After a successful launch in St. Kitts a few weeks ago, the spotlight is being turned on Nevis, with the hosting of the Peace Concert, organized by Operation Future.
Plans are therefore in their final stages for the second leg of the event, which is scheduled for Charlestown on Saturday 23rd June, starting at 4:00pm and ending at 10:00pm.
The program managers have advised that the artistic community in the two islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, has again answered the call to support the initiative, as their contribution to restore the peace once known in the country.
They said the feedback received following the first concert on 2nd June, at Independence Square in Basseterre, was very encouraging to the organization and they were urged to reach more people; suggesting that the event had to be repeated in the country, but in Nevis instead.
A spokesman admitted however that “This is a difficult event to put on; it requires a lot of time and dedication, not only from members of Operation Future, but also from the artist and performers. However, the members of Operation Future were overwhelmed by the way the concert was received and agreed it had to be done again to broaden the exposure. As such we have decided to host the event again on June 23rd this time in Nevis. The Nevis Island Administration has given Operation Future permission to utilize the Villa Grounds, located just below the Charlestown Secondary School. Again the Peace Concert will be accompanied by the Memorial.
The memorial will be established as in the previous Peace Concert, unfortunately, it has expanded by two crosses, highlighting the urgency of this issue. We again would invite all family and friends to attend and to place mementos, to grieve, to remember, to come together as a nation to try and bring an end to the violence. The microphone will be controlled by the mc’s on this occasion Operation Future’s own Lauston Percival and Tony Fredericks, other than the artists the only others welcome to the microphones are family members of lost loved ones who wish to make a plea to the youth to lay down their guns and put an end to the violence.
“We are working on arranging late transportation back from Nevis so all can enjoy the entire day,“ said the official.