Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams

Junior Minister of Government

Junior Ministers in the Premiers Ministry with responsibility for Health and Gender Affairs

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

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

Nevis observes International Day of the Boy Child 2022

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

Nevis Junior Health Minister delivers address for International Nurses Day 2022

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

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

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

Women vital to economic landscape says Nevis gender equality advocate

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

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

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

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

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

Gender Expo coming to Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park March 18

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

Nevis launches Gender Champions Programme

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

Nevis observes World Kidney Day

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

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

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

Nevis celebrates its women on International Women’s Day

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

Nevis youths gain insight into scourge of gender-based violence

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis Gender Affairs Minister launches Boys’ Mentorship Programme

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

Revered Nevisian Calypsonian King Binghi honoured for contribution to Music

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

Nevis joins international community to observe World Mental Health Day 2021

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

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

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

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

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

New solid waste management ordinance on Nevis to bring sweeping changes

The public on Nevis can expect some sweeping changes when the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority Bill 2021 takes effect shortly.

NIA enhances legislation governing Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority

A Bill to put in place an adequate solid waste management structure to protect the environment and the overall public health of Nevis was passed after its second and third reading at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on July 13, 2021.

Nurses on Nevis poised to assume leadership roles in advancing future of healthcare, Minister Brandy-William says

Nurses on Nevis are poised to assume leadership roles in advancing the future of healthcare on Nevis. Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister on Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), expressed that view when delivering remarks at a Recognition and Cocktail Ceremony, hosted by the Nevis Nurses Association on May 15, 2021, at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC).

Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address for World Hypertension Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for World Hypertension Day 2021.

Nevis observes World Day of the Boy Child, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs delivers address

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Day of the Boy Child.

Ministry of Health shows appreciation to nurses on Nevis 

Nurses on Nevis were gifted with tokens of appreciation by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health, and by extension the Ministry of Health in celebration of International Nurses Day on May 12, 2021.

Nevis Junior Health Minister recognizes important role of Nurses in healthcare

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

Fish Trap Making workshop on Nevis draws islandwide interest

Ms. Latoya Jeffers, Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs, has expressed satisfaction with the response to the Department of Gender Affairs’ workshop for Fish Trap [pot] Making for boys and young men.

Jr. Minister of Health addresses Nevis’ youths on vaccination

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), addressing youths on vaccination.

Junior Health Minister on Nevis declares Nurses Week 2021 open

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) declares Nurses Week 2021 open. The following is the full text of her statement.

Senior health officials highlight significance of Community Health Nurses on Nevis

The importance of community health nurses was highlighted by senior health officials at the 6th annual Community Health Districts reporting exercise which was held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on April 30, 2021.

Junior Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams pleased with participants work at Basket Weaving Workshop

Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) expressed satisfaction with participant’s progress at a Basket Weaving Workshop at the Pond Hill Community Centre for women hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs.

Women on Nevis beginning to see merit in doing skills, Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-William says

Women on Nevis are beginning to see the merit in doing skills. That view was expressed by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the second day of a Plumbing Workshop for Women from March 29 to 31, 2021, hosted by the Department of Gender Affairs.

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.

Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs highlights Nevis’ women in non-traditional occupations

A cross section of women with non-traditional occupations on Nevis participated in a Non-Traditional Occupation for Women (NOW) workshop on March 23, 2021. It was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the Women in Construction group at the department’s conference room.

Alexandra Hospital installs, commissions state-of-the-art chemistry analyzer

The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) purchased a new state-of-the-art US$59,000 VITROS XT 3400 chemistry analyzer for the Alexandra Hospital’s Lab to assist in the speedy delivery of health care on the island.

NIA Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams delivers International Women’s Day Address

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021 observed on March 08.

425 persons on Nevis vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first week

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 03, 2021) – – 425 persons on Nevis have received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as at March 03, 2021. Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) said he is heartened by the number of persons who made […]

Nevis’ Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address to mark World Cancer Day 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark World Cancer Day which is observed on February 04, 2021.

Women on Nevis urged to take advantage of free pap smear screening on Saturday

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is calling on women on the island in particular those aged 16 to 30 years, to take advantage of the free pap smear screening this weekend.

Nevis’ Jr. Minister of Health commends surgical team at Alexandra Hospital for saving shark attack victim

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says while the surgical team at the Alexandra Hospital is being celebrated for life-saving surgery on a shark attack victim by doctors in the United States of America and the management of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), the health facility will continue to deliver top notch service to locals as well.

PAHO donates new vehicle to Nevis Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has been gifted a brand new vehicle from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Nevis Ministry of Health planning for CT Scanner, poly-clinic and new health centre

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says despite financial constraints the government plans to undertake several health care projects in 2021.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis delivers address for World AIDS Day 2020

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2020.

