Ministry of Post hosts reception for delegates of 16th Conference of the Caribbean Postal Union
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JUNE 14, 2013) – Hon. Alexis Jeffers said Nevis continues to be a sought-after destination because of the rich history and culture, which the island has to offer. Jeffers, in his capacity of Senior Minister of Post, was making remarks on behalf of the Nevis Island Administration at a welcome reception held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 for delegates of the Caribbean Postal Union (CPU) during their one-day visit to the island.
The delegates were attendees of the 16th Conference of the Caribbean Postal Union held from June 10 through 14 at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.
The Minister of Post explained to the audience of postal workers why he is always proud to market the island.
“I welcome you to Nevis…It is a very rich historical island in the sense that when you pick up a $10 U.S. note again, the person that adorns that note Alexander Hamilton was born here. He was the first Secretary of the United States Treasury and that is something that we are proud of. We have a connection to the United States because we sent one of our sons of the soil over to the United States and he made us proud there and that is why Nevis continues to be one of those sought-after destinations because of what we have to offer.
“Welcome once again. Enjoy your few hours on the island and, like I said, when you leave here, take something with you so as to encourage you to come back,” Minister Jeffers said.
The reception which took the form of a luncheon at the Occasions at Pinney’s—was also attended by other ministry officials, including Ernie Stapleton, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Post and Deputy Postmaster Rhonda Williams—and received remarks from John Hanley, Chief Executive Officer of the Nevis Tourism Authority, who said it was a delight and privilege to welcome the delegates to Nevis, which he described as “the most special island in the entire Caribbean.”
“It is my I hope that at the end of your tour, your very short tour that you’ll feel the warmth and the hospitality that make Nevis a very unique place…As you meet Nevisians on the streets, in the museums etc., I’m sure that you will attest to the warmth and the hospitality that make Nevis truly stand out. Once again, a very warm and cordial welcome is extended to you,” Hanley said.
The CPU Conference delegates were taken on a tour of the Nevis’ historical and natural sites, before departing the island on Tuesday afternoon.