About The Nevisian Association of Washington DC Our Vision Bridging the gap between Nevisians at home and those in the Diaspora .
Our Mission The Nevis Association of Washington DC (NEV‐DC) is a non-partisan, non‐profit organization which strives to promote economic, educational, technological, social and cultural advancement of Nevisians and their descendants, at home and abroad.
Membership Membership in NEV‐DC is open to Nevisians, their descendants, and other persons and organizations having an interest in the advancement of Nevis and Nevisians. Anyone wishing to join the organization may do so by visiting www.nevisdc.org or www.nevdcbridgesmag.org.
Our Pledge We the members of the Nevisian Association of Washington, DC (NEV‐DC) pledge to support endeavors that will foster and promote the advancement of Nevisians and their descendants at home and abroad. We also pledge to initiate and participate in activities and programs, at home and abroad, that will always enhance Nevisians and their descendants through social, economic, educational, technological, and cultural avenues.
A Selection of photos from our events throughout the year
President‟s Prayer Sovereign LORD, creator of heaven and of earth, it is in you that we find our strength and it is through you that we find peace and prosperity. I welcome into your presence the Honorable Ministers, Ambassadors, Partners, Sponsors, and guests, and wish them a warm welcome to the 8th Annual Nevisian Association of Washington, DC, Honors Ceremony. Father, you alone know the thoughts and plans you have for this Organization, plans to prosper it without failure, and to give it a future without end. You have given us an organization that is a vibrant segment of the Diaspora, striving for academic excellence, social awareness, and economic empowerment. Our people share the same dreams and aspirations for community and nation building. Give them the capacity to dream the dreams that you have for them, to see the possibilities that you see for them, possibilities as numerous as the stars. Grant them the hope that they need to move forward into the future. Draw near and walk with them, keeping them always hopeful. O Lord, hear them and grant their requests. I give thanks for the abundance of creation and all good gifts, which come from you. Father, I am asking you this evening to pour out your richest blessings on our Donors, Partners, Sponsors, and Members who have given so generously of their resources; while working tirelessly to make this event a great success. I am asking that you bless their families, bless their finances, keep them in perfect health, and increase their knowledge so that they may do great things. Father, I am thankful that in these difficult and uncertain times, when fear and scarcity is everywhere, that our supporters did not turn away from their community and further limit their generosity. As a witness to a Global Financial Crisis that have bankrupt Nations, Governments, Cities, Corporations, institutions, families and individuals, I am asking for Your guidance and protection for all the financial institutions on the Island on Nevis, especially the ones that will be honored at this Ceremony. The Nevisian Association of Washington DC (“NEVDC”),- Excellence in Financial Services Award, recognizes that these institutions are part of a Dynamic Force in the Banking and Finance Industry in Nevis. Please grant them the foresight to follow Principles of Good Governance as they face a future that is rapidly changing, especially under volatile market conditions. Please join me in giving God thanks and in celebrating this organization, as well as our honorees. May the richest blessings of God, our Heavenly father, fall on you, today, and as you safely return home. My prayers are with you always. As written in I Chronicles 29:11-12, “Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all”. Thank You for taking my requests. 3
US President Barack Obamaâ€™s Message
Honourable Vance Amory Leader of the Opposition, Nevis Island Assembly and Member of National Assembly Fig Tree, St. Johnâ€&#x;s Parish, Nevis
September 7th, 2012
Jasmine Daniel, President, NEVDC Association Dear President, It is with great pleasure that I offer congratulations to you and members of the NEVDC Association as you celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the Independence of St Kitts and Nevis. I am also very pleased that you have chosen to honour the persons and Institutions which have contributed to the development of the Financial Sector in Nevis. You must have had a very difficult time selecting the honorees as there have been so many individuals from whom to select. The late Mr. Daniel Walwyn,( the Nevis Co-operative Bank now the RBTT Bank); the late Mr Ingle Blackett and Mrs. Eileen Blackett, and Mr. Sydney Newton( the NCCU) ; the late Honourable Dr. Simeon Daniel and the late Tim Mosley ( the Bank of Nevis) and the SKNA National Bank among others. We are all aware that the development of a viable financial sector is critical to the development of a viable economic and social environment and those persons who ventured to pioneer the development of these institutions must be given the highest commendation by our citizens . NEVDC has stepped out again in hosting this event in the honour of these indigenous institutions and the persons who created them. Their role in the development of our island home is cause for celebration. May you have wonderful and joyous event . Congratulations again and may God bless and prosper your efforts. Yours sincerely,
