Hon. Eric Evelyn

Minister of Government

Minister of Culture, Youth, Sports, Community Development and Telecommunications and Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youth Minister Evelyn applauds nine youth awardees on Nevis  

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley excited about the progress of several NIA projects

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

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

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

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

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

Hon. Eric Evelyn congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis Olympians

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

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

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

Three honoured on Nevis for National Centenarians Day 2021

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

Hon. Eric Evelyn proud to chair regional Environment Council

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

Nevis Youth Minister Evelyn raises toast in honour of Mother Earth

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

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

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

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

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

Youth Minister Evelyn delivers address in observance of Youth Month 2021

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

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

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

Premier Brantley, other NIA Cabinet Ministers the first on Nevis to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, along with the other Cabinet Ministers of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) became the first persons on Nevis to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on February 24, 2021.

NIPA launches new interactive website to attract investment to Nevis

The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) has launched a new interactive and innovative website, www.investnevis.org to better enhance Nevis’ ability to attract local and foreign investment.

Nevis Athletics Stadium expansion on NIA’s 2021 agenda, Hon. Eric Evelyn says

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the government remains committed to continuing the expansion of the Nevis Athletics Stadium to include a first-class football field.

NTA, Department of Community Development, Hermitage Inn to host virtual Christmas celebration

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) regarding a virtual Christmas celebration dubbed “Nothing like a Nevisian holiday!”

First Culturama Committee gives monetary donation for Nevis Cultural Complex, Culture Minister Evelyn pleased

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) thanked members of the first Culturama Committee, for a monetary donation to be used as stipulated on the Cultural Complex.

Empire Sports Club, Ministry of Social Development treat seniors to annual Christmas outing

The Empire Sports Club has once again partnered with the Ministry of Social Development to treat seniors from the Hanley’s Road community to their annual Christmas outing.

NIA Ministers applaud 25 Most Remarkable Teens awardees from Nevis

Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) extended congratulations to the eight young persons from Nevis receiving the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in St. Kitts and Nevis Awards for 2020/2021.

Eight Nevisians among 25 Most Remarkable Teens 2020/2021 awardees

Eight young persons from Nevis have received awards from the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis for the 25 Most Remarkable Teens 2020/2021.

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

The “Men Can Cook” programme hosted by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) officially got under way on Monday, November 16, 2020, at the Charlestown Primary School’s (CPS) cafeteria.

Gingerama Festival 2020 on Nevis cancelled due to COVID-19

The following is a statement by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Chairman of the Gingerama Committee, on the status of Gingerama 2020.

Senior Citizens Division awards five seniors, two caregivers on Nevis

Five older persons and two caregivers were honoured by the Senior Citizens Division of the Department of Social Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), as the curtains closed on Seniors Month in Nevis.

NIA committed to youth empowerment, says Hon. Eric Evelyn

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

Nevis MPs participate in Federal Budget Estimates Meetings

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

GSS student grateful for school supplies donated by Min. Evelyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes To Success programme on Nevis finds new home

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

GSS student Ms. Nikelsia Kelly receives inaugural Pearletta Lanns Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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

Social Services Dept. continues uniform assistance programme on Nevis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley thanks Kittitians who visited Nevis for Emancipation weekend  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NHLDC officially commissions road at Phase 2, Colquhoun Housing Development

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

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

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

British Heritage specialists describe Nevis’ heritage sites as remarkable

Two British World Heritage specialists have given the Bath Hotel, Bath Stream and Fort Charles at Bath Village on Nevis thumbs up and referred to them as a remarkable heritage sites. They were at the time meeting with Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture, and Hon. Spencer Brand, whose ministry is engaged in the ongoing Restoration Project at Fort Charles. The venue was at the Nevis Island Administration’s conference room in Charlestown on February 07, 2020.

Department of Agriculture launches 10,000 tree-planting environmentally friendly initiative on Nevis

The first 16 of 10,000 trees were planted at the St. Thomas’ Primary School (STPS) on January 29, 2020, as part of an environmentally-friendly islandwide initiative by the Department of Agriculture.  Under the project, both ornamental and fruit trees will be planted at the island’s schools, public areas and homes throughout 2020.

Alexander Hamilton Scholarship Fund holders urged to educate others about famous Nevisian-born Alexander Hamilton

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) believes that students who are the recipients of Alexander Hamilton Scholarships should educate others about Alexander Hamilton, a born Nevisian who later left his mark in the United States of America.

