NIA, Federal Government Collaborate On Re-Opening, Growth Of The Entertainment Industry
NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 13, 2021) — Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has welcomed the collaboration with Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett and her team in the Ministry of Entertainment and Talent Development in the government of St. Kitts and Nevis as they chart the course for the safe re-opening and development of the entertainment industry.
Minister Byron-Nisbett, in conjunction with the Nevis Cultural Development Foundation, hosted a consultation with persons on Nevis involved in the entertainment industry on October 08, 2021, at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NEPAC).
“We are working with the relevant authorities to ensure the safe reopening of the entertainment industry. However, we must all be mindful that COVID-19 remains a reality, but this does not mean that a new normal for entertainment cannot be established and as such we would have put forward recommendations from the Ministry to the COVID-19 Task Force and all the other relevant stakeholders for the safe re-opening of the entertainment sector,” she said.
Mrs. Byron-Nisbett said the consultation had achieved its purpose of garnering feedback and ideas from the industry players to craft the best solutions for the growth and development of the creative sector.
A large number of persons in the industry attended the event and asked questions and made suggestions. Attendees included calypsonians, gospel singers, performers, band members, deejays, artistes, promoters, artists, and persons from the local theatre fraternity.