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Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division honours seniors

Photo caption: Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development presents gift to James and Edith Phillip on behalf of the Department Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division, of for their contribution to the development of Nevis at an event dubbed “Afternoon of the lawn” on the grounds of Government house at Bath Plain on October 31, 2019

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 07, 2019) — A number of persons were honoured by the Department of Social Services’ Senior Citizens Division in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in its final event dubbed “Afternoon on the Lawn” on the grounds of Government House at Bath Plain on October 31, 2019, bringing an end to the month-long celebration of older persons on the island.

Among the awardees were James and Edith Phillip; Thelma “TC” Claxton; Uretha Flanders; Sydney and Cavelle Jeffers; and Ralph Hutton who were honoured for their meaningful contribution to the development of Nevis.

Mr. Winston Skeete and Mr. Charles Joseph were also presented with tokens of appreciation for their continuous support to the Senior Citizens Division. Staff member Ms. Blondell Hill was recognised for her dedication and service at the division.

Photo caption: Thelma “TC” Claxton receives her token of appreciation from Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development on behalf of the Department Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division, of for their contribution to the development of Nevis at an event dubbed “Afternoon of the lawn” on the grounds of Government house at Bath Plain on October 31, 2019

Ms. Joyce Moven, Deputy Director of the Department Social Services, praised Ms. Hill.

Photo caption: Uretha Flanders receives her token of appreciation from Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development on behalf of the Department Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division, of for their contribution to the development of Nevis at an event dubbed “Afternoon of the lawn” on the grounds of Government house at Bath Plain on October 31, 2019

“Ms. Blondell Hill has been very active with our seniors programme although she is not a senior as yet. She is our marketing and ticket selling specialist for all events, and we do appreciate all her efforts in ensuring our events are successful,” she said.

The other awardees were the four participants in the Miss Nevis Senior Queen Pageant: Queen Idella Wallace and Josephine Maynard who were present. Ms. Jeanette Grell-Hull and Ms. Govanie Butler were absent.

Photo caption: A section of the seniors of Nevis attending the “Afternoon of the lawn” on the grounds of Government house at Bath Plain on October 31, 2019 hosted by the Department Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division

All the presentations were made by Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration.

Also present was Her Honour Hyleeta Liburd, Deputy Governor General on Nevis.

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