Basseterre, Saint Kitts – April 12th 2007 (CUOPM)
Plans have been approved for a new St. Peter’s Commercial and Institutional Development Complex, thus providing new business opportunities for nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis at home and abroad.
This has been disclosed by Minister of State for Information, Sen. the Hon. Nigel Carty, who said the Cabinet decision is in keeping with the policy of the ruling St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Government’s policy of empowering citizens through its land distribution policy and the provision of opportunities to engage in the development and expansion of micro, small and medium size businesses.
He said the Cabinet at its weekly meeting this Wednesday, discussed and approved plans for a new St. Peters Commercial and Institutional Development complex. “This complex will offer 24 lots each measuring about a quarter acre for businesses and institutions,” said Senator Carty.He disclosed that space is also allocated for a Police Station, as this is part of the long-term plan to maintain security in that general part of the country that is expanding as a result of the rapid pace of development.
Government recently approved similar developments namely, a commercial and institutional development in Lime Kiln in Buckley’s; an industrial development at Shadwell Estate and a commercial development at Cabbage Tree in Cayon.
Minister Carty said government has moved to foster commercial development at the community level so that opportunities could be better spread to citizens everywhere in the country. These developments will happen in a number of communities throughout the island.
Individuals interested in acquiring land for business development in these areas are asked to make the necessary application to the Ministry of Lands.