On Saturday afternoon, March 29, we were honored to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay to Nisbet Plantation during the baton’s stop on St. Kitts and Nevis.
The relay is a tradition of the Commonwealth Games and symbolic of “the coming together of all Commonwealth nations and territories in preparation for the four-yearly festival of sport and culture.”
Various modes of transportation are used to transport the baton through one third of the world’s population. Our two-island nation was the 51st stop for the baton, which is now headed for Anguilla followed by the British Virgin Islands and Jamaica. In 288 days the baton will have visited 70 nations and territories, and covered 190,000 kilometers.
The Queen’s Baton Relay launched on October 9, 2013 at Buckingham Palace where The Queen placed a special message to the Commonwealth inside of the baton. The Queen will read her message aloud to the athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on July 23, 2014.
The ladies and gentlemen of Nisbet Plantation were honored to welcome the baton to Nevis and we look forward to following the rest of its journey around the world to the finish line in Scotland.