St. Kitts – Nevis Upgrades Sports Facility

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 19, 2008 (SKNIS)

Athletes and sports enthusiasts in St. Peter’s and nearby areas will soon be able to enjoy upgraded facilities at the community sporting complex.

At a ceremony on Tuesday, Taiwanese Ambassador His Excellency John Liu delivered a cheque for just under US $400,000.00 to fence the ground and to enhance the lighting and seating features at the St. Peter’s Sporting Complex. These upgrades are to be completed under phase two of a rehabilitation project.

Phase one saw the construction of a pavilion which will offer covered seating, dressing rooms, a bar and toilet facilities when completed. The Republic of China (Taiwan) also assisted with this phase with a donation of US $230,000.00.

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St. Kitts – Nevis and China (Taiwan) Relationship

Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
March 13, 2008

Relationship between St Kitts and Nevis And the Republic of China (Taiwan)
The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC) have enjoyed a friendship which spans more than twenty-five years of independence.  In October 1983, the Republic of China (Taiwan) was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with our young nation.

The Republic of China maintains an Embassy in each of the allied countries, St Kitts and Nevis being no exception.  In a spirit of reciprocity, in January 2008, to demonstrate the Government’s commitment to the mutually beneficial relationship, the Government of St Kitts and Nevis established an Embassy in Taipei, the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Our relationship with the ROC revolves principally on cooperation programmes including community development, agriculture, education and training and cultural exchanges.

The focus of the Taiwanese Agricultural Mission includes Crop Development, Exotic Fruit Trees, Pineapple, Agro-Processing and Floriculture.  The work of the Mission is to share best practices in farming and to develop sustainable management and increase the unit yield to promote productivity.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Accepts Further Taiwanese Assistance

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 28, 2008 (CUOPM)

The Governments of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan have agreed on further development assistance in the form of grants to fund various projects at the community level in the short term.

This was disclosed here Wednesday afternoon by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Denzil L. Douglas at his monthly Press Conference.

Dr. Douglas the projects to include the completion of the Bird Rock Athletic Stadium ““ the venue for next month’s CARIFTA Games to be held here for the very first time, during the Easter vacation; the Day Care Centre in St. Paul’s, the Upgrading the Halfway Tree Pavilion and Fencing of that facility, the fencing the Verchilds Secondary School, the construction of the new sporting facility for the people of West Farm and Boyd’s, the continuing upgrade of the Saddlers Sporting Complex, the upgrading of the Challenger’s Playfield and the construction of change and wash rooms and stands for those watching games being played and of the completion of the St. Peter’s Sporting Complex.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Ties With Taiwan Are Beneficial

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 06, 2008 (CUOPM)

The recently-opened St. Kitts and Nevis Embassy in the Republic of China on Taiwan will expand the potential of both governments to build on their relationship, further facilitate the myriad of diplomatic, business and technical and other forms of bilateral cooperation that under-gird constructive relations between sovereign states.

So says St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas at the official opening of the office in Taipei, who added that cooperation with Taiwan over the years has yielded impressive results in the areas of agriculture, community development, sports, infrastructure expansion and diplomatic training.

Dr. Douglas described the opening of the Embassy as an important day in the special and ever-evolving relationship between the Government of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Farmers Team Up With Taiwan Technology

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 05, 2008 (CUOPM)

Local farmers in St. Kitts and Nevis are expected to benefit from a new technical cooperation agreement signed between the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan.

The new agreement will provide for the introduction of new agriculture and fruit crops to the twin-island Federation.

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Cedric Liburd said the new agreement will also extend technical assistance to the fishing industry and develop the aqua-culture sector. “This will enrich the diet of our population and also improve food security,” said Liburd, during a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affiars in Taipei.

Minister Liburd also said that the agreement will further provide assistance and develop the horticulture industry as well as provide the necessary technical help in conducting a feasibility study to determine the suitability of growing certain exotic food crops in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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