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Posted: Tuesday 1 August, 2006 at 8:35 AM

Nevis' Summer Festival officially opens

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    Charlestown Nevis (July 31, 2006)
    Under the theme "Mas, Music, Lyrics, It's Culturama 2006", the 32nd annual summer festival, "Culturama", was officially launched as government and Culturama committee officials extended a warm welcome to returning nationals, visitors and residents to the festivity.
    Speaking at the event which was held at the Treasury Apron in Charlestown on Friday 28, Premier of Nevis, the Hon Mr. Joseph Parry noted his pleasure to be part of the celebration of the island's culture.  He took the opportunity to officially congratulate the Patron, Ms Idetha Lawrence and reflected on her involvement in Culturama over the years.
     
    Premier Parry, who officially declared the festival opened, reminded the gathering that when the festival began in 1974, the island of Nevis was united although there was no government and no political party.  He called for unity for Culturama 2006.
     
    "As fellow Nevisians I must say to you that Culturama is greater than politics, Culturama is greater than party, Culturama belongs to all of us and we must remember, when Culturama started in 1974, we didn't have a government in Nevis, we did
    Premier Parry issues a call for unity with Culturama Patron Ms Idetha Lawrence seated on his left.
    not have political parties in Nevis, but we had each other. Nevis was united and I'm saying this afternoon, let us be united as one people in Culturama 2006."
     
    "Culturama is a celebration of the Nevisian people," he added.  "It's a celebration of how we live, how we speak, how we walk, how we dance and the food we eat.  It is how we identify ourselves so let us unite and continue to identify ourselves as Nevisian as we celebrate Culturama," said Premier Parry.
     
    The Culturama Committee honoured the 2006 Patron, Ms Idetha "Titta" Lawrence and presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a plague on behalf of the committee. A profile of her outstanding contribution to Culturama was read by Ms Tara Herbert.
     
    A parade of some of this year's contestants for the various competitions was highlighted during the ceremony.  There were two of the five participants for the Mr Kool contest, the five contestants for Ms Culturama Queen Pageant, and the participants for the Mr & Miss Talented Teen competition.
     
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    Minister of Culture, the Hon Mr. Hensley Daniel in his brief remarks congratulated all stakeholders in this year's festivity as he reflected on past icons of Culturama.  He called on the gathering to cheer the late Calvin "Cabo" Howell and Ms Irma Johnson, the architects of Culturama.
     
    "Culturama, ladies and gentlemen, affords us the opportunity to remind ourselves of our past, to appreciate the present and to plan for the future." said Mr. Daniel.  
     
    Brief remarks were also delivered by the Culturama Chairman, Mr. Tyrone O'Flaherty while Mr. Antonio Liburd, Executive Director of Culturama chaired the proceedings.  A number of local artistes performed during the opening ceremony.  A one-minute silence was observed in memory of fallen cultural icons.


    St. Thomas' Primary School in a cultural presentation
     
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