Charlestown-Nevis—Over one hundred senior citizens from St.Kitts and Nevis, marched enthusiastically through the streets of Basseterre on Friday 30th October.
This grand march was effectively the culmination of a packed and exciting month of activities for the senior citizens of the federation.
The march was led by Ministers of Government: Hon. Eugene Hamilton; Hon Wendy Phipps and Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams. Also at the forefront of the march, was Miss D Michelle Liburd, Asst. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development in Nevis and Mrs. Kim Singh, Deputy Director at the Social Service Department in Nevis.
A number of Primary School children also joined the seniors on the route, along with a colourful entourage from the Cradle Nursery, who were splendiferously attired in various costumes.
The marchers commenced at Greenland’s and turned down Church Street, went up Fort Street and concluded at Independence square with a mini rally, which was ably chaired by Winston ZACK Nisbett.
Speaking at the rally were Hon Eugene Hamilton; Hon Hazel Brandy-Williams and Hon Wendy Phipps.
All three speakers lauded the efforts of the seniors throughout the years and expressed appreciation for the foundation that they would have laid.
Kudos were also given to the Care givers and employees within the Ministry of Social Development for their tremendous work in caring for the elderly.
Mrs. Meredith Amory-Fields also received special commendation for initiating the inaugural seniors’ fun and sports day in Nevis.
Minister Phipps in introducing Marketing Manager of SL Horsford and company Ltd, Mr. Valentine Monesh, noted that the recent promotion by SL Horsford and company LTD, yielded a cheque of $15,000.00 for the Ministry of Social Development in St.Kitts and a cheque of $4,500.00 for the Ministry in Nevis.
Mr. Monesh also congratulated the seniors for their many contributions to the welfare of the society and indicated that his company was very happy to give back to them as they enjoyed their latter years.
The seniors were then treated to lunch, before the 56 strong representative group from Nevis, boarded the ferry for their homeward journey.