Nevis Villa Owners To Be Taxed

Charlestown, Nevis
April 15, 2008
“The business of Government is not just about revenue and the collection of taxes, but it is about development of the country. Our government is just 25 years old this year and Nevis is fairly young. We are in a position to be called a developing country, a country which needs investment, infrastructure and development of services,” said Premier and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Joseph Parry.

The Premier was at the time speaking at a Town Hall meeting at the Nevis Cultural Centre on Monday, April 7th, 2008.The meeting was held by the Nevis Island Administration in collaboration with the Nevis Island Revenue Service to discuss the Property Tax Bill, 2007 as part of the Governments policy of inclusion and transparency.

This tax seeks to modernize the property tax law of Nevis, by introducing the market value as the valuation standard for most properties in Nevis.

The first reading of this Bill took place in November 2007, in the Nevis Island Assembly Chambers at Hamilton House in Charlestown. The Town Hall meeting was held before the second reading to get opinions, questions and feedback from the general public before the second reading of the said bill.

The Nevis Island Administration believes that this will result in greater tax equity and it will also facilitate the computerization of property valuation and taxation in Nevis.

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Work Begins On St. Kitts’ Christophe Harbour

March 17, 2008
By Floyd French
Observer Reporter
Cockle Shell Bay, St. Kitts – Nevis

The clearing of the construction site for Christophe Harbour has started at Cockle Shell Bay on the Southeast Peninsula.  The project will span 2,500 acres with access to six beaches including Cockle Shell Beach, where the work began.

According to Mr. Mark Pavluvcik, Director of Development/Construction for KHT Land Holdings, the project will take 10 to 15 years to be completed.  He added that the first phase was to remove the old buildings in order to assess the land for its future development.  “Before you can have an official ground breaking we got to tear down some buildings first to make way for the new,” he said on March 7, when initial demolition began.

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Nevis Villa Rental – Sans Souci Villa

Sans Souci Villa – Nevis Island, West Indies Sans Souci is a new Lescott built villa, located in Jones Estate, Nevis at an elevation of 120 feet, offering wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring island of Saint Kitts.  …

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St. Kitts – Nevis Citizens Benefit From Housing Improvements

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 24, 2008

The first home of an expansion project for the NEMA starter homes has been completed in record time: Four weeks to be exact.

Originally built to alleviate problems faced by super low income families whose homes were destroyed during the passage of Hurricane Georges in 1998, the homes were deemed a temporary solution to those in need of such assistance.

According to officials at a gathering to mark the occasion, it was never intended to be a longterm solution, as many of the owners had growing families.

Minister of Housing Hon. Cedric Liburd affectionately known as the “Action Minister” said his ministry would continue to ensure that the housing needs of the people of the Federation were met, regardless of their income bracket, maintaining Government’s positive track record.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Housing Demands Rise

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 22, 2008

The handing over of the keys to ten town-house apartments in East Basseterre last week was dubbed a significant milestone in Government’s progressive housing programme.

This brought to 2000 the number of new homes distributed since 1995 when the then newly elected administration of Hon Dr. Denzil Douglas promised to revolutionize the housing landscape.

The East Basseterre structures were constructed by local contractors Ashton Williams and Hine Gumbs. Seven town houses have been completed in total; 5 in Central Basseterre and 2 in East Basseterre.  Last year the “town house concept” was a new one in the Federation and some persons were apprehensive concerning sharing land space, however, it has now become very popular and highly desired, with over 1000 applications at the NHC.

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