Hon. Mark Brantley

Premier of Nevis

Premier and Minister of Finance, Statistics, Economic Planning, Education, Library Services, Human Resources, Industry, Trade and Consumer Affairs, Health, Tourism and Information Technology, Public Utilities and Energy and Foreign Investments.

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.

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

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

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference April 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevis 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.

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

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

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

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

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for February 24

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas greetings from Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley

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

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

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

MV World Voyager makes inaugural call on Nevis

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

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.

December 07 is Budget Day in Nevis

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

Nevis Premier schedules monthly press conference for November 25

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

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

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

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 Island Assembly revises Order Paper for October 05 sitting

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

Nevis Island Assembly to sit October 05

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

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference October 06

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Nevis Premier to host monthly press conference August 26

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

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

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

Premier Brantley to host monthly press conference May 25

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

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.

Premier Brantley assures Nevis employees of ongoing Federal representation to hasten severance payment process

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, told employees on the island whose jobs have been made redundant that he is doing all he can at the Federal level to hasten severance payments from the Ministry of Labour in St. Kitts.

NIA implements new requirement for work permits, residency applications as of May 2021

In its quest to ensure the safety and security of the people of Nevis new measures have been put in place by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for persons seeking work permits, residency or their renewal with effect from May 01, 2021.

Nevis Premier to host next monthly press conference April 28

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis will host his next monthly press conference on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Cabinet Room.

Tourism Minister Hon. Mark Brantley, launches Exposition Nevis 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on April 15, to launch Exposition Nevis 2021.

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.

Premier Brantley pleased with uptake in manufacturing sector on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says business owners are beginning to invest in non-traditional areas, thanks to the lessons learnt from COVID-19 and the NIA’s provision of an enabling environment for investment.

Four Bills for March 23 Nevis Island Assembly sitting, revised Order Paper states

The Nevis Island Assembly will sit in Chambers at Hamilton House on Samuel Hunkins Drive on Tuesday March 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.

Nevis Premier Brantley reschedules monthly press conference to March 24

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has rescheduled his monthly press conference to Wednesday March 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. from March 25, 2021, as previously announced.

Nevis Island Assembly to sit March 23

The Nevis Island Assembly will sit in Chambers at Hamilton House on Samuel Hunkins Drive on Tuesday March 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.

Nevis Premier Brantley to hold monthly press conference March 25

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Special Advisor hosts Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop on Nevis

  NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 08, 2021) – More than two dozen women attended a Women’s Self-Empowerment Workshop on Nevis organized by Ms. Latoya Jones, Special Advisor in the Office of the Premier on March 8, 2021. Ms. Jones said the workshop, held at the Red Cross Building, Charlestown, was in celebration of International Women’s […]

Variety magazine features Nevis, NTA says

The following is a press release from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) dated March 06, 2021, regarding a Variety magazine feature on Nevis.

Premier Brantley encouraging all Nevisians to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is advocating that all Nevisians get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Premier Brantley congratulates Four Seasons Resort, Nevis on 30 years of operations

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis congratulated the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis on its 30th anniversary of operations on the island.  It was opened on February 14, 1991.

Premier Brantley to hold monthly press conference February 25

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet Room, 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Premier Brantley extols service of retiring Matron Dias, Assistant Matron Scarborough

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has publicly extolled retiring Matron of the Alexandra Hospital Aldris Dias and Assistant Matron Jessica Scarborough for their years of stellar service to Nevis’ healthcare sector.

Premier Brantley updated on security matters by Nevis Division top brass

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, met with the top brass of Police District ‘C’ (Nevis), on February 02, 2021 for an update on security matters affecting the island.

NEVIS Water Department set to collect Solid Waste Levy from May 2021

The Solid Waste Levy will no longer be collected by the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) as of May 2021.

Nevis attracts third international bank to its shores

A third international bank is set to open its doors on Nevis imminently.

Ms. Latoya Jones appointed Special Advisor to Premier of Nevis

Mrs. Latoya Jones has been appointed Special Advisor to the Premier of Nevis. Her duties are specific to community matters.

Premier Brantley expresses sympathy at the passing of Cicely Tyson of Nevisian roots

Hon. Mark Brantley has expressed sympathy and condolences to the family of Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson, 96, who passed on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Mr. Albert Gordon of Guyana to join NEVLEC as new GM from February 2021

The search for a new general manager for the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) has ended. Mr. Albert Gordon of Guyana is slated to head the company from February 2021.

Premier Brantley asks churches to open doors for National Day of Prayer

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will join with the church community and members of the general public on Nevis to observe the National Day of Prayer on January 28, 2020.

NIA to lobby hotels, supermarkets and restaurants to buy local produce

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says his government intends to agitate for hotels, restaurants and supermarkets on the island to purchase food from local farmers and producers.

Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross calls for greater respect, education for farmers on Nevis

Mr. Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross, one of the island’s leading farmers in the use of greenhouse technology on Nevis, has underscored the need for farmers on the island to be treated with greater respect.

Nevis Deputy Premier Jeffers calls on stakeholders to keep the momentum in agriculture

Deputy Premier Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture, Cooperatives and Fisheries in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is calling on stakeholders in the agriculture sector to keep the momentum sparked by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Nevis Premier’s first monthly press conference for 2021 slated for January 28

The Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his first monthly press conference for 2021 on Thursday, January 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

NIA’s Ministry of Human Resources commends 1st Nevisian to receive Romanian Scholarship

The Ministry of Human Resources in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) extends congratulations to the first Nevisian to receive a Romanian academic scholarship to pursue studies in Romania from 2021.

Premier Brantley applauds Gender Affairs Divisions’ Web Design Training Workshop

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, Minister of Information Technology, and Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is applauding the Division of Gender Affairs for hosting a free Web Design Training Workshop for men and women on Nevis.

Nevis Premier Brantley offers prayers for Vincentians amid volcanic unrest

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis is extending prayers for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the face of ongoing volcanic unrest at La Soufrière volcano.

Christmas Day Message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

The following is a Christmas Day Message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

NHLDC to distribute more affordable houses in 2021

The Nevis Housing and Lands Development Corporation (NHLDC) plans to distribute more affordable homes to suitable applicants in 2021, in its attempt to meet the growing housing demand on Nevis.

Nevis Water Department to undergo major changes in 2021

The Nevis Water Department is slated to undergo major changes during the fiscal year 2021, paving the way for its transitioning into a water utility entity.

NIA to implement a number of fiscal measures in 2021

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will take a number of fiscal measures in 2021, focussing on rebuilding the island’s economy in the post COVID-19 era, with emphasis on the general health and wellbeing of the people of Nevis.

Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020 passes unanimously at Nevis Island Assembly sitting

Following three days of debate, the Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020 was passed unanimously with no amendments, at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly at Hamilton House on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Nevis Investment Promotion Agency website to be revamped as one-stop shop for investors

The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) website is set to undergo an upgrade designed to improve and expand its services to attract more local and foreign investors to the island.

NIA contains public debt despite COVID-ravaged revenues

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through sound financial management, successfully contained its public debt during 2020, despite the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic on the island’s revenue streams.

Nevis Premier presents $237.2million budget for 2021 free of new taxes

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration, presented a $237.2million budget free of new taxes, when he delivered the 2021 Budget Address in two hours at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly at Hamilton House on December 08, 2020.

Commissioning of New Castle Police Station, proud moment for NIA, Hon. Alexis Jeffers says

The new police station and fire hall commissioned in New Castle, Nevis on December 03, 2020, signalled a proud moment for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier of Nevis said.

New multimillion-dollar New Castle Police Station and Fire Unit officially commissioned on Nevis

The newly constructed multimillion-dollar New Castle Police Station and Fire Unit was officially commissioned on December 03, 2020.

Premier Brantley admonishes jet ski and motorised vessel owners for breaching swim zones

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, expressed concern and admonished operators of jet skis and motorized vessels who breech the safety swim zones on the island.

Premier Brantley credits strong leadership for keeping Nevis afloat

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is crediting strong leadership for ensuring Nevis’ survival amid the financial crisis brought on by the COVI-19 pandemic.

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.

NIA’s support for RSCNPF officers on Nevis instructive, Premier Brantley says

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to support the Police officers assigned to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), District C, a move that Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis says is instructive.

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.

NIA renegotiating geothermal arrangement to secure cheaper energy rates for Nevisians

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is in the process of renegotiation its existing geothermal arrangement with NREI (Nevis Renewable Energy International) that would see consumers on Nevis paying less for the renewable energy when it comes on stream.

Nevis consumers benefiting from additional 300,000 gallons of water with upgrade at Hamilton Estate Reservoir

Water consumers on Nevis are benefitting from an additional 300,000 gallons of water due to the installation and commissioning of a state-of-the-art water filtration system and water well at the Hamilton Estate Reservoir on November 13, 2020.

Premier Brantley reiterates call for vigilance as SKN records two more imported COVID-19 cases

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration is urging the public to remain vigilant as St. Kitts and Nevis records three imported cases of COVID-19 within the past few days.

Nevis Ministry of Tourism hosts day trip for St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism staff

The Nevis Ministry of Tourism on Friday, November 20, 2020, hosted a team of more than 30 staff members from the Ministry of Tourism on St. Kitts on a day trip experiencing historical and cultural sites around the island.

