By Glen Bart, MyVueNews.com
Basseterre, St. Kitts, 31st January, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – As part of Nevis’ development plans in tourism, Premier Mark Brantley indicated, through the Throne Speech, that the pursuit for Charlestown to be designated a World Heritage City is important to the island’s future in tourism.
“This coveted inscription will catapult Nevis to the next level as a tourist destination unleashing the full potential of our people and their creative spirit and allowing us to showcase our rich history to the world,” Brantley wrote.
Presently, the National Commission for UNESCO has a group of experts on the island assessing various historic sites and zones that will form part of the submission for World Heritage status.
Meanwhile, several other initiatives were disclosed in the address.
Brantley indicated, “My government expects to launch the redevelopment of the Rest Haven property. This undertaking would facilitate the expansion of Charlestown and add diversity to the tourism sector by creating a boardwalk, retail shops, restaurants, office space and a marina facility. An investor has been identified and Nevis can look forward to the realisation of this major development initiative in the not too distant future.”
In addition, Brantley said the NIA will partner with a private sector investor to establish a Hospitality Institute on Nevis.
The Institute will provide training in areas of Culinary Arts, Mixology and Bartending, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Hospitality Management and related hospitality areas, Brantley said.
The address also pointed to tourism developments for Pinneys, Cades Bay and Potworks.
Presently, Nevis is experiencing a boom in cruise tourism, and the new CCM Government is looking to strengthen the land-based tourism industry.