V. A Honourable Vance Amory
September 6, 2012 TO:
The Nevisian Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC
State Representative, Sheryl Williams Stapleton, Majority Whip
8th Anniversary of NEV-DC
At a time like this when the economy is very bad and the workforce is unable to find jobs on the island of Nevis, difficulty often prevails. During this period of time better living conditions are needed for our people to have a better quality of life. So at this time, I am honored to congratulate NEV-DC on their organization excellent service of recognizing the banking system and those who have excelled in the field of banking. It is once again an honor for me to recognize and congratulate NEV-DC on another anniversary. The selfless attitude and the devotion of your members to assist with helping Nevisians at home and abroad are of great value to all of us. The growth and expansion of the banking industry has given great support to all Nevisians. I wish you the best in your devotion, success and achievement in all that you aspire to do as an organization. I congratulate all of the individuals/institutions receiving an award.
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Rawlinson Isaac Keynote Speaker
Mr. Rawlinson A. Isaac has a distinguished career in banking spanning 30 years. He holds a BA (Hons.) in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and a Diploma in Trust and Estate Practice. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Fellow of the Association of International Associates, Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Mr. Isaac was General Manager of the Bank of Nevis from 1990 to 2006 after a long career at the St Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank from 1973 to 1990. He is currently the chairman of the Board of Directors of The Bank of Nevis Limited. He has served on the following Boards: Caribbean Credit Card Corporation Ltd, Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank, Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange, West Indies Power (Nevis) Ltd. Mr. Isaac, a leading businessman and entrepreneur. He owns a consulting practice and is the CEO of the Sea Bridge (SKN) Inc., a ferry service between Nevis and St. Kitts. Notable Achievements:- Grew Bank of Nevis assets from EC$12.0 Million to EC$380.0 Million - Established and managed offshore bank-the Bank of Nevis International Ltd. 1998 -2006 - Prepared the Bank of Nevis for listing on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Ex -change (ECSE) 2001 - Established Bank Credit Cards and E-Commerce Platforms(2000) - Established Investment and Brokerage (2001) - Developed Bank of Nevis International US$ Money Market Fund Mutual Fund (2005) - Developed Bank of Nevis EC$ Money Market for OECS Clients
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THE BANK OF NEVIS LIMITED The Bank of Nevis Limited was the brainchild of the late Dr. Simeon Daniel, first Premier of Nevis. The Bank was created out of a desire to provide banking services to the local community with the hope that this would assist with the development of the island‟s economy. It is for this reason that the Bank adopted the motto „Improving the Quality of Life.” The Bank of Nevis Limited was incorporated in August 1985 under the laws of the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis. It later opened its doors to serve the public on December 9th, 1985. Beginnings were humble: simple accommodation, a staff of five (5), and capital of approximately EC$250,000. Over the years, the Bank has grown and it now employs 58 staff, boasts a capital of EC$54.4 million, total assets of EC$414.8 million and pre-tax profit of EC$6.8 million as at June 30, 2011. In 25 years of operation, the Bank has paid a total cash dividend of 287.50% on outstanding shares. Today, the Bank provides banking services not only to the people of Nevis but also to the Federation and the world at large. Through the granting of loans, the Bank has assisted many individuals in achieving their life goals. The total loan portfolio as at June 30, 2011 stood at EC$207 million. Of this total, educational facilities stood at EC$1.5 million, land loan facilities equaled EC$6.5 million and mortgage and other consumer related loans totaled EC$60.4 million. Additionally, the Bank continues to deploy significant resources to assist its commercial customers, who as at June 30, 2011 comprised28.0% of the Bank's loan portfolio. The Bank is now relocated to its new premises which has been modernized to ensure that customers have a more welcoming and friendly environment in which to conduct business. One new feature is the expansion of the private