Who are we? Well, we are leaders, innovators and facilitators. Our goal is to reach young persons where ever they and through whichever means. These means being anything ranging from community outreach to the football field. At the Department of Youth and Sports we Aim to make our country better. Youth are our Future, let's invest!

The Department of Youth and Sports, Nevis falls under the Ministry of Social Development of the Nevis Island Administration and is the responsibility of the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Social Development. The department was reestablished as one department on September 2, 2013. Prior to this date, the now Sports Division of the department functioned as its own department and the Youth Division functioned as part of the Department of Social Services.

The department adopted the 2014 Youth Month theme as its Mission Statement. Our mission is to enlarge youth opportunities and choices through leadership, health, sports, education and innovation.

The vision of the department is to prepare Nevisian youth to positively impact the island, federation and the world through consistent and sustainable development and empowerment.

 The Youth Division of the Department is currently led by Zahnela Claxton and the Sports Division by Jamir Claxton.

Leadership

Minister of Social Development
Honourable Hazel Brandy-Williams. A woman with a passion for young people and the need for her to see them strive and rise above.

Honourable Hazel Brandy-Williams

Minister

 

Coordinator of Youth
Zahnela Claxton has her heart set on knowing that she has done her best in influencing youth to take the correct path. She spends most of her time giving back to her community and loving every moment of it.

Zahnela Claxton

Coordinator of Youth, Department of Youth and Sports

 

Coordinator of Sports
Jamir Claxton. Having a background in sports, he knows how far these extra curricular activities can take you and just how much trouble they can keep you out of. So now instead of just playing the sports he uses them as a tool to reach at risk youth.

Jamir Claxton

Director of Sports, Department of Youth and Sports

 

Our team

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Social Development

Keith Glasglow

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development.


D. Michelle Liburd

Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Development


Shelly Liburd

Administrative Officer, Ministry Social Development


Natasha E. Clarke

Office Assistant, Ministry of Social Development


Tasha Parry

Secretary, Department of Youth and Sports


Lanisa Burke

Youth Development Officer, Department Youth and Sports

 


Vijay Harrinarian

Youth Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Vieda Mills

Youth Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Kimbel Ward

Sports Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Leroy Sweeney

Sports Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Jeffery Lewis

Sports Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Tonito Willett

Sports Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Carl Tuckett

Sports Coordinator, Department of Youth and Sports


Kerisha Powell

Sports Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Kazel Williams

Sports Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Daquani Newton

Sports Development Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Raymond Smith

Facilities/Venue Supervisor/Liaison Officer, Department of Youth and Sports


Shoya Lawrence

S.H.A.W Therapist, Department of Youth and Sports