“Liza Liburd Jeffers” is Nevis’ newest centenarian

Ms. Eliza “Liza Liburd Jeffers” Flanders of Hamilton became the newest centenarian on Nevis when she celebrated her 100th birthday on November 30, 2019. She joins the only other living centenarian on the island Ms. Mary Browne, of River Path in Gingerland who celebrated her most recent birthday on November 01, 2019.

The David Freeman Centre of Excellence named after iconic fifer from Gingerland, family pleased with the honour

Hours after the first multipurpose facility in the St. George’s Parish on Nevis was officially opened and named on November 28, 2019,  after Mr. David Freeman of blessed memory, a cultural icon from Gingerland, a member of his family reacted to the honour bestowed on his father.

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development, Culture opens David Freeman Centre of Excellence at Market Shop in Gingerland

The following are remarks delivered by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development and Culture, and Area Representative for the St. George’s Parish during the official opening and naming ceremony for of a multi-purpose facility at Market Shop in Gingerland on November 28, 2019.  

“Gingerlanders” embrace new multi-purpose facility, praise Area Rep. Evelyn

The community of Gingerland is preparing for the new multi-purpose facility nearing completion at Market Shop in Gingerland in time for its official opening and naming on Thursday, November 28, 2019, and some residents are opening welcoming the newest addition to the Parish of St. George’s.

NIA doing all it can to enhance new multi-purpose facility in Gingerland – Minister Evelyn says

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the administration continues to do all that is necessary to enhance the ambiance at the new multi-purpose facility at Market Shop in Gingerland.

Communities on Nevis planning Christmas tree lightings should inform Community Development Dept., Minister Evelyn says

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is urging communities on Nevis who are planning on hosting Christmas tree lighting activities in their area to notify the Department of Community Development of their plans for addition to the department’s official list.

Nevis’ Social Development Minister Evelyn leaves for Commonwealth of Dominica to attend OECS ministerial meeting

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), left the island for the Commonwealth of Dominica to join his regional counterparts at  a ministerial meeting at the Atlantique View Resort in Ans-De-Mai.

Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division honours seniors

A number of persons were honoured by the Department of Social Services’ Senior Citizens Division in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in its final event dubbed “Afternoon on the Lawn” on the grounds of Government House at Bath Plain on October 31, 2019, bringing an end to the month-long celebration of older persons on the island.

Multi-purpose facility at Market Shop in Gingerland to officially open, named November 28

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration, announced that the multi-purpose facility under construction at Market Shop in Gingerland will be ready for the official opening and naming on November 28, 2019.

Multi-purpose facility in Gingerland to complement existing government owned cultural venues on Nevis, Culture Minister Evelyn says

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development and Culture on Nevis says the multi-purpose facility under construction by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) at Market Shop in Gingerland would complement the other existing government-owned venues on the island.

Idella Wallace the new Ms. Nevis Seniors’ Queen, happy she made her children proud

Idella “Della” Wallace, 62, is still beaming with pride after she was crowned winner of the second annual Miss Nevis Senior Queen Pageant hosted by the Ministry of Social Development through the Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division at the Cultural Village, a stone’s throw from her home in Lower Stoney Grove on October 26, 2019.

Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams pays tribute to fallen 107-year-old Ms. Celian “Martin” Powell

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), who rose during a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on October 08, 2019, paid tribute to Ms. Celian “Martin” Powell of Zion Village in Gingerland, who passed away recently at the age of 107, four months short of her 108th birthday. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest person in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Celian “Martin” Powell – SKN’s oldest citizen passes on at 107, Social Development Minister Evelyn expresses condolences

The following is a statement issued by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the passing of 107-year-old Ms. Celian “Martin” Powell, from Zion Village in Gingerland, on September 30, 2019. She was the oldest living person in St. Kitts and Nevis.  

Hon. Eric Evelyn delivers address to mark International Day of Older Persons and the start of Seniors Month 2019

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration, to mark International Day of Older Persons and the start of Seniors Month on October 01, 2019.

Hon. Eric Evelyn reminds GSS students of importance of the national anthem and their school song

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Area Representative for the St. George’s Parish, has impressed upon students at the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS) the importance of knowing the words to the national anthem and their school song.

Nevis Culture Minister Evelyn pleased with construction works on Gingerland Cultural Centre

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture and Community Development, says he is delighted with the work done on the Gingerland Cultural Centre, a new facility for the area.

Hon. Eric Evelyn answers call by Four Seasons Resort GM to lead retraining exercise for managers

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Community Development, expressed hope that managers at the Four Seasons Resort would be re-energised at the end of a session he facilitated at the resort on September 09, 2019.

Nevis Culture Minister Evelyn pleased with Culturama 45 festivities

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration says this year’s Culturama celebrations has met his expectations.