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

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), to mark the United Nation’s campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.”

Nevis to observe UN’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” with awareness activities

For 16 days the Department of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will draw attention to gender-based violence, when it joins in the observance of the United Nation’s (UN) “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” with the global theme “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”

Technical expert from Taiwan assists NIA with early intervention of NCDs

Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the Nevis government is grateful for the Republic of China (Taiwan’s) assistance in the administration’s efforts at preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the island.

NIA Junior Minister of Health Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams delivers address for World Diabetes Day 2020

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2020 on November 14.

Nevis health facility continues preparing for COVID-19

The Ministry of Health on Nevis continues to put measures in place at the island’s main health facility in preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

The Health Promotion Unit (HPU) in the Ministry of Health on Nevis is hosting a week of activities starting November 09, 2020 in observance of World Diabetes Day.

Nevis Jr. Health Minister deems breast cancer awareness activities important

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

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

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

Small Business Boot Camp participants on Nevis urged to work together

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley lauds NIA’s investment in healthcare

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

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

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

First Business Boot Camp completed; Gender Minister proud of participants

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

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.

Health sector on Nevis preparing for border reopening  

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for the 32 observance of World AIDS Day.

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

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to mark World Diabetes Day 2019.

Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams officially commissions new DR system at Alexandra Hospital

Members of the public using the services of the X-Ray Unit at the Alexandra Hospital on Nevis, can expect a less time consuming process, thanks to the installation of a Direct Radiography (DR) system at the unit on September 17, 2019.

Nevis’ Alexandra Hospital moving with technology, Junior Health Minister Brandy says

The Alexandra Hospital on Nevis is stepping up its security system for patients. In an effort to keep pace with technology, new identification wrist bands are being issued to persons who are admitted to the island’s main health facility as of October 07, 2019.

Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority has new Board of Directors

The Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority has a new Board of Directors. The announcement was made during the installation ceremony on October 14, 2019, at the Ministry of Communication’s conference room at the Nevis Island Administration’s office in Charlestown.

Nevis’ Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams pleased with exhibition staged by Mental Health Unit

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) expressed satisfaction with the products on display by clients of the Mental Health Unit at an exhibition. It was staged on the grounds of the NIA in Charlestown on October 11, 2019, as part of the activities to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10.

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.

Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams delivers address for World Mental Health Day 2019

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration on the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2019 observed on October 10, 2019. The theme is “Together we can prevent suicides.”

Half Island Road Relay-Walk gaining public interest on Nevis

A number of persons and groups have already signed up to participate in the Half Island Road Relay-Walk. It is the first event scheduled for October 05, 2019, hosted by the SKN Moves Nevis Chapter – an entity which will be launched on October 04 at the FIT Wellness grounds at Bath Plain.

Hon. Brandy-Williams heads for Canada to participate in AWLO Summit, receive award

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), left Nevis on September 25, 2019, for Toronto, Canada  where she will be the keynote speaker at the African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) Summit.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams celebrates Federation’s 36th Anniversary of Independence while on overseas assignment

 NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (September 20, 2019) — Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), did not let her overseas assignment while on official business in Africa, prevent her from observing the Federation’s 36th Anniversary of Independence on September 19, 2019. Mrs. Brandy-Williams, while attending the […]

Ministry of Health on Nevis embarks on drive to avert dengue outbreak

The Ministry of Health on Nevis has embarked on an anti-Aedes Aegypti drive in an effort to avert any outbreak of dengue fever on the island. Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health, made the announcement on September 09, 2019 at her Charlestown Office.

Hon. Brandy-Williams urges those desirous of attending university to attend seminar August 17th

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, a member of the Chevening Alumni Association of St. Kitts and Nevis is urging persons interested in pursuing studies overseas to attend the Get Set And Ready For University Seminar at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on August 17, 2019, in Charlestown.

NIA Junior Health Minister delivers address for World Hepatitis Day 2019

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for World Hepatitis Day 2019.

MUA/NIA Scholarship recipients grateful for opportunity to pursue tertiary education

Two more youths on Nevis will have the opportunity to pursue tertiary education thanks to a long-standing partnership between the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Medical University of the Americas (MUA).

Nevis Premier’s remarks at the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Secretariat’s regional conference on Nevis for woman and youth in peace and security

The following are remarks made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at the Mount Nevis Hotel on June 25, 2019, at the opening ceremony of a two-day regional conference for women and youth in peace and security.

Nevis Junior Minister of Gender Affairs appeals for support for rally denouncing all forms of violence

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs on Nevis, is calling on those who have lost loved ones to violence to support a rally denouncing all forms of violence on June 26, 2019 in Charlestown.

