the overwhelming response from prospective bidders, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has extended the bidding process for geothermal drilling until March 09, 2023.

NIA Ministers Brantley, Brand victorious as Judge strikes out Opposition election petitions

The election petitions brought against elected representatives in the Nevis Island Assembly and sitting Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Premier Hon. Mark Brantley and Hon. Spencer Brand, were on Monday, February 27, 2023, struck out and dismissed.

“Black Hearts Freedom Edition” tremendously successful, NCDF CEO says

Mr. Jerome Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF), is describing “Black Hearts Freedom Edition,” an event staged by the foundation at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on February 26, 2023 as a resounding success.

Hon. Eric Evelyn is Acting Premier of Nevis

Hon. Eric Evelyn is currently serving as Acting Premier of Nevis.

Come celebrate Black History Month with us, NCDF CEO tells public

The Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF) will be hosting an event dubbed “Black Hearts Freedom Edition” at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) at Pinney’s Estate on Sunday, February 26, 2023, in celebration of Black History Month which is observed annually in February.

Nevis Appropriation 2023 Bill (2023) passes

The Nevis Appropriation 2023 Bill (2023) tabled by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) was passed in the Nevis Island Assembly on February 23, 2023.

Nevis to participate in National Day of Prayer, February 28

The Nevis Evangelical Association will join will join hands with the Federal Ministry of Ecclesiastical and Faith-based Affairs for a National Day of Prayer planned for Tuesday February 28, 2023.

NIA official expresses gratitude for donation of books to public library, sports museum featuring Elquemedo T. Willett’s cricketing prowess, 78 years of Nevis’ cricket history

Mr. Kevin Barrett, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Library Services, Youth and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (Nevis Island Administration), expressed gratitude to Mr. Stevenson Manners, local author of the recently launched publication “The Father Son and Offsprings” for donating copies of his book to the Nevis Public Library Service and the Nevis Sports Museum

NIA offering Financial Assistance 2023 to pursue higher education

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

Premier of Nevis to hold his monthly press conference on February 28

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 10 a.m.

NIA extends duty-free concessions to further stimulate construction activity on Nevis

The construction sector continues to be a dominant pillar of the Nevis economy, and the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revealed plans to further bolster the buoyant field.

Increase in NIA revenue for 2022 a sign of Nevis’ post-Covid economic recovery

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) recorded an 18.82 percent increase in revenue for 2022 compared to 2021, an indicator that Nevis’ economy is on the rebound post Covid-19.

2023 Budget Address presented by Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley on February 20, 2023

It is an honour and pleasure for me to rise this morning to present the budget for this fiscal year 2023 under the theme, “Charting a pathway to Socio-Economic Transformation: Investing to Accelerate Growth.”

Premier of Nevis lays out $261 million ‘tax free’ budget for 2023

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration delivered the 2023 Budget Address on Monday, February 20, 2023, outlining an estimated $261,650,850 in government expenditure for fiscal year 2023.

Dept. of Education calls meeting for vendors at 2023 Nevis Inter-High Schools Track and Field Championship

The following is a notice from the Department of Education regarding a meeting for vendors of the 2023 Nevis Inter-High Schools Track and Field Championship.

Cape Air returns to Nevis with inaugural flight from St. Thomas, USVI

Cape Air recommenced operations at Nevis’ Vance W. Amory International Airport (VAIA) on February 15, 2023 with an inaugural flight from St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.

Judge hears arguments to strike out election petitions in Nevis, reserves decision

High Court Judge Justice Patrick Thompson Jr. has reserved decision after hearing arguments to strike out election petitions in Nevis on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Nevis Gender Affairs Minister Nisbett helps spread love on Valentine’s Day

Hon. Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), led a team from the Department of Gender Affairs through the streets of Charlestown, in their quest to spread love on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2023.

Public Works officials thank Department employees for hard work, encourage greater productivity in the new year

Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Communications and Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has expressed his gratitude to employees of the Public Works Department (PWD) for their contribution to the maintenance and development of the physical infrastructure across Nevis.

