St. Kitts – Nevis Seeks Economic Help From Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan
January, 28 2008 (CUOPM)

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says his Government and People of the twin-island Federation will continue to seek the support of the Government and People of the Republic of China in adapting new economic activities that will improve the standard of living of all the people in the twin-island Federation.

He said St. Kitts and Nevis values the friendship of the Government and People of Taiwan and intend in deepening that friendship which has been further strengthened and solidified over the past six years.

“The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to look forward to the time when you will be given recognition and you will be able to take your rightful place among the Nations of the World,” said Prime Minister Douglas to Republic of China President, Chen Shui-bian during a red carpet welcome ceremony on the steps of the Presidential Palace.

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Nevis Premier Outlines A Vision For Growth

Charlestown, Nevis
January 25, 2008

Nevis Premier, the Hon. Joseph Parry delivered the Keynote address at the ninth annual luncheon of the Hearts and Hands for Nevis Inc. in New York on Sunday, January 20th at the elegant Crowne Plaza Hotel in Queens, New York.

Premier Parry began his speech by acknowledging the recent death of 18 year old Miss Valencia Robins of Jessups village. “On Friday evening I learnt of the sad death of Miss Robins, daughter of Claire Robins and Vaughn Anslyn and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Doras and Mr.  and Mrs. Arthur Anslyn. On behalf of the people of Nevis, I extend our heart felt condolences.”

Mr. Parry was invited by the non-profitable Nevisian organization to speak on the topic, “The Vision for Nevis”.

During his keynote address, Mr. Parry discussed establishing Nevis as a top Tourism destination in the Caribbean. “Niche Tourism has worked well in Nevis. We shall consolidate by establishing Nevis as the number one tourism destination in the Caribbean. Along with the Four Seasons Brand we shall establish another hotel with a reputation even more regarded than the Four Seasons. This will consolidate a position already recognized in the United States of America and would attract the more high-end players in the industry.”

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Over 200 Homes In St. Kitts – Nevis To Be Improved

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 22, 2008 (CUOPM)

Over 200 of the NEMA Starter Homes constructed following Hurricane Georges in 1998 will be expanded under the NEMA Housing Improvement Project, financed by the Government of Venezuela.

Minister of Housing, Hon. Cedric Liburd said 458 houses were constructed of which 302 were allocated free to occupants and 146 were sold.

The one-room homes were built to provide shelter for persons whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged as a result of Hurricane Georges.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the completion of the first home under the NEMA Housing Improvement Project, Minister Liburd said of the 458 homes allocated 223 persons requested  assistance to expand their houses and several owners have already sign the necessary agreement with the National Housing Corporation (NHC).

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