banking area. The night depository facility has also received major improvement and a new ATM has been installed with more modern features. Customers also enjoy ample parking which is located at the back of the building. The Bank of Nevis offers a wide range of products and services including a variety of deposit accounts with attractive rates of interest, credit and debit cards, loans, ATM banking, online banking, brokerage services, merchant services, wire transfers and foreign exchange purchases and sales. The Bank of Nevis was the first Bank to list its shares on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE) in October 2001.The Bank is also a licensed Broker Dealer/Intermediary of the ECSE which enables the Institution to buy and sell shares on behalf of clients and offer ancillary services for ECSE transactions. Bank of Nevis International Limited (BONI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of Nevis Limited was incorporated on April 29th, 1998 to capitalize on new opportunities offered by the growing offshore sector on the island of Nevis, and to handle its international business. BONI remains the only offshore bank in the Federation, offering an outstanding opportunity for clients to benefit from the advantages of a jurisdiction which promotes stability and integrity. The Bank of Nevis Limited is committed to its role as a responsible corporate entity. Accordingly, the Bank continues to support projects that positively impact the lives of the citizens of the Federation. This commitment is executed particularly in philanthropic endeavors such as the launch of The Bank of Nevis Limited Dr. Simeon Daniel Scholarship Fund in 2010, the presentation of the Bank‟s Annual Academic Excellence Awards which dates back to 1995, sponsorship of an Annual Summer Cricket Coaching Clinic for children age 6 - 13 along with significant donations in other areas including culture and health. The Bank‟s motto „Improving the Quality of Life‟ captures the ongoing contribution that that the Bank makes to the overall development of the Federation, and its pride in doing so. 11
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NEVIS CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED The Nevis Co-operative Credit Union Limited (NCCU), a certified co-operative financial institution celebrated 40 years of service to Nevisians at home and abroad on July 25, 2012, having earned the impressive record of helping to build a better Nevis. The Co-operative Business Model (CBM) was launched on Nevis in 1965 when the Civil Service Co-operative Credit Union (CSCCU) commenced operation through the ardent efforts of pioneer and founder, the late Mr. Wilbert Edmund Ingle Blackett, O.B.E. However, the CSCCU was short-lived and converted to the Charlestown Co-operative Credit Union (CCCU) in 1966, and later to the Nevis Co-operative Credit Union in 1972. Due to a proactive approach to growth and development over its 40-year existence, the NCCU grew from 40 members, $4,100 in assets, $3,900 in savings or (shares), $2,000 in loans and $139 in reserves in 1972 to 6,988 members, $74M in assets, $65M in savings or deposits, $57M in loans and $7M in share capital and reserves in 2012. The NCCU‟s core products and services continue to be savings and loans, which include: (i) Multiple Savings Accounts; (ii) Shares Investments and Term Deposits; and (iii) Mortgage, Business and Personal Loans. Moreover, in recent years, significant value-added products and services with strong social emphasis have been added, which include: (i) Family Indemnity Plan (FIP) - A funeral insurance which covers up to 6 persons for the price of 1, and pays between $5,000 and $15,000 within 24 hours of submitting a claim, upon the death of an insured person depending on the plan; and (ii) Disaster Relief Assistance Programme (DRAP) - which provides financial and/or material support to individuals, families and credit unions at home and abroad, in the event of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, fire, as well as „major medical‟ conditions arising from accidents or diseases. Technologically, the NCCU offers internet banking service through FedComp Inc., a Virginia-based provider of credit unions‟ business solutions, which could be accessed through its website at: www.neviscreditunion.com. ATM Service is also being provided through the network of Caribbean Credit Card Corporation (4Cs) which enables members to access their funds at „select‟ banks and credit unions across the Caribbean. For its philanthropic activities, the NCCU has gained a reputation of being an exemplary corporate citizen for its annual sponsorships and donations to numerous educational, social, sporting and cultural programmes of government departments/agencies and community-based organizations. Additionally, its scholarship programme for the Charlestown and Gingerland Secondary Schools and the Nevis Sixth Form College has provided financial assistance to over 40 students since it started in 1986. The Nevis Co-operative Credit Union is proud of its achievements over the past 40 years and is determined to keep pace with the changing financial environment, as it seeks to fulfill the aim of its Mission Statement: “To be the most efficient provider of Credit Union products and services that create financial security for our members”. For further information, contact us at: Nevis Co-operative Credit Union Limited P.O. Box 452, Chapel Street, Charlestown, Nevis. West Indies 1-869-469-5634 (Landline) * 1-869-662-2458 (Cellular) * 1-305-647-3456(Magic Jack) * 1-869-469-1956(Fax) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org * Website: www.neviscreditunion.com 13