Regional conference on Nevis for women and youth to target anti-social behavior

St. Kitts and Nevis, in particular Nevis, will be the venue for a regional conference for women and youths, seeking to address the issue of anti-social behavior among the youth.

Nevis Min. of Health and Gender Affairs offers swimming classes in bid to promote healthy lives

In its continued pursuit to encourage persons to live healthy, the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs on Nevis will be holding the second in a series of swimming lessons free of cost for women who are 17 years and older.

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.

Min. of Health on Nevis receives mobile medical unit, a gift from the people of Japan

The Ministry of Health on Nevis will be better able to execute its outreach programmes, thanks to the gift of a medical vehicle from the Government and people of Japan. The gift is part of a multi-million dollar donation from Japan to assist in health care and disaster management.

Alexandra and JNF Hospitals in SKN working toward global Baby-Friendly Hospital certification

The main healthcare facilities in St. Kitts and on Nevis, the Joseph N. France General Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital respectively, are in the process of working toward certification as Baby-Friendly Hospitals, as part of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) launched in 1991.

Nevis’ Junior Health Minister expresses satisfaction with progress on hospital expansion project

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis, expressed satisfaction with progress made on the construction of the new wing at the Alexandra Hospital, when she toured the project on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Expansion project at Flamboyant Nursing Home moving satisfactorily, Junior Health Minister says

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis has expressed satisfaction with an ongoing health related project, this time an expansion of the kitchen facilities at the Flamboyant Nursing Home on the grounds of the Alexandra Hospital.

Nevis’ Junior Minister of Health delivers address to mark World Hypertension Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis on the occasion of World Hypertension Day observed on May 17, 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.

Junior Health Minister on Nevis delivers address in observance of Nurses Week 2019

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in observance of Nurses Week 2019.

Nevis Jr. Minister of Health delivers address for World Health Day 2019

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) as Nevis joins the international community in the observance of World Health Day 2019.

Junior Health Minister delivers address at the 2nd Biannual Regional Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals

The following is the full text address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration at the 2nd Biannual Regional Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals on March 27, 2019 at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis.

Junior Health Minister delivers message for World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2019

The following is a message delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration on the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day which is observed annually on the 24th of March.

State-of-the-art ultrasound machine commissioned at the Alexandra Hospital

 The Nevis Island Administration continues to make strides to provide better health care on the island of Nevis. On March 14, 2019, a brand new Philips Affiniti Ultrasound system was commissioned at the Alexandra Hospital.

Junior Health Minister delivers address for World Kidney Day

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration on the occasion of World Kidney Day which is observed annually on March 14.

St. Kitts and Nevis Circle of Care donates literature on Alzheimer’s disease to NIA

The Health Promotion Unit in the Ministry of Health on Nevis is now in a better position to disseminate facts pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease thanks to a donation from the St. Kitts and Nevis Circle of Care based in Toronto, Canada.

Nevis’ Gender Affairs Minister delivers address for International Women’s Day 2019

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2019.

Nevis’ Junior Health Brandy-Williams delivers address in observance of World Cancer Day and International Childhood Cancer Day

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on the occasion of World Cancer Day and International Childhood Cancer Day.

Republic of China (Taiwan) donates medical equipment and supplies to Nevis’ Alexandra Hospital

The Alexandra Hospital on Nevis, through the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration, was presented with a gift of medical equipment and supplies by His Excellency Mr. Tom Lee, Republic of China (Taiwan) Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, at a handing over ceremony at the medical facility on February 12, 2019.

Women on Nevis urged to take advantage of free cervical cancer screening offered by Ministry of Health

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health on Nevis is calling on all sexually active women and girls to take advantage of the free annual pap smear clinic offered by the ministry. This year it will be held on the island’s six health centres on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

NIA continues to bolster health care services offered at Alexandra Hospital

In its bid to continue strengthening the human resource capacity to improve health care at the Alexandra Hospital on Nevis, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) through the Ministry of Health, added the services of qualified personnel to the existing staff at the facility in 2018.

Public urged to pay outstanding bills at Alexandra Hospital

Members of the public utilising services at the Alexandra Hospital are urged to pay their bills in a timely manner especially as the Ministry of Health has devised systems already in place to assist.

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’.

Hon. Brandy Williams represents Nevis in Barbados at regional inter-parliamentary meeting for gender equality

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs on Nevis, is attending a two-day conference in Barbados co-hosted by ParlAmericas, UN Women, Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWIL) and The Commonwealth.

Gender Affairs Minister delivers address to mark International Men’s Day 2018

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Minister responsible for Gender Affairs on Nevis in observance of International Men’s Day on November 19, 2018. The theme is “Positive Male Role Models: Together We Can Make a Difference.”