Nevis Premier to present 2021 Budget at Nevis Island Assembly sitting

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, will present the Nevis Island Administration’s 2021 Budget when the Nevis Island Assembly sits in Chambers at Hamilton House on Tuesday, December 08, 2020.

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference slated for November 26

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

Premier Brantley hopeful Discounted VAT Rate days will boost economic activity on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is hopeful that the two Discounted value added tax (VAT) rate days in December will help to give an economic boost to businesses on the island.

206 Nevisian eye care patients successfully treated through Telemedicine Clinic

Two hundred and six Nevisians continue receiving care from the Nevis Eye Care Programme at the Alexandra Hospital, through a Telemedicine Clinic which was introduced to ensure that patients got essential eye care in spite of the travel challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevis Trust and Corporate Service Providers Bill, 2020 to be introduced at Nevis Island Assembly sitting November 05

One bill is expected to be introduced and have its first reading when the Nevis Island Assembly meets in Chambers at Hamilton House on the Samuel Hunkins Drive on Thursday November 05, 2020.

Installation and commissioning of water filtration system on Nevis nears completion

Work which has commenced on the installation and commissioning of a water filtration system at Hamilton is nearing completion.

NIA Budget Estimates meetings underway

Budget Estimates meetings for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) are currently underway as Cabinet Ministers and key public service officials discuss the government’s expenditure and revenue projections for the fiscal year 2021.

Argentina’s Ambassador praises stewardship of Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley

His Excellency Gustavo Pandiani, outgoing Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), has praised Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Affairs Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, for his stewardship of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister continues to foster diplomatic relationships 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, continues to engage allied countries.

Nevis Premier to hold monthly press conference October 29th

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

Premier Brantley welcomes professional Mandarin teacher from Republic of China (Taiwan) to Nevis

Secondary school students on Nevis, ages 12 to 14, will soon have the opportunity to learn Mandarin, in addition to the English, Spanish and French languages which are currently being taught at the island’s high schools.

Statement by Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley for staff affected by Four Seasons Resort restructuring

The following is a statement from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism regarding an announcement made by the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis on restructuring its operations and the effect on staff.

Nevis prepared and ready to welcome visitors, Premier Brantley says

As the October 31, 2020 date for the re-opening of the federation’s borders approaches, Nevis Premier Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is giving the assurance that Nevis is prepared and ready to welcome back international visitors.

Nevis launches joint Health/Tourism campaign “Today4Tomorrow”

The Ministry of Health and the Nevis Tourism Authority on October 13, 2020, launched a joint health and tourism campaign “#Today4Tomorrow,” ahead of the October 31, 2020 border reopening.

Nevis Dept. of Agriculture hosts week of activities for World Food Day 2020

The Department of Agriculture in Nevis will host a week of activities, from October 12 to 17 to celebrate World Food Day, October 16, 2020, under the theme “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.”

Nevis Premier Brantley welcomes Four Seasons Resort’s scheduled November 1st reopening

Hon Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says he is looking forward to the reopening of the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis which is scheduled for November 01, 2020.

Nevis Premier cautiously optimistic about tourism in COVID-19 era  

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has expressed an optimistic outlook with respect to a return of tourism activity on the island once the borders re-open. 

Nevis Premier welcomes SKN October 31 border reopening

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), has embraced the announcement that the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis will reopen on October 31, 2020.

NIA committed to paying public servants’ salaries amid expenditure cutbacks

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is assuring that the government remains committed to paying workers’ salaries, even as it undertakes expenditure cut backs.

Ministers’ Cook-off to highlight Nevis Min. of Agriculture’s week of activities for World Food Day 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will observe World Food Day on October 16, 2020, with a number of activities through the Department of Agriculture. This year’s theme is “Grow, nourish, sustain together”.

Nevis Premier Brantley continues to forgo full salary

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to forgo his full salary and benefits, in a show of solidarity with persons who are affected financially by the economic shutdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Min. of Communication and Works on Nevis implements management changes

The Ministry of Communications and Works in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has implemented a number of management changes for greater efficiency within the ministry. The new appointments took effect on September 01, 2020.

Regularized salaries for Nevis nurses coming soon, Premier Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) says the administration is awaiting the go-ahead from the Public Service Commission to implement salary adjustments for nurses on the island.

Two new COVID-19 cases reported on Nevis; Premier Brantley urges vigilance 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is urging citizens and residents to remain vigilant as two new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on Nevis.

Premier Brantley delivers address to mark 37th anniversary of SKN Independence

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of Independence of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference scheduled for September 22

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

Premier Brantley, Ambassador Lee pleased with progress on SKN Pinney’s Beach Park Project

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, and His Excellency Tom Lee, Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis, have expressed satisfaction with the progress made on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project at Pinneys.

More than 300 MUA students anxious to travel to Nevis, says university official

Dr. Ralph Crum, Dean of the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) says more than 300 of its students are anxious for the borders of St. Kitts and Nevis to reopen to attend university on Nevis.

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.

Premier extols work of Dr. Judy Nisbett, Nevis COVID-19 Task Force

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health, is commending the work of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force in managing the spread of the virus on the island.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley chairs high-level virtual OECS COMFA meeting

Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Affairs Minister is chairing the virtual Sixth Meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers Foreign Affairs (COMFA) from his office in St. Kitts today, September 10, 2020.

MUA donates 100,000 face masks to Ministry of Health on Nevis

The Medical University of the Americas (MUA) has donated 100,000 disposable face masks to the Ministry of Health on Nevis.

Nevis banking sector remains vibrant, says Premier Brantley

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance said Nevis has a robust banking sector that will not be significantly impacted by the exit of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited.

Nevis Premier Brantley meets with opposition MP Hon. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says his meeting with Hon. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds, the sole parliamentary opposition member in the Nevis Island Assembly, on September 04, 2020, was a useful dialogue.

SEDU continues to issue small business loans despite challenges of COVID-19

Mrs. Angela Delpeche, Director at the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) in the Ministry of Finance, is assuring potential entrepreneurs that the agency continues to issue small business loans even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley thanks allies for assisting in fight against COVID-19

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, expressed gratitude to some of the federation’s diplomatic allies for their donation of equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Health in St. Kitts to assist in the fight against COVID-19 in St. Kitts and Nevis.

NIA waives Alien Land Holders License Fee for 90 days

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has announced a waiver of the Alien Land Holders License fee on the purchase of homes or properties on Nevis for a three-month period.

Non-nationals on Nevis urged to regularize status as amnesty on work permit, residency fees end 

Non-nationals on Nevis are being advised to ensure that their status on Nevis is regularized, as the three-month amnesty on work permits and residency permits ends on August 31, 2020.

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.

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.

NIA to begin implementing cost-cutting measures

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, has announced that the government will soon begin implementing measures to reduce its expenditure.

Premier Brantley appeals for private sector investment to meet high housing demand on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis is encouraging local businesses and individuals to consider investing in the housing market on Nevis.

NIA decides on low-key Independence celebrations this year due to COVID-19

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has decided to hold a low-key celebration on September 19, 2020, in observance of the 37th anniversary of the Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on the island’s economy.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for August 27

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry regarding the Premier’s monthly press conference.

Premier Brantley praises St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board for continued support to the people of Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, has put on record his appreciation to the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board for its continued support towards the development of the people of Nevis.

Construction sector on Nevis showing signs of growth, Planning Minister Brand says

The construction sector on Nevis is showing signs of growth.

Cabinet Ministers on Nevis distribute more than $24,000 worth of food vouchers to families affected by COVID-19 pandemic

The Cabinet of Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) distributed a third tranche of food vouchers in August, totaling more than $24,000 to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New COVID-19 processes planned for ports of entry in Nevis

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be making physical and other changes to the commercial ports of entry on Nevis to accommodate enhanced immigration COVID-19 procedures when the federation’s borders re-open.

NHLDC to resume construction of affordable homes in Nevis; NIA moving to acquire more land

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has signalled its intent to resume the construction of affordable homes, with several housing projects planned across the island.

NEVLEC’s Street Lighting Replacement Project continues though COVID-19 slows progress

The drive of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) to replace thousands of street lamps on the island, has slowed after a quick start to the Street Lighting Replacement Project, which started in November 2019.

Nevis Premier presses for more domestic tourism 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is encouraging more domestic tourism as a means of breathing life into the sector, in the face of border closures effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

NIA continues to add to economic stimulus package, in response to COVID-19 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says he is pleased that the government responded so swiftly to the financial fallout caused by COVID-19, and has been able to offer citizens and residents wide-ranging concessions. He was speaking at his monthly press conference on July 30, 2020.

NIA making schools in Nevis COVID-19 compliant

The Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Ministry of Education has started remedial work on the island’s public primary and secondary schools to ensure they are compliant with COVID-19 regulations when they re-open in September.

Premier Brantley invites Kittitians to Nevis for Emancipation holiday activities

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be hosting a number of activities for the upcoming public holidays, August 3 and 4, 2020, and Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has extended an invitation to Kittitians to travel to Nevis to participate in the events.

Nevis Premier delivers remarks at Nevis Island Assembly’s special sitting to mark 50th anniversary of MV Christena Disaster

The following is the full text of the remarks made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, at a special sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on July 31, 2020, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster.

