Ambassador Vema Mills (left) and Counsellor Michael Blake-Esdaille (Right) share information with a visitor.

HAVANA, Cuba — The first ‘Patriotic Fair’ held under the auspices of the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis was held here Nov. 22.

The fair featured an open exhibition of craft items made in St. Kitts and Nevis, including arts and crafts, textiles, national wear, folklore costumes, ladies’ accessories and batik.

Exhibits featured a literature section featured books written by local authors, magazines, and brochures. Other items on display included health products, jams, jellies, non-wheat products, plant-derived flour, dried fruit, fudge, coconut rum, wall hangings and a framed picture of historic Brimstone Hill.

The attendees expressed satisfaction and delight with the range and quality of the items on display. They lauded and applauded the embassy for hosting the event. Several ambassadors said they intended to replicate the exercise at their embassies. Almost all of the dignitaries and locals alike communicated their interest in purchasing many of the items.

Attendees were invited to sign the guest book during their visit to document their assessment of the experience. Each adult guest received a ‘St. Kitts, Follow Your Heart’ inscribed pen.

The fair ran from 9:00 a.m. uninterrupted until 6:00 p.m. It was hosted at the newly established premises of the Embassy in Miramar, Playa, Havana.