The event is usually organized to provide the opportunity for embassies from around the word, to promote their nations’ tourism products while displaying various aspects of their culture.
In order to stage an impactful display of the Federation, the St. Kitts & Nevis embassy recruited the support of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, to deliver a colourful presentation truly representative of various aspects of life in the Caribbean twin-island paradise.
On display were the national dress, batik wear and various items of craft made from coconut, which was the chosen theme of the day. As an added attraction and welcome delight, visitors to the booth also enjoyed sampling treats such as sugar cakes, coconut drops and coconut tarts to further reinforce the ‘coconut’ theme which, like the beach, is almost synonymous with the Caribbean, said an embassy official.
St. Kitts & Nevis’ Ambassador to the United States, Mrs. Jacinth Henry-Martin, said the opportunity was an invaluable one, given the profound impact they were able to make, due to the creativity and determined teamwork of the staff, despite their limited resources.
St. Kitts & Nevis was the only Caribbean nation present at the event, and according to a tourism official, Mr. Abdullah Skerritt, this gave St. Kitts & Nevis a unique opportunity to shine among other exotic tourist destinations.
Amongst the patrons in attendance were diplomats and their families, from around the world, and members of the public, including potential visitors, some of whom expressed interest in having a tropical vacation.
Special activities were organized for the children who also made their presence known as they participated in various games, such as “pin the tail on the vervet monkey”. Others coloured blank copies of the St. Kitts & Nevis National flag.