Premier relates MV Christena Disaster story to children at National Museum

Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, with Ryllis Percival, Executive Director of the St. Christopher National Trust and National Museum (far left), and attendees at the Heritage House Storytelling Series on August 8.
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CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley says he was honoured to have been invited to read to a group of young children at the August 8 edition of the St. Christopher National Trust and National Museum Storytelling Series.

As Saturday’s story teller, the Premier read a short story entitled “A Boating Disaster,” to an audience of 6- to 12-year-old children. The story gives an account of the August 1, 1970 MV Christena sinking.

Premier Brantley said he enjoyed the interaction with the children, and was especially pleased to share with them such an important event in the history of St. Kitts and Nevis.

“It was a privilege to read to our children, not only for the interaction with them but for the historical relevance of the MV Christena Disaster, the most significant national tragedy of our country. I hope that we will continue to ensure that each generation knows of this terrible tragedy,” he said.

Following the reading, the premier fielded questions from the children.

Brantley expressed his gratitude to the St. Christopher National Trust and National Museum for its invitation to speak at the event.

Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, reads the story of the 1970 sinking of the MV Christena during the Heritage House Storytelling Series on August 8.
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