Nevis Island Premier – Joseph Parry
September 9th, 2008
Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry, will be bringing the Independence Spirit from the Federation to North America, as he participates in the 25th anniversary of St.Kitts – Nevis Independence with Nationals in Florida and Toronto this weekend.
The Premier, who leaves the island on Thursday, Sept. 11th was invited by the St.Kitts and Nevis Association of Florida (SNAF) to attend their Annual Independence Dinner and Ball on Saturday, Sept. 13th at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Hialeah, Florida.
According to SNAF chairperson, Troy Rawlins, the non-profit organization seeks to do the following: (1.).Strengthen the St.Kitts and Nevis community in Florida, (2.) Establish cooperative partnerships with other groups and communities within the state, (3.) Further develop the international awareness of the two-island Federation through programs that focus or health care, education, sports, entertainment and culture.
The Association also cultivates economic and cultural linkage between South Florida and the Federation.
Following his engagement in Florida, the Hon. Joseph Parry will travel to Toronto on Sunday, September 14th to participate in a church service commemorating the Federation’s important milestone.
In Toronto, the Honorary Consul General, Mr. John Allen said, “in honour of this momentous occasion”, special invitations have been extended to consular representatives, the business community, the various levels of government and other institutions and individuals who have partnered and supported the people and government of St.Kitts and Nevis over the years.
In discussing his trip to North America, Premier Parry said he looks forward to a successful Silver Jubilee celebration with his fellow nationals residing in North America. He indicated that this is one of many ways that he hopes to keep the line of communication open with Nevisians residing abroad.