Minister of Community Development remarks at the Henry’s Memorial Wesleyan Holiness Church Centennial Anniversary Service

The following are remarks made by Hon. Eric Evelyn at the Henry’s Memorial Wesleyan Holiness Church on June 30 2019, at its Centennial Anniversary Service.

Former Nevis Premier thanks NIA for remembering Malcolm Guishard

Hon. Vance Amory, former Premier of Nevis says Hon. Malcolm Guishard of blessed memory, knew what he wanted for Nevis and left an imprint of teachable moments as he served in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). He thanked the current administration for remembering his former colleague.

Nevisian Heritage Village earmarked for more cultural activities, Culture Minister Evelyn says

The Ministry of Culture is seeking to promote Nevisian culture for the 45th anniversary celebrations of Culturama 2019.

Four Seasons GM reiterates no staff termination during impending four-month closure

A four-member delegation from the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis, met with the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration at Cabinet Room on May 08, 2019 to give an update on the resort’s impending four-month closure from June 01, 2019 for renovation work, and the implication for the more than 600 staff members employed there.

Culture Minister Evelyn confident Nevis’ Culturama 45 activities will meet expectations of all

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture on Nevis expressed confidence that the line-up of activities planned for Culturama 45, from July 25th to August 06, 2019, will meet the expectations of a cross section of residents and visitors.

NIA ministers Evelyn, Brand pleased with NHCS New River reforestation project

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development and Culture, has expressed satisfaction with the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society’s (NHCS) New River Coconut Walk Reforestation Project in the parish of St. James’.

CPS and EPPS emerge winners of 27th annual Gulf Insurance Inter-Primary Schools Championship

The Charlestown Primary School (CPS) won the championship title in Zone A for the second consecutive year in the 27th annual Gulf Insurance Inter-Primary Schools Championship, while the Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School (EPPS) won in Zone B for the 8th consecutive year. The keenly contested games hosted by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) were held for the second year at the Nevis Athletic Stadium at Low Ground on April 03, 2019.

Remarks by Minister of Social Development Hon. Eric Evelyn on Sustainable Development Goals

The following is the full text of Opening  remarks delivered by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration on Day 2 of  the 2nd Biannual Regional Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals on March 28, 2019 at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis.

USVI Senator pays courtesy call on Nevis Minister Hon. Eric Evelyn

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture on Nevis expressed delight while welcoming Mr.  Javan E. James, the youngest serving Senator in the 33rd Legislature of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) when he paid a courtesy call to his office on March 11, 2019.

Nevis Culture Minister calls on Nevisians overseas to visit for Culturama 45 festival

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture on Nevis, is calling on Nevisians wherever they are in the world to  begin making plans to return home for the island’s summer festival, Culturama 45.

NIA thankful for multi-million dollar gift from Japan to assist in disaster management

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) through the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) is on the receiving end of a multi-million dollar gift from the government and people of Japan to assist with disaster management.

Culturama Secretariat announces Culturama 2019 Slogan contest winner; Culture Minister Evelyn pleased with participation

Ms. Verneen Williams of Brown Hill, an employee of the Agro Processing Unit, is the winner of the Culturama Secretariat’s 2019 Nevis Culturama Festival Slogan Competition with the catchphrase “Love! Passion! Pride! Culturama 45!”

Nevis Premier honours 32 university graduates

The grounds of Government House at Belle Vue was alive on February 09, 2019, when 32 returning university graduates were honoured at the First Congratulatory Reception for University Graduates hosted by the Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and First Lady Mrs. Sharon Brantley.

NIA signs Concession Agreement for development of Vance W. Amory International Airport

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) through the Nevis Air and Sea Port Authority (NASPA), is one step closer to upgrading operations at the Vance W. International Airport at Newcastle, when a Concession Agreement regarding the development of the airport with B&L Worldwide Ltd. was signed on February 06, 2019, at Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate.

Work advancing satisfactorily for Gingerland Cultural Centre, says Culture Minister Evelyn

Work on what is earmarked as the new home of the Gingerland community festival, Gingerama, moved to a new phase on Friday February 01, 2019, when the concrete flooring was laid. The project which falls under the Ministry of Social Development commenced in December 2018.

Culture Minister Evelyn delivers address for History and Heritage Month 2019

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration on February 01, 2019, to mark the start of History and Heritage Month 2019.

NIA’s Dept. of Information sets out to bring awareness of its operations

For the first time, members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more of how the Department of Information functions through a week of activities from January 27 to February 02, 2019. The theme is “Department of Information: Bridging the gap between your government and you.”