NIA moving to address enrollment concerns for daycare centres, preschools

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is working closely with stakeholders of public and private sector early childhood development centres, to address concerns of reduced capacity at facilities in light of physical distancing requirements, brought on by COVID-19.

St. Thomas’ youth urged to take advantage of job opportunities, as work begins on SKN Pinney’s Beach Park Project

Work has commenced on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project and Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, is urging the youths of the St. Thomas’ Parish to take advantage of job opportunities there.

Nevis benefiting from additional equipment to fight COVID-19

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says the Alexandra Hospital is better placed to fight COVID-19 thanks to additional equipment accessed by the Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through its local and international partners.

NIA working to combat challenges posed by COVID-19, Nevis Premier Brantley say

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, says learning to function in a new normal is critical for the island’s tourism industry, the island’s main economic driver.

Nevis Premier Mark Brantley extends condolences on passing of former Barbados PM Owen Arthur

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, has extended condolences to the family of Owen Seymour Arthur, PC; and the Government and people of Barbados on the passing of the former Prime Minister. 

NIA announces stimulus package for the construction sector in Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Finance, says he hopes citizens and residents will take advantage of a package of concessions offered by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and start their construction projects this year. 

Nevis makes Travel + Leisure Magazine’s list of Top 25 islands in the Caribbean

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration, says his government is delighted that the island has been consistently recognized for the quality of its tourism product.

Gov’t ministers in Nevis say there is much to be thankful for despite COVID-19, other challenges

“We are indeed living in perilous days fraught with numerous challenges, yet during these difficult times, we should never cease in giving God thanks and praise.”

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.

Nevis Island Assembly to commemorate 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster at special sitting

The Nevis Island Assembly will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster at a special sitting in Chambers at Hamilton House on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Third tranche of COVID-19 relief food vouchers to be distributed shortly

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says a third tranche of COVID-19 relief food vouchers will be distributed to vulnerable families soon, thanks mainly to financial contributions from the Cabinet Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

Foreign direct investment impacts lives of every citizen, SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis, is underscoring the importance of foreign direct investment to the development of the islands’ economy and the positive impact it has on the lives of every citizen.

Opening of new funeral home an indication of confidence in Nevis economy, Premier Brantley says

The recent opening of the Oualie Funeral Home & Crematory at New River Estate in the Parish of St. James’ in Nevis, is being applauded as a significant investment which shows the confidence in the Nevis economy.

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.

Nevis Premier excited over job creation St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project will bring

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is eager to see work commence on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project.

NIA scales back plans for Vance W. Amory International Airport

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has revised its plans to transform the Vance W. Amory International Airport into an international hub and will now move forward with a smaller project to provide a jet facility and facilitate better regional traffic.

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference to resume June 25th

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) concerning the resumption of the monthly press conference of Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of 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.

Three NIA ministers to form part of new Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis

Three Ministers in the Nevis Island Administration will form part of the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Premier Brantley meets with religious fraternity on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, met with at least 30 pastors on Nevis at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NePac) on May 21,  2020, in an effort to address concerns from the religious sector regarding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of churches.

NIA Cabinet takes decisions to assist Nevisians, some to be funded from personal resources

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet has taken some decisions to assist Nevisians as the COVID-19 pandemic affects the operations of the NIA and the livelihood of the people of 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.

Civil servants and pensioners on Nevis to receive early salaries for April

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration dated April 17, 2020.

Premier Brantley makes statement on Nevis’ response to COVID-19

The following is the full text on a statement made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on COVID-19 from his office at Pinney’s Estate on March 26, 2020.

Statement by Premier Brantley to replace monthly press conference on March 26, due to COVID-19 threat

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier of Nevis regarding Premier, Hon. Mark Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for March 26, 2020.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference rescheduled to March 26th

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has rescheduled his monthly press conference to Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for March 24th

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Nevis Premier Brantley announces postponement of major events due to COVID-19 threat

The following is the full text of an address delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and the Minister of Health on developments surrounding the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Premier Brantley off island, Deputy Premier Jeffers is acting Premier

The following is an announcement from the Office of the Premier in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) dated March 17, 2020, regarding Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

Nevis Premier Brantley delivers address on Covid-19

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis,  Senior Minister of Health and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the Covid-19 virus. It was delivered on Monday March 16, 2020.

NIA working to provide benefit packages for non-established workers at end of government tenure

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is seeking to provide benefit packages to non-established (NE) workers at the end of their tenure with the government, a feat that has not been done in the past.

NRP’s Cleone Stapleton Simmonds officially nominated to contest St. Thomas’ Parish by-election

Mrs. Cleone Stapleton Simmonds of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) is the second candidate nominated to contest in a by-election on March 05, 2020, to fill a position left vacant by Hon. Joseph Parry the only opposition member in the Nevis Island Assembly at the time of his retirement from the assembly and from active politics on December 31, 2019.

CCM’s Keith Scarborough officially nominated to contest St. Thomas’ Parish by-election

It is now official, Mr. Keith “Dis an Dat” Scarborough of Cotton Ground, a representative of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), will vie for the position of Parliamentary Representative for District 5, St. Thomas’ Parish (Lowlands) in a by-election slated for March 05, 2020.

SKN Supervisor of Elections speaks on upcoming by-election in District 5, Nevis

The following is an address by Mr. Elvin Bailey, Supervisor of Elections for St. Kitts and Nevis on February 20, 2020, regarding the by-election for District 5 in Nevis on March 05, 2020.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for February 27th

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his monthly press conference on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

Nevis Premier Brantley announces by-election date for Constituency Nevis 5, St. Thomas’ Parish

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis announcing the date for the by-election for Constituency Nevis 5, St. Thomas’ Parish.

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.

Ministry of Education on Nevis honours 16 retirees for service to nation building

Sixteen persons who recently retired from the Ministry of Education, were recognised for their years of service to nation building at an Awards Ceremony and hosted by the Ministry of Education Library Services and Information Technology Cocktail at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on Saturday, February 08, 2020.

Building to house NIA’s Treasury Department commissioned

The building which will house the Treasury Department of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) was officially commissioned on Lower Happy Hill Drive in Charlestown on January 30, 2020.

Australia’s High Commissioner to SKN visits Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley; pleased with Nevis visit

Australia’s new High Commissioner to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Bruce Lendon, thanked Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Affairs Minister and Premier of Nevis, when he paid him a courtesy call at his Pinney’s Estate office on January 29, 2020.

New building to house NIA’s Treasury Department officially opens January 30th

A new building to house the Treasury Department, the Inland Revenue Department and the Information Technology Department will be officially opened during this week, six years after the building which housed the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) Treasury Department and other government offices was gutted by an early morning fire.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley participates in round table discussion in Jamaica with US Secretary of State, other Caribbean officials

The following is the full text of comments made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis,  at a round table discussion with United States Secretary of State Mr. Mike Pompeo and other Caribbean officials, at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on January 22, 2020.

Premier Brantley to hold first monthly press conference for 2020

The Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his first monthly press conference on Tuesday 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  It will be held at Cabinet Room on the 2nd Floor of the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate.

First meeting of NIA Cabinet for 2020 begins in prayer

The Nevis Island Administration Cabinet led by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, met for the first time for 2020 in Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate on January 08, 2020.

Premier Brantley pays homage to retired politician Hon. Joseph Parry

The Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration met for the first time on January 08, 2020, in Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate, and Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis used the opportunity to pay homage to Hon. Joseph Parry, for his service to the people of Nevis following his official exit from active politics as of December 31, 2019.

Premier Brantley offers condolences to Hon. Joseph Parry on the passing of his wife

Within days of serving official notice of his retirement from active politics and as a member of the Opposition in the Nevis Island Assembly, Hon. Joseph Parry’s wife Mrs. Myrthlyn Parry passed away on January 06, 2020.

2020 New Year’s message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

The following is the full text of the 2020 New Year message by  Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

NIA signs agreement with the Republic of China (Taiwan) for re-lending project to engender small business activity on Nevis

Women, and men younger than 35 years old now have the opportunity to borrow up to $100,000 for the establishment or expansion of existing small businesses, thanks to an EC $5million loan from the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to facilitate the process through the Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU).

Japan agrees to assist Nevis with disaster resilience, MOU signed

Mr. Brian Dyer, Director of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD), has given the government and people of Japan the assurance that all will be done to successfully deliver a project to improve disaster resilience on Nevis with the grant funding Japan will be providing for its implementation.

Cape Air resumes flights to Nevis, Deputy Premier Jeffers urges Nevisians to utilise service and VWAIA

Deputy Premier of Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers welcomed the return of Cape Air to the Vance W. Amory International Airport (VWAIA) at Newcastle, and urged Nevisians to utilise the service as the airline reinstated flights to Nevis on December 12, 2019.

VAT continues to perform well for NIA in 2019, Finance Minister Brantley says

The Value Added Tax (VAT) continues to be the single biggest revenue generator for the Nevis Island Administration. However, it continues to streamline its VAT Exemption policy.

All set for SEDU’s Small Business Boardwalk Fair in Charlestown December 12th

The Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) on Nevis will host a Small Business Boardwalk Fair at the Samuel Hunkins Drive on December 12, 2019, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will showcase the island’s local goods and services from 26 participants in a festive atmosphere.

Nevis Premier Brantley presents $239.7million budget for 2020

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration, presented a $239.7million budget free of new taxes, when he delivered the 2020 Budget Address in two and a half hours, at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly in Chambers at Hamilton House on December 03, 2019.