Nevis’ government-owned preschools get learning tools to better integrate technology in classrooms

The five government-owned preschools on Nevis are being given the opportunity to better integrate technology in the classrooms.

CCM-led NIA remains committed to transparency in office as Premier Brantley declares assets with Integrity Commission

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, recently filed his statement of assets and liabilities with the Integrity Commission, a clear reflection of the Concerned Citizens Movement-led Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) commitment to transparency in office.

Minister of Works pleased with progress of phase two of the NIA’s Road Rehabilitation Project

As the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues its Road Rehabilitation Project on the Island Main Road, Minister of Communications and Works, Hon. Spencer Brand says he is pleased with upgrades and enhancements underway in the second phase of the project.

Water interruptions for customers in north-east from February 14, Nevis Water Department says

The following is a notice from the Nevis Water Department regarding interruptions in the water supply for customers in the north-east of the island during the next three weeks.

Min. of Tourism to celebrate 20th anniversary of Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills

The Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Nevisian Heritage Village at Fothergills in Gingerland on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

NIA acquires land to build out the Water Taxi Pier facility at Oualie

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has successfully negotiated the acquisition of approximately 9.1 acres of land at Oualie, intended for use in the build-out of the Water Taxi Pier facility.

February 20 is Budget Day in Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, will present the 2023 Budget at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 10 a.m.

Long-time Nevis farmer remembered for farming legacy

The late Mervin “Mansa” Tyson carried on with his passion of farming till his passing on February 01, 2023, and so, leaves behind a legacy of his pioneering works in the development of agro-tourism in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Ministry of Communications and Works issues statement on fire at NIA Asphalt Plant

The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Asphalt Plant suffered some damage due to a fire on December 20, 2022. 

Deputy Premier Evelyn, Hon. Samal Duggins meet to plan the way forward for Agriculture in St. Kitts and Nevis

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) met with Hon. Samal Duggins, Minister of Agriculture in the St. Kitts and Nevis government met on February 07, 2023, to discuss working together to advance the agriculture industry on both islands.

NTA’s US Sales Team visits with Premier of Nevis during familiarization tour  

Members of Nevis Tourism Authority’s (NTA) United States sales team visited with Premier, Hon. Mark Brantley on Tuesday, February 07, 2023, while on a familiarization tour of the island of Nevis. 

Ministry of Tourism on Nevis mourns loss of “Mansa”, a valuable stakeholder in agro tourism

The Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) publicly mourns the loss of well-known Nevisian farmer/ entrepreneur Mr. Mervin “Mansa” Tyson.

Opening of another new business a sign of investor confidence in Nevis’ economy

Something good is indeed happening in Nevis as yet another new business has opened its doors, adding to the growing restaurant and entertainment scene on the island.

Caribbean Development Bank President pays courtesy call on Premier of Nevis

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Hyginus Leon, paid a courtesy call on Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley at his Pinney’s Estate office on Friday, February 03, 2023.

IT experts working to restore NIA system network after cyber attack

nformation Technology (IT) professionals on Nevis are working assiduously to restore the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) system network following a recent ransomware cyberattack. 

Nevis’ 27th annual Agriculture Open Day to be rebranded Agri-Expo 2023

This year the Department of Agriculture on Nevis will host its 27th annual Agriculture Open Day from March 30 to 31 at the Elquemedo T. Willett (ETW) Park but with a new name: Agri-Expo 2023.

Nevis Government grateful for electrical equipment donated by Japanese agency

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has a received a valuable piece of electrical equipment from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which will help enhance the Nevis Electricity Company’s (NEVLEC) data analysis capacity.

Nevis’ Gender Affairs Dept. seeking public’s assistance in identifying women worthy of public recognition

An officer of the Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is urging members of the public to help select deserving women on the island for the department’s public recognition of their achievements.

