Fisheries Complex still high on NRP’S Agenda
Photo Caption: The then proposed drawing of the Nevis fisheries complex
Published: Thursday 13th July, 2016
By: Staff Writer
SKN PULSE – MP for Charlestown, the Hon. E. Robelto Hector last evening, Thursday 12th July, in a town hall meeting outlined for his constituents his plans for the St. Paul’s district. From infrastructural development, to youth empowerment; Mr. Hector provided a comprehensive outlook into the plans that the Nevis Reformation Party has to advance Nevis and Nevisians.
A car park, a community center & Library, a new judicial facility, housing development for Stoney Grove and Marion Avenue, development of a cruise ship pier, reintroduction of the laptop program, road works and a fisheries complex are just a few of the plans that Hector is proposing for the people of St. Paul’s.
The Fisheries Complex, a project that was in the pipeline when CCM demitted office in 2006, is still on the NRP’S radar to deliver. The MP for St. Paul’s emphasized that a Nevis Reformation Party will complete the fisheries complex that the current government failed to deliver for the people of Nevis.
The US$12 million dollar gift that never materialized, has been bantered about by both CCM and NRP. With the change of Government in 2013, the CCM-led NIA who the project originated with sought to have the location of the said project change to Bath Village, between Conch Shell and Von Radio but to no avail.
The Fisheries Complex, if it ever materialize offers the fishermen the potential to diversify.
Once constructed, fishermen will have facilities to house their boats. Further, it would open up the potential for them to harvest other species for the local market as well as export.
Valued added products will demand a higher price, (processed) and thus the potential for fishermen to reap just rewards are high.
Hector’s plans were very well received by the audience and with such projects being brought on stream it would certainly bring about much needed economic activity on the island. The projects would provide several jobs and alleviate the tremendous hardship that several households are faced with.
The next NRP town hall meeting is slated for Wednesday 19th July 2017 at the Franklyn Browne Community Centre in the Constituency of St . James. NRP’S candidate for the said Constituency Mr.Virgil Browne would unveil his blue print for the area which he intends to implement if the Nevis Reformation Party is elected to Office in the upcoming Nevis Island Elections.