Nationals in the diasporas celebrate 27 years of Independence of St. Kitts Nevis
Alex Duncan (photo by Errol Worrell of Optimum Exposure Photography/Videography, Miami, FL)
ZIZ News…Sept. 22 2010 – On Saturday 18th September, the Hilton Hotel in Dania Beach was buzzing with excitement, as the St. Kitts & Nevis Association of Florida, Inc and friends celebrated their Federation’s 27th Anniversary of Independence, under the theme “Building our Future, Honoring Service.”
The Keynote address delivered by President and CEO of Baptist Health and Honorary Consul General to St. Kitts & Nevis, Brian Keeley was awe-inspiring as he honed in on the importance of service and giving back. In recognition of his dedication to the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis he was presented with a token of appreciation by Board Chairman Dr. Anselm Rawlins. Honored for their own commitment to service were Nevisian Edmund Sadio who now resides in New York and Kittitian Vincent Williams who have both made invaluable contributions to their respective communities.
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the crowd pleasing performances by home-grown artists Alex Duncan, a promising young singer/songwriter and performer who resides in Seattle Washington and Infamus who has skyrocketed to stardom throughout St. Kitts and Nevis and neighboring islands.
IREP SKN Model (photo by Errol Worrell of Optimum Exposure Photography/Videography, Miami, FL)
As MC Scott Guilbert kept the program flowing, nothing it seemed could prepare the audience for what turned out to be the show stopper of the evening. The “Passion for Fashion” segment commentated by charismatic fashion expert Romeo Callwood. The segment featured designs by Jay and Marva Weeks of IREP SKN and Nigel Lewis of Kielroy Klothing. Performances by Ms. National Carnival Queen Sudeakka Francis and Ms. Culture Verna Grant confirmed the many talents of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The event which served as the signature fundraiser for the organization’s Scholarship Fund was well attended and the winners of this year’s Scholarships were named during the evening’s proceeding. They are Sanchez Rawlins (College/University) and Sherise James (High School).
The Community Award was presented to The Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Miami for their efforts in creating mentoring programs for at risk youths.
Guests of the event were treated to a variety of music by DJ Kevy Kev who had everyone on their feet throughout the night.
The success of this event is accredited to the support of sponsors Baptist Health South Florida and Countyline Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers and many other partners and donors.