NIA shows tangible support for development of Nevis Culture
Hon. Hensley Daniel
NIA – Minister of Culture on Nevis Hon. Hensley Daniel described construction of a state of the art Nevis Performing Arts and Conference Centre as the Nevis Island Administration’s (NIA) tangible support for the development of the island’s people and culture.
The Minister made that comment recently at a ceremony to break ground for the Taiwanese funded state of the art $3million facility at Pinneys.
“We are persuaded that the Arts have a brighter future than sugar and bananas and they have as bright a future as tourism. We believe with the establishment of the Performing Arts Centre, we would add value to the tourism product and we will have a home for the Performing Arts. We look forward to all of our artists having somewhere to practice and also somewhere to perform,” he said.
According to Minister Daniel, the project is another in a long list of projects commissioned by the sitting NIA that would have a lasting impact on the development of Nevis.
In the area of culture the Nevis Development Cultural Foundation was established and also community festivals around the island, all of which were intended to development arts on the island.
“When we established the Cultural Development Foundation, we wanted to amalgamate all of the units of culture and also to save money in an environment where we have scarce resources”, said Minister Daniel.