Robelto Hector (L) and Cedric Liburd
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.