Independence celebrations gain momentum

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 ( – The celebrations organized for St. Kitts & Nevis’ 35 years of political independence are beginning to shift to a higher gear, as back to back activities are about to be implemented.
One of the main highlights is the Prime Minister’s Lecture Series which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 12th September at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, at 7:00 pm.
This year, the government has selected lawyer, Anthony Gonsalves as its guest speaker. Though it is not known what would be the specific focus of his lecture, the expectation is that it will center on a theme relevant to nation building.
Also planned in coming days is the State Service, free concerts, school visits, heath fair, national sneaker day, Night of Drama and other events on both islands.

But for most of the younger population, they are keeping their eyes on the National Heroes flag fete slated for the Frigate Bay lawns in East Basseterre and the Steel Pulse & Third World concert at the Nevis Cultural Village in Charlestown.

Both concerts are scheduled for Sunday, 16th September, National Heroes Day.
In addition to Third World and Steel Pulse, party goers in Nevis will be treated to the talents of local artistes such as Speedy, Byron Messia, Dejour, Delly Ranks and others.

This concert is being dubbed as a tribute to the former drummer of Steel Pulse, Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett, who died earlier this year after a long journey of performances with the band. Grizzly was born in Nevis.
Those to be featured at the Frigate Bay concert include Kranium, De Onyan Effek, Small Axe Band, Nu Vybes, Band, Nicha B, Infamus, Akaiiusweet & Mr. Bagnal and Zu. Both Byron Messia and Infamus are also booked to appear in St. Kitts, along with some of the top sound systems in the country.

In order to accommodate as many citizens as possible, the government has made both concerts free of charge.
St. Kitts and Nevis became an independent country on 19th September, 1983, under the leadership of the country’s First Prime Minister, and now National Hero, Dr. Sir Kennedy Simmonds.