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The “unknown” Caribbean – The Island of Nevis

From the incredible mango festival through to some of the kindest people on earth, Nevis in my opinion is the cultural capital of conscious living. Nestled between its unbroken shores lies everything from the infamous Killer Bee cocktail to the economic game changers of IBCs. It is a country that never ceases to amaze me. It is also home to a remarkable Global Indian community who call its sun swept shores home!

Today I am joined by friend and Premiere of this incredible destination, H.E Mark Brantley, as he guides me through how the island has been able to retain its authenticity in an ocean of dramatic change. We also look at the growing friendship it has with India and why there is a need for a transformation in the current politics at play in St Kitts to help restore the balance and integrity that the islands deeply deserve.

About  H.E Premiere Mark Brantley

Mark Brantley (born 11 January 1969) is the Premier of Nevis and former Minister of Foreign Affairs for St Kitts and Nevis. On May 10, 2022, Dr Timothy Harris, having lost the support of the elected majority to function as Prime Minister and facing a historic Motion of No Confidence in the National Parliament, decided to dissolve the Parliament and purported to revoke the appointment of more than 50% of his former Cabinet, including the Hon Mark Brantley.[1] Honourable Brantley previously served as the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis (2007 – 2015).  He is married and has 2 daughters. Brantley read law at the University of the West Indies, obtained his Legal Education Certificate of Merit from Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica and also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford, St. Catherine College. Prior to entering politics, Brantley worked as an attorney.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Brantley

About the Global Indian Series:

My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!

For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.

Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!

Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.

We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.

Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.  Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.

How to get involved:

Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopaedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com

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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music

Episode: 116

Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth

Guests in order: H.E Premier Mark Brantley

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