Bath Villager on Nevis grateful for assistance from the Poverty Alleviation Programme

One of the more than 600 persons on Nevis to benefit from the Federal government’s Poverty Alleviation Programme expressed gratitude for the first of its kind initiative.

Kind-hearted Craddock Road resident lights up Charlestown heralding the start of Christmas season on Nevis  

Mrs. Zaiditor Olive Jeffers of Craddock Road was honoured at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Charlestown on December 05, 2018, for her contribution to the community. The tree lighting event is the first of several which will be repeated throughout the island on a smaller scale over the Christmas season.

NIA signs agreement with Northern Pointe Development Ltd for construction of Wyndham Grand resort  

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, believes the people of Nevis are looking forward to the start of construction works with great anticipation for a major hotel development at Potworks in the Parish of St. James’.

Gingerama 2018 suspended, NIA to construct new home for Gingerland festival

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) plans to construct a permanent home for the community-based cultural festival Gingerama at Market Shop. Construction is expected to commence in December, prompting the Gingerama Committee to suspend the 2018 festival to make way for construction.

Culturama 45 Slogan Contest nearing end, Culturama Secretariat inviting entrants for senior pageants

The Culturama Secretariat is bringing the Culturama Slogan Contest for Culturama 45 in 2019 to a close and is announcing that the closing date is November 15, 2018.

Nevis Premier hails Customs and Excise Department’s decision to honour its local fallen stalwart

The Customs and Excise Department on Nevis posthumously honoured one of its stalwarts for his unwavering service to the department. The Customs facility in Charlestown was renamed the Brian A. David Customs Courier Facility, at a renaming ceremony on October 25, 2018.   

Minister Evelyn pays tribute posthumously to former senior Customs officer Brian David

Hon. Eric Evelyn paid homage to Mr. Brian Anthony David of blessed memory, a former senior Customs Officer at the Customs and Excise Department in Nevis at a ceremony on October 25, 2018, to rename the Customs Courier Facility in Charlestown in his honour.

Nevis Minister Evelyn responsible for seniors and youth urges CPS students to learn from, love and respect seniors

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister responsible for the seniors and youth on Nevis, encouraged Grade 4 students at the Charlestown Primary School (CPS) to learn from the seniors, love them and be respectful to them.

Nevis seniors’ vigour sends important messages to community, Seniors Minister Evelyn says

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister with responsibility for seniors on Nevis, says that the vigour on show by the island’s seniors during the annual Seniors March in Charlestown on October 05, 2018, sends important messages to the rest of the community.

Nevis Minister responsible for Seniors delivers address to mark International Day of Older Persons and Seniors Month

The following is an address delivered on October 01, 2018, by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister with responsibility for Seniors on Nevis to mark International Day of Older Persons and  Seniors Month on Nevis.

Nevis Culturama 44 successful, says Culture Minister Evelyn

Culturama 44 on Nevis, the island’s leading cultural festival was a success and exceeded expectations. As the preliminary financial statement made public is indicating, the Wet Fete event raked in the most revenue for the season with a 95 percent increase over last year’s staging.

Nevis Culture Minister to host press conference

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to a press conference to be hosted by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on Thursday September 06, 2018.

NIA embraces Federal poverty alleviation initiative

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is embracing the Poverty Alleviation Programme, a Federal government initiative which will provide assistance valued at $500 monthly for qualifying households earning $3,000 or less per month.

New NIA Cabinet holds first retreat

The Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) held its first retreat on August 21, 2018, since taking up office in December 2017.

NIA’s social programmes ahead of others in the region, Social Development Minister says

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister responsible for Social Development on Nevis, believes the social programmes implemented by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through the Ministry of Social Development, are ahead of others in the region.

Nevis Youth Minister Evelyn delivers address for International Youth Day 2018

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration on the occasion of International Youth Day 2018 which was observed on August 12, 2018.

Premier Brantley leads NIA Cabinet in meetings with senior police officers and private security firms on Nevis

— Cabinet members in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), headed by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Security, met with senior members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Nevis Division on July 20, 2018, in keeping with the NIA’s commitment to the officers serving on Nevis.

Ms. Ilene Smithen celebrates 101st birthday

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 20, 2018) –Ilene Smithen of Webbe’s Ground, Zion celebrated her 101stbirthday at her home today, (June 20, 2018) in the presence of Hon. Eric Evelyn, Area Representative and Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Community Development.

Joseph Belgrave receives new home from NIA

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 15, 2018) –The Ministry of Community Development officially handed over the keys to a new dwelling house at Spring Hill to Mr. Joseph Belgrave, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, as part of the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Community Housing Assistance Programme.

