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The National Flag of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Our flag symbolizes the unity of our federation, it represents the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis without distinction of race, language, opinion or belief.

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Photo credit: www.colourbox.com

When Anguilla segregated from St Kitts and Nevis, a competition was held in the 1980’s to choose a new flag. Out of 258 entries Edris Lewis was able to capture best design. The flag was hoisted for the very first time on September 19, 1983 which was the day St Kitts and Nevis became independent.

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Photo credit: www.123rf.com

The flag is quite unique as the colours and symbols carry our cultural, political and regional beliefs. The Green represents fertile land, the Red evokes the fight for freedom against slavery and colonialism, Yellow represents our year round sunshine and Black our African heritage. Diagonally on the Black stands two White stars which symbolize hope and liberty.

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Photo credit: pixabay.com

While we are on the Flag topic…did you know Nevis has a Flag of its own? It came about when Nevisians wanted to segregate from the sister island St. Kitts. However we are one federation and we share one flag.

Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org

Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org

As we continue to raise our flag we proudly chant Fly in the sky let the whole world know Kittitians and Nevisians reside here!

 

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Sugar Mas Contestant Launch

Where will you be tonight (November 20, 2015) when the contestants in the upcoming SKN National Carnival shows and pageant introduce themselves to the world!?

Well, the advice we have for you is to #joinin the excitement to get to know all the contestants and even pick your fave for the upcoming season.

Check them out here first on the SKN Carnival Official Facebook Page .

See you at the Circus tonight!

The Circus St. Kitts

ICYMI: The St.Kitts-Nevis Patriots are in the House!!

In case you missed it, the St. Kitts-Nevis cricket team is here!

The St. Kitts- Nevis Patriots! WHOO! *Releases confetti. Crowd goes ballistic*

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As we all know, our beloved Jacques Taylor representing St. Kitts (Left) and Tonito Willett representing Nevis (Right) are no strangers to us…

 

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Now, we finally have the chance to welcome our international players!!

 

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Evin Lewis                 Martin Guptil          Shane Dowrich       Justin Athanaze

(Trinidad &Tobago)     (New Zealand)       (Barbados)             (Antigua)

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Devon Thomas              Raymon Reifer           Orlando Peters            Sohail Tanvir

(Antigua)                         (Barbados)                 (Antigua)                      (Pakistan)

 

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Sheldon Cotterrell           Carlos Brathwaite

(Jamaica)                            (Barbados)

 

Even though all our players are mega icons, there’s been a big buzz around these gents:

Marlon Samuels

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This name rings a bell doesn’t it? Well, of course it does! Samuels is well known, especially in the West Indies, and he has a right to be. He’s been on his grind since 2000 (this will make 15 years) and continues to make notable comebacks in regards to the sport. There’s undoubtedly a lot of determination and skill in this Jamaican athlete… so much that he is now THE CAPTIAN of the SKN Patriots! Way to go, Samuels!!

 

Tabraiz Shamsi

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This sweet South African may only be 25, but he packs a big punch…or a big bowl I should say. This right-hander is well known for his impressive slow left-arm chinaman bowling. It’s also worth mentioning that Shamsi has played first class cricket on a number of teams including the Dolphins, Gauteng Under-19s, the Lions and the Titans, all of which are in South Africa. Wowzers! I’d say that’s a pretty exceptional resume for such a young lad!

 

Shahid Afridi

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Most know him as Afridi. Some may know him as the infamous ‘BOOM BOOM’ while there are those that may know him as LALA. Honestly, it doesn’t even matter what people refer to him as because this man needs no introduction in the world of cricket. Why?? Well, for one, he’s often referred as of one the greatest cricketers of all time! This Pakistani has numerous World Records, a few being: youngest player to score a century in ODI, longest six in history in ODI, most wickets in a single World Cup as captain in ODIs, most wickets in T20… *desperate gasp for air* This list really goes on and on and I would be here all day trying to list his accomplishments. Let’s just say, we know why his name is in everyone’s mouth.

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It’s evident that experiencing CPL T20 in Warner Park Stadium is a must. With a team like this, the St. Kitts-Nevis Patriots are looking pretty darn good. I hope the other teams bring their fire blankets as well as a couple of fire extinguishers because team SKN is bringing the HEAT this year.

 

More pictures can be found on the SKNPatriots’ Instagram as well as on one of our talented local Kittitian photographer’s instagram.

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