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St. Kitts and Nevis celebrates 39 years of Independence

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On September 19th, the Federation of Kitts and Nevis celebrated its 39th anniversary of Independence. 


Since 1983, the federation has been an independent member of the Commonwealth with the British Monarch as its Head of State.


 A number of celebrations were organized to mark the occasion such as: the National Colours Day Initiative, School Patriotic Programmes, Prime Minister’s Lecture Series, National Heroes Day awards and the Independence State Service that was held on Sunday, September 18th at the Antioch Baptist Church in St. Kitts.


However, the National Heroes Day Freedom Concert was postponed due to the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona (at that time).


September 19th saw the annual Independence Parade and Ceremony on both islands, at the Elquemedo T. Willet Park on Nevis and in St. Kitts at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium.  This year’s schedule of activities will conclude on October 30th with the launch of the pre-activities for St. Kitts and Nevis’ 40th Independence anniversary.

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The voice of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew during his Independence Address to the nation.


He continued by saying that over these past few years as an independent nation, we have built our own social and economic freedom:



Meanwhile on Nevis,


Premier of Nevis, Hon. Mark A.G. Brantley as he also delivered his address to mark the occasion. He said that the theme for this year was fitting as we were slowed down by a pandemic which wreaked havoc globally and it is now time for us to refocus, recreate and re-design if we are to rebound and move on from this dreaded plague.


St. Kitts and Nevis became independent on September 19th, 1983.