Nevis Pleased With Results For Renewable Energy And Water

Charlestown, Nevis
April 15, 2008

Exploratory works on Nevis which involved drilling for renewable energy and water, have progressed satisfactorily. Word came from Junior Minister with responsibility for Works Public Utilities, Natural Resources and the Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Carlisle Powell in a statement during a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on April 15, 2008.
 
“I am happy to report that drilling for water continues. Dr. Hoag has reported in writing that his company Bedrock Exploration and Development Technologies (BEAD) has found and are ready to proceed with pipe and pump works to supply NIA with 600,000 gallons of new water per day. Most of this new water will come from a well at Maddens,” the Junior Minister disclosed.
 
Mr. Powell explained that he had engaged the staff of the Nevis Water Department to look at a feasibility of sending some of the “new water” to Gingerland to ensure that there were no interruptions on any part of the island.
 
Notwithstanding, he said deep drilling continued at Maddens but productive wells had been completed at Barnes Ghaut and Cotton Ground.

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Anguillian Delegation Likes What They See In Nevis

Charlestown, Nevis
March 13, 2008

A delegation comprised of government officials from Anguilla traveled to Nevis last week to hold talks with the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and to visit the geothermal site at Spring Hill. They were briefed by officials from West Indies Power Nevis Limited (WIP) and viewed a slide show related to geothermal energy.
                                                                                                          
Minister with Communications and Works in the NIA Hon. Carlisle Powell said the Anguilla delegation heard about the newly constructed St. Johns Primary School and requested the consent of the NIA’s consent to tour the school with the expectation of erecting a similar educational facility in Anguilla.
 
Phase three of the Island Main Road constructed by the Nevis Reformation Party led NIA on assuming office, was another issue discussed. Mr. Powell said “they drove the entire length of the project and were keenly interested with the road’s drainage and how they were rerouted and straightened and the timely manner the roads were completed.”

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Outside Interest In Nevis’ Geothermal Plans

Charlestown, Nevis
March 12, 2008

The buzz about the interest that has been shown in Nevis by other islands, strengthens the hand of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and reaffirms the faith that the people of Nevis placed in the NRP Administration to look after the affairs of Nevis.   That was the view of the Junior Minister responsible for Communications, Works and Public Utilities on Nevis Hon. Carlisle Powell during a recent interview with the Department of Information.

Mr. Powell indicated that the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Saba and Anguilla had showed interest in securing a deal with West Indies Power Nevis Limited (WIP) to purchase power from Nevis when it’s found and harnessed.

He indicated that in light of the mounting interest in the island’s natural resources and the many accolades registered by government officials from neighbouring islands was evidence of the trust placed in the Administration’ vision.

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Caribbean Neighbours Admire Nevis Island’s Geothermal Plan

Charlestown, Nevis
February 29, 2008

Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Joseph Parry welcomed a United States Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I) and a Saba delegation to Nevis Wednesday to discuss the Nevis Geothermal energy plan and how the two islands could benefit.

The USVI delegation, led by Lt. Governor, Mr. Gregory Francis, included Nevisian born, Mr. Roosevelt David, former Senator in the USVI and Mr. Nathan Simmonds, Senior Policy Advisor, while the Saba delegation included Commissioner’s, Chris Johnson and Bruce Zagers.

During Premier Parry’s introductions of the cabinet, Lt. Governor Francis said he was very pleased to see such a young staff as part of the government.

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