Nevis Premier Meets With Striking Bus Drivers

Premier of Nevis - Joseph Parry

Premier of Nevis – Joseph Parry

Charlestown, Nevis
July 07, 2008

Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Hon. Joseph Parry, Cabinet Secretary Mr. Ashley Farrell and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications Mr. Ernie Stapleton, met with 29-30 members of the Nevis Bus Association (NBA) led by President Mr. Kurt Swanston on Monday July 07, at the Bath Hotel Conference Room.

The meeting was called to arrive at an amicable solution with regard to an increase in bus fares as requested by the Association and a matter related to concessions which would provide needed relief for all bus drivers on many of the costs associated with their operations.

Premier Parry regretted that the situation with the bus drivers had escalated to a strike and noted that Sunday July 06 was the first indication he had received of their intention to take protest action.

Mr. Parry made himself available from 5:55am on July 07, 2008, at Bath Hotel to meet with the drivers in an effort to avert the strike action.

While the Government recognised the urgency of the matter, the bus drivers must realise there is a process in place that must be considered.

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Nevis Police Institute Zero Tolerance For Culturama

Nevis Police Superintendent Seabrookes

Nevis Police Superintendent – Samuel Seabrookes

Charlestown, Nevis
June 13, 2008

Superintendent of the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force Mr. Samuel Seabrookes, announced that the police would have sole responsibility for security this year and would not tolerate any criminal activity.

“Anyone found with this sort of weapons (guns) will be arrested and charged; no bail period!  So I want to send a clear message out to these people, if they have it in mind to disrupt the Culturama programme, they could change their mind,” Superintendent Seabrookes cautioned during the Nevis National Cultural Foundation’s launch of Culturama 2008 at the Red Cross Building on June 12, 2008.

Superintendent Seabrookes underpinned the Police’s dedication towards encouraging a crime free Culturama festival.

“I want everybody to have an enjoyable Culturama and we the police officers will ensure that without any fear or favour,” he said.

Meantime, Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Hensley Daniel registered the NIA’s support for the police and used the opportunity to make an appeal to the public, to refrain from criminal activity during the summer festival.

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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club Offers Free Airport Transfers

Nisbet Plantation - Nevis, West Indies

The Elegant Nisbet Plantation – Nevis, West Indies

Nevis, West Indies (PRWEB)
June 6, 2008

Reaching Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, the Caribbean’s #1 Luxury Hotel according to TripAdvisor’s 2008 Travelers’ Choice Awards, is easier than ever with free airport transfers available in July. Combined with the Sultry Summer Savings, this offer is a rare opportunity.

For all Nisbet Plantation guests arriving in July and staying six or more nights, the hotel will pre-arrange free airport transfers. Guests will receive complimentary round-trip transportation for two (per room) from either the Nevis airport (NEV) or St. Kitts airport (SKB)*.

 To celebrate summer Nisbet makes it easier than ever to get to and offers great summer rates  
As always, a Nisbet greeter will meet guests at the airport (hence the reason for advance arrangements) and personally assist them in getting to Nisbet Plantation. From the Nevis airport, Nisbet is a short 10-minute taxi ride. From St. Kitts airport (with recent new non-stops from New York and Atlanta), the primary transport is a refreshing water taxi ride. Guests are whisked by taxi from the airport to the water taxi and picked up by a taxi in Nevis. All in all, it’s about 45 minutes and a $275 value.

“To celebrate summer Nisbet makes it easier than ever to get to and offers great summer rates,” says Nisbet General Manager Glen Hurd. “Many of our guests insist that reaching Nisbet by water is the most scenic and romantic way to arrive.” Nisbet is extending this offer to any guest flying into St. Kitts or Nevis — guests must book at least six nights and arrive in July to receive two round-trip transfers.

*For nighttime transports after 6 p.m., there is a $50 charge per person.

In addition to the free transfers, guests can take advantage of the Sultry Summer Savings special and save up to 20% off the lowest rates of the year depending on the length of stay:

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PAM Does Not Have Permission To Mount Billboards

Richard Skerrit - Tourism Minister for St. Kitts - Nevis

Richard Skerrit – Tourism Minister for St. Kitts – Nevis
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
June 05, 2008 (CUOPM)

The numerous and unsightly political billboards mounted by agents of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) all over the St. Kitts landscape does not have the permission from the appropriate department.

Minister of State for Tourism, Sen. the Hon. Richard Skerritt reminded Parliament Wednesday of the well established motive and policy of the opposition People’s Action Movement to attempt to destroy the economy of the country as long as they do not hold the reins of government.

“And it is clear to me that these PAM political billboards are  part of PAM’s desperate attack on the exceptionally high level of investor confidence and positive buzz that has been generated in the North American and UK marketplaces about the future of our Tourism sector,” said Minister Skerritt.

He told Parliamentarians that the numerous and unsightly political billboards have been constructed on public roadside spaces and nailed on to lamp-posts, belonging to the Electricity Department, without seeking the appropriate permission from the Department of Physical Planning, in the Ministry of Sustainable Development.

“Mr Speaker, because the appropriate Government  agency does not fall under the responsibility of the Ministry that I have the honour to lead, I can only hope that the relevant authority in the Ministry of Sustainable Development will take the necessary remedial action in the interest of the protection of our rights as citizens to enjoy our natural environment, visually and otherwise, and in the midst of this blatant disregard for public rules and good order by the leaders of the People’s Action Movement,” Minister Skerritt.

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Day Tripping On The Island Of Nevis

Day Trips To Nevis From St. Kitts

Day Trips To Nevis From St. Kitts

Day Tripping To St. Kitts’ Sister Island – Nevis
By: Justin Burch

Resting only a few miles apart in calm Caribbean waters, St. Kitts and Nevis have always shared an intimate relationship. Today, that relationship finds St. Kitts as one of the Caribbean’s premier travel destinations, while the smaller island of Nevis offers plenty of great activities for day tripping tourists. Though St. Kitts remains a superior resort destination with more tourist opportunities, the islands have much in common. For starters, both islands feature dormant volcanoes at their center, each surrounded by lush rainforests with miles of hiking trails. Furthermore, as St. Kitts and Nevis represent former colonial outposts with economies once dominated by successful sugar plantations, both islands possess an incredible array of historic architecture. Lastly, as most visitors to the Caribbean take great interest in the beaches and the recreation opportunities provided by the Caribbean Sea, tourists will find plenty of warm, clear water and powdery sand wherever they travel.

Rising over 3,200 feet above the Caribbean Sea, Nevis Peak dominates the landscape of St. Kitts’ sister island. Similar to Mt. Liamuiga at the center of St. Kitts, Nevis Peak is surrounded by lush trail-filled rainforests and diverse plant and animal life. As a result, hiking and biking in the shadow of Nevis’ dormant volcano are two of the most popular activities for day-tripping tourists. With tours available for every age and skill level, visitors can spend a few hours experiencing the unspoiled beauty of Nevis and learning about her vibrant Caribbean ecosystem.

Scuba divers and snorkelers will also want to spend an afternoon on Nevis, enjoying pristine coral reefs and ship wrecks. As only 2 miles of Caribbean waters separate St. Kitts and Nevis, many of the best diving tours visit the most popular sites surrounding both islands. Many of the other water sports popular on St. Kitts can also be found on Nevis. A number of tour operators cater to deep sea fishermen and wind surfing enthusiasts, with many offering lessons for those new to the adventurous pursuits. After spending some time in the water, many day-trippers spend their afternoons relaxing on Pinneys Beach ““ one of the Caribbean’s most beloved stretches of sand.

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