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Sunday, 23 July 2017
Hon. Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration making his presentation at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on July 20, 2017Hon. Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration making his presentation at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on July 20, 2017NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JULY 21, 2017) -- Two bills in the name of Hon. Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, were passed at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on July 20, 2017, after receiving their second and third readings.
 
Both, the Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance, 2017 and the Nevis Supplementary Appropriation (2016) Ordinance, 2017, were among four bills tabled in an earlier sitting of the Assembly on July 06, 2017.
 
The Nevis Supplementary Appropriation (2016) Ordinance, 2017, sanctions further payment from the Nevis Island Consolidated Fund, in excess of the amounts placed on the Estimates for the year ending December 31, 2016.
 
The Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance 2017, which was passed unopposed, will enhance the operations of the Nevis Financial Service Industry. It repeals and replaces the Nevis Business Corporation Ordinance Cap 7.01 (N) as amended. 
 
Mr. Jervan Swanston, Acting General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company LimitedMr. Jervan Swanston, Acting General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company LimitedNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JULY 20, 2017) -- The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC), regarding a planned power outage on July 23, 2017.
 
Members of the general public and more importantly, customers of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited are advised of an island wide power shut down scheduled for Sunday July 23, 2017 from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
 
This outage will allow for the installation of all modified works associated with the newly acquired 3.85 megawatt Wartsila engine.
 
While the estimated time is six hours, customers are advised that service may either be restored ahead of the schedule time or delayed beyond the time specified.
 
Demolition of the administration block at the Gingerland Secondary School on July 17, 2017Demolition of the administration block at the Gingerland Secondary School on July 17, 2017CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JULY 19, 2017) -- Work on a new administrative block at the Gingerland Secondary School (GSS), is expected to be completed in time for the start of the new school year in September.
 
Raoul Pemberton, Director of the Public Works Department (PWD) in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) told the Department of Information on July 19, 2017, that on completion, the new block will provide greater functioning space for the administrative staff and create a safer environment in a structurally sound building.
 
(L-r) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Nicole Slack-Liburd, Representative for ENCLAVE Resources Geoffrey Folsom and Manager of the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority Andrew Hendrickson sign agreement for disposal of waste metal and cardboard on Nevis at a ceremony at the Legal Department’s conference room on July 17, 2017(L-r) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Nicole Slack-Liburd, Representative for ENCLAVE Resources Geoffrey Folsom and Manager of the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority Andrew Hendrickson sign agreement for disposal of waste metal and cardboard on Nevis at a ceremony at the Legal Department’s conference room on July 17, 2017NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 18, 2017) -- In its continued quest for a cleaner and healthier environment on Nevis, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) through the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority, signed an agreement with US-based ENCLAVE Resources on July 17, 2017, for the disposal of waste metal and cardboard on the island.
 
Representative for ENCLAVE Resources, Mr. Geoffrey Folsom, in brief remarks at the signing ceremony at the Legal Department’s conference room,  stated that once the contract takes effect on September 1st, 2017, after setting up equipment at the landfill, the first phase of the project will include cleaning material as stockpiled there over the year at the Long Point Landfill. 
 
He said they would also move aggressively to collect abandoned items around the island, in areas the Authority deems important for cleaning. 
 
Phase one of the project is expected to take 18 months. It will also include maintaining the efforts through the implementation of resource separated recycling programmes at various business places which the Authority deems important for cardboard and metal.
 
Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Culture presents token of appreciation to Kemuel “Kem” Simmonds on July 04, 2017, for his long standing contributions at the Cultural VillageHon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Culture presents token of appreciation to Kemuel “Kem” Simmonds on July 04, 2017, for his long standing contributions at the Cultural VillageNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 18, 2017) -- Three members of the small business community on Nevis were recognised for their long standing contributions to the Cultural Village in Charlestown. 
 
Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Culture Hon. Mark Brantley presented Oldain “Sandy” Claxton, Kemuel “Kem” Simmonds and Samuel “Fish” Richards with plaques as tokens of appreciation and thanked them for their contributions at the official launch of the newly refurbished $1.7million Cultural Village on July 14, 2017.   
 
Claxton and Simmonds had been conducting business at the Village for the past 22 years and Richards for the past 21 years.