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Thursday, 21 September 2017
Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory, at his Pinney’s Estate office on September 18, 2017Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory, at his Pinney’s Estate office on September 18, 2017NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (SEPTEMBER 18, 2017) -- The following is a statement by Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory at his Pinney’s Estate office on September 18, 2017, regarding the impending passage of Hurricane Maria.
 
My fellow Citizens, 
 
As we are aware, we are faced with an upcoming storm Hurricane Maria, which is believed will begin to affect Nevis and St. Kitts sometime later this evening.
 
I’ve just come out of a meeting with the manager of the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) and all of the sector managers – Health, Water, Public Works, Electricity and so on, to get a feel of the preparation which has been made.
 
I’ve been assured by them, that the sectors have made the necessary precautionary measures and that we are ready to face a storm. 
 
However, may I caution, that we never know how a storm will behave. Within a few hours it could change. It could intensify. It could change direction and therefore, we are all requited, as individuals, even as the government has done, to take the necessary precautions to protect our property, to protect our lives, to protect our belongings and above all, during the storm, we must not venture outside.
 
I had a meeting this morning, as I indicated, and the Police were very concerned that some people seem to want to dare and to go out in the storm at all hours, when the storm has not yet declared as passed.
 
Deputy Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark BrantleyDeputy Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark BrantleyNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (SEPTEMBER 14, 2017) -- Deputy Premier of Nevis Hon. Mark Brantley and a delegation from the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), will return to Nevis later today, at the end of a one-day fact finding mission with Nevisians residing in hurricane ravaged Anguilla and St. Maarten. The visit will better assist the Administration to address their needs.
 
Mr. Brantley, who heads the mission, departed from the Vance. W. Amory International Airport on September 14, 2017, accompanied by Hon. Alexis Jeffers and a four-member technical team which spans the areas of Finance, Education, Health and Social Development in the NIA. 
 
“We want to hear from our nationals. Hear from them as to what their needs are so that we can come back and better inform both the NIA Cabinet and the Federal cabinet as to what is happening.
 
“The intent is that we get a first-hand knowledge, a first-hand look and first-person reports on what is necessary so that we can determine, as a government, the most effective and efficacious way to assist our nationals in those countries,” he said.
 
Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis at his Pinneys Estate office on September 13, 2017Hon. Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis at his Pinneys Estate office on September 13, 2017NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (SEPTEMBER 13, 2017) -- Deputy Premier of Nevis Hon Mark Brantley, welcomed news that the first phase of the geothermal development project at Hamilton Estate will commence on the island shortly.
 
Following an announcement by Mr. Mc Levon Mackie Tross, Local Representative for Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) on September 12, 2017, on the status of the geothermal project, Mr. Brantley, speaking from his Pinneys Estate office on September 13, 2017, said the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is heartened by the news.
 
“The public would know that the Nevis Island Administration has been steadfast in its pursuit of green energy and  we continue to be committed to greening of the island, insofar as energy is concerned and we look forward to geothermal becoming a reality.
 
Mr. Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross, Local Representative for geothermal developers Nevis Renewable Energy International at N3 at Hamilton Estate, the site of the geothermal development projectMr. Mc Levon “Mackie” Tross, Local Representative for geothermal developers Nevis Renewable Energy International at N3 at Hamilton Estate, the site of the geothermal development projectNIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (SEPTEMBER 13, 2017) -- A new era in geothermal development on Nevis has commenced. Mr. Mc Levon "Mackie" Tross, Local Representative for the geothermal developers Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) said the first phase of the project is expected to commence in October, 2017.
 
In an interview with the Department of Information on September 12, 2017 at N3, the geothermal production site on more than nine acres of land at Hamilton Estate, Mr. Tross said preparatory work, which began on August 30th 2017, is ready for the commencement of the project’s first phase.
 
“We started site clearing on August 30 and we did that in preparation for the drilling of a new test well and that will commence in the first week in October…We expect the equipment to be arriving at the Long Point Port around the 4th to 5th of October.
 
“Once the equipment gets here, with the help of the local authorities and police, we will get the equipment at Read more...
Mr. Jervan Swanston Acting General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited delivering welcome remarks at a ceremony to commission a new generator at the Prospect Power Station on September 12, 2017 Mr. Jervan Swanston Acting General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited delivering welcome remarks at a ceremony to commission a new generator at the Prospect Power Station on September 12, 2017 NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (SEPTEMBER 13, 2017) --  Acting General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) Mr. Jervan Swanston, says while the commissioning of a new 3.85 Wӓrtsilӓ generator at the Prospect Power Station, signals a more reliable source of power, interruptions in the supply are possible.
 
Mr. Swanston, said in his welcoming remarks at a ceremony to commission the largest generator ever installed at the power station, on September 12, 2017, at the power station’s parking lot, that the aging power generators there are in need of major maintenance work and inspections.
 
He said as a utility, NEVLEC is always engaged in a mission of continuous improvement and the management has been working overtime in fulfilling it through service delivery, employee’s engagement and satisfying the growing needs of customers.