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Mr. Jerome Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer at the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation at the Department of Information on August 18, 2017

Nevis forms part of Federation’s delegation to CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados

NIA CHARLESTOWN (AUGUST 18, 2017) — A group of 11 persons from Nevis, led by Mr. Jerome Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF), leave for Barbados on August 20, 2017, to participate in the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) XIII.
 
The group, will form part of a larger delegation from St. Kitts, to represent the Federation at the August 17 to 27, 2017 festival. The theme is “Asserting our future, celebrating ourselves.”
 
Mr. Rawlins told the Department of Information on August 18, 2017, that the Nevis contingent is made up of varying aspects of Nevisian culture.
 
“Our group included artists, agro processors and musicians. We have the Kore band going with us, as well as persons from the Nevis Craft House, private persons who are involved in the Arts and also persons who are involved in agro processing,” he said.
 

Dr. Keith Nurse, of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies in Barbados

Regional Economist believes SKN’s rich cultural tradition has potential to generate new forms of employment

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JUNE 01, 2017) — Dr. Keith Nurse, of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies in Barbados, believes that St. Kitts and Nevis has a rich cultural tradition which, if better tapped into, has the potential to generate cultural entrepreneurship, new forms of employment and build and strengthen the cultural confidence of the Federation’s people. 
 
An international and regional cultural policy expert, Dr. Nurse made the comment on May 31, 2017, at the end of a meeting with Hon. Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis at his office at Pinney’s Estate. 
 
He was on Nevis to conduct a workshop later that day for key stakeholders regarding the draft National Cultural Policy. It was jointly organised by the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF) and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Secretariat in St. Kitts.
 

Jerome Rawlins, new Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation

Nevis Culture Minister Brantley welcomes new NCDF CEO

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 09, 2017) — Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Culture Hon. Mark Brantley, welcomed Jerome Rawlins, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF) to the position and expressed…
 
Rawlins’ tenure with the Foundation began on May 02, 2017, following his appointment to the position by the NCDF Board of Directors. He replaces Keith Scraborough, MBE who is now employed in the Premier’s Ministry.
 
“I welcome Mr. Rawlins to the post of CEO of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation and look forward to great things from him, as he steers the NCDF to fulfil its mandate of cultural preservation for our beloved Nevis. 
 
“He brings a wealth of management experience which we know will redound to the benefit of the organization and the people of Nevis,” he told the Department of Information on May 09, 2017.
 
Mr. Brantley, also used the opportunity to thank the former CEO for what he described as his sterling contribution to the NCDF and wished him well in his new role. 
 

Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Mark Brantley handing over the keys of a new Toyota bus to Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation Keith Scarborough while the Foundation’s staff looks on June 11, 201

NCDF gets new bus for continued promotion and preservation of Nevis culture

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (June 11, 2015) — Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation (NCDF) Keith Scarborough gave a commitment to Minister of Culture Hon. Mark Brantley, that his staff would care of a new Toyota bus in their continued promotion and preservation of Nevis’ culture.
 
Scarborough was at the time delivering remarks at a brief handing over ceremony, after he received keys to the vehicle from Mr. Brantley outside the Foundation’s office on June 11, 2015. 
 
He stated that the Foundation had been without a vehicle for some time and thanked all who made the gesture a reality. The CEO also used the opportunity to thank the Ministry of Health, who he said had assisted the Foundation with a vehicle in its time of need. 
 
Mr. Brantley, in remarks said the Ministry was able to deliver the vehicle through the Nevis Island Administration and a partnership with TDC.
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