“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.

Nevis Premier welcomes reopening of Four Seasons Resort, looks forward to financial benefits for workers and island’s coffers

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says though the four-month closure of the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis, for major upgrades has been a difficult period, he is looking forward to the financial returns from the anticipated high occupancy during its peak season and new hotel rates will bring to the workers there and island’s coffers.

Budget Day on Nevis scheduled for December 3, 2019

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), will present the 2020 Budget at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on December 03, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Integrity in Public Life Bill amendments focusing on penalties, confidentiality passes unopposed at Nevis Island Assembly sitting

The issues of penalties, confidentiality and those persons who are subject to the legislation came in sharp focus when a Bill to amend the principal legislation – Integrity in Public Life Ordinance No 2. of 2013 – passed unopposed at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly in chambers on November 19, 2019.

Three Bills to come before November sitting of Nevis Island Assembly

Two bills will be introduced and have their first reading, while three bills will be have their second and third readings when the Nevis Island Assembly convenes in Chambers at Hamilton House from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Italian ambassador makes official visit to Nevis, bearing gifts

St. Kitts and Nevis was on the receiving end of a number of footballs, a goodwill gesture from the government and people of Italy. The gift was presented to Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Premier of Nevis at his office at Pinney’s Estate, by His Excellency Mr. Massimo Ambrosetti, Italian Ambassador to the twin-island Federation on November 06, 2019.

NEVLEC’s Lighting Replacement Project is a quantum leap forward for Nevis, Premier Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says the ongoing Street Lighting Replacement Project undertaken by the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), is a major move forward which will result in energy efficiency and cost cutting for consumers on the island.

NIA Cabinet offers duty-free concession to local sports icons

Nevisians who have served the island at the highest level of sports will benefit from a duty-free initiative instituted by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet with immediate effect.

Construction of damaged pier in Charlestown to commence November 01

Construction of one of the piers at the Charlestown waterfront, which was severely damaged and rendered unusable by the passage of adverse weather two years ago, will commence on November 01, 2019.

Nevis Premier Brantley addresses issue of climate change at BLP convention

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, addressed the issue of climate change when he delivered the feature address at the 81st annual Convention of the Barbados Labour Party at Queens Park in Barbados on October 27, 2019.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for October 31

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley attends enthronement ceremony in Japan

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Saint Kitts and Nevis joined leaders and representatives from over 180 countries at the Ceremony of Enthronement of 112th royal leader of Japan Emperor Naruhito  in Tokyo, Japan over the past two days and joined in other related activities.

Premier Brantley slated to be featured speaker at BLP conference 

The Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has invited Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis to be a featured speaker at the party’s 81st national conference this weekend.

NIA setting high standards for island’s taxi sector, amends legislation to safeguard tourism industry

The Nevis Taxi and Tour Bus (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed unopposed at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly which sat in Chambers at Hamilton House on October 08, 2019.

NTA expects increase in passengers to Charlestown Port for 2019/2020 cruise season

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) welcomed news from a tourism official of an increase in the number of cruise passengers expected to visit the island during the upcoming 2019/2020 cruise season commencing in November.

Four Seasons Resort, Nevis announces bumper occupancy expected for 2019-2020 tourist season

Four Seasons Resort, Nevis expects to experience its highest occupancy during the 2019-2020 tourist season. It will be the most in more than 10 years.

Four Bills to be introduced at October 1st Nevis Island Assembly sitting

Four Bills will be introduced when the Nevis Island Assembly sits in Chambers at Hamilton House from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 01, 2019.

NIA Cabinet members file declaration of assets at Integrity Commission

In a historic move, for the first time, members of the Nevis Island Administration’s cabinet have filed their declarations of assets with the Integrity Commission.

Premier Brantley calls for all to be inspired by achievements and legacy of national heroes

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, at the Independence Day Ceremonial Parade and Awards Ceremony at the Elquemedo. T. Willett Park to mark the 36th Anniversary on Independence on September 19, 2019.

Premier Brantley’s Independence Day Address 2019

The following is the full text of the Independence Day Address 2019, by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

Premier Brantley confirms Four Seasons Resort, Nevis workers to resume work in 11 days

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis is reassuring Four Seasons Resort, Nevis, workers who are affected by the temporary closure of the hotel that they will be returning to work shortly.

PREMIER BRANTLEY’S MONTHLY PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 5

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 30, 2019) — All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

FSRN workers affected by temporary closure collect assistance cheques from NIA Treasury

Three hundred and sixty-one Four Seasons Resort, Nevis (FSRN) workers who are financially affected by the temporary closure of the resort were expected to collect a one-time payment of $1000 from the Nevis Island Administration on August 21, 2019.

Nevis Premier reschedules August press conference

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry in the Nevis Island Administration dated August 21, 2019 regarding Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis’ monthly press conference.

Premier Brantley announces NIA’s payment to workers affected by Four Seasons Resort’s temporary closure

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on August 18, 2019, regarding a payment to Four Seasons Resort works affected by the hotel’s temporary closure.

Premier Brantley issues statement on impending closure of Brown Hill Communications

The following is a statement from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis regarding the impending closure of Brown Hill Communications, a call centre on Nevis.

Flow Miss Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant organisers show appreciation to NIA

Hon. Mark Brantley was presented with a plaque from Ms. Shellisa Nanton of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the reigning Flow Miss Caribbean Culture Queen, when she paid him a courtesy call at his Pinney’s office on August 02, 2019.

Pastor urges public to cherish memories of those lost in MV Christena Disaster 49 years ago

Pastor Arthur Freeman, urged persons at the 49th Anniversary Memorial Service for the M.V. Christena Disaster on August 01, 2019, to cherish the memory of the 233 who perished at sea on that fateful day in 1970.

Nevis Water Department addressing unexpected water interruption expeditiously, Premier Brantley says

An unexpected interruption in the water supply late Wednesday July 24, 2019 into Thursday to consumers in the Newcastle, Fountain, Westbury, Jones Bay and surrounding areas has been attributed to equipment failure.

SKN Restaurant Week Tasting Showcase on Nevis a sold out success, NIA Tourism official says

Mr. John Hanley, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is describing the St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week Tasting Showcase 2019 at the Artisan Village on July 20 as a sold out success.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference scheduled for July 25

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Republic of China (Taiwan) President wowed by Nevis’ beauty

President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Her Excellency Dr. Tsai Ing-wen spoke glowingly of the touristic allure of Nevis and the island’s natural value recently. Her visit marked the first by a president of Taiwan.

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.

Regional conference on Nevis for women and youth timely, Commonwealth Secretariat official says

Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer, Adviser for the Caribbean Region and the Commonwealth Secretariat and Head of Good Offices for Peace is describing as timely, a two-day historic regional conference to be held on Nevis, for women and youth to assist with community dialogue, a tool successfully utilised in the fight against anti-social behaviour.

Commonwealth Secretariat delegation pays courtesy call on Nevis Premier ahead of regional conference

Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer, Adviser Caribbean and Head of Good Offices for Peace in the Commonwealth Secretariat says, the two-day conference for women and youth which will be held on Nevis from June 25-26, 2019, will serve as a starting point for community dialogue on the issue of peace and security in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference slated for June 25

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference, hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

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.

Republic of China (Taiwan) grateful for SKN international support, Official says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, and Premier of Nevis, accompanied by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier bade farewell to Dr. the Hon. Jaushieh Wu, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and his wife Mrs. Ru-Yuh Wu, as they left the Federation via the Vance W. Amory International Airport, on May 29, 2019, at the end of a historic one-day inaugural visit.

Nevis Premier’s next monthly press conference to be held May 30

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference, hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Thursday, May 31, 2019.

NIA making advance preparations at assisting more than 400 workers at resort’s impending 4-month closure

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is taking measures to ensure that the more than 400 employees of the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis to be affected during a temporary closure from June 01, 2019, to allow for the final renovation phase of that tourism facility which is the island’s largest employer.

Local water taxi operator pleased with new pier at Oualie Bay

For one of the longest serving water taxi operators on Nevis, the new water taxi pier at Oualie Bay is a welcome facility.

NIA setting up multi-million dollar revolving fund to engender all women and young men to start small businesses

In an effort to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) plans to introduce a multi-million dollar revolving fund to facilitate loans for all women, and men under 35 years who are interested in setting up small businesses to provide for themselves.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister joins regional counterparts for meeting in Grenada

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, is currently in Grenada to attend the Fifth Meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Foreign Affairs (COMFA), and the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Council of Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), which are taking place at the Radisson Resort, Grand Anse, Grenada, from May 12-14, 2019.

Minister Brantley explores cooperation in Culinary Arts and Archive Digitalization

In a quest to seek out multiple opportunities for investing in the youth in the Federation, while growing the economy, Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis and Premier of Nevis who is also responsible for education and tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), paid a visit to the Kai Ping Culinary School on May 09, 2019, to explore the possibilities for cooperation in the area of hospitality.

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.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister heads delegation to Republic of China (Taiwan)

Less than five hours after touching down at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan, Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation and Premier of Nevis had an audience with Her Excellency Dr Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). 

Nevis Premier urges public to attend official funeral service for Herman “Bobby” Liburd

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis is encouraging members of the public to join with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Federal Government, to pay their final respects to former Speaker in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly the late Mr. Herman “Bobby” Liburd at an official funeral service.

