Sir Cuthbert will be joined by the Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas and other parliamentarians in the church service slated for the Wesley Methodist Church, on Seaton Street, Basseterre, from 6:00pm. The event is being organized with the assistance of and collaboration of local religious organizations.
Other events planned for Sunday include the Annual Embassy of Venezuela 10K Marathon which was scheduled to start at 10 A.M.
Monday 19th September is the actual Independence Day– a public holiday. The main event planned for that day is the traditional Ceremonial Parade which will be held at Warner Park Cricket Stadium at 8 A.M.
St. Kitts and Nevis was led into independence on 19th September, 1983, by Dr. Sir Kennedy Simmonds, who became the first Prime Minister of the new nation. Simmonds served as the last Premier of St. Kitts-Nevis, from 1980-1983 and as the first Prime Minister from 1983-1995.