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DEVOPMENT BANK of ST. KITTS and NEVIS The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis was established by an Act of Parliament NO. 1 of 1981. The Act was further amended in April of 1983 by Parliament. The Bank which is wholly owned by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, operates as an autonomous entity and operates independently with a Board of Directors, General Manager, and a team of staff members. It has its headquarters at the corner of Central and Church Streets in Basseterre and a branch office at Ward Building, Stoney Grove, on the Island Main Road in Nevis. The Development Bank is organised to provide financial and general credit services for the purpose of achieving a reasonable rate of return on shareholdersâ€&#x; equity consistent with prudent risk exposure and the development objectives of the institution. It is primarily involved in lending to the following sectors: Tourism related ventures, agro-industry, manufacturing sectors, agriculture, education, and housing. The Bank also provides various types of short and medium term loans for personal development and business support services for clients. The Bank celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, and according to its General Manager, Mr Lenworth Harris, it has contributed significantly to the development of the economy in terms of impact on individual and small and medium size enterprises in St. Kitts and Nevis where it stands out as the most important financial institution. The Nevis Branch has been in existence for the full 30 years and has provided valuable financing support for the Nevisian Public in all areas. Branch operations are currently supervised by Mrs Alexa Pemberton with a dedicated staff of six(6) full-time and two(2) part-time employees. From 1981 to November 2010 the branch office was located in the Cotton House across from the DR Walwyn Plaza. In December 2011, the office was relocated to the Wardâ€&#x;s Building at Stoney Grove where we continue to serve our clients with distinction. Last year the Development Bank set a precedent by being the first statutory corporation to pay dividend to its sole shareholder, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. At an awards dinner held on December 17, 2011, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Development Bank, Mr Elvis Newton, presented to the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, who is also the Minister of Finance and under whose portfolio the bank falls, a cheque of EC$250,000, which was ten percent of the profit made by the Bank in the year ending December 31, 2010.
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ST. KITTS-NEVIS FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED The St. Kitts and Nevis Finance Company (Nevis) Limited formally opened its doors in 1995, under the umbrella of the TDC Group of Companies, to deliver innovative financial solutions in all manner of industries. FINCO offers a range of products to help strengthen cash flow and to fulfill numerous business ambitions. It has pioneered the development of small banking with lending and deposit taking activities offering a unique range of asset based lending facilities. Managed and backed by strong leadership, along with a team of qualified and trained professionals, the company continues to provide opportunities for Nevisians to maximize funding, as well as, consolidation, by offering attractive consumer loans, high interest fixed deposits, and competitive mortgages. Over the years, it has maintained a leading position in the non-banking financial sector, primarily through its creativity, sound technical and financial expertise, with the distinct ability to meet the needs of a diversified and evolving clientele. The company believes in sustainable responsible business practices and has worked hand-in-hand within the society it serves. This collaboration has allowed FINCO‟s social investment agenda to include the following activities and events that seek to advance Education, Sports, Health Care and the Arts:
Tristar111 Nevis Triathlon The Department of Sports Primary Schools Cricket Tournament The Nevis Tennis Challenge Alexandra Hospital Emergency Management Services Unit Department of Agriculture Open Day Exhibition Culturama (Nevis‟ Premier Cultural Extravaganza)
