Nevis Housing Revolution Doing Well…Says Hector

Brown Hill Housing Development - Nevis, West Indies

Brown Hill Housing Development – Nevis, West Indies
Charlestown, Nevis
September 10, 2008

Minister with responsibility for Housing and Lands on Nevis Hon. Robelto Hector, said he was satisfied with the direction the housing revolution on Nevis had taken.

Mr. Hector made the remark on September 10, 2008, during an interview with the Department of Information. He said two years ago when the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP)-led Nevis Island Administration (NIA) entered office, it recognised the need to make affordable housing available to every strata of the community.

“I am happy to see the housing programme is alive and active and the people of Nevis are benefiting,” he said.

Through the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC) the NIA embarked on a comprehensive programme of home construction.

Mr. Hector also explained, that to date a number of persons had benefited from the housing programme and pointed to a special scheme designed for persons in the Administration’s employ, for the first time in the island’s history.

“Under the Civil service Mortgage Scheme facilitated by the Nevis Corporative Credit Union, 28 persons have been approved for housing loans – Civil Servants as well as Non-Established workers who have been given such benefits as established workers – and I am satisfied with the project,” he said.

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Shaws Road Housing Project Progressing Nicely

Shaws Road Housing Project Under Construction

Shaws Road Housing Project Under Construction

Charlestown, Nevis
July 17, 2008

Officials of the Nevis Land and Housing Corporation (NLHC) visited the Shaws Road Housing Development Project on Thursday July 17, 2008, for a first hand view of the work there. The project formed part of a wider Bigger and Better Homes Project for all Nevisians which was launched by the Corporation in 2007.

General Manager of the NLHC Mr. Eustace Nisbett, said during his progress report that the project was on schedule and expected to be completed in August.

“The Shaws Road Housing Development commenced in early June 2008 and work here is progressing smoothly. We commenced the construction of 11 structures. Previously there were eight completed structures and we are expecting that this project would be completed within the second week of August,” he said.

According to Mr. Nisbett, not only would 11 home owners soon have their own homes but the project had provided gainful employment for seven local contractors and a 28 – man crew.

Also on the visit was Minister with responsibility for Lands and Housing in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Robelto Hector, who too voiced his satisfaction with the work status and gave the project his stamp of approval.

“The last time I was here, there were only seven homes and four starting foundations. I am happy to see that we have almost 18 homes in this area, the majority of which are near completion.

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Nevis Road Construction Starts For Pinneys Development

New Nevis Road Development

Pathway For A New Nevis Road

Charlestown, Nevis
June 03, 2008

June 03, 2008, marked the commencement of a three and a half month phase of road construction at Pinneys.

Minister of Housing and Lands in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Robelto Hector, Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC) Manager, Mr. Eustace Nisbett Jr. and Project Manager of Surrey Paving and Aggregate Mr. Desmond Lewis were on hand to witness the ground breaking.

The excavation work is the first phase towards providing access for 200 lots in the Nugents Village, Nugents Heights and the Pinney’s Commercial area.

Minister Hector spoke of the benefits to buyers and prospective purchasers.

“I think the development of this area is key to the entire country.  We would like to know that those who have bought commercial plots can see now how great a development can take place within that area, so too those who have looked at residential lots are in a position to start their construction,” he said.

He expressed gratitude to Surrey Paving and the NHLDC for their work on the project.

“I want to say a particular thank you to Surrey Paving for again assisting us in terms of doing this development.  I think it is clear now, on this island, the great work that Surrey Paving is doing and as a partnership, we are definitely moving places.  I want to thank also the manager of the Land and Housing Corporation who has been doing an excellent job, he and his staff,” the Minister said.

Mr. Hector asked for the understanding of the general public as the NIA attempted to improve infrastructure on Nevis.

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