Hon. Alexis Jeffers appointed Special Advisor to the Premier of Nevis

Hon. Alexis Jeffers has been appointed Special Advisor to the Office of the Premier on Investment Matters; the appointment having taken effect on January 01, 2023.

NIA moves to establish a new broiler chicken industry, offering concessions to local farmers

 As the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues its thrust to advance agriculture and greater food security, a containerized poultry production plant has been acquired for the purpose of establishing a broiler chicken industry on the island.

NIA negotiating Public Private Partnership to transform VAI Airport into a first-class facility

The Nevis Island Administration is in negotiation with a private investor to embark on an expansion project at the Vance W. Amory International Airport which will transform the airport into a first-class facility.

Farmers on Nevis attend one-day Crop Protection Symposium

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector on Nevis took part in a Crop Protection Symposium, held at the Emergency Operations Center at Long Point on January 26, 2023.

Nevis Government pursuing new avenues of Foreign Investment

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has unveiled several investment initiatives it will undertake as part of the government’s efforts at improving its revenue generation capacity.

Hospitality Assured certification still important to Nevis Tourism Industry

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) flagship quality assurance programme Hospitality Assured (HA) certification status which was implemented in Nevis in 2014, through the Ministry of Tourism continues to draw the attention of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

India/ ITEC Programme offering online study opportunity 2023

The following is an announcement from the Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding a short virtual course in “Inclusive Banking and Finance.”

NIA reveals plans to further assist Non-nationals living on Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revealed several initiatives it intends to pursue in the new parliamentary term that will assist nationals from other Caribbean countries living on Nevis.

New President calls on MPs to be decent and respectful in their interactions in the Nevis Island Assembly

President of the Nevis Island Assembly, Hon. Michelle Jan Slack has advised parliamentarians that she expects them to maintain decency and respect, and conduct themselves in a fit and proper manner when engaging each other in the Honourable House.

Government, Opposition MPs sworn in for the new parliamentary term of the Nevis Island Assembly

Government and Opposition members were on January 19, 2023 sworn in as Members of the Nevis Island Assembly during the opening session of the new parliamentary term of the Honourable House.

Nevis Premier Brantley to hold first monthly press conference for 2023

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his first monthly press conference for 2023 on Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m.

Registration opens for Culturama 49 contests

The following is an announcement from the Culturama Secretariat in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding registration for Culturama 49 contests.

Nevis Youth Career Expo 2023 exposes school-leavers to numerous  career options

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (January 18, 2023)- Dozens of soon to be school-leavers attended the second annual Nevis Youth Career Expo on January 18, 2023, to get insight into some of the career fields available to them to pursue post-secondary and tertiary studies. The event, the brain child of Gabriella Brantley, a young Nevisian currently overseas […]

Sustainable development projects remain high on NIA’s agenda

The matter of sustainable development remains high on the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) agenda.

Joint events strengthen SKN and Republic of China (Taiwan) relationship Ambassador Lin says

His Excellency Michael Lin, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN), believes that the two-day Nevis-Taiwan Expo ongoing at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park at Pinney’s Beach contributes to strengthening the relationship between both nations.

Culturama Secretariat invites entries for Culturama 49 Nevis Slogan Competition

The following is an announcement from the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Culturama Secretariat regarding the Culturama 49 Nevis Slogan Competition.

Hon. Nisbett and Hon. Phillip pledge continued collaboration between the Social Services Ministries on St. Kitts and Nevis

Senator Hon. Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Social Services and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) met recently with Hon. Isalean Phillip, Junior Minister of Social Development and Gender Affairs in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, to discuss how both ministries would collaborate to further improve the lives of citizens and residents across the Federation.

Portrait of the late Hon. Malcolm Guishard now centrepiece at MGR Park’s Visitor Centre, serving as lasting memory of his vision

It was a happy moment for all who witnessed the unveiling of a portrait of the late Hon. Malcolm Earl Guishard by his wife Mrs. Yvonne Guishard, in the Visitor Centre at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational (MGR) Park on January 16, 2023, one year after the facility was officially opened.