NIA names courthouse after Theodore L. Hobson, Nevis’ longest serving attorney

Nevis’ longest serving attorney Mr. Theodore Hobson Q.C. says he is humbled by the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) decision to name the court house in Charlestown in his honour.

Nevis Premier to hold press conference May 1st

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference, hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Wednesday May 01, 2019.

NIA to embark on islandwide tree planting programme with public’s involvement 

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will soon embark on an islandwide tree planting programme with the public’s assistance.

NIA ministers join NHCS in preserving environment

Three senior ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) planted trees at New River Estate on April 23, 2019, as part of the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society’s (NHCS) New River Coconut Walk Restoration Project to commemorate Earth Day 2019.

Nevis Tourism Minister Brantley launches Exposition Nevis 2019

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to launch Exposition Nevis 2019.

Nevis Premier issues statement on the passing of Herman “Bobby” Liburd

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis on April 12, 2019, on the passing of Mr. Herman “Bobby” Liburd.

Senior Minister of Health Hon. Mark Brantley declares start of 2nd Biannual Regional Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals

The following is the full text of remarks delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration at the 2nd Biannual Regional Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals on March 27, 2019 at Four Seasons Resort, Nevis.

EU excludes SKN from latest non-co-operative jurisdictions list

Hon. Mark A. G. Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), announced today March 12, 2019, that St. Kitts and Nevis are excluded from the latest list of non-co-operative jurisdictions published today by the European Union (EU) Council for Taxation. 

Premier Brantley delivers address at 14th annual ALM/CFT Conference

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley Premier of Nevis and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission, in a video presentation at the opening ceremony of the 14th annual Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Conference hosted by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission – Nevis Branch on March 11, 2019.

SKN ranks 30 among 126 countries worldwide, #2 in region in Rule of Law Index 2018-2019, Premier pleased

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says the fact that St. Kitts and Nevis is ranked number 30 in the world and number 2 in the Caribbean region out of 126 countries in a recent publication of the World Justice Project (WJP) on the Rule of Law Index 2018-2019 speaks volumes for what the government is seeking to achieve.

Premier Brantley continues to encourage youths to take advantage of opportunities provided by the NIA

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, continues to encourage the young people of Nevis to take advantage of the opportunities the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is providing instead of turning to crime.

New international bank to begin operations on Nevis shortly, says Nevis Premier

Another international bank will soon be operating in Nevis.

Premier Brantley urging stakeholders in the Financial Services Sector on Nevis to comment on proposed new Bill

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, has called on those involved in the Financial Services Sector to make comments on a new bill which will replace the Nevis International Exempt Trust Ordinance Chapter (7.03) which has been in force since 1994.

Premier Brantley to convene 2nd monthly press conference for 2019

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, will host his 2nd monthly press conference for 2019 on Friday March 01.

Nevis Island Assembly to hold first sitting for 2019

The Nevis Island Assembly will sit in chambers at Hamilton House on February 28, 2019, in what will be the first sitting for the year.

Nevis Premier addresses Constables at RSCNPF (Nevis Division) Awards and Dinner Ceremony

The following is the full text of remarks delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (Nevis Division) Constables’ Awards Ceremony and Dinner, hosted by the Strategic Planning Group at the Occasions Entertainment Arcade at Pinney’s Estate on February 23, 2019.

Relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis has never been better, says Nevis Premier Brantley

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, believes the relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis has never been better than what exists today.

Federal Cabinet discusses findings of St. Kitts and Nevis Marijuana Commission

Matters regarding the findings of the St. Kitts and Nevis Marijuana Commission were discussed at a Federal Cabinet meeting at the Nevis Island Administration’s Cabinet Room at Pinney’s Estate in Nevis on February 18, 2019.

Nevis Premier calls on returning graduates to inspire youths to pursue tertiary education

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has called on returning university graduates to inspire other young people on the island to pursue tertiary education.

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.

Mrs. Nicole Slack-Liburd, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health on Nevis to take up new post at PAHO, Nevis Premier announces

Mrs. Nicole Slack-Liburd, who has served as Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Health for the past 5 years, ends her tenure with the Nevis Island Administration on January 31, 2019 to take up a position with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).

Nevis Premier to hold 1st monthly press conference for 2019

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the first monthly press conference for the year on Thursday, 31 January, 2019.

Nevis Agriculture Minister Jeffers pleased with outcome of Agenda 2019 consultation

Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) believes that the one-day consultation for stakeholders in the agriculture sector on Nevis on January 21, 2019 has met its intended objectives.

NIA to honour 2018 returning university graduates

Mr. Kevin. Barrett, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), through the Ministries of Education and Human Resources is planning to honour 2018 university graduates who have returned to contribute to the development of Nevis.

2019 New Year message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

he following is a New Year message from Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

NIA amends legislation governing Nevis’ Offshore Financial Services Sector to satisfy EU demand

The Nevis Business Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and the Nevis Limited Liability Company (Amendment) Bill, 2018 were passed unopposed at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on December 28, 2018.

Nevis Premier Brantley delivers 2018 Christmas address

The following is the full text of the 2018 Christmas address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley salutes Cuba on CARICOM-Cuba Day

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis on the observance of CARICOM-Cuba Day on December 08, 2018.

SKN Aviation Minister Brantley delivers address to mark International Civil Aviation Day 2018

The following is an address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis on the occasion of International Aviation Day 2018 observed on December 07, 2018.

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’.

Republic of China (Taiwan) donates US$167,000 to NIA to purchase hemodialysis machines

The Republic of China (Taiwan) continues to make good on its promise to assist the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in its quest to arrest and control chronic kidney disease on the island.

Draft Estimates for 2019; Appropriation Bill to come before final Nevis Island Assembly sitting for 2018

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), will table the Draft Estimates 2019, and will also seek to introduce and have read a first and second time, the Nevis Appropriation (2019) Ordinance, 2018, when the Nevis Island Assembly sits in chambers at Hamilton House from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 05, 2018.

Antioch Baptist Academy Pre-Schoolers bring Christmas cheer to Nevis; visit Premier Brantley

Students from the Antioch Baptist Academy Pre-School in St. Kitts, brought some Christmas cheer to Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, when they visited his Pinney’s Estate office accompanied by parents and teachers on November 30, 2018.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister meets with UAE official in Dubai

Bilateral meetings ran concurrently with the panel discussions at the First Caribbean-UAE (United Arab Emirates) Cooperation Forum opened in Dubai at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre on November 25, 2018.

Cruise calls to Nevis holding steady, Tourism Minister Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, says the number of cruise calls to Nevis has been steady in recent years and 2018 is expected to be no different.

Budget Day on Nevis set for December 5th

Budget Day for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will be on December 05, 2018. Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, made the disclosure at his monthly press conference at Pinney’s Estate on November 20, 2018.

Employment statistics on Nevis show increase for first half of 2018

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, described an increase in employment figures on Nevis for the first half of 2018 as encouraging.

New legislation gives NIPA greater autonomy to attract investment to Nevis

The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) will get a shot in the arm, now that amended legislation giving it greater autonomy to attract investment to Nevis, was passed at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on November 15, 2018.

Romania’s first ambassador to SKN pays courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley

The first ambassador to represent the Republic of Romania in St. Kitts and Nevis Her Excellency Gentiana Serbu said her visit to St. Kitts and Nevis as a visitor and ambassador is helpful and will enable her to send the right message to her homeland.

Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference slated for November 20th

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference, hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Nevis Island Assembly to sit on November 15th

Two bills before the Nevis Island Assembly are expected to continue their journey when the assembly sits in Chambers at Hamilton House on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Minister Brantley concludes invitation programme to Japan with high-level meetings

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis and his delegation, concluded the invitation programme to Japan on November 06, 2018, with high-level meetings with officials of the Osaka Prefecture Government.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister visits disaster prevention research institute and advanced technical college on Japan visit

The St. Kitts and Nevis delegation to Japan led by Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis on November 05, 2018,  had the opportunity to visit the Kyoto University Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) and observed simulation exercises related to disaster risk reduction and management.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, lays wreath

Following on the heels of very constructive meetings with high-level officials of the Government of Japan, Hon. Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in Hiroshima City on November 03, 2018, where he signed the visitor’s book and laid a wreath in honour of the thousands of lives that were lost after the world’s first atomic bombing on August 06, 1945.

Japan’s Foreign Minister hosts SKN Foreign Minister Brantley

Mr. Taro Kono, Foreign Minister of Japan invited Hon. Mark Brantley, St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of Foreign Affairs to engage in bilateral discussions at a working dinner in Tokyo during his visit to Japan.

SKN Foreign Minister Brantley meets with Japan’s Director General of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis meet with Mr. Takahiro Nakamae, Director General of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, at a productive lunch meeting at the Mango Tree Tokyo.

SKN Foreign Minister Brantley visits Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

St. Kitts and Nevis’ delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Hon. Mark Brantley visited the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) ‘Future House’ where he met with the Executive Director Mr. Shoichiro Katayama and his team to discuss the importance, role, potential of science and technology and the advancements Japan has made in using innovative ways in designing a technological sustainable future.

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.   

Unemployed youths of Bath Village urged to take advantage of job opportunities in road rehabilitation project

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Area Representative for the Parish of St. John’s is calling on unemployed youth in Bath Village, to take advantage of the job opportunities that will come with the Bath Village Road Rehabilitation Project.