As an active member of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Hotel and Tourism Association, FINCO plays and integral role in decision making processes, provides policy advice to government and non-governmental agencies, all in an effort to shape the direction and future of the island. Consequently, FINCO‟s position in the Corporate Community was recognized in early 2012, when it was selected by the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), as one of the pecuniary institutions to be a part its Home Ownership Programme. This initiative empowers and gives Nevisians access to available funding to individuals desirous of constructing their own home. Despite operating in a highly competitive environment, FINCO has been able to maintain its business momentum, through prudent financial management and is always cognizant that the road ahead is filled with challenges, as well as, opportunities to play its part in aiding Nation building. FINCO is conveniently located in heart of the city centre in the TDC Plaza, on Main Street, Charlestown and has as its mantra, „Watch your money grow at FINCO.‟ 17
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ST. KITTS-NEVIS-ANGUILLA NATIONAL BANK The St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank (National) was incorporated in 1971 under the Companies Act, Chapter 355, and was re-registered under the new Companies Act No. 22 of 1996, in 1999. The Bank is led by a visionary and experienced team of financial services professionals. The Bank is a public limited company with the majority shareholder being the Federal Government of St. Kitts & Nevis. The shares are traded on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market. The Bank, operated in St. Kitts and Nevis, is regulated by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, and is subject to the provisions of the Banking Act No. 4, of 2004. National has grown in shares from $50,000 to $135 Million capturing 51% of the market share and realizing a profit in each year of operation. The Bank has four branches, three in St. Kitts and one in Nevis and acquired the following subsidiaries: - National Bank Trust Companies (St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla), Limited, established in 1972 - National Caribbean Insurance Company Limited (NCIC), established 1973 - St. Kitts and Nevis Mortgage and Investment Company Limited (MICO), established in 2001 The Bank is guided by its vision, â€œTo become a beacon of exemplary customer service in the financial services industryâ€?. The Bank is best known for its pioneering spirit in technological advancement and its attention to customer service, which are reflections of its core values: A.
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IMMIGRATION FOURM NEVDC held its first immigration forum on August 28, 2012 in Rockville, Maryland. The speaker at the forum was immigration attorney, Juliet Maynard-Webster. The objective of the forum was to inform Nevisians and other immigrants about the current issues in U.S. Immigration law and to answer questions that they may have about U.S. immigration law. Topics covered included the Dream Act and various options to obtain a green card such as through family members, employment, asylum and NACARA. The Dream Act generated the most questions from both the live audience and the web viewers. The Dream Act is the new executive order signed by President Obama on June 15, 2012 that allows illegal immigrants under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012, to apply for deferred status in the United States. Deferred status protects illegal immigrants from being deported and gives them employment authorization if they arrived in the U.S. before age 16, are currently attending school or have graduated from school, and have not been convicted of a felony, a significant misdemeanor or three misdemeanors. This initial forum generated interest from other immigrant communities and Ms. MaynardWebster held another forum on September 2, 2012, in Calverton, Maryland where there were more than 1,500 attendees.
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Projects Accomplished Healthcare Project NEV-DC worked with its community of sponsors and partners, to donate a Welch Allyn Cardiac Monitor and a Welch Allyn Vital Signs Monitor to the Alexandra Hospital. The machines will be used to provide continuous cardiac monitoring, depicting unusual movements in cardiac activity, as well as measuring blood pressure and body temperature, among other things. NEV-DC believes that preserving life is of vital importance to our community.
St. Thomasâ€™ School Project NEV-DC, shipped a Hewlet Packard Office Copier, a Brother Copier and a Dell All-In-One printer, to Principal, Norlene Smithen of the St. Thomas' Primary School.
Computer for Schools In keeping with its mission to promote educational and technological advancement of Nevisians and their descendants, at home and abroad. NEVâ€?DC raised funds, purchased and delivered dell desktop computers to the primary schools on Nevis.
Empire Sports Club We ask our members and partners to support the Empire Sports Club of Gingerland, Nevis, in their efforts to empower the community, especially the youth. Initiatives include pursuing the fighting against drugs and violence.
