Welcome to the first newsletter of the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society for 2017 and Happy New Year to everyone in the NHCS community.
As always, the start of the year gives us a chance to reflect on recent happenings, such as my pleasure in taking up the post of Executive Director, a notable coastal clean up, timely initiatives to reduce marine pollution and president Devon Liburd’s visit to New York for birthday celebrations of Alexander Hamilton.
As well as witnessing the flag-raising ceremony on Wall Street, Devon was lucky enough to attend the Broadway musical, Hamilton, that’s getting rave reviews. “If they wanted anyone in the audience from Nevis to identify themselves, I would have leapt up and said yes, I’m Nevisian,” he says proudly.
He’s right to be full of pride for this diminutive, but alluring isle, that punches well above its weight. Nevis needs to be protected and cherished – not only for the immediate future but for generations to come.