NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (AUGUST 09, 2017) — Plans are afoot for the observance of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited’s (NEVLEC) 17th anniversary on September 01, 2017. The milestone will be celebrated with a week of activities from August 27th to September 2nd, 2017, with the theme, “NEVLEC: 17 years of perseverance and growing stronger with planned advancement”.
Paulette Hanley, Administrative Assistant at NEVLEC and Chairman of its 17th Anniversary Planning Committee listed the events, the first of which is a service of thanksgiving. It will be held at the St. James Anglican Church on August 2nd from 8 am to 10 a.m.
During the service, the Company will make a donation to the church and Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister responsible for Public Utilities will deliver remarks.
The highlight of the week of activities is planned for Monday, August 28th, 2017, when the new Wӓrtsilӓ 3.85 engine will be commissioned at the Prospect Power Plant. The ceremony will be held in the parking lot at 10 a.m.
On Tuesday August 29th, 2017, two donations will be made to the island’s seniors at the Flamboyant Nursing Home in Charlestown and the St. Georges and St. Johns Senior Citizens Home in Gingerland from 10 a.m.
Later that day, the company’s management staff will be hosted on the “Let’s Talk” programme on VON Radio at 8 p.m.
Wednesday August 30th is slated for NEVLEC’s Customer Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Customer Service parking lot in Charlestown.
Hanley says, the event is an effort to give something back to customers and to thank them for their continued support over the past 17 years.
An information booth will be available to the public outlining how the fuel surcharge is calculated and how claims for appliance damage are made.
A health booth in collaboration with the Health Promotion Unit will also be available for customers. They will have the opportunity to have their blood pressure, blood sugar levels and weight tested. Information on other health issues will also be available.
On the following day, Thursday August 31st will be a Health Walk for staff members. It begins at the Value Mart Parking lot from 4:30 p.m. to Prospect unto the Long Point Road and ends at the starting point.
An Open Day will be held on Friday, September 1st.
The week of activities will climax with an Awards Dinner and Dance at the Four Seasons Resort on Saturday, September 2nd. During the function which begins from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., staff who have been serving the company for the last 17 years will be honoured.
Other members of the planning committee are Hazel Chiverton, Angela Browne, Curlene Parris, Michael Webbe, Sterling Heyliger, Celeste Grant, Paulette Walters and Jonathan Kelly.