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NIA To Honour Arthur France MBE For Contribution To Culture Through Leeds West Indian Carnival

Ms. Shelagh James, Chairperson of the Nevis Cultural UK Exchange Fundraising Committee says plans are progressing smoothly for a delegation of 41 persons traveling to Leeds on August 23 to September 02, 2017 to honour Nevisian-born Arthur France MBE for the 50th anniversary of the Leeds West Indian Carnival.Ms. James, who is also the Communications Officer in the Ministry of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) said on August 10 that Mr. France.

“One of my observations is that we as a people always recognise Nevisians here on the island but we tend to forget those who migrated in the 50s and have made huge contributions in respect of their culture and Arthur is a classic example of one of those persons and a decision was taken to honour him for his contribution to the island’s folklore and culture through the Leeds West Indian Carnival,” she said.