Independence State Service Focused On Peace And Reconciliation PAuline Ngunjiri Story Updated: September 14th 2015 at 12:51 pm Photos By Pauline Ngunjiri – A cross section of leaders at the state service
A state service held on Sunday at the Charlestown Methodist Church to mark the thirty-second anniversary of St. Kitts and Nevis Independence, focused on peace and reconciliation. It was the first time a Federal state service was being held in Nevis since the twin island attained Independence in 1983. The service was conducted jointly by members of the St. Kitts and Nevis Christian Councils and the St. Kitts and Nevis Evangelical Associations. The service was attended by the Governor General, His Excellency S.W. Tapley Seaton QC, Prime Minister, Dr Timothy Harris, Premier of Nevis, Hon. Vance Amory, Federal cabinet members, members of the Nevis Island Administration cabinet, Leader of Opposition Dr. Denzil Douglas, opposition Members of Parliament, members of the clergy, invited guests and members of the public. PM Harris read from Corinthians Chapter 5 verses 16-21 to twenty one while Dr. Douglas read from Nehemiah chapter two, verses 17-20, and chapter 4 verse 6. The sermon was delivered by Pastor Arthur Freeman of the Nevis Church of God of Prophecy who said: “Nation building is not a one person job; it is for every individual, every citizen to put your hand to the plough to do something to help your nation to move forward.”