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Posted: Thursday 2 August, 2007 at 9:15 AM
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    Cristina Memorial (photo courtesy of Mr. Livingston Huggins)

     

    (Charlestown, Nevis) Nevis remembers the 236 lives that were lost, with a Memorial Service to commemorate the 37th Anniversary of the MV Christena Disaster which took place on August 1, 1970.

     

    The Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry said, “This disaster  brought a significant new beginning to Nevis and we must never forget this important part of Nevis' history.”
                
    The service is being held today Wednesday, August 1, 2007 on Samuel Hunkins Drive in Charlestown.
      
    The Chairman for this occasion is Father Ernest Fleming.  Other speakers for the event are the Honourable Joseph Parry and Pastor Theothilus Kelly.  The opening prayer will be read by Rev. Cicely Brown and the closing prayer will be said by Emerald Hanley.

    Premier Parry, stated that in light of this tragedy, the beginning of the Nevis Reformation Party was pioneered by Mr. Simeon Daniel, Mr. Ivor Stephens and Mr. Uhral Swanston.

     

    These men felt that  strong sense of loss and they made great efforts to give Nevis a voice and tried to keep the island together inspite of the hardships it suffered from the Christena Disaster.

     

    At last years event, Mr. Parry asked Nevisians to honour those who perished, to cherish the new life that came out of the Disaster, also to be proud of what they have achieved and to remember that the achievements did not come without sacrifice.

     

    LIST OF PERSON WHO DIED  ON MV CRISTINA ON AUGUST 1st, 1970.

     

