Nevis Premier Heads to New York For Alexander Hamilton Celebration

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 9, 2014

Above: the Alexander Hamilton house in Nevis (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Nevis Premier Vance Amory is heading to New York this week to take part in the annual celebration of the birthday of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who was born in Nevis.

The celebration kicks off on Friday in lower Manhattan with a ceremony at Bowling Green, where a flag of St Kitts and Nevis will be raised, with Amory leading the ceremony.

The Nevis Island Assembly holds its legislative meetings in the second floor of the Hamilton home.

“We are so honoured that the Premier is coming all the way up from Nevis to celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s birthday in New York City. His presence is a very special and symbolic connection of the important tie Nevis and New York City shares,” said Rand Scholet, President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, which hosts the Happy Birthday Hamilton programme.

A parallel event will be held on Nevis, with a live stream of the New York festivities. Nevis Tourism Minister Mark Brantley will be attending that event, during which the recipients of the Alexander Hamilton Scholarship will be announced.

Amory will return to Nevis on Monday.

Hamilton was born on Jan. 11 in either 1757.

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