Minister of Tourism and Premier of Nevis, Joseph Parry has confirmed that there will be a ground-breaking ceremony in early June, in the New River area, where the centre is to be constructed and the facility will form part of government’s effort in promoting health tourism.
Parry explained that the complex will employ 150 persons.
Other areas earmarked for tourism development will include the historic Bath area, which includes the Bath Hotel, the Bath Stream, Bath Village, and the old baths. He said Saddle Hill is another area the government is working on, to add to the already established Heritage Village at Fothergill and the Botanical Gardens, as tourist attractions.
While it is official that American Eagle is closing its hub in Puerto Rico, and will cease flying into the Caribbean from early next year, Parry said that his government has ensured airlift into and out of Nevis by retaining the services of LIAT, WINAIR, Cape Air, Air Sunshine and the latest addition, Air Montserrat.
“In spite of all the economic challenges, we keep working and the good thing is people can see that even when other people are criticizing, and saying things, sometimes they expose themselves and they demonstrate they do not know what they are talking about, and sometimes they open the door for us to perform, and people begin to understand our performance,” concluded the Premier.