Preparations for much-awaited Mango festival in full swing in Nevis

Basseterre: The beautiful island of St Kitts and Nevis is one of the most magnificent destinations to visit in the Caribbean region. The month of July will be more exciting for visitors and residents of St Kitts and Nevis as the Nevis Mango Festival is approaching. Mango is the most loved fruit of Nevis, which is why this festival is celebrated yearly.

Basseterre: The beautiful island of St Kitts and Nevis is one of the most magnificent destinations to visit in the Caribbean region. The month of July will be more exciting for visitors and residents of St Kitts and Nevis as the Nevis Mango Festival is approaching. Mango is the most loved fruit of Nevis, which is why this festival is celebrated yearly.

The Nevis is also known as the “Mango Capital in the Caribbean.” The Mango Festival is observed on the island of Nevis every year for an entire week, with significant events taking place from July 1 onwards.

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The Mango Festival of this year will be initiated at Cades Bay Fruit Orchard on July 1 from 1 pm onwards. On the second day, i.e. on July 2, Nevis will witness an easy-breezy mango day, followed by the last day, on July 3, the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis, as well as all the foreign visitors, will enjoy the love of mangoes at Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park, with various events such as a Food Demonstration, Mango Wellness Zone, Mango 101 Zone and Chef’s Cooking Competition (St Kitts and Nevis).

The festival will also entertain the visitors via the competitions like mango eating and a cocktail competition. Moreover, there would also be a culinary challenge to bring the island’s high-class chefs to prepare menus that will mango-focused. The event will indeed be all about mangoes.

Devon Liburd, the Nevis Tourism Authority’s interim CEO, proudly stated, “Mangoes are an integral part of the Nevisian cuisine as many different species are grown here. Each variety is known for its unique look, taste and texture. Every Nevisian believes the Mango Festival is the perfect way to experience a Caribbean vacation with a distinctively Nevisian flavour.”

The love for this fruit might be proved by every Nevisian who has at least a mango tree in their backyard. Every summer, Nevis literally witnesses the rain of mangoes and there are over forty-four different kinds available in Nevis with Amory Polly, Julie and Long being the most popular among locals as well as travellers.

Since the downfall of the sugar mills in the late 1930s, the small island country has relied on tourism for financial assistance. The Federation is also known as one of the best nations, which provides economic citizenship. It offers the world’s best Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, as per the CBI Index published by the Financial Times’ PWM magazine. St Kitts and Nevis has been ranked first for “Citizenship Timeline”, “Due Diligence”, and “Family” in the Index.

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The smallest country in the Western Hemisphere launched the economic citizenship programme in 1984 and is a pioneer of the industry. The CBI Programme provides alternative citizenship to investors, across the globe, in exchange for the financial contribution to the economy of the country.

The CBI Programme of St Kitts and Nevis has been providing alternative citizenship for more than three decades and has been regarded as the longest-running in the world. The programme guarantees platinum standards with increased mobility, sustainable investment opportunities and greater economic freedom for successful applicants.

Some of the key benefits offered by the Programme of St Kitts and Nevis are as follows:

  • Open routes to a global market
  • Opportunity to become a global citizen
  • Enables to add additional dependents under one application
  • Offers numerous business opportunities
  • Diversify your portfolio
  • An efficient platform for wealth planning

The CBI Programme has been praised for its stringent as well as vigorous due-diligence background checks, which are carried out by third-party firms. The agencies conduct multi-layered background checks;­­­ analysing applications, documents, character, source of income and many others. The government of St Kitts and Nevis has hired one of the world’s best independent firms. The background checks help maintain the integrity of the programme and also ensure national and international security.

 

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Tariq Saeed

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