Nevis: Premier of Nevis and the leader of Concerned Citizens Movement- Mark Brantley, while remembering the lives lost in the MV Christena tragedy extended warm greetings and wishes to Nevisians on Emancipation Day. The day is celebrated on August 1, 2022, every year in the Caribbean region.
Premier Mark Brantley, along with the CCM team, paid respect at the annual memorial service in Charlestown. He stated that on this special day, everyone should remember and pay tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives with indomitable will in the tragedy.
He noted, “Amidst the celebrations of Emancipation Day and our Culturama festivities, I ask you to take a moment to remember those who perished on the MV Christena some 52 years ago.”
In Nevis, they paid the respect in the annual memorial service in Charlestown. They must always remember that day and the indomitable will of the Nevisian people.
“May the souls of the dearly departed continue to Rest In Peace,” expressed Brantley.
Further, he also extended blessings on a respective day with a warm and heartfelt message. He stated that on this day, everyone should make up their mind and stand for the developed future of their beloved country.
He asked people to vote for the Concerned Citizens Movement on August 5, 2022 which he dubbed Freedom Day.
Premier Brantley added,” August 1 is officially Emancipation Day. Friday, August 5, is Freedom Day! I am asking you to vote for your country, your children, and your grandchildren. I am asking you to rescue us from the dangerous path on which our country has been placed. I am asking you to go out on August 5 and vote overwhelmingly for the CCM and PAM … Two Islands One Federation One Movement One Love.”
Besides this, Leader of the People’s Labour Party (PLP) Dr Timothy Harris also extended wishes and remembered the Christena tragedy on August 1 and commemorated its 52nd anniversary.