Phase I of Bath Village Road Rehabilitation project to commence shortly

The Public Works Department in the Nevis Island Administration began making way for the first phase of the Bath Village Road Rehabilitation Project on Monday, October 22, 2018, one day after Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister responsible for Public Works announced the project at a town hall meeting at the Albertha Payne Community Centre in Bath on October 21, 2018.

Nevis Premier Brantley gives update on explosion at an MUA student dormitory

The following is a statement made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on October 04, 2018, giving an update on an explosion which occurred at an Medical University of the Americas (MUA) student dormitory on the night of October 03, 2018, in which two students were severely injured.

BEAD to return Maddens Nevis’ largest water supply wells to NIA

The people of Nevis will again be in control of all water generated on the island, when the Bedrock Exploration and Development Technologies (BEAD) hands over the largest water supply wells at the pump station at Maddens Estate to the Nevis Island Administration.

Premier Brantley thanks former PEO Wilkin for contribution to education sector

Mrs. Palsy Wilkin, an educator who has served in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in various capacities in the education sector for the past 44 years, is being hailed by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education for her long service and contribution to development of Nevis.

Zahnela Claxton takes up position as new PEO in the NIA

 Ms. Zahnela Claxton is the new Principal Education Officer (PEO) in the Department of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). The new appointment was announced by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at his monthly press conference at the Cabinet Room, Pinney’s Estate on October 02, 2018.

CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet with USA Deputy Secretary of State H.E. John Sullivan

In an important meeting on Thursday 27th September 2018, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers met with Deputy Secretary of State H.E. John Sullivan.

SKN Foreign Minister participates in Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting

Hon. Mark Brantley, St. Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister,  participated in the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting held on Thursday 27th September, 2018,  within the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

SKN Foreign Minister Brantley thanks USA State Department officials for visa interview waiver

In a bilateral engagement with the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador Kenneth Merton, Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis thanked the US Government for the visa interview waiver, a policy change that has a significant impact in St. Kitts and Nevis.

SKN Foreign Minister Brantley engages with Foreign Affairs officials from United Arab Emirates 

Hon. Mark Brantley, St. Kitts and Nevis Foreign Minister engaged His Excellency Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs in the  United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the substantive projects that are the outcome of the UAE-Caribbean development fund and its Technical Cooperation Framework.

SKN Foreign Minister Brantley engages Foreign Minister of Canada after Caribbean-Canada meeting 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, engaged Her Excellency Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Minister of Canada, after participating in a meeting between Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean and Canada. 

Nevis Premier‘s monthly press conference set for October 2nd

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference, hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Tuesday, October 02, 2018.

CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet with UK Minister for Caribbean Affairs

The Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engaged with Lord Ahmad, Minister responsible for Caribbean Affairs in the United Kingdom Foreign Office. 

SKN and Republic of Togo establish diplomatic relations

St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) established diplomatic relations with Togo on Tuesday 25th September 2018, as it seeks to expand its diplomatic footprint on the African continent. 

SKN Foreign Minister kicks off  UN General Assembly high-level week in high gear at COFCOR Session

Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Minister began his rigorous schedule with the 11th Special Session of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on September 24th 2018 in New York.  The regional cohort of Foreign Ministers deliberated on the advancement of common foreign policy positions. 

Foreign Minister Mark Brantley engages Foreign Minister of Japan Tarō Kōno

Honourable Mark Brantley attended the 6th CARICOM-Japan meeting within the margins of the high-level week of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday 25th September 2018.

Nevis Premier calls on new civil servants to maintain principles of professionalism  

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley welcomed a batch of new civil servants and called on them to do the best they can and to maintain the principles of professionalism, as they serve the people of Nevis.

Premier Brantley calls on Nevisians to be more patriotic

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, at the 35th Anniversary of Independence Ceremonial Parade and Awards Ceremony at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park on Wednesday, September 09, 2018.

Nevis Premier’s 35th Anniversary Independence message

The following is the 35th Anniversary Independence message by Hon Mark A. G. Brantley, Premier of Nevis, dated Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

NIA pleased with 2018 National Heroes Day Concert

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis says the first National Heroes Day Concert, hosted by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on September, 16, 2018, at the Cultural Village was a resounding success.

Nevis Premier delivers feature address at the OECS Bar Association’s Gala in St. Kitts

The following is a speech delivered by Hon. Mark Bratley, Premier of Nevis and featured speaker at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Bar Association’s Gala at the Park Hyatt Hotel in St. Kitts on Saturday September 15, 2018, during the 15th Regional Law Conference.

Nevis schools and government offices to close Thursday for passage of TS Isaac

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (September 12, 2018) — The following is an announcement from the office of the Premier of Nevis in relation to the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac. Acting upon the recommendation of the Nevis Disaster Management Department, the Nevis Island Administration wishes to advise the general public that all schools and Government offices […]

Property market on Nevis doing well, Premier Brantley says

Statistics from the Ministry of Finance are indicating that the property market on Nevis is thriving.

Premier Brantley meets with Republic of China (Taiwan) delegation to advance discussions on a national park for Nevis

A delegation for the Republic of China (Taiwan) led by Resident Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Tom Lee, met with a team from the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) led by Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley on September 04, 2018, at the conference room at Pinney’s Estate to advance discussions for the development of a national park in close proximity to Pinney’s Beach.

Premier Brantley thanks Republic of China (Taiwan) for generous support

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis says the government and people of China (Taiwan) continue to be an excellent partner to Nevis and St. Kitts and Nevis. He thanked them for their generous support.

Nevis Premier welcomes new Deputy Governor General for Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis described the swearing in of new female Deputy Governor General for Nevis, Her Honour Hyleta Liburd, as a historic moment for the people of Nevis and the wider nation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Former Nevisian educator to be sworn in as Nevis’ new Deputy Governor General

A new Deputy Governor General for Nevis will be sworn in at the High Court in Charlestown on August 31, 2018. Mrs Hyleta Liburd, will replace Acting Deputy Governor General Her Honour Marjory Morton, who served in that capacity since September 01, 2017.

Employment figures on Nevis trending up, Premier Brantley says

Statistics are indicating an increase in employment on Nevis for the second quarter of 2018.

Illegal workers on Nevis urged to register with relevant authorities

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis is calling on persons working illegally, or under the radar, on the island to register with the relevant authorities.

Teachers urged to build on successes of last school year in the coming year

Hon. Troy Liburd, Junior Minister on Nevis urged members of the teaching fraternity on Nevis to continue to build on their successes of the 2017/18 school year for an even greater level of achievement by the end of the upcoming school year.

Premier Brantley to hold press conference August 29th

All media houses and members of the press corps are cordially invited to the monthly press conference, hosted by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Russian delegation meets with SKN Foreign Affairs Minister; seeking support for bid to host Expo 2025

A delegation from the Russian Federation, headed by Mr. Arkady Chenertsky, First Deputy Chair of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs, met with Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Premier of Nevis on August 21, 2018, in an effort to advance the relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis and Russia.

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.

Nevis stands to benefit from participation in Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean, NIA official says

Mr. Wakely Daniel, Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Ministry on Nevis, says his attendance at the 5th Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC) 2018 held in Mexico City in July, provides a multitude of opportunities for Nevis on its journey to develop the island’s geothermal energy.

NIA observes 48th anniversary of MV Christena Disaster, effort commended

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) stopped to remember those who perished and survived in the MV Christena disaster 48 years ago with a Memorial Service at the Christena Memorial on Samuel Hunkins Drive on August 01, 2018.

Premier Brantley meets with hoteliers on Nevis 

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, thanked the St. Kitts and Nevis Hotel and Tourism Association for affording him the an opportunity to interact with hoteliers on Nevis at its monthly meeting which was held at the Oualie Beach Resort on July 31, 2018.

Nevis Premier issues statement regarding homicide

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis dated July 30, 2018, regarding homicide on Nevis.

Renewable energy would remove NIA’s concern over increasing oil prices, says Premier Brantley

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis says that renewable energy would remove the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) concern over increasing oil prices.

Nevis Premier commits to speeding implementation of CCTv project on Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, expressed his commitment to expediting the implementation of the Federal Closed Circuit Television (CCTv) project on Nevis.

NIA offers incentives to home owners and private security firms to boost crime fighting efforts on Nevis

In its ongoing efforts against crime and to promote greater safety and security on Nevis, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has announced new initiatives for homeowners and privately-owned security firms operating on the island which will assist the police.

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Premier Brantley welcomes Nevis’ most acclaimed cultural ambassador home

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, welcomed Nevisian born Dr. Arthur France MBE to Nevis at his Pinney’s Estate Office when the celebrated son of the soil who resides in Leeds, England paid him a courtesy visit on July 25, 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.

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis named among world’s best

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism, hailed the achievement of the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in Newcastle which was named by the Travel + Leisure Magazine in its 2018 World’s Best Awards as one of the Top 25 Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas.

Nevis Premier’s monthly press conference slated for July 26th

All media houses and members of the press corps are invited to the monthly press conference, which will be held by the Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Thursday July 26th, 2018.

Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley attending high-level meeting in Brussels

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation dated July 16, 2018, regarding Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Mark Brantley’s engagement in Brussels.

