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Thursday, 23 November 2017
Ms. Kervincia Webbe, top student in the Caribbean Examination Council’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Valedictorian of the Gingerland Secondary School’s (GSS) Graduating Class of 2017 delivering her valedictory speech at the school’s 44 annual graduation ceremony at the Gingerland Secondary School on November 23, 2017Ms. Kervincia Webbe, top student in the Caribbean Examination Council’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Valedictorian of the Gingerland Secondary School’s (GSS) Graduating Class of 2017 delivering her valedictory speech at the school’s 44 annual graduation ceremony at the Gingerland Secondary School on November 23, 2017NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 23, 2017) -- Ms. Kervincia Webbe, top student in the Caribbean Examination Council’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Valedictorian of the Gingerland Secondary School’s (GSS) Graduating Class of 2017, advised her fellow 58 graduands to make wise choices moving forward.
 
The top student spoke to her fellow classmates while delivering her valedictory speech at the school’s 44th annual graduation ceremony at the Gingerland Methodist Church on November 23, 2017, under the patronage of Mr. and Mrs. Allister Webbe.  The theme was “Your choices; the key component of the future you.”
 
“Have a deterrent action attitude toward the decision that will impede our progress. Try your best to dismiss the negativity and cling to the positivity. 
 
“Fundamentally speaking, in light of our theme... Your decisions, our decisions, my decisions will be the essential element that will influence our spiritual, emotional, physical and social actions now and for the years to come. I implore you, Class of 2017, to make wise choices,” she said.
 
The GSS 2017 Valedictorian, told her fellow graduands that they had the ability to affect the world with their choices Read more...
Nevis Island Administration sealNevis Island Administration sealNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (NOVEMBER 23, 2017) -- The following is a notice from the Premier’s Ministry dated November 23, 2017, pertaining to an amnesty for non-nationals.
 
The Premier’s Ministry, through its Work Permit Office, wishes to inform all non-nationals residing on Nevis who are in arrears of payment for work permits, annual residency, school attendances, student visas and visa extensions, that an amnesty has been put in place for all outstanding amounts owing to the Nevis Island Administration up to the end of 2017.
 
However, for one to benefit from this waiver of outstanding amounts, work permit and annual residence applicants are required to visit the Work Permit Office of the Premier’s Ministry at Pinney’s Estate and make the payment for their 2018 work permit(s)/annual residences, on or before the 31st day of March, 2018.
 
To further encourage non-nationals to regularize their status, those who pay for 2018 on or before March 31st, 2018, will benefit from a reduction in Annual Residence fees of $500.00 and a reduction $1,000.00 in work permit fees.
 
This amnesty is be extended to ALL non-nationals residing on Nevis only.
 
Acting Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley delivering remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Hamilton Estate on November 22, 2017 to signal the start of a test well Acting Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley delivering remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Hamilton Estate on November 22, 2017 to signal the start of a test well NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) -- Acting Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, says the significance of the start of drilling operations at the Hamilton site cannot be overstated because it is an exercise which has occupied the minds of governments on Nevis since 2004.
 
Mr. Brantley, was at the time delivering remarks at the Nevis Renewable Energy International’s (NREI) ribbon cutting ceremony at the geothermal site at Hamilton Estate, to signal the start of drilling operations for a test well on November 22, 2017. He said once success comes with having clean, green and cheaper energy from the island’s renewable resource would propel the island to a category of its own.  
 
“If we can achieve what we intend to achieve here, it means that Nevis becomes fossil fuel free for its generation of electricity. It puts us really, in a category of our own in the Caribbean and perhaps in the world, in terms of being completely sustainable for our electricity supply…
 
“This is a resource given to us by God. It is a resource made available to us and it is for us now to harness that for the benefit of the people of Nevis,” he said.
 
l-r) Mr. Dan Pfeffer, President of the Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) and Hon. Mark Brantley, Acting Premier of Nevis cut the ribbon to signal the start of drilling a test well at Hamilton Estate on November 22, 2017l-r) Mr. Dan Pfeffer, President of the Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) and Hon. Mark Brantley, Acting Premier of Nevis cut the ribbon to signal the start of drilling a test well at Hamilton Estate on November 22, 2017NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 22, 2017) -- Nevis added another step toward the realisation of geothermal energy when drilling operations commenced for a test well at the site in Hamilton Estate.
 
Mr. Dan Pfeffer, President of the Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI), the US based company contracted by the Nevis Island Administration to harness the island’s geothermal energy and Hon. Mark Brantley, Acting Premier of Nevis cut the ribbon to signal the start of the drilling process on November 22, 2017. 
 
Mr. Pfeffer described the project as one which would make a difference in the lives of the people, of Nevis. 
 
“It’s very unusual to come across a situation or an opportunity where you get to convert from a fossil fuel plant, that as we all know is full of pollutants, to an absolutely green environment. 
 
“Perhaps the best thing about this project is the island of Nevis will never ever again have to experience high electricity rates due to increasing prices of petroleum. So we are excited to be here,” he said. 
 
The NREI resident also spoke of the local persons employed with the first phase of the project. He said the company believed that all the available jobs for the project should first go to the residents of Nevis and they were excited to have six on board. 
 
Meantime, Mr. Bruce Cutright, Chief Executive Officer for NREI who was also present said the project would Read more...
Mrs. Janette Nisbett-Meloney, Director of Community Development in the Ministry of Social Development on Nevis Mrs. Janette Nisbett-Meloney, Director of Community Development in the Ministry of Social Development on Nevis NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (NOVEMBER 21, 2017) -- The month of December is an important time of year on the calendar of activities for the Department of Community Development in the Ministry of Social Development on Nevis as it endeavours to keep the spirit of Christmas alive.
 
Mrs. Janette Nisbett-Meloney, Director of Community Development said in an interview with the Department of Information on November 20, 2017, that in past years Christmas in Nevis unified the community.
 
“Christmas in past years up until now brought people together. It was the season for giving back. It was a season for caring and showing more love. It was a season when a lot of the Christmas sports use to be on display and so, we see our culture being promoted and sustained throughout the Christmas season. 
 
“So it means a lot for the Department of Community Development to ensure that these things continue to be,” she said.
 
Two of the Department’s key events in December are the Community Tree Lighting throughout the island and the Miracle on Main Street which showcases traditional Christmas sports and food.