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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Nevis Island Administration SealNevis Island Administration SealNIA Charlestown Nevis (Feburary 20, 2018) -- All Media Houses and Members of the Press Corps are invited to the first in a series of monthly Press Conferences, which will be held by the Honourable Premier of Nevis, Mark A. G. Brantley, on Thursday 22nd February, 2018from 3:00pm at the Cabinet Room 2nd Floor, Social Security Building, Pinney’s Estate Nevis.  In this Press Conference, the Honourable Premier will update Citizens, Residents and visitors of the Federation on matters of National interest.
 
 
The event will be broadcast live on NTV, VON Radio and streamed on the THG Network.  The Press Corp will be granted the opportunity to ask questions for the benefit of the listening and viewing audience.
 Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark BrantleyNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 19, 2018) -- The weekly sitting of the Federal Cabinet was held in Nevis on February 19, 2018 at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis, as part of the National Unity Government’s third anniversary celebrations.
 
It is the second occasion of a Cabinet meeting in Nevis, and according to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris, this culture had been set since 2013 under the Unity Construct, in an effort to meet regularly in Nevis, as opposed to meeting in times of crisis.
 
“It’s part of our ongoing effort. It is part of our acceptance of the power of unity that the people of Nevis must feel at home and as welcomed wherever the Federal Government is meeting. Although the administrative capital for the Federation is Basseterre, we think that it’s important from time to time that the Cabinet rotates, the Cabinet goes and lets the people have an opportunity to feel a sense of belonging, a sense that what is happening in the Cabinet has importance for them…
 
“When we formed Team Unity and we set up a structure that lives on until today, a structure of ongoing dialogue, a structure of involvement and participation of the Federal entity in Nevis as it should be also in St. Kitts,” Prime Minister Harris said.

Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture, announcing the Culturama 44 slogan, while making his contribution to the Nevis Island Administration’s 2018 Budget Debate at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on February 13, 2018Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture, announcing the Culturama 44 slogan, while making his contribution to the Nevis Island Administration’s 2018 Budget Debate at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on February 13, 2018NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 15, 2018) -- In gearing up for another edition of the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Lime, the Culturama Committee has selected Senaya Daniel’s “Food, Fete, Folklore, Culturama 44” as the branding slogan.

The announcement was made by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture during his contribution to the Nevis Island Administration’s 2018 Budget Debate on February 13, 2018 at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House.

“We like it nice and catchy and I wish to congratulate and to thank Ms. Senaya Daniel of Cherry Garden,” he said, after the revelation of the slogan. Minister Evelyn also thanked the other persons who submitted some 85 entries to the competition.

The competition ran from December 08, 2017 to January 19, 2018. The slogan penned by Ms. Daniel, who is a recent graduate of the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS), was selected from among 85 entries.

Ms. Daniel will receive a plaque and two complimentary passes to all Culturama events in 2018. Read more...

Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, presenting the Nevis Island Administration’s 2018 Budget Address at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on February 13, 2018Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley, presenting the Nevis Island Administration’s 2018 Budget Address at the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House on February 13, 2018NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 16, 2018) – An increase in the current rates for water is pending to bring them in line with the cost of upgrading the water supply and distribution system.

This pronouncement was made at the annual deliberation of the Nevis Appropriation (2018) Ordinance, 2018 (Budget Presentation) by Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration and echoed by Hon. Spencer Brand on February 13and 15, respectively.

The Nevis Island Administration entered a loan agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to enhance the production of water on the island. According to Premier Brantley, the Nevis Water Supply Enhancement Project enhances immeasurably the water storage and supply system for the island.

“It is evident that this administration has expended significant amounts of resources over the past few years to undertake this project.

“We are now quite satisfied that our water supply and distribution systems are now at a point to meet the current needs of our people. It is, therefore, imperative that my government seeks now to do a review of the existing water rates,” Premier Brantley said.

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Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation at an illegal dumping site at Long Point on February 15, 2018Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation at an illegal dumping site at Long Point on February 15, 2018NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 15, 2018) -- Deputy Premier Hon. Alexis Jeffers is appealing to residents to be cognizant of the problem of illegal dumping and assist in curtailing such practices, by using the landfill of the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority.

A site visit to empty lots of land in the Long Point area, opposite the Mondo Track on February 15, 2018, revealed several piles of waste ranging from white goods to household items, from vehicular items to chopped wooden pieces. Illegal dumping was also identified in the area of Hamilton Estate.

The affected areas fall under the jurisdiction of the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC), of which Minister Jeffers is the chairman. He, therefore, urges everyone to desist, as it will affect and cost each of us in some way or another.

“The effect is that it harms our environment. There’s some material here that we consider to be hazardous material and that can cause a negative impact on our environment and, of course, it is something that is just not right so that is the bottom line.

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