Junior Minister of Health on Nevis delivers address to mark World Diabetes Day

The following is an address by Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on the occasion of World Diabetes Day observed on November 14, 2018.

NIA’s Junior Health Minister speaks to implementation of National Health Insurance

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on November 13, 2018, regarding the implementation of the National Health Insurance.

Nevis Health minister calls for more acceptance of young people with mental illness

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), on the occasion of World Mental Health Day observed on October 10, 2018.

NIA satisfied with pace of construction for Alexandra Hospital Expansion Project

The Nevis Island Administration is pleased with the pace of construction on the $19million expansion project at the Alexandra Hospital.

Address delivered by Junior Minister of Health for Caribbean Wellness Day

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Health on Nevis on the occasion of Caribbean Wellness Day observed this year on September 08, 2018.

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.

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.

Republic of China (Taiwan) donates to health education on Nevis

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 12, 2018) –The Ministry of Health on Nevis will soon have the ability to produce its own electronic information and promotion material as it promotes healthy lifestyles in a bid to reduce chronic diseases on the island, thanks to another gift from the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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.

Minister Brandy-Williams returns to Nevis from high-level conference in Trinidad

Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams, Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs on Nevis, returned to the island over the weekend after participating in a high-level conference in Trinidad and Tobago from May 22nd to 24th 2018. The event was organized by the Parlamericas from Canada and hosted by the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Nevis Ministry of Health receives more equipment from SKN Social Security Board

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 22, 2018) — A Toyota Hiace Bus and an electrocardiograph machine(EKG or ECG machine) were presented to the Ministry of Health in Nevis as a gift from the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board at a handing over ceremony at the Social Security building at Pinney’s Estate on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Nevis’ Junior Health Minister Brandy-Williams acknowledges nurses for sustained contributions

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 09, 2018) –The following is a speech delivered by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on May 09, 2018, to mark the observance of Nurses Week 2018 on Nevis.

Work commences on multi-million dollar Alexandra Hospital Expansion Project

Work on the $19 million Alexandra Hospital Expansion Project commenced on May 01, 2018, with the erection of protective barriers and construction is expected to commence on completion.

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.

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.

Minister of Gender Affairs delivers address to mark the observance of International Women’s Day 2018

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Minister responsible for Gender Affairs in the Premier’s Ministry on the occasion of International Women’s Day observed on March 08, 2018.

Jr. Minister Brandy-Williams addresses issue of gender based violence

The following is a statement by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Premier’s Ministry with responsibility for Health and Gender Affairs on the issue of gender based violence.

Nevis Junior Minister of Health on the occasion of World Cancer Month

The following is an address by Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration in observance of World Cancer Day 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.

Urologist pleased with outcome of 11 years of prostate cancer screening clinics on Nevis

Urologist Dr. Dwayne Thwaites, who is based in the United States of America, says the result of 11 years of prostate screening clinics on Nevis is evident and he is comfortable with the decreased rate of prostate cancer in the island’s male population.

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.

Plans progressing smoothly for NIA inauguration Sunday; public invited

Mrs. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Chairperson of the organising committee responsible for the Inauguration Ceremony of the new Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says plans are progressing smoothly for the public event.

Dept. of Social Services Seniors Division honours five senior men for cultural preservation

The focus shifted to male seniors, as the Social Services Department, Seniors Division in the Ministry of Social Development singled out five men for their contribution to cultural preservation. The gesture also serves to bring greater awareness to the Seniors Programme.

Nevis community urged to embrace seniors; learn from their wisdom

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development on Nevis, called on the community to appreciate the seniors and to learn their wisdom and life experiences.

Junior Minister Hazel Brandy-Williams publicly applauds caregivers of elderly for taking care of the elderly

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development with responsibility for seniors on Nevis, applauded family members and care givers on Nevis, who she says continue to provide quality care necessary for the well-being of the seniors.

Single mother of seven now a home owner thanks to NIA’s Community Housing Assistance Programme

Single mother of seven, Ms. Stephanie Freeman, is the recipient of a new three-bedroom home at New River Housing Project. The gift is part of the Ministry of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Community Housing Assistance Programme.

Fig Tree resident thankful for assistance from NIA’s Community Housing Assistance Programme

“I must say thank you to Ms. Brandy… I am well pleased. I am thankful for everything nicely done. I thank the workers. They did a good job,” is how Mrs. Yvonne Stanley expressed gratitude to Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), for extensive renovation work carried out at her home in Fig Tree.

NIA continues to elevate the status of women, says Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 01, 2016) — Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs on Nevis Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to establish programmes to improve the skill set of women to enable them to secure higher paying jobs, which effectively elevates many from their current […]

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