Revenue collections increase in 1st half of 2018 over corresponding period in 2017, Nevis Premier Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), says revenue derived from tax collections at the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) for the first six months of 2018, is showing a significant increase over the same period in 2017.

NIA pursuing geothermal energy only at this point, says Premier Brantley

In pursuit of its sustainable energy programme, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy but will concentrate its efforts in geothermal energy.

IMF official commends NIA for comprehensive approach to challenges facing island

Mr. Arnold McIntyre, Deputy Division Chief in the Caribbean Division Department at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Western Hemisphere Department and leader of the an IMF delegation to Nevis, says the they are encouraged by the Nevis Island Administration’s comprehensive approach to the challenges facing Nevis.

Premier Brantley welcomes IMF delegation to Nevis

Hon. Mark Brantley Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance welcomed a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Nevis at a meeting with senior officers in the ministry at the Ministry of Finance conference room on June 27, 2018, to conduct the Fund’s annual Article IX Mission, to review the economy of St. Kitts and Nevis.

NIA committed to Phase 2 of Long Point sporting facility

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 26, 2018) –The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) remains committed to Phase 2 of the Long Point sporting facility as it continues to source funding for the project.

NIA makes major step towards operationalising Integrity in Public Office Legislation

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 25, 2018) — The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has made a major step toward operationalising the Integrity in Public Life legislation, five years after it was passed in the Nevis Island Assembly.

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NIA seeks to strengthen relationship with Nevis Christian Council and Evangelical Association

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 21, 2018) –The Nevis Island Administration is seeking to advance its relationship with the Nevis Christian Council and the Evangelical Association, in an effort to better the island of Nevis.

Canadian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on Premier of Nevis

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 22, 2018) –Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed Her Excellency Ms. Marie Legault, High Commissioner of Canada to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to his offices in the Social Security Building at Pinney’s, and to the island of Nevis by extension, when she paid him a courtesy visit on June 21, 2018.

Nevis Premier Brantley urging public to take advantage of Property Tax Amnesty

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, is urging members of the public who owe Property Tax to take advantage of the amnesty being offered by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in conjunction with the Tax authorities in St. Kitts.

Nevis Premier urges public to attend Church Service seeking God’s protection for 2018 Hurricane Season

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, is inviting members of the public to attend a Prayer and Thanksgiving Service seeking God’s protection for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, at the Charlestown Methodist Church on Wednesday June 20, 2018 from 7 p.m.

Construction work commences on new water taxi pier at Oualie Bay

Work, which has commenced on the new water taxi pier at Oualie Bay is expected to be completed in time for the Culturama Festival in July/August.

Nevis Premier invites media to next monthly press conference

All media houses and members of the press corps are invited to the monthly press conference, which will be held by the Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Monday June 25th, 2018.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley meets with top Canadian Officials on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated June 14, 2018.

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.

Nevis Premier to attend international forum in Canada

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis has been invited to be a speaker at the 24th edition of the Conference of Montreal.

NIA designing projects to enhance lives of people of Nevis, says Premier Brantley

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis says the Nevis Island Administration is designing projects that will enhance the lives of the people of Nevis.

Freeman family grateful for NIA’s contribution to cultural icon’s home-going service

Mr. Colin Freeman, a son of Nevis’ cultural icon Mr. David Freeman, says the family is grateful to the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) contribution to the home-going service and celebration of their family member.

NIA serious about island’s security and safety; installs security surveillance equipment at CSS

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has installed security surveillance equipment at the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) and is seeking to do the same at the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS).

Premier Brantley calls for honest, sober assessment of society’s behaviour following weekend shooting

The following is a statement Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Security in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) on May 02, 2018, following a fatal shooting incident at Clay Ghaut in Gingerland.

Premier Brantley urges Nevis public to prepare for start of 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The public on Nevis is being urged to prepare for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season which commences officially on June 01, 2018 even though the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will play its part.

All beaches on Nevis must have public access according to law, says Premier Brantley

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, has sent a strong message to persons who believe they have the authority to prohibit public access to any beach on Nevis.

Premier’s Ministry announces change in applications for school attendance; renewals

The following is an announcement from the Premier’s Ministry regarding applications for school attendance and renewals.

Premier Brantley announces three new appointments in the NIA

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley announced three new appointments in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), when he convened his monthly Press Conference at Pinney’s Estate on May 29, 2018.

NIA to contribute to cultural icon’s home going service

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will contribute to the home-going service of cultural icon Mr. David Freeman, a prominent fife player in St. Kitts and Nevis, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his home in Gingerland at the age of 90.

Golden Rock Inn captures Nevis Ministry of Tourism’s 2018 Hotel of the Year Award

Golden Rock Inn in Gingerland, is the Ministry of Tourism’s 2018 Hotel of the Year. The award was presented to the hotel at the ministry’s annual Tourism Awards Gala and Dance at the Four Seasons Resort on May 26, 2018.

Hon. Mark Brantley Monthly Press Conference (May 2018)

Watch Hon. Mark Brantley Monthly Press Conference (May 2018)

New German Ambassador to SKN pleased with new assignment

His Excellency Holger Michael, the Federal Republic of Germany’s new Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, said he was pleased with his new assignment which promises to be an easy one based on the existing relations between his country and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Artisan Village officially opens at Pinney’s with new additions

NIA CHARLETOWN NEVIS (May 25, 2018) – A popular tourist attraction on the island, the new look Artisan Village, was officially opened at Pinney’s Estate next to the Nevis Craft House on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Federation’s media invited to Premier Brantley’s monthly press conference

All media houses and members of the press corps are invited to the monthly press conference, which will be held by the Hon. Mark A.G. Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Tuesday May 29, 2018.

CSS student Recardoe Rodriques is Nevis’ 2018-2019 Youth Junior Minister of Tourism

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 17, 2018) –Recardoe Rodriques, a student of the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) is Nevis’ 2018-2019 Youth Junior Minister of Tourism. He won the title at The Bank of Nevis Ltd. Tourism Youth Congress at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) on May 17, 2018.

Premier Brantley delivers remarks at CPA Post Election Seminar on Nevis

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 16, 2018) –The following remarks were delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at the opening ceremony of the two-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Post Election Seminar at the Mount Nevis Hotel on April 15, 2018

Nevis Premier Brantley addresses service providers

The following is an address delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) at the opening ceremony of the two-day13thannual Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Tourism (CFT) Awareness Seminar and Training Workshop on May 14, 2018, at the Four Seasons Resort, hosted by the Financial Services Department.

Nevis Fishers receive fish pot wire from Federal Government

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 11, 2018) — Thirty Fishers on Nevis will benefit from a gift of 30 rolls of fish pot wire from the Federal Government as part of relief efforts following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

NIA understands importance of police station to St. James’ Parish, Hon. Alexis Jeffers says

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 11, 2018) — Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Area Representative for St. James’ Parish, recently led a team of colleague ministers in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Cabinet on a visit to the construction site of the $3.7million Newcastle Police Station.

NIA implements safety features at Pinney’s Beach to protect swimmers, boaters

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 09, 2018) — For the first time, Pinney’s Beach, one of the most popular swimming areas on Nevis, has a number of safety features in place implemented by the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

NIA’s Ministry of Human Resources has new Permanent Secretary

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 09, 2018) — The Ministry of Human Resources has a new Permanent Secretary in the person of Mr. Edson Elliott.

Nevis Premier delivers remarks at launch of NIA’s revamped website

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 08, 2018) –The following is the full text of remarks delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at the launch of the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) revamped Website on May 02, 2018, at the Social Security Building at Pinney’s Estate during the Department of Information Technology’s annual week of activities.

Kosovo and St. Kitts and Nevis have building blocks for good relationship, says Nevis’ Premier Brantley

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 08, 2018) — Ambassador-designate Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kosovo, Her Excellency Zana Rudi, paid a courtesy call to the Office of Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Nevis Premier Brantley urges Windrush generation to take advantage of British government’s compensation package

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, is appealing to British nationals born in St. Kitts and Nevis and the rest of the Caribbean who are a part of the Windrush generation to take advantage of the British government’s recent move to grant them citizenship and compensation.

CDB seeking to assist in development of Nevis’ energy sector

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to assist in the energy sector development on Nevis.

SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley meets with Lord Ahmad; discusses Caribbean migrants and other issues

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis dated April 16, 2017, regarding Hon. Mark Brantley’s meeting in London with Lord Tariq Ahmad United Kingdom Minister of State in the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office.

Nevis Premier invites media to 3rd monthly press conference

All media houses and members of the press corps are invited to the monthly press conference, which will be held by the Hon. Mark A.G. Brantley, Premier of Nevis, on Monday April 30, 2018.

Nevis’ Financial Service providers urged to assist NIA in restoring sector

Financial Service providers on Nevis are being urged to work with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to help restore the Financial Services Sector to the level it operated at in the past.

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.

Geothermal developers on Nevis pleased with local worker’s performance; seeking to hire more in Phase 2

Geothermal developers on Nevis say they are seeking to expand the local workforce in Phase 2 of the Geothermal Development Project when work commences at Hamilton Estate in the next few months.

Ecuador Ambassador pays courtesy call on SKN Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley

 Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis, welcomed a two-member delegation from Ecuador led by His Excellency Ambassador Carlos Jativa, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the International Organization in Vienna to St. Kitts and Nevis when they met at his Pinney’s Estate office on April 04, 2018. 

