Nevis Education Minister Praises New Road Safety Program

Nevis School Safety Crossing Charlestown, Nevis February 06, 2013 Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration Hon. Vance Amory, lauded a new and historic initiative at the Violet O. Jeffers-Nicholls (VOJN) Primary School at the inaugural induction ceremony for the School Safety Programme on February 4, 2013. In brief …

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Nevis Road Construction Starts For Pinneys Development

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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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Federal Government Guarantees Big Projects For Nevis

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Nevis Premier - Joseph Parry

Nevis Premier – Joseph Parry

Charlestown, Nevis
May 27, 2008

Premier and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Joseph Parry, told the people of Nevis that the Federal Government through Prime Minister Hon. Denzil Douglas, had agreed to guarantee a number of outstanding important projects. Among them was the Kuwaiti funded expansion of Nevis’ International Airport.
 
In a televised report on NTV Channel 8, on May 26, 2008, Mr. Parry said the Kuwaiti government had indicated interest in providing financing for the project, on condition of the Federal government’s blessings.
 
“Last year I reported that the Kuwaiti government had indicated their interest in the expansion of the airport, that they had approved the project in principal. Now I am reporting, that the Kuwaiti government has said to the Federal government if the project has its support the Kuwaiti government will accept the project and move forward with it.
 
“A fax was sent to Prime Minister Douglas in that regard and a copy was sent to me and it was agreed, without any struggle, that the Federal government not only supports the project but will guarantee the project and so that project is approved. We only have from the Ministry of Finance in Nevis, to submit the project to the Federal government for it to be sent on to the Kuwaitis,” he said.
 
According to Mr. Parry, Prime Minister Douglas gave the NIA his blessings during a meeting in St. Kitts on May 21, 2008. He was accompanied by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance on Nevis Mr. Laurie Lawrence and Cabinet Secretary Mr. Ashley Farrell.
 
He also said that a number of ongoing projects on Nevis were discussed. In relation to the $25million road project from Market Shop to the St. James Anglican Church, which was partly funded by the Bank of Nevis, the Premier received approval to have the loan refinanced. He said it would allow the NIA to access cheaper financing at a lesser cost.
 
In addition, Premier Parry said, Prime Minister Douglas agreed to an additional $35million which would be used to continue some projects until other financing was in place.

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