St. Kitts and Nevis, celebrating its 30th year of Independence, shared in the festivities with its other island neighbors of St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados. This inaugural street festival on Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC welcomed hundreds of visitors to the Caribbean shores. The event was organized by the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs (MACCCA). Mayor Vincent Grey who was present at the festival expressed great enthusiasm for its potential to showcase the spirit of the Caribbean and the offerings of its Diaspora, and hinted at plans to make it the largest in the District.
The Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis showcased its country in grand splendor, highlighting the spirits of the islands with Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum, along with locally brewed Carib Beer and other products made by the Carib Brewery (St. Kitts and Nevis). Handcrafted products made in St. Kitts and Nevis and by Nationals residing in the US were also exhibited, along with the traditional folkloric wear of the Masquerade and Clown. The unique wall hangings of Caribelle Batik were also paraded in the medley of what is ….St. Kitts and Nevis.
Embassy staff, Kemoy Liburd-Chow, Verlyn Maynard and Verona Greene, adorned in batik wear, enticed the many patrons to visit the twin islands, impressing upon them the historical Brimstone Hill Fortress, captivating dive sites, rainforest adventures, inviting beaches, investment ready business climate and a plethora of other reasons to choose St. Kitts and Nevis, whether for business or pleasure.
Jammin’ DC is one of the many promotional events around DC in which the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis has profiled the nation duing 2013. The Embassy expresses gratitude to the St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals Association, DC (SKNNA-DC), which in its usual sterling partnership, came out in numbers to support the Embassy’s promotional efforts.
Press release from (SKNIS)