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Premier of Nevis addresses incident on a beach in Nevis involving children and a female visitor to the island

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): On Saturday (April 9), a video made the rounds on social media showing children running a relay race on a beach thought to be in Nevis.

The wholesome video took a turn for the worse when a seemingly disgruntled woman had an issue with the children racing on the beach. The young woman dressed in white lay on the sand in protest to prevent the children from continuing their race.

Sources indicate that the incident occurred at a beach in St Thomas’ area on Nevis and the young woman is reportedly on the island doing work for the government.

WINN made attempts to call the Premier of Nevis for more information on the incident but was unsuccessful.

See the video here: https://twitter.com/nikx_official/status/1512853576816775176?s=24&t=H811BEKc6lOVRUe6TC00DQ

The video shared on Twitter has garnered 56,000 views so far.

Last evening (April 11), the Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, issued a statement regarding the incident.

“A very disturbing video of young primary school children practicing for their annual inter primary sports meet on a public beach being interfered with by a woman who sought to disrupt their use of the beach has been brought to the attention of the Nevis Island Administration.

I wish to be clear that ALL beaches on the island of Nevis are public property and therefore free for the use and enjoyment of all members of the public.

Those who visit our island or choose to live on our island are welcomed and will experience no warmer or more genuine hospitality anywhere else in the world. I wish to be pellucid however that our generous hospitality must not be abused.

The behaviour exhibited on the videos is unacceptable and offensive and must be condemned unreservedly. I gather that the woman involved and her spouse have apologized for her actions to the coaches, parents and students. I have nevertheless asked the Ministry of Education to investigate and report further on the incident.

I am to hope that there will never ever be a repeat of such behaviour on Nevis whether by her or anyone else.”

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