Canadian Ambassador calls on Premier Brantley during official visit to Nevis

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley on Monday, January 16, 2023, welcomed Her Excellency Lilian Chatterjee, Ambassador of Canada to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to Nevis, her first official visit to the island since being appointed to the post in May 2021.

Deputy Premier urges police officers on Nevis to work closely with the community to solve crime

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Deputy Premier of Nevis, is encouraging police officers in the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) to foster a closer relationship with members of the community, as such a partnership can play a critical role in the fight against crime.

Taiwan (MOFA & ICDF) Scholarships 2023 now available, interested persons invited to apply

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has received the call for the Taiwan MOFA & ICDF Scholarships 2023. Interested persons are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities made available to pursue undergraduate and graduate degree studies.

New Session of Nevis Island Assembly to open January 19

The Opening of the New Session of the Nevis Island Assembly will be held at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers on Thursday January 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

Prostate cancer screening clinics return to Nevis January 14

The free annual prostate cancer screening clinics held on Nevis by Urologist Associates, headed by Dr. Dwayne Thwaites will resume on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Occasions Conference Centre at the Pinney’s Industrial Site, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RSCNPF Nevis Division aiming for a further reduction in crime for 2023

Superintendent James Sutton, Divisional Commander for Nevis in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), says while the 15 percent reduction in major crimes on the island in 2022 is a notable achievement, his division is aiming at a further reduction in 2023.

NIA invests in top-of-the-line photo finish system for Nevis Athletics Stadium

The Ministry of Education continues to enhance its athletic programme at the Nevis Athletics Stadium at Long Point with the recent addition of a top-of-the-line photo finish system.

Plans for three-day celebration afoot to mark 1st anniversary of Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park

December 19, 2022, marked the first anniversary of the official opening of the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park at Pinney’s Beach. However, the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is inviting members of the public to join in celebrating the occasion which coincides with the birthdate of the patron, the late Hon. Malcolm “Guish” Guishard.

Azamara Onward cruise ship makes inaugural call on Nevis, Deputy Premier Evelyn welcomes vessel

Officials on Nevis welcomed the Azamara Onward cruise ship as it made its maiden call to the island on January 09, 2023. The ship which was anchored in the Charlestown harbour has a capacity 684 passengers and 408 crew members.

SKN Ambassador to R.O.C. (Taiwan) pays courtesy call on Premier Brantley, Sen. Nisbett

His Excellency Donya Francis, St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan) paid a courtesy call on Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, and Senator Hon. Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on Friday, January 06, 2023 at the Premier’s Office in Pinney’s Estate, Nevis.

CCM-led NIA Cabinet convenes first meeting of the new term

The new Cabinet of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) convened its first meeting of the new term today, January 04, 2023.

American benefactor donates to Nevis community

An American benefactor who has made it her business to contribute to the wellbeing of the Nevis community is urging others to help make the world a better place.

2023 New Year’s Day Address by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

Fellow Nevisians and residents, I greet you on the first day of 2023, wishing you a Happy New Year. 

Cape Air service to return to Nevis in February

Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has welcomed the news that Cape Air will once again be providing airlift to the island of Nevis.

Nevis set to begin geothermal drilling in June 2023

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 19, 2022)- Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, has announced that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will embark on the drilling phase of Nevis’ geothermal project in June 2023.

We are a government for all the people of Nevis, Premier Brantley declares

In his address at the December 18, 2022, ceremonial inauguration of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Premier Hon. Mark Brantley called for the uniting of all Nevisians in building a thriving economy and society.

NIA Cabinet of Ministers sworn into office, new ministerial portfolios announced

The five Government Ministers who will lead the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet were sworn into office at the inauguration ceremony held at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park in Charlestown, Nevis on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Premier Brantley advocates greater food security for St. Kitts and Nevis in the face of global recession

Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, Leader of the Opposition of St. Kits and Nevis, is urging the federal government to vigorously pursue food security through t