Nevis Minister Encourages Growth In Agriculture And Fisheries

Nevis Agricultural Minister – Robelto Hector Charlestown, Nevis October 15, 2010 The Ministry of Agriculture on Nevis continues to encourage growth of the agriculture and fisheries sectors, through generous subsidies and incentives. Minister of Agriculture Hon. Robelto Hector made that …

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New Fishing Vessel Will Generate More Income

Ambassador Wu and Cedric Liburd On Opportunity Photo By Erasmus Williams Bassaterre, St. Kitts – Nevis June 03, 2009 (CUOPM) Fishermen in St. Kitts – Nevis harvested some 1.3 million pounds of fish valued at EC$7.3 million in 2008, Minister …

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Nevis Minister Praised For Fisheries Complex

Nevis Cooperative Director- Samuel Powell

Nevis Cooperative Director- Samuel Powell

Charlestown, Nevis
July 30, 2008

Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Robelto Hector, received high commendations from other officials for his instrumentality in the refurbishment of the Nevis Fishermen Marketing and Supply Cooperative Society Limited.

This came at the Cooperative’s opening ceremony on Tuesday July 29, 2008, under a tent setup for the occasion at Market Street in Charlestown.

Minister Hector, who spoke at the ceremony, recorded the NIA’s commitment to the fishing industry on Nevis.

“As a government, we are focused on increasing income of our fishermen.  We are determined to increase employment in the sector, so too we seek to achieve greater consistency of our fish supply and better quality.  We also seek to strengthen our export potential,” Minister Hector said.

The Minister also appealed to the fishermen and the general public, by extension, to offer support to the Cooperative and its efforts.

“As a sector directly related to the tourism product, we are committed to ensure that the correct synergy exists.  I call on you as food providers to rise to the challenge of ensuring that Nevisians are fed.  I call on you to continue to assist in ensuring our food security.  I must say to you fellow fishers, your trade represents one of the oldest professions.  It is a profession we are proud of and we want you to continue to feel that pride,” he said.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Government Ministers Discuss Fisheries

Robelto Hector and Cedric Liburd

Robelto Hector (L) and Cedric Liburd

Charlestown, Nevis
July 14, 2008

Minister with responsibility for Lands and Housing, Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperatives Hon. Robelto Hector hosted his Federal colleague Minister Hon. Cedric Liburd on Nevis on July 11, 2008, to discuss matters related to a proposed fishing complex in Charlestown to be funded by the government of Japan.

In an interview with the Department of Information at the proposed site of the complex, Mr. Hector pointed to it’s benifit to Nevis and cited that the million dollar project had received the blessings of the Federal government.

“We [Nevis] have worked close particularly on this project. We know the benefits of the project to Nevis in terms of enhancing the fishing industry in terms of making sure that our resources are managed in that sustainable way.  Mr. Liburd I welcome you and I thank you so much for the opportunity to come and have a site visit of what is proposed, as your blessing is very important to see the project to its fruition.”

“With regard to the overall satisfaction of the project, it is important for all of us in terms of the consumption of fish as a protein in our diet”¦For the fishermen themselves it is an opportunity for them to increase their catch, it is an opportunity for them to make more money from fishing, it is an opportunity for them to expand their business,” he said.

The Minister explained that the proposed complex would entail a main two storey building which would be outfitted with lockers and storage space for implements and fish and a cistern system which would provide an adequate water supply to support the complex.

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