Nevis Island’s Premier – Joseph Parry
August 13, 2008
Premier of Nevis Hon. Joseph Parry announced recently, that the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) had taken major steps to extend the Cotton Ground and Barnes Ghaut Villages, which over the years did not have available government owned lands for expansion.
Mr. Parry said since the Nevis Reformation Party-led NIA was elected to office in 2006, the Administration had worked hard to execute a number of programmes that would benefit the people of Nevis, among them the availability of lands in the St. Thomas Parish.
“I have spoken to you in the past about plans and I can tell you that these plans are coming to fruition. I spoke to you about the availability of land and just two weeks ago Dr. Cecil Saunders came here with his brother and they agreed to make available to the government, 1.75 acres of land east of the ball ground.
“The land will be used for the expansion of the ball ground and will be used for low income housing. I am only waiting now for the surveyor… that decision has been made and the playfield in Cotton Ground will be done later this year along with the low income houses,” he said.
In addition, Mr. Parry who is also the Area Representative for St. Thomas Parish said, the Government had acquired 13 other acres of land east of Cotton Ground and was in the process of concluding negotiations, which would lead to a reasonable compensation for the land owners but that was not all.