LONDON, England –- The Federation’s High Commission participated in a series of celebrations commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Independence of St. Kitts and Nevis.
On Sept. 17, His Excellency Dr. Kevin M. Isaac hosted an arts and craft exhibition showcasing the skills, talents and entrepreneurial spirit of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Dr. Isaac said he hopes the arts and craft exhibition will be a regular event in which local artists will be able to introduce their craft to a new and wider audience. The event was attended by visitors from different sectors.
Dr. Isaac indicated some visitors were diplomats with whom he hopes to build the brand of St. Kitts and Nevis in cultural and trade diplomacy.
On Sept. 18, As the Federation’s flag flew above Westminster Abbey, Dr. Isaac joined a large number of St. Kitts and Nevis nationals attending special thanksgiving services that included an evening of prayer and thanksgiving.
High Commissioner Isaac later hosted a dinner reception at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters. It was attended by scores of nationals from cities across the United Kingdom such as Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Leicester, London, Luton, Manchester, Nottingham, and Slough.
The High Commission hosted a rum-tasting event to showcase the diverse flavours of the islands’ growing rum industry.
In his remarks, High Commissioner Isaac spoke of the positive and transformational strides St. Kitts and Nevis made in 35 years. He reminded nationals that “although we have a lot for which to be thankful, we also have a responsibility to continue to answer the call of destiny by fulfilling our national duty to the Federation.”
He acknowledged the hard work of his staff and praised his fellow nationals for their service, pride and patriotism. HE Dr. Isaac expressed gratitude to companies on St. Kitts and Nevis, including Caribelle Batik, Clifton Estate Rum, Brinley’s.
He congratulated individuals, such as Vaughn Anslyn, Dale Kelly and others, whose works displayed their extraordinary talents either in their depiction of the scenic beauty of the Federation, or by drawing attention to the products, entrepreneurial spirit and talent of the Federation.
Independence anniversary celebrations will continue across the UK and conclude with a Ball in November in Leeds.