NIA remembers the late Hon. Malcolm Guishard on 11th anniversary of his passing

Cabinet members of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)-led Nevis Island Administration, paid homage to the late Hon. Malcolm Guishard with an annual memorial service at his grave site at the Bath Cemetery on June 11, 2018.

Address to open Community Development Month May 2018

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration on the observance of Community Development Month May 2018.

Culture Minister Evelyn lauds UNESCO ICH project for Nevis

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has thrown his support behind the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) project to be implemented in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Governors-General and Presidents of the Caribbean Region visit Nevis

Nevis was graced with a visit by a number of heads of state from the Caribbean on April 09, 2018, ahead of the official start of the 16th Conference of Governors-General and Presidents of the Caribbean Region in St. Kitts at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort from April 9 to 12.

Nevis Youth Minister delivers address in observance of Youth Month 2018

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn Minister of Youth in the Nevis Island Administration on the observance of Youth Month 2018.

All set for Department of Education’s Primary Schools Championships at Mondo Track facility 

 The St. Thomas Primary School Zone A champions and the St. James Primary School Zone B champions will defend their titles when eight primary schools on Nevis compete at the Department of Education’s 26th Gulf Insurance Primary Schools Championships at the new state-of-the-art Mondo Track facility at Long Point on March 28, 2018. 

Nevis Social Development Minister marks World Social Work Day

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Community Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in observance of World Social Work Day on March 20, 2018.

Youth Parliamentarians on Nevis observe Commonwealth Day

Youth Parliamentarians drawn from secondary schools on Nevis commemorated Commonwealth Day with a mock opening session of a sitting of parliament at the Nevis Island Assembly chambers at Hamilton House on March 12, 2018.

Premier Brantley thanks Guyanese community for contribution to development of Nevis

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, told the Guyanese community on Nevis that the Nevis Island Administration values their contribution to the development of the island they now call home.

Former Minister of Culture Guishard hailed as visionary; honoured posthumously for achievements

Former Minister of Culture on Nevis the late Mr. Malcolm Guishard was honoured posthumously for the establishment of the Nevisian Heritage Village in Gingerland at a ceremony on February 22, 2018, to mark its 15th anniversary. A portrait of Mr. Guishard, which was erected at the entrance of the village, was unveiled by his widow Mrs. Yvonne Guishard.

Nevis Min. of Culture heralds in History and Heritage Month 2018

The following is an address by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration to herald in the observance of History and Heritage Month 2018 during the month of February.

ICOMOS delegates pay courtesy call on NIA ministers

In an effort to further the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) quest for the inscription of Charlestown as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site by 2020, a team of specialists from the International Counsel on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) met with ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) while on a fact finding mission to Nevis.

Culturama officials pay courtesy call on new Nevis Culture minister

The following is a press release from the Culturama Secretariat regarding a visit to Hon. Eric Evelyn, new Minister of Culture on Nevis.

Circle of Peace Youth Programme awards present and past prison inmates for exemplary behaviour; poetic skills

The Circle of Peace Youth Programme a group dedicated to provide support and guidance to current and past inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison, held a ceremony to present awards to deserving persons. The event was held at the Nevis Performing Arts centre (NEPAC) on January 23, 2018.

NIA Cabinet meets RSCNPF Nevis Division leadership to discuss crime issue

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has placed the issue of crime high on its agenda. Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and other Cabinet members, met with the leadership of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) Nevis Division on January 24, 2018, to discuss the issue of crime on Nevis.

Celian “Martin” Powell of Zion Village in Nevis; oldest in SKN celebrates her 106th birthday

Ms. Celian “Martin” Powell of Zion Village in Nevis, the oldest living person in St. Kitts and Nevis celebrated her 106th birthday among family, friends, government officials, care givers and well-wishers at a ceremony also celebrating her Ghanaian ancestry at the Flamboyant Nursing Home on January 19, 2018.

Students receive Alexander Hamilton Scholarship Award

Four students are now the new recipients of the Alexander Hamilton Scholarship Award. The students were presented with their awards by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Youth and Community Development on Nevis, on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Alexander Hamilton Museum Grounds, during the annual staging of the Alexander Hamilton Tea Party in commemoration of his indelible historical presence.

New NIA Cabinet meets for first time; Premier Brantley reiterates commitment to do right by the people of Nevis

The Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) met for the first time on December 28, 2017, at the Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate, four days after they were sworn into office at an inauguration ceremony at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park on December 24, 2017.

NIA led by Premier Hon. Mark Brantley sworn in

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), led by Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Anthony Graham Brantley, was inaugurated at a ceremony at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park in Charlestown on December 24, 2017.

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