Nevis Historical & Conservation Society The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) exists to promote effective management of the historical, cultural and natural resources of the island of Nevis for the benefit of all of its people. We urge all of our members and supporters to seek membership in this vital organization. 21
"A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it." Bob Hope
“There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.” - Oscar Wilde
"A penny saved is a penny earned." - Benjamin Franklin “Early to bed, early to rise, keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise." - Benjamin Franklin
“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.” Nelson Mandela
“No matter how successful a relationship may be, both sexually and emotionally, the lack of money can hamper and undermine, little by little, even the greatest passion.” Laura Esquivel “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. “ Warren Buffett "The art is not in making money, but in keeping it." Proverb
“ A fool and his money will soon depart.” Author Unknown “Money makes the mare go.” – Author Unknown
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” Benjamin Franklin "Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man." - Kahlil Gibran
"Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears." Robert W. Sarnoff
President Barack Obama of United States, Ambassador the Honourable Jacinth Henry-Martin, and State Representative Sheryl Williams-Stapleton for their congratulatory messages. Our Entertainers; The Image Band, The Pan Jam, and King Hollywood Our Production Team; The Marriott Hotel-Bethesda, Maryland and NBS Imaging-Waldorf, Maryland Our Donors; Deon Daniel and Associates for the Grand Price Vacation Stay and Dr. Everson Hull for his monetary contributions. Our event this evening would not be possible without the hard work and contributions of: The Executives; Jasmine Daniel, Fitzroy Williams, Shauna Fleming, Naomi Browne, and Everton Elliott. Our Committee and volunteer members; Lauren Clark, Rico Clarke, Susan Clarke, Ingrid Farrell, Juliet Maynard-Webster, Felicia Powell, Gilbert Daniel, Levi Maynard, Jacqueline Claxton, Gwen Challenger, Oney Daniel, Walford Pemberton, Alice Tyson and Lenroy Hanley.
NEV-DC‟s Tribute to the late Honorable, Dr. Simeon Daniel
Nevis first Premier and father of modern Nevis, Dr. Simeon Daniel, aka „Sim‟, passed away May 27, 2012, around 3:30 pm at age 77. Like Nevis Peak he stood tall for Nevis, giving Nevis a sense of pride, a sense of importance, a sense of significance! The Honorable Dr. Simeon Daniel was born August 22, 1934 in Barnes Ghaut Village, St. Thomas‟ Parish, Nevis, West Indies. His parents were the late Joseph Daniel and Melvina Daniel (Archer). He was the man who made Nevisians proud to be called Nevisians, when the world told us we were too small to matter; the man who executed the best political maneuver in Caribbean politics, with secession clause 113 in the St. Kitts and Nevis Constitution. This helped to bring about independence from British colonialism, while ensuring that Nevis has the option of pursuing political independence from the political construct of St. Kitts and Nevis. His passing is especially touching to us Nevisians in the Washington DC area as two of his daughters, Susan Clarke and Ingrid Farrell, are members of our Nevisian Association of Washington DC (NEV-DC). „Sim‟, you came, you saw, you conquered!! In addition to establishing the Bank of Nevis, LTD, in 1985, the following reflects some of Dr. Daniel‟s many significant accomplishments: Teacher, Nevis, 1950-1957 Clerk, Executive Officer, London County Council, 1960-66 Assistant Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Nevis, 1966 Crown Counsel, St Kitts & Nevis, 1968 Registrar, Supreme Court, Nevis, 1968-69 Additional Magistrate, Nevis 1968-69 Entered Private Law Practice in 1969 Founding Member, Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), 1970 Chairman, Nevis Local Council 1972-80 Elected Member, National Assembly, May 1975, February 1980 Minister of Finance and Minister of Nevis Affairs, 1980-83 Premier and Minister of Finance Development and Planning, 1983-92 Formation of Daniel, Brantley & Associates with Mark Brantley in 1996 Awards: Doctor of Laws (Honorary), Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna International University Foundation, 1987; Albert Einstein Bronze Medal for Peace, Albert Einstein Bronze International Academy Foundation, 1987; Cambridge Hall of fame, 2005; Award of Commendation as Founder and Supporter of Bank Of Nevis Ltd. By: Everton Obi Elliott 23
Family Tribute to the late Honorable, Dr. Simeon Daniel Dad, It has been almost 4 months since you left us, and we all agree it still feels like just yesterday. You have inspired us beyond words, and we will always remember you saying “let good sense prevail” and Take it easy”. The same sense of independence you so craved for your beloved Nevis, you instilled in your children by always saying “let no one but yourself determine your destiny”. Dad you cared for your country just as you cared for your family. You taught us to be proud and to be stalwarts, but also to be humble. Education and land ownership were hallmarks of your teachings to us about life. Our Dad was a people person in his unique way – always putting the needs of others above his own. May you continue to rest in eternal peace Dad, knowing that your teachings will live on not only in us, but also in your grand children and in future Daniel generations. We love and miss you – Your children.
