St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Further physical and social development of Nevis will take priority this new year, Premier Vance Amory is promising the people of the smaller partner in the federation.
The Premier says it will be a busy year for the Nevis Island Administration because many of the development plans and projects articulated in the recent NIA budget address are already on stream.
“These projects will manifest themselves fully in 2016. The completion of the veterinary clinic, the construction of Wingroad at Nisbett settlement, overlaying of portions of the Charlestown bypass road, the rehabilitation works of River Path, Harris’ and the road connecting Chapel Alley, Taylor’s Pasture and Maynard Ground.”
He also mentioned the construction of the Treasury Building, extending the abattoir, the rehabilitation of Government House and other government buildings. The construction of the diagnostic wing at Alexandra Hospital, the construction of the Omni Alpha solar plant and the Waste to Energy plant which will be completed in September 2016.
The Premier is boasting that Nevis has had a good year in tourism, as well as recognition of some of its hotels at an international level.
“It was also an exciting year for our tourism industry. It was a year in which for the fifth time the Nisbett Plantation Beach Club was named Travel and Leisure Magazine’s world best hotel. It was the only property in St Kitts and Nevis to appear on that list. The US News and World Report recognized Nisbett Plantation Beach Club as fifth in the top ten best hotels in the Caribbean and number one as the best hotel in St Kitts and Nevis. Additionally four other hotels on Nevis were named among the top 40 resorts in the Caribbean by Condenast Traveller’s Reader’s Choice Awards. They were Montpelier at number three, Nisbett Plantation at number seven, Hermitage Hotel at number fifteen and Four Seasons Resort at thirty six.
In his New Year’s Day message Premier Amory promised that the NIA would give focused attention to infrastructural development, and remain faithful to its promise of sustainable development.