Nevis’ Solid Waste Management Authority Bill Passes

Nevis Health Minister – Hensley Daniel Charlestown, Nevis December 07, 2009 A Bill designed to facilitate good governance and will allow for the more efficient functioning of the Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority, was one of two Bills which passed …

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Nevis Island A “Green” Tourism Mecca

Charlestown, Nevis
February 06, 2008

Nevis Redoubles Its Efforts to Maintain International Environmental Standards

The Nevis Island Administration led by the Nevis Reformation Party has been promoting the “green” standard for quite some time. As the island’s economy grows along with a booming tourist industry, the government and private businesses have encouraged a responsible approach to the environment which is beginning to produce very positive results.

Among the initiatives taken is a policy on Nevis to construct no building higher than the tallest palm tree.  You’ll find no soaring skyscrapers obscuring the beautiful views on Nevis. Building height restrictions allow only two story construction throughout the island.

Strict environmental impact assessments apply to all building projects on the island whether commercial or residential.  Low density development combined with quality control takes precedence over massive mega-resort complexes.  Construction practices that incorporate natural, sustainable materials and designs which integrate energy and water saving technologies are encouraged. One hotel on Nevis, the Oualie Beach Hotel, has already achieved Green Globe accreditation.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Fishing Advisory

St. Kitts – Nevis February 01, 2008 The Fisheries Department has been receiving reports of dead fish found floating in various locations in St. Kitts and Nevis waters.  Fishermen and individuals finding such lifeless fish are advised to bring them …

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SIV Turns Trash To Treasure

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 24, 2008

The UNESCO sponsored initiative – Small Islands Voice (SIV), succeeded in turning trash to treasure during the 2008 Grand Carnival Parade.

The clean up troupe saw 20 participants taking up the rear of the parade, lead by a banner displaying a picture of a section of beach strewn with garbage next to a picture of the same beach after it had been cleaned.  It also displayed the theme of “From Trash to Treasure” and once again troupe members were joined by Solid Waste Management Corporation (SWMC) workers.

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