    ALLEN, EZEKIEL HANLEY, EGLANTINE NISBETT, HERBERT
    ALLEN, MIRIAM HANLEY, HUGH NISBETT, LILIAN
    ALLEN, SHIRLEY HANLEY, MELFORD NISBETT, TONY
    ARCHIBALD, FLORETTA HANLEY, ROSE NOLAN, DOLDRIA
    ARCHIBALD, SAMUEL HANLEY, ROSETTA (ZENA) NOLAN, EULITA
    ARTHURTON, AMY HENDRICKSON, MARILYN NOLAN, TESSA
    ARTHURTON, BERTRANNE HENRY, ROSALYN PARRIS, FLORENCE
    ARTHURTON, EMILY HERBERT, MAXWELL KING PARRIS, HANNAH
    ARTHURTON, RODNEY HUGGINS, ALICE PEMBERTON, CALVIN
    AUDAIN, VALENTINE HUGGINS, NELSON LEROY PEMBERTON, HELEN
    BARTLETTE, ERROL HUGGINS, SAMUEL PEMBERTON, RUFUS
    BARTLETTE, FRONCILLE HUTTON, FRANCES PHILLIPS, BERDIE
    BARZEY, ELLEN HILL, BERHIA PHIPPS, CONRAD
    BARZEY, MAVIS HOBSON, MARILYN MYRNA PONTEEN, JAMES
    BELLE, AUSTIN HOLLAND, EMILY POWELL, GEORGE
    BELLE, FRANKLYN IRVINE, JAMES POWELL, MARION
    BERTIE, SHERWIN JAMES, ESTHER POWELL, MIRIAM
    BLOYCE, ADOLPHUS JAMES, VERNON POWELL, SHERYL
    BROWNE, HAROLD JEFFERS, CLIFFORD POWELL, YVETTE
    BROWNE, HAROLD JEFFERS, DWIGHT PRENTICE, EVANSTON
    BROWNE, MONROE JEFFERS, MAURINA PRINCE, ANTHONY
    BROWNE, MURIEL JEFFERS, RALPH REID, AUSTIN
    BROWNE, OLGA JEFFERS, ROSALIE AGATHA RICHARDS, ASSINETTE
    BROWNE, ROBERT JOHNSON, CLOTHILDA RICHARDSON, YVONNE
    BUDGEON, GWENDOLYN JOHNSON, MICHAEL RITCHENS, JOSEPH
    BUSSUE, LILIAN JONES, EDITH ROUSE, LEROY
    BUSSUE, WELSEEN JONES, EMILY SADDLER, VERNARINE
    BYRON, MILLICENT JONES, IRIS SCARBOROUGH, ALICIA
    CABLE, ALLAN JONES, OLGA SCARBOROUGH, DUANE
    CARR, ORILDA JONES, ORETHA SCARBOROUGH, INEZ
    CHAPMAN, SHARON JONES, VIDA SMITH, EDWARD
    CHARLES, CLEMENTINA JOSEPH, CARMEN SMITHEN, CALVIN
    CLARKE, ANITA JOSEPH, LOUISA SMITHEN, CHRISTINA
    CLARKE, BRENDA JOSEPH, SHEILA SMITHEN, IVAN
    CLARKE, EUPHINA JOSEPH,VENNETTA SPRINGETTE, KEITH
    CLARKE, LESLIE JOSEPH, VERNON STANLEY, VIVIAN
    CLARKE, SARAH KELLY, AVRIL (CYNTHIA) STAPLETON, YVONNE
    CLAXTON, DAHLIA KELLY, EUGENE SUTTON, STANLEY
    CLAXTON, JAMES LANNS, VERNA SWANSTON, DARYL
    CLAXTON, VERNON LAWRENCE, DAWNE SWANSTON, DAVID
    COMEAU, SISTER AMELIA LE BLANC, SISTER MARIE SWANSTON, HANSCHELL
    CONDELLE, ANTHONY LEWIS, CALVIN SWANSTON, THEODOSIA
    CONDELLE, CHRISTINA LIBURD, BERYL SWEENEY, SAMUEL
    CONDELLE, IRENE LIBURD, CASTRO THOMPSON, MARILYN
    CORNELIUS, LORETTA LIBURD, EDRIC PAUL TROSS, ALSTON
    DANIEL, LEONTINE LIBURD, ELVIRA TROSS, MARILYN
    DAVID, CARL LIBURD, EMERSON TROTMAN, ALTON
    DAVID, CHRISTINA LIBURD, EVELYN P. TROTMAN, IRIS
    DAVID, JOSEPH LIBURD, IRIS TROTMAN, IRVINE
    DAVID, LEON LIBURD, JAMES TYSON, DAVE
    DAVID, MAVIS LIBURD, KIRSTEN OLIVER TYSON, KIRSTEN
    DAVID, VERNA LIBURD, LILLIAN TYSON, THEODOSIA
    DAVIS, LANYEL LIBURD, LOUISA WADE, YVETTE
    DINEEN, SISTER PATRICIA LIBURD, MARIANNE WALLACE, CANDY
    DORE, CLARISTINE LIBURD, MARION WALLACE, LORNA
    DORE, JESSICA LIBURD, MILDRED WALTERS, JUDITH
    DORE, MYRA LIBURD, THOMAS WALTERS, VIRGINIA
    DUPORTE, AMELIA LIBURD, SAMUEL WALWYN, WENTWORTH (PARKS)
    DUPORTE, WENDELL MARSON, EVA WATTLEY, VIOLET
    ELLIOTT, JAMES MARTINEAU, MAUDE LUCILLA WATTS, VELCINE
    ELLIOTT, KENNEDY MARTINEAU, SHERYL WEBBE, ADINA
    ESDILLE, ALBERTHA MASTERS, LEROY WEEKES, AVONELL
    ESDILLE, FLORENCE MAYNARD, CHARLES WEEKES, BENJAMIN
    FARREL, ZENNETH MAYNARD, SADIE WEEKES, ELROY
    FERGUSON, ALBERTINE Mc QUILKIN, LINDA WEEKES, LOUISA
    FERGUSON, EMILE MICHAEL, IDETHA WEEKES, LOUISA
    FRANCIS, KLUIVERTH H. MILLS, HENNETTA WEEKES, MARION
    FRANK, MOSES MILLS, MAUDE WEEKES, NICHOLAS
    FREEMAN, AUGUSTA MILLS,VIVIAN WEEKES, RITA
    FREEMAN, TAMAR MORRIS, URSULA WHEELER, AMELIA
    FRENCH, DANIEL MORTON, CALVIN WILLIAMS, GEORGE (JINKS)
    FORBES, CLARENT MORTON, CALRICE WILLIAMS, KIRTLY
    FORBES, EMILY MORTON, INEZ WILLIAMS, VERNON
    GLASFORD, JAMES MORTON, IRMA  
    GRIFFIN, LORRAINE MORTON, ORVILLE  
    GUMBS, MELVINA MORTON, PEARL  
    HALLIDAY, LILLIAN MORTON, ROSE  
    HANLEY, BERTRAM NATTA, ANNIE  
    HANLEY, CONRAD NISBETT, GOVAN  

     

     List compliments of Mr. Livingston Huggins

     

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