Tag: Co-operatives

Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory presents a plaque to the Department of Agriculture’s 22nd Annual Open Day Patron Dulcina Brookes-Byron at the opening ceremony at the Villa Grounds on March 17, 2016

Dept. of Agriculture on Nevis honours its own; Dulcina Brookes-Byron named patron for 22nd Annual Open Day activities

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MARCH 17, 2016) — Dulcina Brookes-Byron, a 53-year veteran labourer at the Department of Agriculture on Nevis is the patron for the department’s 22nd Annual Open Day. She was honoured at the Opening Ceremony of the two-day event at the Villa Grounds in Charlestown on March 17, 2016.


Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory, who stood in for Minister of Agriculture Hon. Alexis Jeffers, presented the 2016 Patron with a plaque and a fruit basket on behalf of the Department of Agriculture.


Presenting her profile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Eric Evelyn said Brookes-Byron is affectionately known as “Molly” and described her continued service as dedicated and committed.


He said she began working with the department in 1962 at Low Ground Estate picking castor seeds when she was 20 years old. 

Supervisor in the Department of Co-operatives Joalyn Myers-O’garro delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of the Newcastle Pottery Making workshop on June 8, 2015 at the Newcastle Pottery

Global Environment Facility funds pottery making workshop on Nevis

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 23, 2015) –The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme, in collaboration with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the Newcastle Pottery Co-operative Society Ltd. are hosting a six-week pottery-making workshop, at the Newcastle Pottery under the theme “Improving Pottery Making in the 21st Century”. The workshop began June18, 2015.

Supervisor in the Department of Co-operatives Joalyn Myers-O’garro at an opening ceremony prior to the workshop, said although pottery still has a vibrant market with tourist and local hotels, the art form was fading out on the island.

“With the advent of technology came the gas and electric stove, plastic flower pots, cheap factory made ornaments and inexpensive aluminium pots, as a result the pottery making art is dying,” she said.


Back to top