Series of activities continue to mark 28th Anniversary of Independence

Bust of First National Hero, First Premier and Father of Independence, the Right Excellent Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw at the Arrivals Hall of the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 14TH 2011 (CUOPM) – Events to mark the Federation’s 28th Anniversary of Independence continues here Wednesday evening with the Prime Minister’s Lecture Series at the Methodist Church Hall, at 8 p.m.

Newly-appointed Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr. C. G. Walwyn is the featured speaker. Mr. Walwyn will be introduced by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ian Queeley. Youth Officer, Mr. Kennedy Pemberton will deliver the appropriate response to Commissioner Walwyn’s presentation.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Preserving our Heritage: Self-Respect, Tolerance and Compassion”

Activities continue on Thursday morning with the Patriotic Programme and Treat at all schools and the Cultural Gala Night outside the National museum at 8 p.m.

Friday September 16th, National Heroes Day, which is a public holiday, events include the announcement from Government House of those who will receive National Honours, the Community Flag Raising Ceremony island wide involving community groups, the Boy’s Brigade and local schools at 8 a.m.; Laying of the Wreath and Guard of Honour at the RLB Memorial Park at St. Paul’s in honour of the First National Hero and Father of the Nation, the Right Excellent Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw at 9 a.m.; immediately followed by the presentation of Community awards.

The two-day St. Kitts Homegrown Festival will also be held at the Verchild’s Playing Field starting at 9 a.m. on Friday and continuing on Saturday 17th at the same venue.

The Independence Fun Run starts at 10 A.M. on Saturday 17th September.

Sunday September 18th has been designated a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving and events include the Annual Embassy of Venezuela 10K Marathon at 10 A.M. and the State Service at the Wesley Methodist Church on Seaton Street at 6 P.M.

Independence Day – Monday 19th September – a public holiday – the Independence Ceremonial Parade will be held at Warner Park Cricket Stadium at 8 A.M.; the Mother’s Union Breakfast at the Old Basseterre Girl’s School at 8 A.M. and the Governor General’s Reception at Government House.

Saturday September 24th will see the staging of the Independence Anniversary Brimstone Hill Run for the Fit & Fearless at 7.30 AM.

The curtain comes down on the 2011 Independence Anniversary celebrations with the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force Band Recital at Brimstone Hill Fortress at 4 P.M. on Sunday September 25th.

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