Charlestown, Nevis, November 27, 2019 (DBSKN) -- Chairman of the Gingerama Festival Committee the Hon Eric Evelyn, while inviting all persons to attend the official opening of the new multipurpose facility at Market Shop in Gingerland tomorrow Thursday November 28, is praising the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis for supporting community activities not only in Nevis but in the country on a whole.
Hon Evelyn who is the local (Gingerland) Area Parliamentary Representative in the Nevis Island Assembly, and Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) made the remarks on Monday November 25 at the Nevis branch office of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis in Stoney Grove when he received the banks sponsorship cheque for one of the four Miss Gingerama Queen Pageant contestants, Ms Zenzele Kelly.
"As the chair of the Gingerama Festival Committee I would like to take this opportunity to say a very hearty thank you to the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis for once again being one of our major sponsors for the festival," said the Hon Evelyn. "The bank would have come on board a couple of years ago, and we are delighted that the bank has seen it fit once again in 2019 to be our partner, being one of our major sponsors."
According to the Hon Evelyn, the Gingerama Queen Pageant will take place on Saturday November 30 at the new multipurpose facility at Market Shop in Gingerland. The multipurpose facility will be officially opened, and named, tomorrow Thursday November 28.
The bank's sponsorship cheque was presented to the Hon Eric Evelyn in the presence of Contestant Number Four, eighteen year old Ms Zenzele Kelly, by Ms Tywana Cranston, Customer Service Representative at the Nevis branch of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Ms Cranston said the Development Bank was proud to be associated with the Gingerama Festival Committee and wished Ms Kelly the best in the Miss Gingerama 2019 pageant. Ms Cranston is the banks sponsored contestant for the Miss National Carnival Queen Pageant which will be held on Friday December 27 in Basseterre.
"I must say once again that Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be a very good corporate citizen," said the Hon Evelyn. "They are always involved when it comes to activities in the community including community festivals and we are so very proud of the partnership that we have with the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis."
In conclusion the Hon Evelyn said: "So once again, hearty thank you to the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis. Continue to do what you are doing - continue to be one of the leading corporate citizens in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Ms Tywana Cranston (right) presenting sponsorship cheque to the Hon Eric Evelyn. Looking on is Development Banks sponsored Miss Gingerama Queen Pageant contestant Ms Zenzele Kelly.