Premier Brantley hails contribution of non-nationals to Nevis’ development

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis says non-nationals on the island are making a valuable contribution to the development of Nevis and they should not be begrudged by locals for making the island their home. 

NIA extends four-month amnesty for illegal non-nationals

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has given non-nationals residing illegally on Nevis another opportunity to regularise their immigration status with a four-day extension. 

Premier Brantley pleased with NIA’s achievements in first 100 days in office

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley says he is pleased with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) achievements under his leadership since taking up office 100 days ago. He promised to continue to keep their commitment to the people of Nevis moving forward.

Premier of Nevis to hold 2nd monthly press conference

The following is a notice from the Premier of Nevis regarding his monthly press conference series.

Premier Brantley meets with SKNCIC Nevis Chapter executives; calls for greater partnership with NIA

In what was described as a forum to assess the needs of the Private Sector on Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance told members of the Nevis Chapter of the St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SKNCIC), that there should be greater partnership with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).

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.

Nevis Premier satisfied with progress of Treasury Reconstruction Project

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley expressed satisfaction with the ongoing construction of the Treasury Reconstruction Project in Charlestown.

Nevis retains LIDC championship title

The team of debaters from the Nevis Literary and Debating Society returned to Nevis from Anguilla on March 05, 2018, after winning the 46th Leeward Islands Debating Competition (LIDC) title for the second consecutive year.

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.

Top Indonesian official pays courtesy call on SKN Foreign Affairs Minister; Premier of Nevis

Special Envoy of the President of Indonesia His Excellency Muhammad Lutfi paid a courtesy call on Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis and Premier of Nevis, at the Premier’s office at Pinney’s Estate on March 02, 2018, in a bid to deepen relations with the Federation.

Nevis Premier calls for more interest in CDB fully-funded scholarships

A greater number of young persons should take advantage of fully-funded scholarships offered by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Nevis Premier urges public to support Inter Primary School Athletics Championships at new Mondo IAAF certified-track

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley is urging the public to attend the 2018 Inter Primary School Athletics Championships on March 28, 2018, the first official athletic event to be held at the new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Level 2 certified Mondo Track at Long Point.

Premier Brantley announces changes in NIA

Some major changes have been implemented in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). The announcement was made by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at his first monthly press conference at the Cabinet Room at Pinneys Estate on February 23, 2018, since taking up office late December 2017.

Integrity in Public Life legislation soon to be operationalised on Nevis

The Integrity in Public Life legislation which was passed in the Nevis Island Assembly in 2013 will be operationalised shortly.

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.

NIA offers amnesty to employers

The following is an announcement from the Department of Labour in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) dated February 16, 2018, regarding Amnesty 2018 offered to employers by the Office of the Premier.

Cuban Ambassador to SKN pays courtesy call on Premier Brantley

Cuban Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Abelardo Hernandez Ferrer, paid a courtesy call on Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Premier’s office at Pinneys Estate.

Press Conference by The Premier of Nevis

All Media Houses and Members of the Press Corps are invited to the first in a series of monthly Press Conferences, which will be held by the Honourable Premier of Nevis, Mark A. G. Brantley, on Thursday 22nd February, 2018from 3:00pm at the Cabinet Room 2nd Floor, Social Security Building, Pinney’s Estate Nevis.

Federal Cabinet convenes in Nevis for second time

The weekly sitting of the Federal Cabinet was held in Nevis on February 19, 2018 at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis, as part of the National Unity Government’s third anniversary celebrations.

Spanish Ambassador makes inaugural visit to SKN, pays courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Josep Maria Bosch Bessa, extended a courtesy visit to St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Mark Brantley, who is also the Premier of Nevis, on February 06, 2018.

IMF delegation meets with Nevis’ Ministry of Finance

A team of delegates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met with Premier Hon. Mark Brantley and the Ministry of Finance to engage in discussions and to render advice on the fiscal prudence of the Nevis Island Administration.

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.

Alexandra Hospital gifted with an ambulance; fleet expands to 4

The Alexandra Hospital now boasts a fleet of four ambulances for health care service to the people of Nevis. A gift from His Excellency Sir Kutayba Alghanim, Consul General to St. Kitts and Nevis in New York on January 19, 2018, brought the number to four, the highest number ever attached to Nevis’ main health facility.

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.

Nevis Premier addresses Nevisians in the Diaspora

The following an address by Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, keynote speaker at the 19th annual Heart & Hands for Nevis Inc. luncheon. The fundraising event was held at the LaGuardia Airport Marriott in Elmhurst in New York on January 14, 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.

First NIA Budget Estimates meeting commences today; Premier Brantley urges public to understand process

The Cabinet of the new Nevis Island Administration (NIA), headed by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, commenced its first Budget Estimates meeting with members of the Ministry of Finance, on January 09, 2018, at the ministry’s conference room.

Senior civil servants on Nevis get new guidelines to help curb excessive spending

Heads of Departments in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) have been asked to pay more attention to their spending practices in an effort to provide greater accountability where the public’s money is concerned.

Nevis Premier calls on civil servants to exercise prudence in use of social media

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley called on civil servants to be prudent in their use of social media, especially during working hours.

Be mindful of public image Nevis Premier tells RSCNPF recruits

A group of recruits in the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) were told by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Security, they should be mindful of their public image, now that they have chosen to pursue a career in policing.

Nevis Premier Brantley pledges NIA’s support for Police in word and deed

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley pledged his and the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) genuine support in word and deed for officers at the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), to ensure that Nevis and by extension St. Kitts and Nevis, remain the safest place to work, live and to do business.

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley delivers 2018 New Year’s Address

The following is the 2018 New Year’s address by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis.

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.

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley’s Inauguration speech

The following is a speech delivered by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis at the Inauguration of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) at the Elquemedo T. Willett Park on December 24, 2017.

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley’s Christmas greeting

The following is a Christmas greeting by Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley.

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.

Hon. Mark Brantley speaks for the first time as Premier of Nevis

The following is an excerpt from the first address made by Hon. Mark Brantley as Premier of Nevis, moments after he was sworn-in at the High Court in Charlestown on December 20, 2017.

Hon. Mark Brantley, new Premier of Nevis sworn in

Honourable Mark Brantley is the new Premier of Nevis. He became the fourth Premier of the island at special sitting of the High Court in Charlestown on Tuesday December 19, 2017.

Premier of Nevis Elect Mr. Mark Brantley’s first address following his party’s victory at the Nevis Island Assembly Elections

Premier Elect of Nevis Mr. Mark Brantley, addressed supporters moments after the Concerned Citizens Movement was announced winner, after the preliminary count in the early hours of Tuesday morning December 19, 2017.

CCM wins Nevis Island Assembly Elections

The electorate on Nevis has spoken in the Nevis Island Assembly Elections on December 18, 2017, and the preliminary count indicates that the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), under the new leadership of Mr. Mark Anthony Graham Brantley, will form the Nevis Island Administration-led government.

Health workers on Nevis honoured for dedicated service

Six persons were recognised for their contributions to the Alexandra Hospital and the Public Health Unit at the Alexandra Hospitals’ annual Pre-Christmas Programme. The event was held at the hospital grounds on December 13, 2017.

NIA optimistic FSR renovations won’t disrupt Nevisian’s employment prospects

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is optimistic that renovation work on the island’s flagship hotel the Four Seasons Resort (FSR), Nevis, will not disrupt employment prospects for the island’s people.

Nevis Health Minister’s address in observance of World AIDS Day 2017

The following is a statement by Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Health on Nevis on the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 01, 2017.

Start-up work on Nevis geothermal project significant, Acting Premier Brantley says

Acting Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, says the significance of the start of drilling operations at the Hamilton site cannot be overstated because it is an exercise which has occupied the minds of governments on Nevis since 2004.

Nevis continues to move closer to making geothermal energy a reality

Nevis added another step toward the realisation of geothermal energy when drilling operations commenced for a test well at the site in Hamilton Estate.

Prevention and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease workshop commences on Nevis

The first of three one-week capacity building workshops for health professionals on Nevis, on Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention and Control, commenced on November 07, 2017 at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on November 07, 2017. The workshop is part of a three-year project.

Seniors Division on Nevis publicly recognises outgoing Coordinator Hendrickson for her dedication

Mrs. Garcia Hendrickson, patron of the first Miss Nevis Senior Pageant, thanked the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) for affording her the opportunity to work with the island’s seniors. She described her tenure as a very challenging one but an exciting and unforgettable experience.

St. Johns Parish senior Ms. Mareta Hobson wins first Miss Nevis Senior Pageant

Ms. Mareta Hobson representing the Parish of St. Johns, swept all three categories in the first Miss Nevis Senior Pageant. She was crowned by Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Social Development at the Nevis Cultural Complex on October 28, 2017.

NIA continues to demonstrate seniors matter, Social Development Minister Brantley says

Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Senior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development, says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to demonstrate that the seniors on Nevis matter.

Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley leads delegation to Republic of China (Taiwan) to foster closer collaboration

NIA CHARELSTOWN NEVIS (AUGUST 23, 2017) — The following is a press release dated August 22, 2017, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in St. Kitts and Nevis.   Leading a small group of government officials to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Head of Delegation and Foreign Affairs Minister, the Honorable Mark Brantley, along with […]