Outside Interest In Nevis’ Geothermal Plans

Charlestown, Nevis
March 12, 2008

The buzz about the interest that has been shown in Nevis by other islands, strengthens the hand of the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and reaffirms the faith that the people of Nevis placed in the NRP Administration to look after the affairs of Nevis.   That was the view of the Junior Minister responsible for Communications, Works and Public Utilities on Nevis Hon. Carlisle Powell during a recent interview with the Department of Information.

Mr. Powell indicated that the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Saba and Anguilla had showed interest in securing a deal with West Indies Power Nevis Limited (WIP) to purchase power from Nevis when it’s found and harnessed.

He indicated that in light of the mounting interest in the island’s natural resources and the many accolades registered by government officials from neighbouring islands was evidence of the trust placed in the Administration’ vision.

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Nevis Island Enters 2nd Stage Of Geo-Thermal Drilling

Charlestown, Nevis
February 11, 2008

Minister of Communications, Works and Public Utilities on Nevis the Hon. Carlisle Powell, said that the second phase of the drilling for geothermal energy represented a another thrust for the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) as it sought to reduce the cost of living for the people of the island.
Minister Powell made the comment on Friday February 8, 2008, at the commencement of the second phase drilling operation at the West Indies Power (WIP) Nevis 1 drill site located at Spring Hill, St. James Parish, moments before Minister Robelto Hector released the lever to commence the drilling operation.
“I am delighted to be a part of the start of the second phase of the drilling for geothermal energy.  They [WIP] have spent a lot of money [and] done a tremendous amount of work in getting to this stage.  We [NIA] are interested in not only getting geothermal power and the ability to harness the geothermal power but the ability to offer to the domestic and commercial consumers in Nevis, power at a reduced cost which for us [NIA] would signal a reduction in the cost of living for the average person in Nevis,” he said.

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