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The Church is seeking funds for a new facility which will help transform the Gingerland community in the near future. This will be done by launching new ministries with a holistic approach to community involvement and a focus on youth development. The Church realizes that along with praise and worship, the Gingerland area is in need of diverse ministries, namely crisis & outreach, prison, volunteering, troubled teens, and women & Children. Thank you for helping us change and empower the lives of Nevisians spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and economically. For additional information, or to send your donations, contact: Pastor Stephen Liburd, 0n (869) 669 1927.
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NEV-DC‟s Tribute to the late Cameron Clarke Cameron Clarke, affectionately known as “Camie”, was a native Nevis who lived in Bronx, NY for most of his adult life. As controversial as he was, we all enjoyed his company, especially for a few good laughs and his passionate debates about cricket, politics and life in general. Camie was a loyal supporter of Nev-DC and made the annual pilgrimage to Maryland to attend the awards dinner. Typical Camie style, he brought his coolers filled with Nevisian food and drinks from NY, and held his own little after party in his hotel room. To make the weekend more enjoyable, Nev-DC embraced Camie’s suggestion and added the social hour and Sunday brunch to the weekend activities. The entire Nev-DC organization is very grateful to have had Camie as a friend and loyal supporter. He is gone too quickly, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We love you Camie! BEYOND HOMES LTD. P. O. BOX 713 Upper Prince William Street Charlestown, Nevis Tel: (869) 469-1929 Fax: (869) 469-1969
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Rising tide rise all ships. When you spit up in de air, it fall back in you face. Crab know it back no strong, so it no go under wall. Its not the bull that run to the draft drink the most water, its the one that takes it time. Only a foolish dog bark after a flying bird. What sweet a goat mouth, bitter a it behind. When you dig ditch, dig two Do not count your chickens before they hatch.
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Everybody know your glory, but they don‟t your story. Some wise and some otherwise. Sinker longer than line A word to the wise is enough. Little bit a shit dirty drause.
The Program Social Hour Master of Ceremonies
Ms. Alice Tyson
Ms. Alice Tyson
Mr. Levi Maynard
Tribute to Nevis First Premier
Mrs. Ingrid Farrell
Ms. Jasmine Daniel
Dinner (with Steel Pan Medley)
Keynote Address Introduction by:
Mr. Rawlinson Isaac Mr. Gilbert Daniel
Award Presentations Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis Nevis Cooperative Credit Union St. Kitts -Nevis -Anguilla National Bank St. Kitts-Nevis Finance Company (FINCO) The Bank of Nevis, Limited
Presented By Mr. Fitzroy Williams Mrs. Juliet Maynard-Webster Mr. Levi Maynard Mr. Rico Clarke Mrs. Ingrid Farrell
Steel Pan Medley
Leroy Parris of the Jam Band
Mrs. Lauren Clark
Mr. Rico Clarke
Vote of Thanks
Mr. Everton Elliott
Dancing…Music by the Image Band Special Feature…….Ryan Fleming Complementary Sunday Brunch - September 23, 2012 (10am to 2pm)
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