HE Jonel Powell Special Envoy in the Ministry of Sports and Culture and Special Advisor to the St.Kitts-Nevis Government attended the Independence 32 Celebration Actitivites of the St.Kitts-Nevis Nationals of Jamaica in Kingston
The activities began with a Service of Thanksgiving at the Mona Chapel on the UWI Mona campus which was attended by many members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, Nationals, Students and Friends of St. Kitts and Nevis.
During the service Mrs. Rodina Reid brought greetings on behalf of H.E. Mr. Cedric Harper St. Kitts and Nevis High Commissioner to Jamaica who was absent due to illness.
Ambassador Powell read a message of greetings from the Governor-General His Excellency SW Tapley Seaton. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Norman Mills of the Mt. View Baptist Church who used excerpts and quotes from the Independence Message of Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.
The service was followed by a brunch at the Irving Hall dining room on the UWI Mona Campus. The brunch program was conducted by the St. Kitts and Nevis Students Association of Jamaica. It was Chaired by President Akeem Bacchus and included a song by vice president Miss. Yenesia Henry and a dance by Miss. Desi Browne.
HE Ambassador Powell gave the feature presentation charging the students and their generation to build up the achievements of nation under the forefathers and to continue to punch above our weight class to ensure the continued prosperity of St. Kitts and Nevis. Powell further referred to the recent sugar workers payment as testimony of the nations maturity in rewarding persons who have contributed significantly to the country’s development.
His Excellency Powell ended by saying “Having overcome the separation fight of Anguilla in the 60’s and the calls for secession of Nevis at all costs in the 70’s we must continue to move our country forward as 1 people in UNITY.”