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Friday, 20 April 2018
Ms. Myra Williams, Clerk of the Nevis Island AssemblyMs. Myra Williams, Clerk of the Nevis Island AssemblyNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 19, 2018) -- Two Bills will go before the Nevis Island Assembly when it sits in chambers on April 24, 2018,  at Hamilton House on Samuel Hunkins Drive.
 
Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Information will table the Nevis Freedom of Information Ordinance, 2018 and seek to have it read for the first time.  Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Finance will table the Bill shortly entitled Tax Administration and Procedures (Amendment) Ordinance 2018.
 
The Nevis Freedom of Information Ordinance, 2018 will give members of the public a general right of access to official documents of public authorities subject to limited exceptions and for matters thereto.
 
The Tax Administration and Procedures (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 will amend the Tax Administration and Procedures Ordinance, Chapter 6.11 (N).
 
According to the Order Paper from Clerk of the Assembly Ms. Myra Williams, the Sitting will begin with the formal entry of Hon. Farrell Smithen, President of the Nevis Island Assembly, followed by Prayers; Motion for the Read more...
Mr. Huey Sargeant, Chairman of Marketing and Promotion on the Culturama Committee speaking to the Department of Information on April 18, 2018Mr. Huey Sargeant, Chairman of Marketing and Promotion on the Culturama Committee speaking to the Department of Information on April 18, 2018NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (April 19, 2018) – The annual media launch of the 44th Culturama Festival on Nevis is slated for Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC) Courtyard at Pinney’s Estate.
 
Mr. Huey Sargeant, Chairman of Marketing and Promotion on the Culturama Committee told the Department of Information on April 18, 2018, that members of the public and patrons will be treated to a host of entertainers from all aspects of revelry in the ‘Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Lime’.
 
“We’ll be having troupe organisers, band members, mas players, and their costumes…we’ll be having our sponsors. We just want to unveil the Culturama Jingle and the promotional video,” he said.
 
Mr. John Hanley, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism addressing the students at the breakfast launch of The Bank of Nevis Limited Tourism Youth Congress at the Montpelier Plantation and Beach Club on April 18, 2018Mr. John Hanley, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism addressing the students at the breakfast launch of The Bank of Nevis Limited Tourism Youth Congress at the Montpelier Plantation and Beach Club on April 18, 2018NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 19, 2018) -- Mr. John Hanley, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism encouraged students participating in The Bank of Nevis Limited Tourism Youth Congress scheduled for May 17, 2018, to be mindful of the benefits that come with taking part in the forum.
 
The Tourism Official was delivering remarks at the launch of the congress on April 17, 2018, at a breakfast hosted at the Montpelier Plantation and Beach Club. The event is the local leg of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Caribbean Youth Tourism Youth Congress.
 
“The Tourism Youth Congress is an opportunity for you to learn public speaking skills, it is an opportunity for you to network with persons of your age group.
 
 
The St. Kitts and Nevis (National) Marijuana Commission logoThe St. Kitts and Nevis (National) Marijuana Commission logoNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 18, 2018) -- The following is a press release from Dr. Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer in St. Kitts and Nevis and Chairperson of National Marijuana Commission regarding a town hall meeting to be held at Butlers Village to discuss the issue of marijuana.
 
The St. Kitts and Nevis (National) Marijuana Commission is hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the Federation. The purpose of these meetings is to engage the public, share the facts and latest evidence regarding the medical, social and economic implications of marijuana use and ascertain your position on these complex issues.
 
The public is invited to the 4th Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 19, 2018 at the Butlers Community Centre in Nevis at 7:00 p.m.
 
(L-R) Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis meeting with Lord Tariq Ahmad United Kingdom Minister of State in the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office (L-R) Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation in St. Kitts and Nevis meeting with Lord Tariq Ahmad United Kingdom Minister of State in the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (APRIL 18, 2018) -- 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.
 
The Hon. Mark Brantley jump-started his pre-Caribbean Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) engagements in London on Monday 16th April 2018, with a bilateral meeting with United Kingdom (UK) Minister of State in the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office Lord Tariq Ahmad who holds responsibility for the Caribbean.
 
The UK Minister welcomed Minister Brantley to the UK and to the CHOGM and expressed delight for the interface.
 
Lord Ahmad, anticipating that the issue of undocumented Caribbean Migrants was of grave concern, assured Minister Brantley that the matter was under active consideration with a desire that it be resolved at the earliest. 
 
The UK representative explained that the intent of the British Government was to deepen relations with the region. 
 
He expressed enthusiasm about his recent visits to the Caribbean and shared his plan to visit more countries soon. 
 
Minister Brantley, welcomed the assurances and thanked the Minister for the UK's commitment to address this important matter, so critical to many Caribbean families who contributed so much to rebuilding Britain.