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Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Mr. John Hanley hands over a new stove to Mr. Desmond Morton, Principal Officer at the Prison Farm on Nevis at the Horsfords Nevis Furniture and Appliances store on July 26, 2017. Looking on are (back left to right) Prison Officers Mc Mully Isaac and Jermaine Hendrickson, Ms. Sylvia Dore, Administrative Assistant in the Ministry of Tourism and Prison officer Sergeant Stanford Browne

Nevis Ministry of Tourism donates new gas stove to Prison Farm officers

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JULY 28, 2017) — The Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA)’s gift of a new 30inch Frigidaire gas stove, to officers of the Prison Farm on Nevis, will help to better their living conditions. It will also assist them in carrying out their duties more comfortably.
 
Principal Officer at the facility Desmond Morton, made the comment as he thanked the ministry at a handing over ceremony at Horsford’s Nevis Furniture and Appliances store on July 26, 2017.
 
“On behalf of the Superintendent of Prisons, staff and members of the Prison Farm, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Tourism, in particular, for this kind gesture…and assure Mr. Hanley, that this gift will go a long way,” he said.
 

Tim Thuell, General Manager of the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club accepts the Ministry of Tourism’s Hotel of the Year Award from Mrs. Sharon Brantley, wife of Ministry of Tourism Hon. Mark Brantley, at the ministry’s annual Tourism Awards Gala and Dance at the Four Seasons Resort on May 27, 2017

Nevis Min. of Tourism names Nisbet Plantation Beach Club as Hotel of the Year for 2017

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 29, 2017) — The Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the Ministry of Tourism’s Hotel of the Year for 2017. The award was presented to the hotel, for the second consecutive year, at the Ministry of Tourism Awards Gala and Dance at the Four Seasons Resort on May 27, 2017.
 
This year the event was held under the patronage of Lemuel Pemberton. It was the final event in a month of tourism awareness activities dubbed “Exposition Nevis”. The theme was “All Things Tourism”.
 
A number of other awards were presented. Mr. Kerry Hendrickson was named Hotel Manager of the Year. Mr. Desmond Edmund was named as Tourism Employee of the Year. Mr. Morell Claxton was named Taxi Operator of the Year. Mr. Alfred Tyson was awarded for Nevisian Adventure while Ms. Rodney Elliott received the award for the Best Nevisian Culinary Experience. 
 
Delisle Walwyn received the award for Outstanding Allied Services Company and TDC was named the Corporate Partner of the Year. 
 

Velma Jones, Head of Housekeeping at the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club instructs students from the Voilet O. Jeffers Nicholls Primary School on how a bed is made for guests, during the Ministry of Tourism’s Hospitality Immersion exercise on May 04, 2017

Nevis Tourism Industry veterans urge youths to get involved

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 08, 2017) — Two Nevisian veterans in the Tourism industry on Nevis, are encouraging the island’s youth to get involved the industry.
 
Patterson Flemming, Maître D’ and Velma Jones, Head of Housekeeping at the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club who have served the award-winning establishment for over 50 years collectively, both reached out to the youths on May 04, 2017, at the end of Hospitality Immersion. 
 
The event was a two-day exercise hosted by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Four Seasons Resort and Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. It provided an opportunity for students at the primary and secondary schools, to have and interactive experience with the hospitality industry. It is an activity in the Ministry’s annual month-long tourism awareness activity Exposition Nevis which ends this year on May 20.
 
“I struggle every year to find waitresses and especially waiters in the hospitality industry. It is a struggle every day to find men in the hospitality industry. 

Students of the St. Thomas Primary School at the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club with Assistant General Manager Don Diaz on May 04, 2017, as part of the Ministry of Tourism’s Hospitality Immersion exercise

NIA Tourism official pleased with Hospitality Immersion’s success

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 05, 2017) — Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) John Hanley, expressed satisfaction with the with Hospitality Immersion, a two-day tourism awareness exercise for students, hosted by the ministry in collaboration with the Four Seasons Resort and the Nisbet Plantation Beach Club. 
 
The exercise which was designed to give students from the primary and secondary schools on Nevis an interactive experience with the island’s hospitality industry, was held from May 03, to 04, 2017, as part of its Exposition Nevis. The theme is “All things Nevis.”
 

Shelagh James, Communications officer in the Ministry of Tourism on Nevis with a copy of the ministry’s 2017 calendar

Min. of Tourism to launch 2018 school calendar contest

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 21, 2017) — Ministry of Tourism’s second Annual School’s Calendar Competition will be launched on April 24, 2017, as part of Exposition Nevis, a month of activities designed to bring awareness about the tourism product on Nevis.
 
Shelagh James, Communications Officer in the ministry who is charged with the competition says the second annual contest is themed “The Tourism Product” and will encompass anything to do with tourism. The closing date for submissions is September 08, 2017.
 
“Basically, the contest is to hone in the children’s creativity on what tourism means to them and in doing so, they will learn about the tourism products Nevis has to offer. 
 
“It’s an awareness exercise and it’s a fun way of learning. It encourages dialogue at school and at home and team work in the classroom,” she said.
 
Entries for the contest must come from schools and not individual students. They will be competing to have their submissions features in the 2018 Ministry of Tourism calendar.
 
In the first year of the competition, five schools participated. The top winner was the Cecele Browne Integrated School who won 7 out of 12 pages. The Montessori Academy came second and won 5 out of 12 pages. The runner-up schools were the Charlestown Primary, Nevis International Secondary and the Violet O. Jeffers Nicholls Primary. 
 
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